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Paulette Jiles at the 2016 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

Here are a few coming highlights:

The Saga of Cynthia Ann Parker
A presentation by author and Texas historian Joe Tom Davis
Wharton County Library - El Campo
Friday, October 13. 10:30 AM
Adults & teens

Texas Newspapers Forge a Path in Reconstruction
Explore news stories from Reconstruction-era Texas.
Harris County Public Library - Evelyn Meador
Wednesday, October 18. 11:00 AM

Visiting the Past: Digital Newspaper Archives
Learn how to use Portal to Texas History online to search & view newspapers from the past
Harris County Public Library - Atascocita
Thursday, October 19. 7:00 PM

Newspapers in Early Texas
A presentation by Lisa Struthers, Director of the Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum of History
Harris County Public Library - La Porte
Saturday, October 21, 10:30 AM
Adults & teens

Plus book discussions galore, including Pages by the Pint at No Label Brewery in Katy on Tuesday, Oct 17, and  Houston Great Books on Saturday, October 14 at Bayou Bend as part of the 3rd Annual Celebration of Literary Discussion.

GCR Highlights, October 7 - 14

Gulf Coast Reads 2017 is galloping along. Here are a few highlights of the coming week. 

The Art & Craft of Blacksmithing
Live smithiing demonstration and history seminar
Montgomery County - R. B. Tullis Library
Sat. Oct 7. 10AM

Comanche History, Culture & Traditions
Lance Tahmahkera, descendent of Cynthia Anne Parker and her equally famous son Chief Quanah Parker, talks about his family's history as well as Comanche culture and traditions. 
Bazoria County - Lake Jackson Library
Thu. Oct 12. 6:30PM

No News is Good News: People, Politics & Propaganda in Reconstruction Texas
Dr. Ken Grubb will discuss the role of newspapers and the media in post-Civil War Texas.
Deer Park Library
Thu. Oct. 12. 7PM.

Check out the Gulf Coast Reads Calendar of Events to find out what's going on in your neck of the woods.

Thanks, and We'll See You Soon!

We want to take a minute to express our gratitude to everyone who worked so hard for the better part of a year to make Gulf Coast Reads 2016 a success. Special thanks, of course, go out to our author, Jan Jarboe Russell, who traversed the region end to end and top to bottom with far more graciousness, good humor and gusto than we had any right to expect. Thanks also to Dr. Abbie Grubb, William McWhorter and our other visiting scholars whose expertise put the events described in The Train to Crystal City into other contexts both past and present. Thanks to Crystal City internee Eb Fuhr who joined us via Skype at Harris County Law Library for sharing his experiences. Finally, we want to thank all of the Gulf Coast Readers who attended programs and book discussions. It is your enthusiasm for reading and its power to strengthen communities that makes this program possible.

Until next time, we wish you all happy reading!