The American Library Association’s National Library Week will be observed April 12-18, 2015, with the theme “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.” Throughout the week, Texarkana College’s Palmer Memorial Library will host events that celebrate libraries, books and reading.

Monday, April 12 & Tuesday, April 13

Free coffee for students, faculty, and staff

Wednesday, April 15

  • Dr. Janet Brantley, author of Murder by Any Other Name, will speak in the library at 2 p.m. and read an excerpt from her book. Learn more about Dr. Brantley, a former TC professor, on her blog, Words Taking Flight.

Thursday, April 16

Edible Book Festival
Submit your edible literary creation by 10 a.m. Students, faculty and staff will have until 1 p.m. to vote for their favorite entry. Winners will be announced and entries will be eaten at 1:15 p.m.

What is the edible book festival? The first part of April, book lovers and food artists join to celebrate the culture of books and food. The only guideline for entries is that they must be edible and inspired by a book of your choice. Your work of art can be a scene from a favorite tale, a pun on a title, or simple in the shape of a book.

Award categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • Funniest/Punniest
  • Best Collaborative Creation

Who can participate? Any individual, department, club, or organization that is part of the Texarkana College community.

Tuesday, April 21

Annual Book Giveaway from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. between the library and Humanities buildings. If it rains, the giveaway will move to the HUB inside the library. If you love to read, you don’t want to miss it; students will be able to pick up free magazines and books that have been removed from the library’s collection.