Date: March 30, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Mexico State University Library will present two programs on Saturday, May 1, in celebration of El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Both events feature children’s author Xavier Garza. The programs are free and open to the public.
Garza has written and illustrated several bilingual children’s books including Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask, Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid and Zulema and the Witch Owl.
Garza will read from his books to a young audience at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library at 10 a.m. Children from ages 7 to 12 will love Garza’s strong and colorful characters and bold illustrations. The first seventy-five children in attendance will receive one of his books, courtesy of the NMSU Library faculty and staff. This program is co-sponsored by the NMSU Library and Branigan Library.
A program geared to college students and adults will be presented at NMSU’s Zuhl Library at 2 p.m. in Room 225. Garza will share insights into the world of book publishing for the aspiring author or illustrator. He will be available to sign books after the program.