Submitted by tpeters on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:16
The annual National Book Festival was held in Washington DC on Saturday, September 5, 2015. The Missouri book selected to feature this year was Painting for Peace in Ferguson, authored by Carol Swartout Klein (standing). April Roy (seated) and her daughter, Lena (The Stamp Champ) Roy, were all smiles, as no doubt was photographer Kristina Makansi, the other MCB Board Member representing the state of Missouri at this well-attended festival celebrating books, authors, readers of all ages, literacy, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and others who use and value books.
Submitted by L.Cassell on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:56
PAINTING FOR PEACE IN FERGUSON By Carol Swartout Klein
Missouri Center for the Book's Selection for the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, September 5, in Washington, D.C.
Submitted by L.Cassell on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:08
Tom Peters, President, Missouri Center for the Book
February 14, 2015. The Mercantile Library. St. Louis, Missouri.
Submitted by L.Cassell on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:47
Pickler Memorial Library, a remarkable architectural and cultural Missouri treasure. (Read about the fascinating history of Pickler Memorial Library online: http://library.truman.edu/.)
Submitted by L.Cassell on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:36
Jim Baumlin and Tom Peters represented the Missouri Center for the Book at the National Book Festival held in the Washington Convention Center in DC on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Submitted by L.Cassell on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:11
Submitted by L.Cassell on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:13
25 July 2014
The Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Center for the Book is pleased to announce the winners of its recent contest, “Word and Image.” Sponsored by the Missouri Center for the Book (MCB) and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the contest aimed to celebrate and promote “book arts” in its twin aspects: the “Word” or written text that stimulates the imagination, and the lively “Image” that illuminates—or inspires—storytelling.
Submitted by L.Cassell on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:17
"In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people's lives." ~Anatole Broyard (1920-1990)
The late Mr. Broyard would certainly have been delighted to learn what an important part letter- writing still plays in the lives of Missouri students.
FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM LETTERS WRITTEN BY JOHN Y. COLE, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE BOOK IN WASHINGTON D.C., CONGRATULATING THE WINNERS.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:08
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans, Kansas City, Missouri.
Submitted by L.Cassell on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:12
The Missouri Center for the Book, representing the Library of Congress, is proud to celebrate Missouri students, teachers and families who participated in this year's contest. Thank you and Congratulations! This eagerly awaited annual event has moved to its new permanent home: The Missouri Center for the Book Central Chapter (MCBCC), UCM, Warrensburg. With thanks to MCBCC Director Naomi Williamson, assisted by Letters About Literature Project Supervisor, Cathy Clear, for their dedicated passion to books, children and doing one's best! Get ready for next year!