...una biblioteca es un gabinete mágico en el cual hay muchos espíritus hechizados. Despiertan cuando los llamamos; mientras no abrimos un libro, ese libro, literalmente, es un volumen, es una cosa entre las cosas.      - Emerson

Public Libraries Using Spanish


Birthday wishes (July 17, 1937) for Cuban novelist novelist Reinaldo Arenas.  He joined the revolution but, like many other Cuban homosexuals, was imprisoned for several years during the 1970s. He immigrated to NY, where, dying of AIDS, he committed suicide at age 47. He wrote Hallucinations, The Doorman, & Singing from the Well.

On July 18, 1923, Pancho Villa was ambushed by political enemies at Parral, Chihuahua. See
SOL 24 Contents:

July 15 , 2000
1. More on Chispa
2. Brigida needs a storyteller!

3. Why you should watch Spanish-language TV




1. Chispa, the magazine
RE: Chispa                                                        

I'm trying to find Chispa also and have been told it is way behind
in publishing issues, the latest issue being in 1998. I've just posted a
message to another listserv and if I get a reply I'll let you know.

Marge Fauver, Librarian
Eastside Branch, Santa Barbara Public Library
1102 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone 805-963-3727, Fax 617-344-0433 (work) (personal)

> Chispa and hundreds of other international serials
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> If you want to see Chispa online, click
> One place to hunt for foreign periodicals is a company called Faxon. At
> you will find a tool that supports
> searches by country, title, and several other criteria. Chispa is in
> there, along with dozens of others from Mexico; what's lacking is at this
> site is descriptive info.

2. Brigida needs Spanish-language storyteller!  Now!

Urgent request!!!                        

I have been asked to help find a Librarian who provides Spanish-language
storytimes for an upcoming conference in Nevada JULY 26!

This is on behalf of a Nevada State Library workshop and the offer
includes airfare and a stipend. The person will be flown to Nevada on July 26 and flown back to L.A. on the 27th.

If you would like further information, please call me ASAP!
Yes, I realize this is last minute and I will also be referring
the organizer to our Nevada Chapter of Reforma, but I thought I'd
give Angelenos first crack at it.

Take Care,
Brigida Campos

3. Steve wins big, and so does Teresa.  Here's his secret

[The answer to the most recent SOL Rompecabezas was Cafe Tacuba, whose song called "Las batallas" is based on a novel by recent birthday boy Josť Emilio Pacheco.  Steve Roehling in New Mexico was quickest on the answer trigger; he wins a book:]                                
Subject:         Re: SOL quiz                        

Gracias, Bruce! I just got back from ALA and visits to relatives in
Indianapolis. I am looking forward to getting the prize. Watching "Onda
Max" on Univision for years has paid off. Too bad the show got cancelled.

Steve Roehling (505) 873-6638 voice
Branch Manager (505) 873-6639 fax
South Valley Library
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System
3904 Isleta SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

[Teresa Pacheco in Atlanta is another sharp SOLista who gets a copy of Ulises criollo by Josť Vasconcelos!  Not a bad deal.  So, are you ready for the latest SOL quiz?  Okay:  That guy who was ambushed on July 18, 1923--what was his real, full name?  (Note: Previous winners gotta step back & give someone else a chance)  Prize is a book.  Good luck!]

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