Questions Work
This is a one stop resource for questions you can use to succeed at work and at home.  Your success often depends on asking the right questions when making many of your most important decisions each day. 
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Questions That Work is an examination of the questions that can help you be successful in the workplace.  It has been translated into four languages and has been used by the American Management Association as part of their training seminars.  The book has been discussed in numerous articles and websites as a valuable resource for managers and anyone who has a business to run.
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Association of Operating Room Nurses
"(this book) would be particularly useful to health care professionals entering the workforce"

The Twig
Question Authority
In these rapidly changing times, employees often must
make decisions that can lead to corporate and individual
success—or not. Questions that Work: How to Ask Questions
That Will Help You Succeed in Any Business Situation
($17.95, AMACOM, 0-8144-7077-7) by Andrew Finlayson
shows readers how to ask the right questions in any business
situation. Effective questioning is an essential skill sure to
help you reach your goals—both professional and personal.
This is an excellent guide for the recent graduate.
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Richard Peck
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Friday, March 30, 11 AM - 1 PM
NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. Meet Richard Peck
author of the Caldecott award winner, A YEAR DOWN YON-
DER. Richard Peck spent the first eighteen years of his life
in Decatur, Illinois, “a middle-American town in a time
when teenagers were considered guilty until proven inno-
cent.” Since then his vivid and clear-eyed exploration of the
teenage mind and heart has produced over twenty-five
acclaimed novels, including the 1999 Newbery Honor Book
A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO. Among the honors he
has received are Edgar Allan Poe Awards, ALA Notable
Books and Best Books for Young Adults, and the Margaret
A. Edwards Award, given for his distinguished body of work.
Carmen Tafolla..............
Thursday, April 5, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Carmen Tafolla reads from her new work, SONNETS AND
SALSA. Carmen is an award-winning poet, children’s author,
performer, and educational consultant. Called a “world class
writer” by Alex Haley, she is the author of BABY COYOTE AND
THE OLD WOMAN/EL COYOTITO Y LA VIEJITA, a children’s
picture book, as well as SONNETS TO HUMAN BEINGS, a col-
lection of her poetry, short stories, and essays.
Mary Sue Galindo................
Saturday, April 7, 1 - 3 PM
Meet Mary Sue Galindo, author, and Pauline
Rodriquez Howard, illustrator, of ICY
WATERMELON/SANDIA FRIA, a bilingual
book from Arte Publico Press. When three
generations of a family gather to eat water-
melon, the grandparents reminisce about
how the sweet fruit brought them together.
Alicia Zavala
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Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Poetry reading and signing by San Antonio author, Alicia Zavala Galván. Alicia
will read from her two new works, PREMATURE ELEGIES and SENSUAL
SATIN/SEDA SENSUAL.
Mel Brown
..................................Wednesday, April 18, 5 - 7 PM
A must see for Fiesta Air Show aficionados. . . Meet Mel
Brown, author of WINGS OVER SAN ANTONIO, a photo-
graphic history of the air bases of San Antonio.
Rick Riordan
.......Wednesday, June 6. 5 - 7 PM
Meet Rick Riordan, author of THE
DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN. At
last, the new book starring Tres Navarre,
the tequila-loving San Antonio private
eye who still hasn’t been able to quit his
day job, teaching arcane English litera-
ture at UTSA.
THE TWIG AND RED BALLOON GO TO
THE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL!
THE TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL celebrates its 30th anniversary June 7-
10, 2001! One of the exciting programs this year will be “An Autograph Party
with Texas Authors.” This is a collaboration between the Texas Folklife
Festival, the Institute of Texan Cultures, Texas A&M University Press, Gemini
Ink and the Twig Book Shop. It will be held inside the Institute Building in the
dome area of the exhibit floor and will feature Texas writers according to the
following themes:
Thursday, June 7, Cultural and Ethnic Groups of Texas
Friday, June 8, Historic Stories of Texas
Saturday, June 9, Food, Fiction & Whodunit?
Sunday, June 10, Nature and Children’s Books
Anyone wishing to sign up as a volunteer for the autograph party please call the
Texas Folklife Festival Volunteer hotline at 458-2216. Give us your name and
telephone number and a message that you are interested in volunteering for
the autograph party. We will call you back!
From The
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Granny
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T’S STILL COLD in Atlanta where my granddaughter lives, but already she is
getting ready to help her daddy with the spring gardening. For all your little
helpers, I would like to recommend these books to read in preparation for fun in
the garden.
Tops and Bottoms
by Janet Stevens
This Caldecott honor book is a
delightful tale of the wily rabbit
who outsmarts the lazy bear by
knowing which vegetables form
on the top of the soil and which
ones we harvest from under, as in
lettuce vs. carrots. The story also
shows the steps in gardening:
planting, weeding, watering, and
reaping the results of one’s hard
work.
Growing Vegetable Soup
by Lois Ehlert
Growing Vegetable Soup explains this
process, too. This time, the illustrations
are colorful block-like prints for the very
young child, and here the whole garden-
ing process is taken one step further as
the vegetables become food for us.
The Gardener
by Sarah Stewart,
Illustrated by David Small
In The Gardener we have another Caldecott honor
book. A little girl with a passion for plants of all
kinds changes the mental outlook of those around
her by sowing flowers as a feast for the soul. This
very special story told in the form of letters will
leave the reader with a warm glow that will bring
spring to one’s heart, even in the depths of winter.
Jewelry from Ruidoso
Be sure to come see our new jewelry designed
by Sherry Estes of Ruidoso, New Mexico.
She has designed silver pieces
that are both elegant and versatile
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Miss Anastasia’s Storytime!
Miss Anastasia’s wonderful and wacky pre-weekend storytime—EVERY
Friday at 10:30 a.m. Come join her at The Red Balloon for a seriously fun
storytime and a delightful craft. Young and old alike will get a real kick
out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome. The Red
Balloon 5009 Broadway 826-5087, www.thetwig.com.
"This is an excellent guide for the recent graduate."

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"...an excellent book that will help any reader hone their skills of inquiry..."

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"it is...a powerful tool to help business leaders create a progressive environment where questions flow freely and creatively--boosting knowledge and performance at all levels of the organization."

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