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This Could Be Your Lucky Day

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who hate waiting in line and people who hate waiting in line with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. And we all know, waiting is even worse when what you are waiting for is something you really, really want. Well, Harris County Public Library can't do anything about the line for a table at Killen's. We can, however, make the wait for the book you are waiting in the holds queue for a lot shorter. But, only if you are determined, vigilant and just a little bit lucky.

How it works:
Periodically throughout each day, between Monday July 22 and Saturday, July 27, Harris County Public Library will release four new copies (2 ebook and 2 downloadable audiobook) of over two hundred of the most in-demand titles in our digital collection. If you are one of the first four people to see and checkout a copy, you know it is your lucky day! 

What you need to know:
Whenever you have a moment during the week, go to https://hcpl.overdrive.com and see if you see the book you've been waiting for. If you do, snap it up!
Titles will appear only in the Lucky Day Collection on OverDrive
Checkout period for all Lucky Day titles is 1 week

This (and More) Is What You've Been Waiting for:
For Lucky Day, HCPL's Collection Development professionals have chosen over two hundred of the most popular recent titles including these bestsellers: 
Where the Crawdads Sing / Delia Owens
Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover
Becoming / Michelle Obama
The Silent Patient / Alex Michaelides
The Tattooist of Auschwitz / Heather Morris
Dare to Lead / Brené Brown

Cover Art: Where the Crawdads SingCover Art: Educated: A MemoirCover Art: Becoming by Michelle ObamaCover Art: The Silent PatientCover Art: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Cover Art: Dare to Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 7 Is Harris County Friends of the Library Day at Carrabba's Italian Grill

On Wednesday, August 7, enjoy great Italian food and support Harris County Friends of the Library at the same time!

Margheria pizza on wooden paddleCarrabba's Italian Grill locations across Harris County will donate 20% of proceeds from their Harris County locations to the Harris County Friends of the Library (HCFOL) for one whole day!

In order for HCFOL to get the 20%, customers MUST say they are making the purchase in support of the Harris County Public Library, or bring in one of these promotional flyers (print). This offer is only good on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from open to close at participating Harris County Carrabba's Italian Grill locations. 

 

2019 Summer Reading Program has begun....

This summer explore a Universe of Stories at HCPL! and celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!Summer Reading is for the whole family: HCPL's Summer Reading has goals, incentives and programs for everyone - babies, kids, teens and adults. Summer Reading is not just about reading: Earn points toward incentives by attending library events and doing fun activities. Click here to Register.

Summer Reading Program 2019

We’re launching into summer this year with A Universe of Stories!

The Summer Reading Program begins on June 3rd and ends on August 3rd.

On June 3rd, you can sign up right here: https://hcpl.beanstack.org/reader365

SRP Prizes

Babies
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Astronaut Rubber Duck
Level 3: Star Photo Frame Magnet

Kids
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Coloring Book
Level 3: Medal and Certificate

Teens & Adults
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Ear Bud
Level 3: Drawing Ticket for Prize Pack*

Prizes will be held until August 10th.

Explore a Universe of Stories with HCPL's Summer Reading 2019!

SRP graphic with a family of astronauts with books

This summer explore a Universe of Stories at HCPL! and celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!

Summer Reading is for the whole family: HCPL's Summer Reading has goals, incentives and programs for everyone - babies, kids, teens and adults.

 

Register Now!

Summer Reading is not just about reading: Earn points toward incentives by attending library events and doing fun activities. We have a wide range of edutaining programs in the library to spark the imagination and 

Summer Reading is about connection and community: write reviews of the books you read and share them on Beanstack, share your summer reading adventures on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. Tag us! @harriscountypl #SRP2019 

Give blood, give life! ¡Done sangre, done la vida!

Blood driveThe Aldine Library will host a blood drive right here in your neighborhood on Tuesday, July 30, from 1:30-4:30 pm. Please schedule an appointment to donate by calling 888-482-5663 or going here. You could save up to 3 lives and it won’t cost you anything but a little of your time!
Usted puede donar el sangre aquí en la biblioteca de su vecindario el lunes, 18 de marzo, de 2:00-5:30 pm. Por favor haga una cita por llamar al 888-482-5663 o ir aquí. ¡Podría salvar hasta 3 vidas y no le costará nada excepto un poco de tiempo!

MEDICARE Information Session

MedicareA Medicare expert will be at the Aldine Library on Tuesday evening, July 30, at 5:30 to make a presentation and answer your questions. She can tell you all about eligibility, enrollment periods, coverage options, financial assistance, and more. Whether you are already on Medicare or just want to get ready for your future, you might learn something important. Please register here.

Wildthings Zoofari!

See a variety of exotic animals here at North Channel Library! Join us on Wednesday, July 24 at 3pm in the Children's Area when Wildthings Zoofari enlightens us on animal conservation and behavior through a hands on experience.  Don't worry, the animals wear diapers! This program is recommended for ages 4 and up. No tickets are needed.

 

Adults - Stellar Trivia Night Happens Monday, 7/29!


 

Get ready for Stellar Trivia Night at the library! Do you have tons of knowledge of random subjects? Do you like a little friendly competition? If so, then you should come to Trivia Night here at the library. Teams will compete against one another for the glory of the win. Bring your friends or come solo for a fun evening of facts!

Be here at 6:30 to form teams. The game will begin at 6:45.

Stellar Trivia Night will be sponsored by the Friends of Freeman Library.

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