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Some days, we just want something sweet. Something delicious, easy to swallow and oh-so-good; something fulfilling in the best possible way. Well, it’s not always in ones best interest to have said sweet things just sitting around all the time, ready to be devoured. Sometimes, one must get their sweet fix somewhere else. For the sake of today’s blog, I’m suggesting: books. Books of all flavors and centers, but all with a bit of sweetness in their title. 

 

Meet the Staff: Jennifer

picture of staff memberJennifer is a Library Technician at the Barbara Bush Branch. She has been at our branch for 14 years, but she has been with HCPL for 17 years total. Her hobbies include cooking, sleeping, hanging out with her daughter, listening to The Weekend and watching the Texans. Her favorite color is black, she loves Halloween and her favorite foods are curry chicken and anything chocolate. Jennifer's favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jennifer has a three year old daughter, which is her whole world.

Jennifer's favorite quote, from the TV show Friends:
Rachel: A "moo" point?
Joey: Yeah. It's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo.

Harris County Animal Shelter Mobile Adoption [All Ages] - Saturday, July 21st from 11:30-3:30 PM

 

 

Are you looking for your next family member?

The Harris County Animal Shelter will be here with their Mobile Adoption unit and a truck load of dogs.

Come on down to the Parker Williams Branch on July 21st from 11 AM to 2 PM to see if you meet your next fur-baby!

NonFiction Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on NonFiction.

Why read nonfiction?  A well-written, perfectly edited oral history is like attending a cocktail party with the most interesting people -- moving from group to group and hearing everyone's version of a story.  These biographies, histories, and memoirs explore the struggles and triumphs of people as they experience everything from grieving for a loved one to breaking professional ground in their fields. Some are famous and some aren't, but they each have a unique story. 

Teen Program--The Art of Sushi

Benihana

Join the professionals from Benihana as you learn how to make sushi rolls. Leave with your own sushi chef apron!

Date: Tuesday, July 24

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Age: Entering grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open!

Parents/guardians must complete waivers either in library or via email after registering.

TALK IT UP! What's Next?

If you missed July's Talk It Up! Book Discussion, "Love and Other Consolation Prizes" by Jamie Ford, this book  is definitely a goodread to add to your list.   However, August's book discussion is one you don't want to miss! 

Reading on the go!

Are you driving to your vacation destination this year? Why not try an audiobook to keep you and the family occupied and entertained in the car? Did you know Harris County Public Library has thousands of audiobooks? You can borrow CD audiobooks at your local branch, or you can use the following apps. You can check them out for free instantly using just your smart device.

Libby

Libby is an app by OverDrive. You can begin using Libby by downloading the app from your preferred app store, then search for Harris County as your library. You will then be prompted to enter your Harris County Public Library card number. After that, you can begin to search, borrow, and enjoy audiobooks.

Teen Movie Night

A Libraries Rock Movie Night featuring The Rock himself! Come relax and watch Get Smart on Thursday, July 19, at 6:00 PM, in the Teen Game Room. Popcorn provided.

© 2008, Warner Bros, PG-13

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Adult Movie Mania: La La Land

Adults are invited to join us this Friday, July 20 at 3:00 PM for our Adult Movie Mania program. Come and enjoy the movie musical La La Land, a 2016 American musical romantic comedy film starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles while pursuing their dreams. 

For more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Book Club Meets Friday, July 20 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, July 20 at 2 pm to discuss My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  Researched extensively and based on thousands of letters and original sources, this is the story of an adventurous, revolutionary woman, the wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  Eliza, a loyal patriot, independent thinker, compassionate advocate for those in need, and a mother of 8, was a fascinating individual with the strength of character to help shape a nation. 

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