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Happy Star Wars Day - Be the first to celebrate the fourth


May the Fourth Be With You - On the First!

We are inviting all aspiring Jedi to join us next week on May 1st from 4 PM - 8 PM for games, crafts, and a movie. Young padawans will have an opportunity to build a miniature sensory lightsaber. We’ll also have Jedi Training Games & Exercises for attendees to test their skills.

Attempt to save Rey from Kylo Ren with a “force field”, build a spacecraft and try to pilot your way into the Death Star or find out just how good your eye sight is with our Blaster Practice.

The games and crafts end at 5:15, when you’ll want to grab a spot on the floor as we watch Rey’s desire to learn the ways of the Jedi force Luke to make a decision that will change their lives forever.

Some Changes in Our Hours for This Week

In observance of the Easter holiday we've got a few changes in our hours for this week. On Thursday 3/29  we close at 5 PM and won't re-open until 1 PM on Monday, April 2nd.

While our buildings might be closed we are always open online at hcpl.net/ehcpl. Ebooks, audiobooks, movies and magazines are all available for digital checkout. 

AARP Free Tax Help Continues

We've still got free tax help available if you're someone who still needs to file your taxes. The AARP tax preparers are here to provide free tax assistance for the elderly and low income individuals. Come by Mondays or Fridays from 10 AM - 2 PM  through Monday, April 16, 2018. Other HCPL locations are available with different times. For more information about these locations or what to bring with you, please call the library at 281-492-8592. You can also find more information here.

Children's Programs Begin Again

If you've been wanting to get the kids out of the house then we're happy to announce that our children's programs will begin next week. Infant Time will be on Tuesday, January 9 at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. We'll have all of our Wednesday programs up and running on Wednesday, January 10: PreK Storytime at 10:15AM, PreSchool Explorers at 11:15 AM and Wednesday Wonders at 4:15 PM. Then on Thursday, January 11 we've got Toddler Time at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. Teen Time will finish out our kid's programs for the week at 3:30 PM on Thursday. For a complete list of all our available programs (for both kids and adults) please check Our Calendar.

Library Closing Dates and Time Changes for the Holidays

There will be some changes in the library's hours for the upcoming holidays. While our physical location will be closed you can still return items in the book drop just to the left of our entrance. You can also - always - check out great books, movies and music through our eMedia catalogs.

We've got Overdrive that's great for audiobooks and ebooks, Oneclick for many of your musical needs and we even have streaming movies available through Kanopy. There's even some great additional offerings for kids through our Tumblebooks Library, some of them interactive.

Check Out Our Sunset Storytime

Our Sunset Storytime returns on November 14th at 6:30 PM. Get those kids fed and ready for bed. Then bring the entire family out to our new bedtime storytime.  There's going to be stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Pajamas welcome and encouraged. Make sure to come visit us as our next Sunset Storytime won't be until December. Check out all of our events and activities on our calendar.

Join Us for Our Sunset Storytime

 

If you haven't heard yet Maud Marks Library has added a Sunset Storytime on different Tuesdays throughout the month. Bring the entire family out for stories, songs and rhymes. The best part? Kids can (and are encouraged to) wear their pajamas to this night-time story event. Our next Sunset Storytime is on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM with the one after that being on October 17th. 

MM Family Films Continues...

The Maud Marks Family Films series continues with Despicable Me 2 on Friday July 28, 2017. At 1 PM we will watch as "Gru (Steve Carell), having forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, try to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League -- an organization dedicated to fighting evil -- comes calling. The AVL sends Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a spectacular heist, for who would be better than the world's greatest ex-villain to capture the individual who seeks to usurp his power." The movie will begin at 1 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 with free popcorn provided.

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