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New Adventure & Nonfiction Newsletters

Do you enjoy reading fiction adventure - think Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, etc.?  Or perhaps you're more interested in biography and nonfiction?  Want to get monthly suggestions on new titles to read?  If so, check out our new newsletters for Fiction Adventure and New Nonfiction.  You can sign-up to receive these newsletters each month either via email or RSS.

If you read something else, say romance or mystery, we have newsletters on a variety of topics.  Sign-up today from the same page and start getting monthly suggestions!

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Construction Progress

Construction is moving along.  The following are photos of the framework going up, which were taken by the construction company.

Evelyn Meador Construction

Evelyn Meador Construction

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Beat the Heat @ HCPL

With temperatures often in the three digits these days, we invite you to cool off at any of our 25 branches. All branches have air conditioning and plenty of places to sit and relax. You might also want to peruse our collection of books, DVDs, and audios. This would also be a great time to take a free computer class or bring your child to storytime. All branches have a variety of programming this summer to help keep you cool.

County health officials offer these tips to keep cool:

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2010 TXLA Lariat List of Adult Fiction

Lariat List LogoAt the recent Texas Library Association conference, the Lariat List, debuted.  The List features 25 notable adult fiction works published the previous year.  Keddy Outlaw, former branch librarian at West University Library, was a member of the committee.  The list is currently featured on Library Journal's blog In the Bookroom.  The main criteria for selection was that books be a "pleasure to read."  The list represents a wide variety of genres.

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Internet Service Maintenance This Weekend

We will be doing system maintenance on our Internet connection this weekend beginning at 4 PM on Thursday, April 1 (no, this is not an April Fool’s Joke). This maintenance will provide a faster response time on our computers and improve performance at peak times.

What does this mean? Beginning Thursday, April 1 at 4 PM the following services will be unavailable:

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ValueLine Now Available Remotely

ValueLine LogoWe are pleased to announce that the popular ValueLine database, which is a resource for investors, is now available to remote users.  To use Valueline remotely, you will need your library card number to log in.

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New DVDs Newsletter

Our HCPL @ The Movies newsletter has been retired as of January. Now we bring you new newsletter which will highlight new DVDs in our collection. The newsletter will come out every month on the 22nd. Use this form to sign up by checking "New DVDs," entering your email address at the bottom, and clicking Submit.

You can still see an archive of past HCPL @ The Movies issues on our site.

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Cy-Fair Closed Today, February 18

Cy-Fair is closed today, Thursday, Feburary 18, for the Lone Star College System Conference Day.  The library will reopen tomorrow for regular hours at 8 AM.

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Digital Bookmobile @ Maud Marks Tomorrow 1/27

The Digital Bookmobile was featured on Fox 26 Morning news.  Watch the video for a preview of the bookmobile and then stop by the Maud Marks Branch Library on Wednesday, January 27 between noon and 6pm to learn more about downloading materials from the Harris County Library! The event is free and if you visit the Bookmobile you can register to win one of the MP3 players donated by Best Buy at 5340 Grand Parkway!

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