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A Hug for a Community in Hurt

We send our condolences and best wishes to you whose lives have been affected by the Riley Road forest fire.

We are here to help you find the resources you need to heal, recover, and move on. The library has computers, printers, scanners, meeting rooms, and the usual non-fiction and fiction items your would expect; children's programs, reference librarians to help you find resources, and a pleasant place to spend some relaxing time. Let us help you find the solutions you need.

We want you to use the library. So if you have lost your library card or identification, etc., please know that we will do everything we can to work with you.

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Homework Resources

Moms and Dads! When school started today I found myself thinking about homework. How can we help you help your children and youths do their homework effectively?

Your kids are going to want to use online resources and their teachers are going to be very uncomfortable with the unreliable quality of information that comes off the web. Stay posted to this blog because over the weeks ahead I'm going to give you some good alternatives.

Databases. What's a database? In our case, a database is an authoritative online collection of books or articles from journals, newspapers, and magazines, or  maps and images that you can search, read on your computer, and use. By using your library card number as...

Free Job Search Seminars

Every month the Lone Star College Tomball side of our joint library hosts two free Job Search Seminars sponsored by Workforce Solutions. Tomorrow’s seminar [Wednesday, August 17] will be about interviewing and includes lab time for building a resume. The Interviewing seminar is from 1-3 pm; the Resume Lab runs from 3-4 pm. Both happen in room L-207 (the 'college lab') and to sign up all you need to do is drop by a reference desk or phone 832-559-4213.

Other seminars the organization runs include Creating a Resume/Completing the Application, and, Using the Internet.

Workforce Solutions is the local service delivery agency for the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Alicia Mitchell exhibition in Meeting Room

Alicia Mitchell was born in El Paso and lived there until she retired. Even if you didn't know that, her paintings would have betrayed the fact that this artist is native to the desert. She has a wonderful command of both the subtle colors of the desert dryness and the brilliance that breaks out after a desert rain. Come and see her landscapes, still lifes, and portraits this month in our Meeting Room, L-129.

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The Mystery Book Club is Awesome

On the 4th Thursday of every month, at 1 pm, a small group of mystery lovers gathers in the Friends of the Library Room from 1-3 pm to discuss mystery stories. They talk about all kinds of mysteries--funny, classic, and cozy mysteries; mysteries with sex and without sex and mysteries with violence and without violence. The club is free and it’s open; come and join them at any time.

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Sylvia McMillan Painting Exhibition

When she was a little girl, her grandfather would take her on Sunday outings to a particular park in Mexico City where artists showed and sold their artwork. As she delighted in all styles and genres of paintings in el parque del arte she promised herself that when she grew up she would become an artist .
 
You know Sylvia McMillan as the Children's Department's bilingual storyteller and the Adult Services Department's Computadoras instructor, and now we're showing you her wonderful paintings from her other life.
 
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Books, Nooks, & Cook(ie)s

Have you ever wanted to know how to download books and audio to your e-reader or other portable device? We'll show you how.

Come have cookies and learn how to use Harris County Public Library's digital media catalog!

Saturday July 16th, 2-4 pm in the First Floor Meeting Room, L-129.

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SAT Practice Test

College aspirants: you can take the free Practice SAT Test here at the library.

The TEST will happen Saturday, July 23rd from 10:15 am to 2:15 pm in room L-129.

The SCORE ANALYSIS will happen Wednesday, July 27th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in room L-129.

Pre-registration is required, either at a Reference desk, or by calling 832-559-4213.

The name of the SAT Reasoning Test has changed over time, but the fact that most colleges in the U.S. require this standardized test for admission, has not changed.

The current SAT Reasoning Test was introduced in 2005, takes 3 3/4 hours to finish, costs $49.00, and requires pre-registration. It has three sections: Math, Critical Reading (formerly called 'Verbal'), and Writi...

Read Something New-To-You

 I love thrillers--they're easy, undemanding, page-turning, satisfying reading after a long day. But occasionally I need a change. This year I've challenged myself to include some different genres, some I've been reluctant to read. To my surprise I've encountered delightful books and discovered that, what I really want in a story is not just one type of plot, but rather, something entertaining that's well written.

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News about Inspirational Fiction

Many thanks to our Inspirational Fiction readers for your patience through our changes. Early this year, budget slashes and staff cuts necessitated changes to the way we shelve our collection. The Inspirational Fiction books had to be integrated into the rest of the Fiction department. We know you experience this as a loss and we hope that the Inspirational Fiction display pyramid in the main corridor is helping you find your favorite authors and titles.

Then last week Gail Cooper, your beloved book club leader, resigned. So this week we are announcing that Deana Dick, one of your Inspirational Book Club members and our Senior Circulation Assistant, has graciously accepted the invitation to take on this responsi...

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