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OverDrive's Big Library Read at HCPL

OverDrive’s Big Library Read lets you combine two of life’s great pleasures: good books and good food. From February 18 to March 5, OverDrive has made available to participating libraries unlimited digital copies of Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook by Food Network and Cooking Channel host Aida Mollenkamp.

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Spread the Word—Literally. Become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor

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If you are visiting this website, it’s a good bet that you know reading’s fundamental value to your day-to-day life. Odds are equally likely that you cannot imagine life without it. But it is a sad fact that 1 in 5 Texans--your neighbors--don’t have to imagine; they are living it—every hour of every day.

Harris County Public Library has long been committed to providing basic literacy classes to all those who want them, but we cannot do that without a team of dedicated volunteer tutors.  On Friday, March 7 at High Meadows Branch Library, we will be holding a tutor training workshop. No teaching experience needed.

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Book Hunters in Brief: Sherlock Holmes

Book Hunters in Brief graphic: Have You Been Sherlocked?Every Friday on Facebook and Tumblr, HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters share read-alikes organized around a theme: popular titles or authors, favorite characters, pop culture trends and more--all in a snazzy graphic format with quick links to HCPL's catalog.

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Celebrate Black History Month 2014 @ Your Library

Image: Celebrate Black History Month @ HCPLAll month long in February, Harris County Public Library will honor African Americans who have enriched the intellectual, artistic and spiritual evolution of our culture. There will be something for all ages and interests: from discussions of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's Sula to programs about the Gees Bend, Alabama quilters, from the music and traditions of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians to the cutting edge of jazz. HCPL branches will celebrate and educate with crafts, movies, inspira...

All HCPL Branches Will Be Closed Tuesday, January 28.

Due to forecasted severe weather and possibly hazardous driving conditions, County Judge Ed Emmett has announced that all Harris County offices--including all Harris County Public Library branches and administrative offices--will be closed Tuesday, January 28.

Libraries will be open regular hours on Wednesday, January 29.

UPDATE: As of 10 PM on Monday, Lone Star College Campuses, including  LSC - Cy-Fair Branch Library and LSC - Tomball Community will be closed as well.

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Book Hunters in Brief: Harry Dresden

Book Hunters in Brief - Harry Dresden

If you love the detective/wizard Harry Dresden in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series, we're pretty sure you love these too!

Thomas Nightingale, Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

Atticus O'Sullivan, Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Elvis Cole,

TLA 2014-15 Reading Lists Are Here!

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Every year the Texas Library Association compiles a number of reading lists comprised of the best of the best books for children, teens and adults as chosen by Texas librarians. As always, this year's lists contain big name titles everyone's talking about, as well as hidden gems you might have missed.

2014-15 TxLA Reading Lists

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