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Book Hunters in Brief #28: Armchair Adventures

Armchair AdventuresGas prices are high, and that whole take-off-your-shoes-and-empty-your-pockets thing at airports is getting old. Book Hunters suggest you find a comfy chair and let these writers do the traveling for you.

Book Hunters in Brief #27: Orphan Black

Book Hunters in Brief - Orphan BlackAs fans know, tonight is the season finale of Orphan Black and we’ll be glued to our TV like everybody else, but we’re already worrying about what comes tomorrow and the next day and the next with no new episodes to look forward to. Well, here are some reading suggestions to take the edge off for awhile.

The Cure for the Summertime Blahs. Upcoming Programs @ Your Library

srp at hcplLet's see...the kids have been out of school for a couple weeks now. That means they're probably bored stiff and you're nearing your wit's end when it comes to keeping them occupied. Well, here at HCPL, we have programs for your kids and teens--and some for you, too—that’ll chase away the summertime blahs.

Below are just some of the programs we have coming up...

Oh! Don’t forget: it’s not too late to sign up for Kids, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Fun!

Book Hunters in Brief #26: Outdoor Entertaining

Book Hunters Outdoor EntertainingSummer’s here! It’s time to fire up the grill, ice down the beverages and plug in the bug zapper. This week Book Hunters suggests some books for outdoor entertaining.

Outdoor Entertaining Idea Book by Natalie Ermann Russell

Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook: The Best Barbecue from Around the Country, Without Leaving Your Backyard by Neal Corman & Chris Peterson

NASA's International Space Station Exhibit Orbits Around HCPL

ISS over earthWhat weighs one million pounds, is the size of a football field, zips along at a mind boggling 17,500 miles per hour about 330 miles above our heads and took the cooperative effort of fifteen nations to build?

Book Hunters in Brief #25: Family Listening

book hunters - family listening graphicGoing on a road trip this summer? Book Hunters suggests you bring along one of these outstanding audiobooks that the whole family will love.

It's Here! Register for Summer Reading Now!

It's here! Sign up for Harris County Public Library's Summer Reading Fun now! We have programs for everyone in the family with cool incentives at completion! 
     

Babies Kids Teens Adults
Register here Register here Register here Register here

For complete details visit our Summer Reading Program Page

Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014

Maya Angelou was a memoirist, poet, and activist, but more significantly, she was a keen, measured public voice of a kind that is increasingly rare in this ever widening, ever more shallow puddle that is early 21st century American culture. That she became the iconic figure and social force she was is all the more remarkable when one thinks of the place and time from which she rose.

Book Hunters in Brief #23: Memorial Day

Harris County Public Library owes a debt of gratitude to the members of the U.S. Armed Services both past and present, as well as to their families. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.

Summer Reading Fun Starts June 2!

We are gearing up for another action-packed Summer Reading Program kicking off June 2 and running through August 9. This year, we focus on the lighter side of science because, like reading, it is all about discovery, and we’ll be offering programs designed to entertain, educate and spark your curiosity no matter what your age.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

Babies: Fizz Boom Read!
Sure, they’re not reading themselves yet, but encouraging early literacy is a big part of HCPL's mission. There are lots of fun activities you can do with your littlest ones that build skills needed for reading: read to your baby, of course, but also sing songs about your day, talk to your baby about what’s going on around you, and, most importantly, come to the library’s Baby Time programs to learn more!

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