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Book Hunters in Brief #69: Dome, Sweet Dome

Sure, maybe it's not the "8th Wonder of the World" anymore. Heck, it might not even crack the top 20. But for many years, it was a very visible symbol of Houston's innovative, space-age aspirations. It is a part of our history, and it is worth celebrating. So raise a plastic cup of Dome Foam and dig into some of these dome-related titles.

Book Hunters in Brief #69: Dome, Sweet Dome

Sure, maybe it's not the "8th Wonder of the World" anymore. Heck, it might not even crack the top 20. But for many years, it was a very visible symbol of Houston's innovative, space-age aspirations. It is a part of our history, and it is worth celebrating. So raise a plastic cup of Dome Foam and dig into some of these dome-related titles.

Book Hunters in Brief #68: Poetry for the Verse Averse

Yes, it's that time of year again when well-meaning poetry lovers insist (always with a hint of desperation in their voices) that you must read some poetry because it's National Poetry Month and it is important and it is good for you and it is fun (despite the fact that it's pretty much a universal law that if so

You Work Hard for It. Learn How To Make It Work For You: Houston Money Week

When someone says “money is power,” people tend to think of the kind of power only the very wealthy can wield, but that old saw applies to people like you and me just as well. No matter how little we have, the better we handle our finances the greater our ability to do the things we want and need to do—whether that is putting a little aside much deserved vacation or putting our kids through college.

You Work Hard for It. Learn How To Make It Work For You: Houston Money Week

When someone says “money is power,” people tend to think of the kind of power only the very wealthy can wield, but that old saw applies to people like you and me just as well. No matter how little we have, the better we handle our finances the greater our ability to do the things we want and need to do—whether that is putting a little aside much deserved vacation or putting our kids through college.

During the week of April 11 – 18, Harris County Public Library along with organizations across the area will participate in Houston Money Week, a financial education initiative sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch.

You Work Hard for It. Learn How To Make It Work For You: Houston Money Week @ HCPL

When someone says “money is power,” people tend to think of the kind of power only the very wealthy can wield, but that old saw applies to people like you and me just as well. No matter how little we have, the better we handle our finances the greater our ability to do the things we want and need to do—whether that is putting a little aside much deserved vacation or putting our kids through college.

During the week of April 11 – 18, Harris County Public Library along with organizations across the area will participate in Houston Money Week, a financial education initiative sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch.

Book Hunters in Brief #67: Girl Power: Tween Edition

It's a little strange, but perhaps not altogether surprising, that some of the people who have most shaped us as human beingss are not real people in the flesh-and-blood sense of that term. If parents and guardians, teachers and coaches, older sisters and brothers and all our other role models teach us practical lessons about how we should carry ourselves in world, our fictional heroes teach us how to dream.

This week, the Book Hunters offer some strong heroines for tweens.

Book Hunters in Brief #65: March Madness!

The clocks have sprung for spring. my lawn is overgrown with dandelions, and hares from Hong Kong to Halifax are hippity-hoppitying around with manic gleams in their beady little eyes, so that means College Basketball's contribution to the general looniness of the season cannot be far behind. 

The Book Hunters--never ones to sit idly by while others merrily run amok--have done their part. Here are a few suggestions to get you psyched for wall-to-wall hoop action for the next three weeks.

AAUW Grants Boost HCPL STEM Programs

The North Harris County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently awarded grants through two HCPL friends groups to enhance children’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational programs at their branches.The grants were presented by the Fellowship Fund Program Committee during the NHC - AAUW’s Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon in February.

 

Book Hunters in Brief #65: Cinderella

For a few rare stories, the style in which they are told can be changed over and over, but the story itself continues to fascinate no matter how many times we hear it. Fairy Tales are called that for a reason and it's not only because they feature magical beings, it's because the stories themselves contain a certain ineffable hold--a sort of magic--over young and old alike.

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