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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, inspirational readings and storytimes, as well as performances by Kouman Ke'le' African Dance and Drum Ensemble, and Express Children's Theater. Below is just some of what's in store.

 

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.

Book Hunters in Brief: Nordic Noir

Book Hunters in Brief #6: Nordic NoirIf you're a fan of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole mysteries, Book Hunters recommends these chilly read-alikes.

The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander mysteries) by Henning Mankell

The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström mysteries) by Camilla Läckberg

The Keeper of Lost Causes (The Department Q series) by Jussi Adler-Olsen

If none of these is your cup of glögg, visit Book Hunters, tell us what you like and in a couple weeks or less, we'll send you a reading list customized to your tastes.

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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, The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais

None of these to your taste? Visit Book Hunters, your personal reading consultants, for your own customized reading list.

Titles listed above are the first in their series. You can find them all at HCPL.

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

Find Out First with Author Alerts

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With Author Alerts you can stay up-to-date on today's hottest authors. Messages via text or email let you know when the sequel you've been waiting on hits the shelves. Sign up for Author Alerts now!

Holiday Cheer @ HCPL

Whether you're gung-ho for the gift-giving and gatherings that mark this most festive of seasons, or you're struggling to work up even a modicum of that ever-illusive holiday cheer, Harris County Public Library is here for you. We have lots of seasonal programs ranging from choral concerts and puppet shows, to crafts for all ages and  holiday movie screenings guaranteed to gladden even the grinchiest heart. Santa himself will be stopping by from time to time for pictures and naughty/nice list updates.

But maybe best of all, we'll be here when you need to take a step back from all the ho-ho-ho hubbub, or just want to browse shelves filled with a very different kind of holiday magic. We'll be here when you absolutely must find a recipe that will make your mother-in-law swoon, we'll be here to help you find the right sources for that project you want to finish up so it won't be hanging over your head like some evil parody of mistletoe, and we'll be here when you just need a calm place to sit and breathe.

Harris County Public Library is your one stop shop for holiday cheer! Below are just some of the happenings around HCPL this month!

Atascocita Branch Library
Polar Express Train Display
All aboard! Four sets of model trains move through this 12 x 6 foot winter wonderland.
December 1 - 31
Trains run on a daily schedule 
All ages program

Jacinto City Branch Library
Holiday Storytime with Mayor Anna Diaz
Join Jacinto City Mayor Anna Diaz for holiday stories and refreshments
Thursday, December 5
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All ages program

Interlibrary Loan

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Don’t see what you’re looking for in our catalog? We may be able to borrow it from another library. For more information, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.

 

 

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