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Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body

lincoln hearse photoJoin us for a lecture and discussion with Alex Smith, Professor of History, about the curious travels of Lincoln's body after he died.

Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body
Friday, December 30
2:00-3:00 p.m.
LRNC 131 

View all Lincoln events and programs.
All programs are FREE and open to the community.

Part of the ALA Traveling exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
LSC-CyFair Exhibition Dates: December 28, 2011 – February 17, 2012

LED Vs. LCD Televisions

tv view clip artI recently started looking for a small flat-screen television to put in our upstairs game room.  I expected to be looking through the traditional LCD and Plasma options when I noticed a third option, LED.  What?  Let me state for the record that I've only bought two TV's in the last two years, and those were purchased after I had two previous TV's for approximately 12 years each.  I still have a humongous 36in. tube television upstairs.  It still works, but it takes up so much physical space I'm considering replacing it.  While I consider myself somewhat of a techie, it doesn't always extend to television technology.  

QR Codes for Kids

you tube screen shot    Check out "QR Codes for Kids" on YouTube, the latest video tutorial from the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch library.

QR codes are two dimensional codes you scan with a smartphone or tablet and get instantly connected to websites, contact information, images, and more.

QR Codes for Kids - written by Krissy Conn, performed by Krissy Conn and Paula Gonzales, childrens' librarians. Produced by Monica Norem, reference librarian.

Subscribe to the lsccyfairlibrarian's Channel on YouTube

60 Seconds on the Internet

infographic   I heard this weekend that the world population will reach 7 billion people by the end of the week, so when I stumbled across this "In 60 Seconds" infographic while  browsing the web I stopped and really thought about how communication has grown exponentially in the last 150 years. 

Cy-Fest 2011: Bring on the Fun!

cyfest posterThe original Cy-Fest, a day of free family fun, is back. Visit LSC-CyFair tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, from 10am-2pm. Face painting, duck races, free food, and more!.  

Cy-Fest is brought to you by LSC-CyFair employees, students, community members, and local businesses who donate time and resources to make Cy-Fest possible. Learn more at


It's Back! Wii Bowling for Adults

ten pin challenge posterThe Ten Pin Challenge (Wii Bowling) is back!  If you're 18 or older, join us for fun and prizes.  No registration is required.  Open to novice and expert players!

Practice dates are October 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in LRNC 131.

Tournament date is October 31 at 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Two winners will receive $25 gift certificates to Barnes and Noble, generously donated by the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library.

Gulf Coast Reads

divakaruni pictureChitra Banerjee Divakaruni, an award-winning author and poet, visited CyFair on September 14, to discuss her Gulf Coast Reads title, One Amazing Thing. 

Divakaruni currently teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the Univ. of Houston. She serves on the Advisory board of Maitri in the San Francisco Bay Area and Daya in Houston. Both these are organizations that help South Asian or South Asian American women who find themselves in abusive or domestic violence situations. She is also on the board of Pratham, an organization that helps educate children (especially those living in urban slums) in India.  ( )

Summer Programs & Activities

summer activities posterBook Clubs and Movies and Gaming, Oh My!  This summer the library has a variety of programs, events, and activities sure to please the whole family. 

Check out the Schedule of Events calendar for the whole library or visit the webpages below:

> Children's summer programs & activities
Some children's programs do require registration and/or a ticket to attend.
(Note: The Puppet Lady has been rescheduled for Monday, 6/20, and the Monday movie that week has moved to Wednesday)  

Summer Reading is Here!

srp posterIt's Here!   The Harris County Public Library 2011 Summer Reading Program, Dig Up a Good Book, is now available for children, teens, and adults.  Register today at Summer Reading for Everyone.  Children and teens read to earn fabulous prizes (while supplies last, of course), and adults read to be entered into the fabulous Gift Card drawings.  Visit the website above for complete rules and details for each program.

Remember, family registration is now available, so grownups can register for the adult program and then add other members of the family to their own programs.  All with only one username and password!  Last year's account information has been deleted, so you must create a new account.

From Your Couch to a 5K, Really!

woman joggerI don't know about you all, but I'm a couch potato, and I like running about as much as I like getting a root canal.  I might even go as far as saying I loathe it.  I often joke that the only time I will voluntarily run is if I'm being chased by an ax-wielding maniac.  I've tried running before, but the shin splints I get are indescribably painful.  As much as I detest it though, running/jogging is still one of the best ways to lose weight and get in shape.  So, it's time for me to get past the loathing, pain, whining, complaining, pain, excuses, pain, did I mention pain?, and get off the couch. 

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