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The Stork is Coming!

eagle ckickSquee!!!  Adorably cute baby eagles coming soon.  Check out the Nest Cams live feed of soon to be hatched baby eagles.  The eggs were laid on February 23 and are due to hatch on April 1.  Mama eagle, or at least I assume it's mama, is currently catching some shut-eye to prepare for the big day.

What do you get an expectant mama eagle?  Do they make onesies for eaglets?  Is there a worm gift backet?

Have Nook, Will Travel!

nookcolor imageSo, I was very fortunate to receive a Nook this past Valentine's Day, though I think it must be noted that my husband may have just gotten tired of my "borrowing" his.  Anyways, I have one now and am very much enjoying the ease of carrying around several books in one medium size portable device.

The great thing is that I don't even have to buy any books, I just download them for free from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Now it's true that not every book is available as a download, but there are still plenty to choose from including new releases.

Computer Workshops Change Up

computer and keyboard imageOur computer workhshops schedule has gone through a change.  We are still offering all the same great workshops, but we've reorganized the dates of delivery.  Please check the website or calendar for specific dates, times, and topics.

Workshops are Free!

Located in LRNC 203 

Keep Me Out, Please!

keep me out logoDo you find yourself checking your Twitter account 4,365,241 times a day?  Are you convinced that if you don't check CNN every five minutes, the world might spin out of control?  Well, the first thing you need to do is step back and take a deep breath.  Ok, now step forward.  Ok, now step back.  Ok, now I'm just messing with you.  But really, now that you're hopefully distracted from those other websites, doesn't it feel good?

People's Law School

people's law school posterJoin us when the People's Law School from the University of Houston Law School visits LSC-CyFair.

Featuring Richard Alderman, "The People's Lawyer"

Registration Begins February 7:
Seating is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the People's Law School.

Select 2 of the 3 free sessions on:

Trade Sketches with Sketch Swap

man at computer line drawing

Sketch Swap is a fabulous website where you draw or sketch online, click submit, and instantly receive a realtime sketch in return.  The website approves every sketch submitted before it's sent out to others, and does not accept any drawing that wouldn't be appropriate for children, so kids and adults can both enjoy the website.

Library Winter Break Hours

holiday season

Winter Hours at the Library

  • December 20-23, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • December 24-26, Friday - Sunday, Closed for Winter Holidays
  • December 27-30, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • December 31-January 2, Friday - Sunday, Closed for New Year's Day
  • January 3, Monday, Regular Hours Resume 

 

Image from www.all-freeware.com
http://tinyurl.com/29wqw8q
 

 

Pale Blue Dot

Few words are needed for this video, it's just a great reminder that we're all in this together.  Carl Sagan commissioned the "Pale Blue Dot" photo from NASA in 1990.  Voyager 1, having just completed its primary mission and on its way out of the solar system, was turned around to photograph the Earth.  At the time, Voyager 1 was approximately 3.7 billion miles away.
 

This Week at the Library - December 13-19, 2010

this week calendar

Lots of great programs and activities this week. Here are a few highlights...

Kids
Storytimes (see website for days/times)
Thursday - Craft Time, 5pm; Game Night, 6:30pm

Adults
Tuesday - Spanish Conversation Club/Conversación en Español, 5pm; Explore Women of the World Book Club, 6pm, Computer Workshop: Intro to Computers, 7pm
Wednesday - LIFE: Chicken Soup for the Bowl, 10am; I Love a Mystery Book Club, 1pm
Friday - First Friday Book Club (ESL), 11am
Saturday - Computer Workshop: Slideshows, 10am 

Get an Email, Save a Tree

Let's face it, times are tough for just about everyone right now, and the library system is no exception. While budget cutcomputer with mailbox flags can be somewhat painful, they also provide the opportunity to change for the better.
Starting in 2011, to save money and paper, the library system will no longer print and mail paper notices for requested holds, renewals, or overdue items. You will still receive an alert as long as the library has your correct email address or telephone number listed in your library account. If you have an email address on file, that is how you will receive your notices. If not, you will get a phone message. Either way, rest assured, you will still receive library messages and you will only be contacted about li
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