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Business Success Seminars

succuess road signThe Business Success Seminars are back!  Learn everything from the newest web resources to nuts-and-bolts market research in 60 minutes for free.  60 Minutes, 6 Weeks, Success!

  • All sessions are held in the library meeting room 131 at 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
  • No sign up required.
  • Attendees have a chance to win a door prize at each session.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Dynamite Sales Presentations
Weddnesday, October 13, 2010 - Getting to Yes!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - Marketing using YouTube
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - Google AdSense and AdWords
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - Blogging for Business
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - When the Banker Says No

Internet Search Mashup with Keyboardr.com

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Keyboardr.com is a hidden gem.  It looks quite plain with the date and a rather large clock in the middle of the page and not much else.  It's the type of website page you would normally skip right over because not much seems to be goiing on, but you would be wrong to dismiss it.  Behind it's simple exterior beats the heart of a mega-mashup internet search engine.  Start typing your search terms and as each letter is typed the search engine automatically starts giving you detailed results divided into sections, including Google, Google Blogs, Google images, Wikipedia, and YouTube. 

Text the Experts!

The newest way to contact a librarian? Text us! Text us at 832-463-0478 with your questions or comments and we'll text you back as soon as possible.  If you are using a smart phone let us know, we can send you hyperlinks to guide you in your research. If we receive your text after hours, we'll get back to you the next business day.

Standard text message rates apply.  Please do not text and drive.

September Displays

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Read to Win! in the Adult Summer Reading Program

Only a fews days left till the end of the HCPL Summer Reading Program. Adults, register now for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Just 3 steps to become eligible for prizes.

- Register your account through August 7, 2010.
- Read or listen to any four books.
- Log the titles in your account through August 14, 2010.

A random drawing of all system participants who complete the program (see 3 steps above) will be held after the program has ended. There are 3 system wide prizes: $200 GC, $150 GC, and a $100 GC. Each library branch will also have a random drawing of participants who complete the program with a $50 GC prize.

StumbleUpon Fantastic New Websites

Searching the web has gotten a lot more creative with StumbleUpon.  Create a free account and as you search the web rating different sites, StumbleUpon delivers back you to you the websites it thinks are mostly closely related to your needs and wants.  The more you rate websites that you visit, the better results StubleUpon can devliver back to you.  Go ahead, try it! 

Baseball History Mystery: Decipher the Clues, Reveal the Culprit

Join the fun anytime between June 30 - August 10, 2010!

Read the chapters. Unravel the clues. Make your guess.

Here's all you need to do: Visit Baseball History Mystery

Each Wednesday between June 30 and August 4, find a new chapter and clue on this web page. There is no requirement to stay current each week. Check chapters and clues when you can during the summer.
Read the chapters in the short story.
Decipher the clues to help you solve the mystery.
Attend the end of the mystery event on August 10 at 12:00 p.m. in LRNC 131 to see if your guess is correct when the culprit is revealed.

Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience

“Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience” tells the story of black baseball players in the U.S. over the past century and a half.  LSC-CyFair Library is one of only 25 libraries across the country to host this traveling exhibit from the American Library Association.  The exhibit is on display from July 14-August 27.

Join us for the Opening Night Celebration on Thursday, July 15, at 5:00pm in the library.  Meet and greet with Greg Kenney, actor and Jackie Robinson impersonator.

Several other related programs aimed at children, teens, and adults are scheduled over the next few weeks.  Visit Pride and Passion for a complete list of programs/events.

This Week at the Library - July 12-19

It's summer time and there is something for everyone at the library this week.

Children - storytimes, Monday movie at 2pm, Variety Show on Wednesday at 2pm/3pm, games and more.  Call or visit the children's website for a complete list of children's programs and events this week.

Teens - Games, creative writing workshop, Thursday Night Movie at 5:30pm and more.  Call or visit the teen website for a complete list of teen programs and events this week.

Summer Hours at the Library

Summer is here, so it's now time to catch up on some much needed sleep and spend extra time enjoying the great outdoors (the incredibly hot, humid outdoors, I know).  As such, here are the Summer Hours at the library, June 7-August 14:
Monday - Thursday: 7am - 10pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm

For a complete listing of the libary hours throughout the year, including holidays please visit Hours, Contacts & Locations

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