Dorrie Scott's blog

Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats - LIFE Workshop

hat image"CROWNS, a stand-up-and-testify musical based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother. As Yolanda encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of preparing for and going to Sunday church service, she begins to discover connections to older traditions and a deeper spirituality. CROWNS is a soul-stirring tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion by celebrating African-American women and their church hats."  --text from http://www.mcphotog.com/

What can you tell about a person by looking at her hat? See a preview of our upcoming play starting October 8-18. Celia Barnes and Ron Jones will present. 

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September Displays in the Library

September brings us football and more. Visit the library and check out our September displays:

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Taste the Flavors of Autumn - LIFE Workshop

lemonade imageJoin us Wednesday, 9/2, from 10:00-11:00am, as Dorrie Scott prepares a quick and easy menu for Labor Day weekend that is sure to please the whole family.  Workshop in HSC 105.

Photo © Jupiterimages

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Animate Yourself with Voki Talking Avatars

female avatar imageLiven up your website or blog, send messages to friends and family, or just plain have fun with talking avatars from Voki.  Customize your avatar's look and sound to preference, and with a few click of the mouse your avatar is ready for his/her debut. 

Click here for a message from Dorrie. (click the play button below the image)

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Donate Blood - Get a $10 Donor Appreciation Card from Willie's

donate blood graphicHelp save a life, get a $10 Donor Appreciation Card!  One donation can help to save up to three lives.

Willie's Grill & Icehouse is partnering with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for a blood drive from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at the Cy-Fair Neighborhood Donor Center, 11811 FM 1960 West, Suite 120, 77065. Call 281-469-1964 to make an appointment or just drop by the donor center.

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Etsy - Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade

hubcap clock imageOne of my favorite websites, I was introduced to Etsy by a fellow librarian. Etsy offers handmade goods with buyers and sellers spanning more than a 150 countries. Etsy offers everything from jewelry and clothes to furniture and toys. Come on, where else can you get a Ford Galaxie dog dish hubcap clock?  When it comes to getting unique gifts, Etsy is a perfect place to shop.  

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Google Tools - LIFE Workshop

google apps imageJoin us Wednesday, 8/26, from 10:00-11:00am, as Tracy Williams takes us on a "googlicious" tour of some new fun applications on Google. 

Image from https://www.strongtech.com/i/images/googleapps.jpg

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Free Tutorials from GCFLearnFree

books imageGCFLearnFree.org offers free tutorials covering everying from life skills to resume writing.  One of the best feature, the Computer Training section, provides self-paced tutuorials covering the latest Microsoft Office products and web/internet features.  The Online Classes offer the opportunity to earn Continuing Education certificates.  The website if free, but does require a very brief account registration.

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Register for Teen Fall Bookclubs

book club clipart imageFall Book Club signups begin August 3 for 2 series:

Contemporary for Everyone
Classics for Home Schooled Teens

Free book for first 15 teens to sign up for each title.
Sign up at the first floor librarians' Reference Desk.

Contemporary For Everyone
Sundays, 2:00 - 3:00pm, library room 215

September 27: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
October 25: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
November 15: City of Thieves: A Novel by David Benioff
December 13: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Classics for Home Schooled Teens
Fridays, 1:00 - 2:00pm, library room 215

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Be Aware, Be Prepared - Hurricane Season is Here!

hurricane imageBE AWARE, BE PREPARED.  Come to a presentation on HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS presented at the CyFair College Branch of HCPL on Tuesday, September 22, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in room 215 of the Library.  The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will provide tips on how to keep yourself and your family safe and more comfortable should we have to survive a hurricane again this year.  OHSEM will also answer your questions.  The library also has an informative display featuring free brochures on hurricane preparedness and a free hurricane tracking chart to be used on your computer. 

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