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The Texas Rangers - LIFE Workshop

Thetexas rangers badge Texas Rangers - Just the words invoke a feeling of Texas pride and power. Learn about today's Texas Rangers and their impact on our safety and well being.  Wednesday, 12/2/09, 10-11am, LRNC 131.

Lighting of the Lake

lake lighting flyerTONIGHT, Monday, 11/30: 4:30-6:30pm.

Kick off the holiday season with the first annual Lighting of the Lake set Monday, Nov. 30 at Lone Star College-CyFair.

Bring the family to celebrate the season with an LSC-CyFair Jazz Ensemble and LSC-CyFair Choir music performance, an LSC-CyFair Dance Team performance, as well as free food and photos with Santa, his sleigh and reindeer. This event will culminate with a synchronized lighting of the campus.

Join college staff and students from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for activities at the amphitheatre and surrounding areas on the Barker Cypress campus.

For information, call 281-290-3270 or go to LoneStar.edu.

Online Scrapbooking with Smilebox

scrapbook imageTired of spending money on scrapbooking supplies?  Need to clear out the scrapbook clutter from your home?  Well, never fear, Smilebox is here!  Smilebox.com offers online scrapbooking services for free.  Simply download a quick Smilebox application (took me less than 30 seconds), upload your photos, and pick out a theme from hundreds off different options.  Smilebox even offers complimentary music that can play while your friends and family view your online scrapbook.  Upgrades are available for a fee, but try it first for free!

Space Images Unveiled - LIFE Workshop

satellite image Don't miss the Nov. 11 unveiling of two mural-sized prints of the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy at Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library as part of the 2009 Great Observatories the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).

Join Rob Coyle, history professor and former NASA employee, for "Space Images Unveiled", Professor Coyle will share insights about the prints as well as the Hubble Telescope Program. The 6-foot by 3-foot prints will remain on permanently on display in the library.  LIFE Workshop, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10-11am, LRNC 131.

Icons, Etc.

striped tree imageIcons, Etc. is an icon/clipart gallery full of FREE images for personal or commerical use on the web, flyers, etc.  They do offer "premium" images that require a small fee, but there are so many free images available you won't need the others.  Check out some of my cool finds...

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November Displays in the Library

Checkout the November displays in the Library.  Click here for a complete description.

Geography Awareness
Thanksgiving
International Education
Souvenirs from Around the World
Vintage Games
Volunteering
NASA Unveiling
Save a Child’s Heart
Writing in Exile

Image © 2009 Jupiterimages

 

 

Writing in Exile with Farnoosh Moshiri

Writing in Exile with Farnoosh Moshiri.  Come join us for a presentation by novelist, Farnoosh Moshiri as she will address Iranian women's writing in exile and will read from her novels.  November 10th * 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.* ARTS 102.  Part of International Education Month.
 

The Book Club Cookbook

Is your book club running out of ideas about what to read next?  Then check out the The Book Club Cookbook and The Kids' Book Club Book websites. The sites "are resources for book clubs, featuring book recommendations from book groups around the country, author recipes, book giveaways, author blogs, and newsletters. The Choose a Book - Invite an Author program allows readers to browse titles of interest to book clubs and invite authors to chat with their groups by phone."

And don't worry, they feature more than just books with a culinary tie-in.  You can also sign up for their free newsletter and enter to win free books.

Hiking around Houston - LIFE Workshop

Hiking around Houston - LIFE Workshop.  From the Piney Woods to the Gulf Coast prairies and marshes, the Houston rea has a variety of hiking trails for hikers of all experience levels. Put your hiking shoes on and join librarian Tracy Williams on a virtual tour of the Houston-area hiking hotspots.  Wednesday, November 4, 10-11am, LRNC 131.

© 2009 Jupiterimages

A Little Night Music in the Morning - LIFE Workshop

Alex Qian, LSC-CyFair Artistic Director of Choral Programs, will provide information and a sampling of his upcoming opera, The Marriage of Figaro which opens on November 5 at Lone Star College-CyFair in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall 102.  Wednesday, 10/28, 10-11am.

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