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Mad Hatter's Tea Party

mad hatter's tea partyJoin us for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party!
A Readers Theater style rendition presented by your very own Lone Star College-CyFair Library staff.

Tuesday, January 24, 6:30pm
Kid's Corner
All ages, limited to 35 participants

Back to School!

back to schoolThe 2017 Spring semester begins today at Lone Star College. The library will be teeming with new and returning students. Make sure to allow for extra time to find parking when visiting the library over the next few weeks.

Microsoft Office Training and Tutorials

microsoft office logoIf you need to brush up on your Microsoft Office skills, try these free training tips and tutorials from Microsoft and GCFLearnFree. Learn at your own pace and skip to the skills you need now.

Early Voting: October 20-31, 2014

voting imageEarly voting for the November 4, 2014 General and Special Elections is open from October 20-31, 2014.

Where can you early vote?
"Any qualified voter may vote in person at the main early voting polling place or at any other designated early voting branch location during designated times." -- Harris Votes

TED Talks

ted logoStarted with a focus on technology, entertainment and design (TED), TED Talks (or presentations) now encompass a variety of subjects and topics by innovative, forward-thinking speakers who share their ideas with the world.

View more than 1500 talks that can spark ideas and start a dialog at work, school or home.

No Excuse List

no excuse listStart the new year by learning something new with the NoExcuseList free resource directory. Take a free online class from Yale or Stanford (no credit), learn how cook from the Reluctant Gourmet, build a bookshelf and more with Instructables, or write computer code courtesy of Codeacademy. Visit the NoExcuseList and discover more than 50 free online resources.

 Remember, it's all FREE. So, no excuses, it's time to get started.

Name that Tune!

tv pictureDo you ever find yourself watching a television show when suddenly you hear a great song playing in the background or you hear a new song on the radio and you keep driving around the block to discover the artist?

Well, the next time that happens, check out a few free apps and websites that will find the song and artist in just a few clicks. You can even find songs you hear in advertisements.  

 

Organize Your Digital Life with Evernote

evernote graphicTame the web and organize your digital life with Evernote, a free software program that lets you save, sort, and share websites, documents, pictures, emails, voice memos and more. You can download the free program to your computer and the free app to your smartphone or tablet. Watch a short video about Evernote.

The Food in My Beard

the food in the beard design logo"The Food in My Beard"  That's right, besides having the most awesome title ever, this "food lovers" blog serves up tasty recipes from the bearded one himself, Dan Whelan.  Seriously, how do you not love a cooking site that has a "Stubble" section (where Whalen focuses on basic cooking skills and dishes)? Check out the recipe for Lasagna Timpano, where Whelan gives step-by-step directions for making a mouthwatering multi-layered, "multi-flavored" lasagna.

Visit the website, The Food in My Beard, or Facebook page.

Flower Power and Plasma Tree

plasma tree exampleflower power example

Do you find yourself sitting at the computer thinking, "You know what would be great, an interactive website where I can draw pictures and designs composed completely of iridescent flowers, or perhaps grow my own plasma tree in a matter of seconds." Well, wait no more.  Check out two fun websites fit for the whole family at FlowerPower and PlasmaTree, both courtesy of OpenRise.com, a Swiss website management company.

 

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