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October Displays in the Library

October Displays in the Library:

Banned Books
September 18 - October 31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1-31

Crowns - Center for the Arts Production
October 5-31

Dia de los Muertos
October 2 - November 1

Fall Holidays
October 15 - November 30

Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 14

Shopping for a Good Cause
October 1-31

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Books on the Bayou)
October 2-31

New Monday Night Computer Classes in Spanish/ Clases de la Computadora en Español

Our new computer classes in Spanish start Ocober 5, at 7:00pm.  Computer classes in Spanish are now on Monday evenings, 7-9pm, and the second Saturday of the month, 12-2pm.  The full schedule for computer classes in Spanish is as follows:

Craigslist Redux - LIFE Workshop

craigslist logo imageIf you haven't heard of Craigslist, you've been missing out on one of the best ways to buy and sell items online. Librarian Tracy Williams will show you the ins and outs of buying and selling with Craigslist, including some of the newest features that make Craigslist even better than it was before.  Wednesday, September 30, 10-11am, LRNC 131.

The Gift of Life

green ribbon image"Every 13 minutes, a new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Every day, 17 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant." With over 100,000 patients in the United States needing an organ transplant, learn more about a life gift. (data from

Gute Reise! Bon voyage! Buon viaggio! Buen viaje! Have a good trip! - LIFE Workshop

suitcase imageAre you a savvy traveler? Explore the do's and don'ts of traveling and discover great places to visit with travel tips and advice from Bob Calvert of Grand Ventures Travel.  Wednesday, September 23, from 10-11am, LRNC 131.

Be Aware, Be Prepared - Hurricane Season is Here!

hurrican pictureBE 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. 

Crowns: LIFE Program Winners

ticket pictureToday, two lucky winners at the LIFE program, Barbara Puckett and Arvis Stribling, won a pair of tickets to the upcoming production of Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.  Crowns will run from October 8-18 in the Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theatre.  Adapted from Michael Cunningham's and Craig Marberry's book, Regina Taylor's "Crowns" captures the thrill of self-expression with a series of intimate gospel-infused musical portraits, as seen through the eyes of a Brooklyn teen sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina.

For information on these events, call 281-290-5201 or go to



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

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. 

September Displays in the Library

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

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