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Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

happy thanksgiving treeThe library holiday hours this weekend:

Wednesday, 11/21, 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday-Sunday, 11/22-11/25, Closed

View all of the library's scheduled holiday hours.

As always, you can request books through the online catalog, checkout and download eBooks and more, and access the online databases. If needed, you can get a temporary library card online.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Internet and Database Access Available at LSC-CyFair This Weekend

laptops and serverHello Everyone, 

As you may have seen or heard, HCPL is moving their system servers to a new location this weekend.  As a result all internet and database access that is provided by these servers will be temporarily unavailable, both online and in most of the branches.

Luckily, here at LSC-CyFair, we have almost 200 college computers that will have internet access, and database access (to some extent). All you need to use the computers is an HCPL library card or an LSCS student ID/library card (or ask about getting a guest pass).

Thank you

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.  

 

Never Miss an Event with Our Weekly eUpdate!

library eupdate logoStay up-to-date with our weekly email reminder about library services, events and programs. It's quick, it's easy, it's FREE! 

• Sign up at Library eUpdate.
• Enter your name and email address.
• Check your email and click the subscription confirmation link.

Now, kick back and we'll do all the work.  Look for your weekly eUpdate every Sunday. We promise not to share your email address with anyone! 

If you have problems registering, email us at cflibraryeupdate@lonestar.edu.

 

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.

Parking Permits at Lone Star College System

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LSCS is now issuing required parking permits for all campuses, including the libraries at CyFair and Tomball. The permits are free and easy to obtain online. Register and find frequently asked questions at Parking Permits

- Click Get a Guest/Visitor Permit
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Fill out the required form; under Sub-classification choose Library.
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Under Parking Main Account, choose Manage your Account Vehicles > Add Vehicle
- Under Parking Main Account, choose Order/Purchase Permits

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.

eTools: Apps, Software & Websites

eTools logoDiscover apps, software and websites for work, home and play.  Each week we share our favorite eTools for your smartphone, tablet and computer. Every week it's something new!

• Free! No registration
• Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.
• Library Lab, LRNC 105 (unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2012 Schedule

September 17, 24

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 

November 5, 12

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.

 

Adult Summer Reading Winners!

Lindsey WilsonNicole HernandezStephanie Harbeson

Congratulations to Adult Summer Reading Program Winners: Lindsey Wilson, Nicole Hernandez, Stephanie Harbeson, and Cheryl Richards! Lindsey, Nicole, and Cheryl received gift cards from our fabulous Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library random drawing of program completers. Stephanie won the HCPL Friends of the Library gift card. Not pictured is Cheryl Richards. Thanks to all who participated and to the Friends of the Library!

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