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Demented Dolls

Demented DollsHey teens! Come to the library next Tuesday and make a creepy friend! Create a Demented Doll out of fabric and odds and ends. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 12 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

And don’t miss Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Grab friends and watch a movie while you surf the net. Call the library each week for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm.

For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200....

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor…

mockingjay pinThe Teen Summer Reading Program is practically here, and we’re kicking it off Panem-style with a Hunger Games Party! Come dressed as your favorite character and represent your district in trivia challenges, games and more. And here’s some advice… stay alive. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 5th from 3:00-4:30pm.

Don’t miss Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Grab friends and watch a movie while you surf the net. Call the library each week for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm.

For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

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1.21 Gigawatts!

flux capacitorAs the school year winds down and the heat outside climbs higher, Men in Black 3, the first of the big-budget summer blockbusters, hits theaters. Unbelievably, it has been fifteen years since Men in Black introduced Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as wildly popular agents keeping tabs on alien life on Earth. I am absurdly fond of Men in Black and can’t wait to see the newest addition to the franchise, where Agent J time travels back to the year 1969 to work with a younger, but delightfully recognizable, Agent K.

Time travel is just as much a science f...

Picture This

wild thingsOn Tuesday, May 8, Maurice Sendak, beloved children’s author and illustrator passed away at the age of 83. Although Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak’s most beloved book, was never a favorite of mine as a child (I preferred the rhyming stylings of Dr. Seuss and the collage art of

The Show Must Go On

tap shoes

When I was growing up, musicals were an important part of my movie education. I adored Mary Poppins, cried over Fiddler on the Roof, and spent many an afternoon daydreaming about a pair of ruby slippers. Then, during my teenage years, I discovered

Things That Go Bump in the Night

spooky full moon

In my last post, I wrote about HBO’s stunning high fantasy series Game of Thrones. I adore Game of Thrones and would firmly classify it as one of a kind, but I also have a long standing appreciation for supernatural television dramas. Filled with vampires, werewolves, magic, apparitions and other fantastical beings, supernatural dramas often create stories out of folklore, myth and urban legend. Television that falls within this genre can be whimsical, romantic, serious, or scary, but most all of them feature forces for good battling agai...

The Butterfly Project

paper butterfliesStop by the library and create a paper butterfly! All butterflies will be donated to the Holocaust Museum Houston for an upcoming special exhibit honoring the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. Craft stations with an assortment of supplies will be set up all day Thursday, April 12 outside the Children's area. All ages are invited to participate and donate a butterfly.

For more information, call (832) 559-4200.

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Game of Thrones

game of thrones mapLast year, HBO premiered Game of Thrones, a new television series based on George R. R. Martin’s high fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice. After a slow start, the show swept the fantasy world, garnering praise from critics and fans alike. This Sunday, Game of Thrones returns with its highly anticipated second season. I, for one, have been counting down for months, excited to see where the series leads. (I know, I know. If I had read the novels in the break between seasons, I wouldn’t be so anxious about what’s in store for the characters I love and loathe....

Green, Green, Green

four leaf clover

St. Patrick’s Day, the day when everyone is just a little bit Irish, is just around the corner! Last year for St. Patrick’s Day, I blogged about movies produced, directed, written or acted by Irish citizens that showcase Ireland as it really is. This year I decided to take a more whimsical approach to the holiday: Movies with green in the title. Most of these movies have nothing to do with Ireland, but St. Patrick’s Day can always use an extra bit of green!

If you’re in the mood for a movie with a green title this St. Patrick’s Day, browse the HCPL catalog and request one. And don’t forget to wear green tomorrow!

Kimberly’s Movie Picks:...

And the Oscar Goes To…

hollywoodLike many movie, fashion, and awards show fans, I spent last Sunday evening watching the Oscars. Voted on by the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars are the crowning moment in a hotly contested awards season. Every year, I join a group of friends, fill out my ballot, cross my fingers and hope my favorites win. There is oohing and aahing over the dapper men and elegant women on the red carpet (and the inevitable gasps of horror when someone makes a fashion misstep), cheering when a favorite wins and frustration when they don’t. Last Sunday was no exception....

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