Linda Stevens's blog

Sizzling Romantic Suspense

There's nothing more relaxing than a good romantic suspense novel for a vacation read, even if you never leave the house.  You're taken on a vicarious adventure in a setting different from your own and you get a double sense of closure with the mystery being solved and a HEA for the protagonists.  If only travel agencies could provide the same kind of trip...

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Have You Signed Up Yet?

baby with book

Don't forget to sign up for a Summer Reading Program!  We've got programs, books and drawings for children, teens and adults.  Join us and celebrate the joy of reading with the whole family!

Look for magicians and clowns, variety shows and crafts, computer camps and art camps, movies and music, book discussions and storytimes...and much, much more!

Check the schedule at your branch to catch it all.

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Summer Full of Romance

One of the most fun things about being a librarian is that it's part of your job to know the details about new books being published.  This summer has new titles from many popular romance authors -- something for everyone, so place your reserve now!Ten Things I Love About You

May Release

Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh

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Reading in Other People's Shoes

zeitoun

My reading tastes run almost exclusively to fiction.  But, every now and again, I get a desire to immerse myself in biographies or memoirs.  When I was in the third grade, I read our entire classroom collection of biographies of famous Americans.  Perhaps it serves as a more grounded version of my fiction bibliotherapy -- taking a vacation from my life and experiencing someone else's thoughts and world.  I've got my hands on a particularly good crop of biographies and memoirs right now, some of which you might also enjoy:

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Are You Ready for Summer Reading?

summer reading program

It's Summer Reading Program time again and we've got free family fun for everyone!  Starting June 4th, registration begins for all three programs -- for children, teens and adults.  Register at www.hcpl.net to track your progress online and visit your local library branch for exciting summer performances and activities!

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Look for HCPL at the Houston Art Car Parade

Aldine Art Bookcart

Look for HCPL and this year's Art Bookcarts in the Fun Zone in Sam Houston Park at the Houston Art Car Parade this weekend!  This year's carts were decorated by teens and staff at the Aldine, Atascocita, and Bear Creek branch libraries.

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New Kingwood Library Now Open for Business

The new Kingwood Branch Library opened yesterday, and the crowds were on hand to see the new building, take part in library programs, and check out books, CDs and DVDs.  During the action packed day, we:

  • Heard from local leaders how the library came to be

Grand Opening

  • Took tours with the Friends of the Library Kingwood

FOLK

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New Hours at Kingwood Branch Library

The Kingwood Branch Library will have a new schedule of hours when the new library opens on April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Kingwood Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

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New Hours at Aldine Branch Library

The Aldine Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Wednesday mornings starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Aldine Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 1-8, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 1-8, Thursday 10-7, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

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New Hours for La Porte Branch Library

The La Porte Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Wednesday evenings starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new La Porte Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-7, Thursday 10-7, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

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