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Reading in Other People's Shoes

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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:

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

New Hours for Maud Marks Branch Library

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

New Hours at Crosby Branch Library

The Crosby Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Wednesdays starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Crosby Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 12-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

Hours Change at Five Library Locations

Five library locations will have new hours starting April 19th, 2010. The new library schedules for Aldine Branch Library, Crosby Branch Library, Kingwood Branch Library, La Porte Branch Library and Maud Marks Branch Library are:

  • Aldine Branch Library – Monday 1-8, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 1-8, Thursday 10-7, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • Crosby Branch Library – Monday 12-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • Kingwood Branch Library – Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • La Porte Branch Library – Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-7, Thursday 10-7,Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • Maud Marks Branch Library – Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-9, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5

Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net.

Correction: La Porte's Tuesday Hours are 10-7 not 10-6 as previously posted.

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