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Love to write short stories?

The Texas Association of Authors is hosting it's 3rd Annual Texas Short Story Writing Contest.  If you fancy yourself a writer, this is a great chance to submit your work for prizes and possible publication in a short story collection.
 
The contest is open from March 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017.   The author must live in Texas and the story must be between 1500-3000 words in length.  If you think you have what it takes, please go to the Texas Shorts website for more information.

Para los Ninos/ For the Children Bilingual Storytime

Join us Wednesday, February 9  , at 6pm for our Para Los Niños Storytime. Our theme this month is Family Communication!  Para los Niños is a fun, educational, bilingual workshop designed by the Children’s Museum of Houston for the whole family. We will be reading stories, singing songs and enjoying hands on learning activities that will make your child’s learning fun and exciting. This program is designed for children age 3-7 years old. Each family will be given a family ticket to the Children's Museum at the conclusion of the program. Space is limited and tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program

Watch a Banned Book today!

September 25, 2016-October 1, 2016 is Banned and Challenged Books Week. 

It is no surprise that many of these titles are well loved by many, and have been made into great films.  This list includes classic literature, children’s books and contemporary fiction titles. Treat yourself to a movie based on a banned or challenged book today!

There are many more movies based on banned books. Which one is your favorite?

The Great Gatsby In 1920s Long Island, a mysterious American millionaire's efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth result in tragedy.  There are two great versions of this film.  One released in 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, and one released in 1974, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.

Take a Break from the Heat with these Cool Titles!

Here in Harris County, we know August is the hottest month.  Why don’t you check out some of these movies from our collection and cool off!


    Christmas Vacation- Spend some time with the Griswolds as they celebrate the holidays with family.                                It’s sure to be a disaster!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Movies


 

Since September is Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to share some great movies by Hispanic filmmakers, which are available in our collection.


For the kiddos!

Carlos Saldanha and Robert Rodriquez

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