Submitted by Sara West on Thu, 04/08/2010 - 4:34pm
If you're like me, you're always on the hunt for new books to enjoy. Nonfiction books are my favorite, so I spend time each week searching for new and interesting books on the New York Times Nonfiction list and the Publisher's Weekly Nonfiction list. I also ask around for some good tips from other readers. And, of course, I always check the
Submitted by Sara West on Wed, 03/24/2010 - 4:36pm
It's a popular time of year to get organized by cleaning out all that built up clutter. Need some guidance and motivation to get started? Grab these helpful titles and put your organization game plan into action!
Submitted by Sara West on Mon, 03/08/2010 - 3:24pm
Spring is almost here! It's no longer chilly enough to be uncomfortable, yet it's not too humid to be unbearable. A lot of parents and families find themselves outdoors this time of year watching youth sports. Some parents even find themselves coaching those sports. If you're a newly nominated coach or even a returning coach looking for new strategies, you can find some helpful and informative guides at the library:
Submitted by Sara West on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 3:43pm
I like shopping. I also like saving money. Maybe you do too. It's not easy to do both at the same time, but it is possible when you know the secrets of the game. Make sure you sharpen your shopping game plan with these titles. And best of all, it won't cost you a cent to request them from your local Harris County Public Library branch. Watch as the deals roll in and your savings add up:
Submitted by Sara West on Wed, 02/10/2010 - 5:38pm
The Winter Olympic Games start on Friday. Thousands of athletes from around the globe will compete for the gold and the glory. I certainly won't be one of them, but at least I can still compete when it comes to video games. Sort of. I could kick some pixels in the days of Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, and BurgerTime. And if something went wrong, I could always blame the controllers. "It's the button! It's sticking!" or "I'm telling you, this joystick is messed up." Admit it. You know you did it too.
Submitted by Sara West on Fri, 01/29/2010 - 6:34pm
Are you curious about what it must be like to work for the FBI or even the IRS? Do you wonder what life would be like if you worked on a cruise ship? Have you ever thought about what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant? If you want inside knowledge about some unusual (and everyday) professions, try some picks from this list:
Submitted by Sara West on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 10:12pm
Have you ever thought about all the inventions you use in just one day? It's hard to imagine a world without clocks, refrigerators, TVs, seat belts, computers, and so on. But it all had to be invented by someone. Have you ever wondered who that someone was? Bring these books home if you're curious to know who invented what and how it impacted everyday life:
Submitted by Sara West on Fri, 01/15/2010 - 4:34pm
Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home. If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:
Submitted by Sara West on Wed, 12/30/2009 - 11:25pm
We've almost hit the new year and that means top ten and best-of lists are everywhere - including here. Did you miss out on some of the top nonfiction in '09? Several national newspapers and magazines have revealed their top picks for the year. Which books have you read? Which ones have you missed?
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.