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Holiday Happenings @ HCPL

Get into the holiday spirit with HCPL! Harris County Public Libraries will have holiday programs throughout the month of December. We have programs for all ages and with a variety of themes. Listed below are our holiday programs grouped into the following categories: All Ages, Adults, Teens, and Children. Visit here for more programs. Please keep in mind some events may require registration. For more information on events, please contact the library.

Happy Holidays

All Ages

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Time Magazine's Top 10 Graphic Novels

Did you know that Time Magazine regularly publishes Top 10 lists? They have a variety of lists ranging from politics, entertainment, travel, etc. Here is Time's Top 10 Graphic Novels compiled by Lev Grossman.

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Happy Birthday Neil Gaiman

Today is critically acclaimed author and Dream King, Neil Gaiman's birthday. He is a literary "Jack of all Trades" with works in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic novels, Horror, children's literature, and so on.  Listed below are some picks from "the most accomplished and influential figure in modern comics as well as one of the most gifted of contemporary fantasists." Click here to see all Gaiman's work in our catalog.

Many of his works are adapted from novels to illustrated books and to movies so look out for extra links for other adaptations.

Graphic Novels

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New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Hello and happy November! It is that time of the month to present to you new adds to our collection of graphic novels.

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Astro Boy & the Godfather of Manga

Did you know that the 2009 animated film Astro Boy was originally a comic book series? The popular story about a young boy with atomic powers was first released in comic book form in 1952 as Tetsuwan Atomu, literally meaning "Atom with Iron Arms," in Japan. It was then created into a cartoon series (Japan's 1st animated TV series) and broadcast in 1963 in the United States as Astro Boy.

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New York Times' Bestsellers in Manga

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights from the month of October.

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New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

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2009 Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

This week's blog post comes from the American Library Association's annual booklists. Every year, their Young Adult Library Services Association compiles a number of awesome lists full of suggested reads with a variety of themes.

2009 Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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Calling all Latino Storytellers

Harris County Public Library is proud to become a local partner with StoryCorps' Historias, a recently launched initiative set on preserving the voice and memory of our Latino community.
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In the Mood for Halloween?

Although the weather is not very Fall-like or Halloween-friendly (welcome to Houston!), you can still get your creepy, chill-inducing fix by reading some great graphic novels! Listed below are suggested titles that either relate to Halloween, are horror-themed, or are just plain ghoulish! 

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