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Manga Titles for Romantics

Nothing beats the dog days of summer like a good romance novel and there are some great romance novels in the graphic novels section of your local library! Listed below are select manga series that are sure to give you butterflies.

July Computer Classes

Computer Lab


During July, Kingwood Branch Library will offer a variety of classes that are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended and can be done by visiting the Adult Reference Desk on the second floor or calling 281-360-6804.


Graphic Novels for your Summer Reading Pleasure

It’s officially summer and it’s a scorcher! What better way to spend your summer time off with a graphic novel? Not only can they be light and entertaining, reading them counts toward the Summer Reading Program!

Here are a few Summer-inspired titles readily available from our catalog. Feel free to comment any titles you recommend to beat the summer heat!

Customize your iGoogle account with Comics Themes

Love comics? Love Google? If so, this should make your day! I just stumbled across an array of comics themes for iGoogle including themes with illustrations of Gene Luen Yang's The Eternal Smile, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Jim Davis' Garfield, and many more! So let your comic geek flag fly and personalize your Google landing page with your favorite comic book artists!

Earth Day

NASA Blue Marble

Friday, April 22 is Earth Day and we hope you can make small (or big) changes to show our planet we love it.
ReNest, a personal favorite site to follow for green living tips and more, recently shared 10 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living Greener. Here are a few that I am starting to do which are mentioned in their tips:

April is Genocide Awareness Month

April is Genocide Awareness Month and the Holocaust Museum Houston will have programs throughout April to increase awareness of this tragic action that still takes place today. Genocide is the the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The theme for genocide awareness month is learning to be an upstander – a person who stands up for others and takes actions on their behalf. Be sure to visit here for Holocaust Museum Houston programs and how you can stand up for others.

If you would like to learn more about genocide, check out these titles.

UPDATE: All HCPL Branches Closing Early Today at 5:00 PM

Cy-Fair and Tomball Branch Libraries will close today at 5:00 pm due to weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

All libraries will close at 5:00 PM today due to weather conditions. Cy-Fair and Tomball branch libraries will be closed on Friday and are scheduled to open regular hours on Saturday. At this time, all other branches are scheduled to open regular hours on Friday. Please keep posted for further information. We apologize for the inconvenience.

HCPL 2010 in Review

Thanks to all for making 2010 a memorable year and cheers to an equally great 2011!

Free Tax Assistance

Don't wait to do your tax return on April 15th. For your convenience, multiple library locations have volunteers from AARP to help you file your 2010 taxes. Tax assistance is available to everyone but please check with your desired location for schedule information and required documents.

Be sure to bring the following documents: 

What Does Your Library Mean to You?

Texans love librariesIn conjunction with the Texas Library Association, we are gathering folks' thoughts on why they love their library. Between January 18 and February 10, you can stop by your local branch and pick up a postcard to tell us what your library means to you. Also, for your convenience, you can fill out an online survey instead.

We hope to gather a variety of personal and unique remarks from library supporters of all ages and share them with our Texas legislators during TLA Legislative Day to demonstrate how important libraries are to our community.

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