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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.

Holiday Flicks picked by YOU

Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to be festive than with FREE movies from your local library?! I recently asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook what their favorite holiday movies are and here is what they said: 


Halloween Fun @ HCPL

TLA's 2010 Maverick Reading List

The Texas Library Association recently published their 2010 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, filled with current titles (published within two years) directed towards reluctant readers in grades 6-12 to encourage recreational reading. Listed below are a few recommendations for junior high, high school, and adult titles suitable for teens. Check out the full list for other titles and their descriptions!

Grades 6-8

Latina Magazine's 25 Books Every Latina Should Read

Latina Magazine published a list of 25 Books Every Latina Should Read, complete with an assortment of titles from various Latin and Spanish countries.

Graphic Novels for Ghouls & Goblins

In time for Halloween, check out the library's collection of horror comic books! Remember these are not for the weak-hearted.


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.

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and we have an assortment of cookbooks that teach you simple and quick recipes to incorporate more vegetables in your diet. A mere increase in a vegetarian diet has benefits. Listed below are a few cookbooks to get you started...and hungry! Check your local library for more cookbooks on vegetarian cooking.

Go Green! Switch to Email Notifications!

If you haven't done the switch, opt out of paper notices and receive notices of due dates and holds by email. Not only will you help us cut down the use of paper and the cost of postal mail, you won't have to meddle with unexpected delays with postal service and chance missing your holds. We do not use your email for promotional services or share your email with anyone else. It is solely used to notify you when your items are due and when requested items are ready for pick up.

Making the switch is simple. Follow these steps on how to change your preferences via My Account.

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2010 Eisner Awards

It's better late than never to share the 2010 Eisner Awards, announced at San Diego ComicCon this summer!

The Eisner Awards honors the best and brightest in the comics industry and are a great way to learn about popular titles! Listed below are a few highlights. You can view the full list of winners and nominees here.

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