Books

Book sale on January 28th 2017

The Friends of the Northwest Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday, January 28th from 10 am to 4 pm in the meeting room. Stock up on low-cost, quality books while supporting your library. If you need more information regarding the book sale, or you're interested in becoming a Friend of the Northwest Branch Library, please call 281-890-2665 or email us at NW@hcpl.net for more information.

 

Adult Program: Book Discussion Group

Book Jacket of 'The Story of Land and Sea' by Katy Simpson SmithWe are starting a Book Discussion Group for Adults Ages 18 and Older!

The first discussion will be on Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  We will discuss the book ‘The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel’ by Katy Simpson Smith. 

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this moving debut novel follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave--characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.

The book is available for checkout from Harris County Public Library as a regular or large print book, and as an eAudiobook through Hoopla. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like assistance in placing the book on hold.

Free. Please register online through the Events Calendar or call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. 

Name that Book Read Aloud – Nightmares by Jason Segel January 17th @ 5 PM [8+]

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Jason Segel’s Nightmares! This month’s book is about Charlie Laird’s problems that begin with his new witchy stepmom and continues through his inability to get any sleep. With a mix of Monsters Inc. and Patterson’s Middle School series, Nightmares! is a Bluebonnet nominee that won’t disappoint.

     Please join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on January 17th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to this great story.

For More Name That Book:

It's Official

It has arrived!  We have the lists of top ten books checked out by Harris County Public Library customers during 2016.  How many have YOU read?

Top Ten Adult Fiction Books:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Guilty by David Baldacci

Tricky Twenty-two by Janet Evanovich

Computer Class: E-Books and More!

Last year Harris County Public Library checked out over 1 Million E-Media titles.  Want to enjoy the freedom of checking out books and movies from home?  Join us this Saturday at 3:30 pm to learn about all the E-Media Harris County has to offer.

WANTED! Book Donations!

Do you have bookshelves full of new or gently-used paperbacks, hardbacks, VHS movies or magazines and do not know what to do with them?  The Friends of the South Houston Library will gladly accept your donations!  For questions or more information please call the branch at 713-941-2385.  All proceeds from donations benefit future library programs at the South Houston Library.  

Join Us for Freeman Nonfiction Book Club Next Monday!

Adults - Our 1st Meeting of the Freeman Nonfiction Book Club is Monday, 10/24 @ 7 PM in the upstairs Conference Room. Nonfiction Book Club has no specifically assigned book but rather an assigned subject. Each attendee is asked to come prepared to discuss at least one book related to that month's subject. This month, we'll talk about Pre-1900 Biographies (Biographies of people who lived before 1900.) Program supported by Friends of Freeman.

Great Books Discussion Group Talks about Gulf Coast Reads Book This Thursday!

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Book Discussion: The Train to Crystal City

Book Jacket for 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe RussellPlease join us on Wednesday, October 12, 10:30-11:30 am for our discussion of 'The Train to Crystal City', the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2016, by Jan Jarboe Russell. This book describes a little known aspect of Texas history when, during World War II, a unique internment camp was located in Crystal City, Texas. Near the end of our discussion, we will watch a 9-minute film that was put out by the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1945 about the "Alien Enemy Detention Facility". Even if you have not yet read the book, you are welcome to join us to learn more about the topic. In the Meeting Room at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, TX.

TGIF Programs Hosts Local Author Mike Guardia This Friday!

Adults - TGIF Programs invites you to join us Friday at 10:30 AM in the Children's Activity Space. Local author and historian Mike Guardia will speak to us about the life and career of Lt. General Hal Moore, the legendary commander at the Battle of Ia Drang, the first major battle of the Vietnam War. His battlefield exploits were popularized by the film We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. After his presentation, we will host a book signing. Copies will be available for purchase.

No registration is required for this free event. This presentation is open to the public. Programming support and refreshments provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

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