Books

Summer Reading Time!

2017 Summer ReadingSummer is here! That means it’s time for HCPL’s Summer Reading Program. Everybody from babies to old folks can join in by (1) registering on our web site, (2) logging books that you read and activities that you do, and (3) getting rewards! Also, pick up a calendar of events at the library or check out our online calendar to see what fun activities we have available for you this summer.

Book Discussion: 'The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper' by Phaedra Patrick

Cover Art for The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra PatrickJoin us Monday, July 17 at 6:30 pm as we discuss the novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms. His adventures take him from his home in York through the English countryside, and on to Paris and India.

The book is available in Regular Print Book, Large Print, eBook, and eAudio. Call 281-471-4022 or come by the library if you would like assistance in getting a copy.  For ages 18+. No registration required. 

Sign up for Summer Reading Today!

Summer Reading has officially begun! Don't forget to sign up today and start logging all the books you've read and/or activities you've completed. You can earn points towards some amazing prizes! If you have questions, or need help registering, give us a call at 281-376-4610. Happy Reading!

Building a Better World

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is around the corner! " Kingwood Library is having a super SRP Summer Kick-Off on Monday, June 5th at 6 PM that will feature the screening of a movie outdoors.

The theme of this year's SRP is "Build a Better World." In order to build a better world must we not begin with ourselves? This article from bestcounselingschools.org features the 50 best self-help books of all-time. Included in the list are some classic self-help reads together with some newer titles. Check out the list and then check out our online catalog to request some titles in print, audio, or electronic formats.

Have fun this summer and happy reading!

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

 

Friends of Fairbanks Library Bi-Annual Book Sale

Hello Everyone! The Friends of the Fairbanks Library will be having its bi-annual book sale on Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 3pm in the meeting room of the library.

They are also looking for volunteers to help set up the books sale on Friday, June 9 at 4 pm and then to take down afterwards on Saturday, June 10 at 3pm. If you would like to volunteer, please call us at 713-466-4438. 

Adult Programs in June

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Month of JunePrograms in June for Adults:

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required.

Computer Class: Internet: Google Maps, YouTube: Thursday, June 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults-Bride & Groom Clothespin: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Computer Class-Facebook: Thursday, June 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

VFW Explains the Flag Retirement Ceremony: Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am. Bring your kids or grandkids and learn about the inspiring ceremony used to retire the United States flag! You are welcome to bring worn U. S. or Texas flag that needs to be retired and the VFW will include the flags in their upcoming retirement ceremony.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 13, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class-One-on-One Computer Help: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30-minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Life of a Merchant Marine Officer: Saturday, June 17, 10:30 am. Captain Carol Curtiss shares her interesting experiences as one of the first female officers in the Merchant Marines! She has some great stories!

Book Discussion- ‘My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel’ by Elizabeth Strout: Monday, June 19, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she has not spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lies the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 27, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

I Love a Mystery Book Club Next Week

mystery book clubCupcakes, crumpets, and crime! Share your favorite mystery for foodies at this month's I Love a Mystery Book Club

Wednesday, May 31, 12:00pm, LRNC 131.

Need some suggestions to get started? Try these:
• Chef: A Novel by Jaspreet Singh
• Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruri
• Dying For Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
• Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

The book club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm, in LRNC 131. Each month there is a different theme.

Atascocita Online Book Clubs start June 1

Just in time for summer, Atascocita Branch is starting two online book clubs via Goodreads.com.  One book club is for adults (18 and over) and the other for teens (grades 9-12).  Discussion will happen in the group online and guided by Atascocita Branch staff.  Each book read is two months long, but you can read at your own pace in that time.  Discussions are broken down by amount of pages or chapters, and there's a specific place for you speed readers for spoilers.

If your time is limited or maybe you communicate better through text, this is a great way to share reading with others in your community.  Anticipate some fun quizzes and polls along with these groups, as well as a variety of books to read.

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