Books

Living that Library Life

I think if there’s one thing we all agree on, it’s that libraries are awesome and amazing and interesting and a whole bunch of other nifty adjectives. I mean, if you’re reading this you’re probably a fan or a supporter of the library in some way right? In the end, it doesn’t matter if you somehow ended up here by wild happenstance or if you ended up here because here is exactly where you want to be—let’s celebrate that awesome, amazing, interesting place full of knowledge. How? By reading of course. 

 

 

Meet the Author of “Meet Yasmin!”

Meet YasminYasmin is a bold, intelligent, imaginative second-grader who's always on the lookout for creative ways to solve life's little problems. Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani-American family delight and inspire readers. Come and meet her creator, Saadia Faruqi, at the library’s story time on Thursday, August 16, at 10:30 am.

Adult Events Coming Soon

MandevillaKrafty Korner: make paper mandevilla flowers, Tuesday, August 21, 1:30-2:30 pm
Everything You Need to Know about Medicare, Thursday, August 23, 5:30-6:30 pm
DIY Car Repair (Explore our online resource!), Saturday, August 25, 10:30-11:30 am
Adult Book Club: Garden Spells, Tuesday, August 28, 2:30-3:30 pm. Copies available at the library.
Please register here.

 

School Time

The first day of school can be scary—new rooms, new teachers, new classmates, new schedules, new rules. So. Much. New. Thankfully, many people have done this before, and, thankfully, many have come through to the other side whole and unscathed. And, lucky for us, some have even written about the experience, knowing how worrisome the days leading up to all that newness can be. So, here's a list of back to school stories, perfect for that night before school read aloud that'll make it all seem, if not exciting, then hopefully a little less scary. 

 

 

Summer Reading Summary

Now that our Summer Reading Program is officially over, and everyone is coming in to get their prizes (by the way, if you haven’t gotten your prize, come to the Reference Desk before August 18th to get it), we at the Evelyn Meador Library thought it might interest our patrons to find out how our Summer Reading Program went. As such, we decided that we would share some of our statistics for summer reading and show how great our summer went.

Free eBooks, eComics, Digital Magazines, & Audiobooks

Ebooks + more 2Your HCPL library card enables you to download ebooks and audiobooks through our web site for FREE.  We have 4 sources for ebooks: 2 for adults in general, 1 for IT professionals, and 1 for children.  We offer downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive and RB Digital. Overdrive also includes digital comic books. And, through Flipster, your library card gives you access to 142 full-color, full-text digital magazine subscriptions. Cozy up with your favorite screen and enjoy!

FOAL: Book Sale, August 18

The Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) will be holding their annual book sale August 18. The sale will have donated teaching materials, children’s books, fiction and nonfiction, hard backs and paperbacks, 25¢ music CD’s, 25¢ magazines, and much more. Most items are priced at $.50 – $1.00. FOAL reusable book bags are available for $3. A preview sale for FOAL members will be on Friday, August 17th from 5PM-7PM. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership at the door. August 18th, individuals with disabilities may shop from 9AM-10AM, and the sale will open to public from 10 AM-5PM.

Horror Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Horror.

Why read horror? These tales feature nightmares come to life, complete with the monsters -- human, inhuman, and psychological -- that inhabit readers' worst fears. As in nightmares, surprise is a key element. Some horror tales begin in a fairly normal world, suddenly and disastrously invaded by monsters, and lead to a horrific climax The key to horror is that although the evil may be beaten down, it is never destroyed completely.  It lurks just beneath the surface, waiting to emerge again. 

E-Summer Reading for Kids and Teens

Are your kids and teens searching for titles to read for school, or for recommended reading for their grade levels? Our e-book service through OverDrive and Libby has e-books and e-audiobooks for kids and teens that are categorized by grade level and include books on lists such as the Bluebonnet, Lone Star and the Tayshas.

If your kids are searching for something to read, check out our e-books at https://hcpl.overdrive.com/ and select Collections>Kids or Collections>Teens. You can also download the OverDrive or Libby app and log in with your Harris County Public Library card to check out e-materials.

Happy Reading!

 

STEAM reads for all ages

Let’s talk about STEAM y’all. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. These are words that may sound daunting to some people, but in today’s world they’re important ones. From classrooms, to offices, and yes, even libraries, this acronym is becoming synonymous with the future. So whether you’re interested in learning more about the subjects, their past and whatever the future may bring, enjoy them already, or want to give a little nudge to someone in your life, big or small, here are a few titles, for all ages, to get you started. 

 

 

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