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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

We at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library recognize and love the diversity of our community. It’s a wonderful thing to have people of different cultures and backgrounds associate and trade ideas. We love this aspect for our community and want to do everything we can to foster this. As such, the library is excited to be spending the next month celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. This wonderful celebration will allow us to learn more about Hispanic cultures, and gain a greater appreciation of the great things they have. Here are a few of the things that you can do at the library to gain a better appreciation of Hispanic culture.

Adults - Friday 9/7 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Technology Series - Technology Q&A

 

Let's talk about the technology issues concerning you! People from Freeman Library will be here to address questions about desktops/laptops, smartphones, digital tablets, HCPL eMedia, and more.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

Reading on the go!

Are you driving to your vacation destination this year? Why not try an audiobook to keep you and the family occupied and entertained in the car? Did you know Harris County Public Library has thousands of audiobooks? You can borrow CD audiobooks at your local branch, or you can use the following apps. You can check them out for free instantly using just your smart device.

Libby

Libby is an app by OverDrive. You can begin using Libby by downloading the app from your preferred app store, then search for Harris County as your library. You will then be prompted to enter your Harris County Public Library card number. After that, you can begin to search, borrow, and enjoy audiobooks.

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

What is streaming TV?

Hulu. Sling. Netflix, A la carte TV. These names are popping up more and more when it comes to in-home TV viewing. Want to get the lowdown on the current trend sweeping American homes? Want to know how easy can be to ditch the cable and take control of what channels and content you get? Want to learn how to CUT THE CORD?

The Maud Smith Marks Branch Library will be offering a new class geared towards getting patrons up to date on the latest streaming TV services and technology. Our CUT THE CORD class will cover what services off and what you need to get started. Come join us and learn the basics of A la Carte TV and streaming.

No Story Times the Week of Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no story times the week of Nov. 21 through Nov. 25. The story times will reconvene on Tuesday Nov. 28. All story times have limited space and tickets can be picked up when we open on the mornings of the story time.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays 10:15 am Ages 3-5
Baby Bookworms: Tuesdays 11:15 am Ages 0-18 months
Toddler Time: Wednesdays 10:30 am Ages 18 months-2 years

New Titles Were Recently Added!

 Hello my fellow users of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog!  I am happy to inform you that we had a nice addition to the digital catalog last night!  There were over 400 eBooks added, over 100 eAudio added and a few videos as well as one or two music titles.

 

Because there is a limit of 200 titles in the new eBooks area, not all titles will appear there.  Here is how to easily find all the titles that were added on January 26th, 2012.  This is really only important for our eBook users.  The new eAudio titles will all show in the "new eAudo" section on the homepage.

 

Top 10 Circulating eBooks and eAudio for October 2011

I thought I would try something new this week and post the top 10 circulating eBooks and eAudio titles for October 2011.

Do you see any surprises on the list?

 

eBooks

1. Smokin' Seventeen - by Janet Evanovich

2. The Guy Next Door -  by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, Victoria Dahl

3. In Too Deep - by Jayne Ann Krentz

UPDATE: Apple iOS5 update

To those who updated their Apple products to iOS 5, on 11-3-2011, Overdrive released an update to the Overdrive Media Console that fixes the issue.  Please download and install the new version of the Overdrive Media Catalog, and check for updates for iTunes.

I have tested it and the eAudio title I transferred did not go into the audiobook section like it used to.  A playlist is created for the audiobook.  In the update that released today, the name of the eAudio is now included in the transfer instead of random numbers.  The newest version is 3.2.0.7.

If you are suffering any issues after updating to iOS 5, make sure to update iTunes and Overdrive and hopefully the issue will be solved.  And no more random numbers instead of chapter titles!

 

The October digital titles are up!

I just wanted to update you that new title were added to the Digital Media Catalog late last week.  Below are a few of the titles added.

New eAudio  

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