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Computer Classes @ Barbara Bush Library

Did you know that computer classes are back at the Barbara Bush Library? Our schedule of classes changes monthly in order to cover a wide variety of topics. Classes do require registration which can be done online here, or by contacting the library. 

If you are interested in signing up for a class or would like more information, please call us at 832-927-7800. We look forward to seeing you in a class! 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

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

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