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Written in the Stars: READ!

Welcome to the beginning of our National Teen Reads Week! This is an annual celebration of our teen literature, and a time where we encourage our teens to read more (as opposed to our normal agenda, which is to discourage reading and hide books. We are a library after all.). However, if you aren’t a teen, don’t let that discourage you from celebrating this week. Everyone can come to the library and do something to participate in this amazing event. Here are some of our suggestions on how to reach for the stars at the library this week:

My Library is Incredible Because...

Celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month 2018!

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Enter the American Library Association's "My Library is Incredible Because...." contest!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? Signing up for a library card is a great step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Harris County Public Library cards are free to Texas residents of all ages. Registered borrowers may borrow materials from any Harris County Public Library branch and have full use of all HCPL online resources, such as eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive and OneClickDigital, streaming video through Kanopy and OverDrive, magazines through Flipster, and research databases for business, genealogy, language learning and more. To receive your full service card, visit any Harris County Public Library Branch to fill out an application and provide proof of mailing address, such as your photo identification.

Evening Book Club @ Barbara Bush

Looking for a book club that isn't during your workday? We've got one for you! It's not too late to join our evening book club. Evening book club will be meeting on September 11th at 7:00pm to discuss The Address by Fiona Davis. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy, request it through our catalog, or check a digital copy out through Overdrive

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

School-Aged Kids' Tuesday program: Library Card Holders 

 Tuesday, Sept. 4th @ 4:45pm

Make your own library card holder to keep your library card safe and ready to use!

This program is for children ages 5-12. A free ticket is required. Please pick up the ticket at the Children's Information Desk 15 minutes prior to the program.

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!

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! 

Kingwood Pop-Up Continues in April!

The Kingwood Pop-up will be continuing through April! In addidtion to our regular storytimes we will also have Adult Crafternoons this month (Online registration required as space is limited)! Join us for Adult Crafternoons, Lapsit Storytime, Toddler Storytime and Family Storytime on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 3: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 4: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Tuesday, April 17: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 18: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Tuesday, April 24: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 25: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

A Novel Idea - April

Join us on Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30am for our April Book Club. We will be reading Lisa Gardner's Right Behind You. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy today or you can request it via our catalog.

Here is a brief summary about Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner:

Pop up Library @ Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio April 14, 2018

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We all miss our library and are eagerly awaiting the day it reopens. In the meantime, Barbara Bush Branch Library will be having another exciting pop up! Join us at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio this Saturday, April 14.

You will be able to:

• Return books
• Browse our mini collection
• enjoy a fun craft
• Apply for a library card

We will be there from 1pm to 5pm and hope to see you!

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