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Teen Tech Week: Award Winning Audiobooks

headphonesThis week (March 6th-March 12th) is the national celebration of Teen Tech Week! What exactly is Teen Tech Week? This is a designated week when librarians and those who love libraries celebrate the non-print resources available through libraries (like audiobooks, eAudio, eBooks, etc.) and encourage people to use electronic resources creatively and ethically. The Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list was released mid-January and Teen Tech Week might be a good time to check one out! Or see what other amazing resources HCPL has available to you online (like

An Important Change in the HCPL Digital Media Catalog

Due to recently implemented licensing restrictions imposed upon libraries by electronic book providers and the Library’s budgetary issues, access to HCPL’s Digital Media Catalog will be limited to Harris County Public Library card holders only, starting Monday, March 7, 2011.    Digital Media Library customers who are currently using a Montgomery County Memorial Library System library card to check out digital materials will have two options for accessing HCPL’s downloadable content after March 7th:

New Digital Titles Available

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

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Send Us Your Reviews!

Love reading books and watching DVDs? Did you know you can post reviews on our site? HCPL welcomes you to submit your opinion of the books you've read and the movies you've watched. Share your thoughts on the books you loved (or the ones you hated).

Not sure what you want to read or watch next? You can read book or movie reviews other customers have posted. In addition, kids and teens can write their own reviews and read other reviews of children's and young adult titles. Also, customers can write or read reviews en Espanol.

If You Liked Dances With Wolves or Avatar, You Might Like This.

buckskin brigades

Buckskin Brigades by L. Ron Hubbard

A Rider On the Storm

Jason Manning, another of our Texas writers of western fiction, may not be a household name like Larry McMurtry, but he certainly deserves to be better known among western fans. With several series and numerous stand-alone novels under his belt, his work reflects a keen knowledge of the conflicts of the western frontier in the 19th century, as well as a thorough understanding of the motivations of human nature.

Whispered Words of Love

Whispered Words of Love

How do they compare with Romance Novels on Compact Disc?

Well alright, endearments whispered in the ear beat stories about love hands down. But there are times when such a ticklish thrill would be unnecessarily distracting. Driving a car, for instance, or operating heavy machinery where such a distraction would lead to disaster and not affection. As a matter of fact it might significantly decrease the time available for affection, perhaps even eliminate it entirely.

For times like these you need these:

Passing Identity on the Western Trail

With his twin Colts, Danny Duggan earned himself a reputation as a dangerous gunman. Danielle Strange, however, just wants to settle down and make something of her Texas ranch. When trouble rides in to town and an old friend is killed, Danielle turns to Danny for help. But there is more to Danny than meets the eye. And just what is the secret of their relationship anyway? Together they set out to bring the roughnecks to justice. Along the way they will find some more surprises to challenge the very core of their bond.

JUMP RIGHT INTO A GOOD BOOK

Inkheart and its sequels     Did you ever read a book that was so good you wanted to step right into the story and become one of the characters? Did you ever wish that the hero or the heroine could leap out of the book and join you for a chat? Of course one of the nice things about reading a book is that you can always set it down and come back to it later. You can set it down and go get a snack or visit a friend, and come back to it later. Or if you’re reading late at night and the story gets too scary you can set it down and turn on some more lights or decide to do something else and go back to reading in the daytime when the villain doesn’t seem so threatening.

Reading Resolutions

Since reading is such an important part of my life, each year I make reading resolutions, in addition to the traditional New Year's Resolutions.  The reading resolutions are usually much easier to keep! 

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Here is my plan for 2010:

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