The Heroes Face Off...

Lightning BoltWith countries around the world facing off for gold, silver and bronze, I figured now would be a good time to have two of my favorite heroes battle it out as well. Yes, I am talking about Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Both characters have superhuman abilities and are involved in a prophecy that could impact the entire world. Both attend a school (or camp) that trains those abilities. Both have mentors and friends who help them along their many challenges. And, now both have been brought to the big screen.

Tooth Tales

According to Chase's Calendar of Events, National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated on February 28th.

Who Doesn't Love Pancakes?

I don't know a single person who doesn't like pancakes, and February 14 - 20th is National Pancake week.  I realize that the celebrations are almost over, but this topic was too yummy to past up.  Not to mention the fact, that it's never too early to start planning for next year...Maybe I'll have pancakes for dinner tonight. 

February/March Kids Newsletter

The February/March edition of the Kids Newsletter is available and features interviews with Akhila Bhat of the Barbara Bush Branch Library and Ms. Anna of the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch Library.  Both of these ladies love their jobs and really enjoy presenting programs for the kids in their communities.

There is also an announcement for the upcoming Read Across America Day on March 2 which will be celebrated at all of the Harris County Branch Libraries.  And there is a list of some of the new Children's books and audio that we have recently added to our collection.

More for Lightning Thief lovers

so you've seen the trailers for The Lightning Thief, or maybe you went to see it already, and now you want to read it , but whaddya know, the whole series is checked out. Now what? Here are some other books that you might enjoy that are retellings of, or are based on Greek myths, or just have characters from Greek mythology.


Mystery, Magic and Adventure with the Scent of Medieval Japan

Station of the Tokaido by Hiroshige
Sword Fighting Skills, Samurai, Spirits and Ninja

Mardi Gras

What is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras is French for “fat Tuesday.” Fat Tuesday falls on the day before Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. For people who celebrate Lent, it usually means they give up something. It could mean giving up your favorite food or even not using a computer until Easter Sunday. Mardi Gras allows one last day of celebrations, festivities and delicious food! This year, Mardi Gras is February 16, 2010.

Exciting News!

 Jerry Pinkney is the first individual African American to win the Caldecott Medal award! 

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