2014

National Book Awards 2014: Poetry Edition

If you have been looking for a gateway into contemporary American poetry, the National Book Award finalists are not a terrible place to start. Five poets  acting as judges have declared these five books to be “the best” of all poetry collections published this year, with the winner being announced at the black tie awards ceremony next Wednesday evening, November 19th at 7pm. 

  • Cover Art: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia RankineCover Art: Second Childhood by Fanny Howe
  • Cover Art: This Blue by Maureen N. McLaneCover Art: Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck

TEENS: Holi Water Fight – Fri. June 13 @ 2pm

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UPDATE 6/13/14:  The Holi Water War will proceed as planned!  Storms look like they will not be in the area until after the program.  So get ready to get messy and colorful!  We'll be outside near the parking lot entrance around 1pm for registration, and the program will start 2pm!  Call Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information!

Teen SRP Schedule!

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Summer is almost here!!  This summer we’ll once again have a Teen Summer Reading Program for teens 12-18, or those entering grades 6-12 in the fall.  Teens can register and log their books/minutes online at www.hcpl.net.  When teens have read/listened to 5 books/600 minutes they will receive a pair of Spark a Reaction earbuds*; at 10 books/1200 minutes, they will receive a book*!  AND for every book/120 minutes past 10 books/1200 minutes they will receive an entry to place in one of six prize pack drawings!  Teens can also earn prize pack drawings by attending programs throughout the summer. You do not need to register for the Summer Reading Program to attend programs.  Check out our teen summer schedule below! 

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