books

Curiosity Cruiser comes to Katy Branch

SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, January 25th
Time:  9:30 AM
Location: Katy Branch Parking Lot

Join us aboard the Curiosity Cruiser, Harris County Public Library's mobile library!
The Curiosity Cruiser is a state-of-the-art mobile library that provides Houston children with access to books and exciting educational programs!

Tried and True: HCPL's 2017 Top Ten Lists

top ten 2017 graphicJust when you think the world has become a little too predictable, the sky dumps Lake Michigan on you in the span of about 18 hours. That's when you decide that maybe that rut you were stuck in was kind of cozy and comforting in a way. 

This year's top ten most circulated novels at Harris County Public Library reflect that very human need for stabiliity. The list is chock full of familiar names like Grisham, Evanovich, Sparks and Baldacci (twice). These are writers who have consistently produced high quality work--not particularly groundbreaking perhaps, but entertaining and immanently readable. 

There are one or two surprises sprinkled in because humans are, in the end, predictably unpredictable.

December Book & Bite Club

Please, join us on Thursday, December 28th at 12:30 pm, for our Book & Bite Club.  This month, we'll be discussing Cakewalk by New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown

Harvey

A big storm named Harvey is headed to the Texas Gulf coast. The Houston area is poised for heavy rain and flooding. Make sure you are prepared with an emergeny kit. Also, stop by the Kingwood Library and stock up on some books! Inclement weather can be a good time to catch up on some reading. Here are some book recommendations from Penguin India blog.

We'll keep you posted about any library closures if they are needed. Stay safe everyone!

(image courtesy of Hansueli Krapf via WikiCommons)

Building a Better World

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is around the corner! " Kingwood Library is having a super SRP Summer Kick-Off on Monday, June 5th at 6 PM that will feature the screening of a movie outdoors.

The theme of this year's SRP is "Build a Better World." In order to build a better world must we not begin with ourselves? This article from bestcounselingschools.org features the 50 best self-help books of all-time. Included in the list are some classic self-help reads together with some newer titles. Check out the list and then check out our online catalog to request some titles in print, audio, or electronic formats.

Have fun this summer and happy reading!

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

 

NC BOOK SALE THIS WEEKEND

Book SaleNorth Channel will hoid a Friends of the Library Book Sale this weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th, during library open hours. 
All proceeds from the sale go directly to the North Channel Library to fund various library needs, such as summer performers, books and other items.  Don't miss our book sale this weekend!

Friends of the Library Plant and Book Festival!

Plants of every kind and color: bedding plants, hanging baskets, flowers, indoor/outdoor and more!
 
Books in every category: rare, cookbooks, novels, classics, children’s, history and more!

Friday, March 24 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Saturday, March  25 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                            

Fun Family Storytime with Ms. Wendy and Mr. Bryan both days!

Time: 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

All ages are welcome!

Refreshments generously provided by our neighbor, Sweet Tomatoes!

Preschool and Toddler Storytimes

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with friends and family while some of enjoy watching the Super Bowl.  This is just a reminder starting next week all kids will have to have a ticket before attending Preschool Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30 am or Toddler Storytime on Wednesday at 10:30 am.  The tickets will be on a table in the Children's Area starting when we open to pick up.  This is a measure put in place to insure everyone's safety in case of an emergency.  

Oh, the Places You Will Go, When You Open a Book!

Have you ever wanted to  travel back in time?  Do you day dream of faraway places and wonder what it would be like? Just grab a book. Here are a few that I think you will enjoy.

It's a Whale of a Tale

You've probably heard by now that there will be a Finding Nemo sequel released in 2015 titled Finding Dory.  While I'm excited about a sequel to one of my favorite animated movies, I have to say 2015 is soooo long away!  What's a fish fan to do?  Read, of course!  Here are some of my favorite fishy books to help "tide" you over:

One Fish Two Fish One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

The classic tale of animals with typical Seussical names! 

 

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