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This Could Be Your Lucky Day

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who hate waiting in line and people who hate waiting in line with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. And we all know, waiting is even worse when what you are waiting for is something you really, really want. Well, Harris County Public Library can't do anything about the line for a table at Killen's. We can, however, make the wait for the book you are waiting in the holds queue for a lot shorter. But, only if you are determined, vigilant and just a little bit lucky.

How it works:
Periodically throughout each day, between Monday July 22 and Saturday, July 27, Harris County Public Library will release four new copies (2 ebook and 2 downloadable audiobook) of over two hundred of the most in-demand titles in our digital collection. If you are one of the first four people to see and checkout a copy, you know it is your lucky day! 

What you need to know:
Whenever you have a moment during the week, go to https://hcpl.overdrive.com and see if you see the book you've been waiting for. If you do, snap it up!
Titles will appear only in the Lucky Day Collection on OverDrive
Checkout period for all Lucky Day titles is 1 week

This (and More) Is What You've Been Waiting for:
For Lucky Day, HCPL's Collection Development professionals have chosen over two hundred of the most popular recent titles including these bestsellers: 
Where the Crawdads Sing / Delia Owens
Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover
Becoming / Michelle Obama
The Silent Patient / Alex Michaelides
The Tattooist of Auschwitz / Heather Morris
Dare to Lead / Brené Brown

Cover Art: Where the Crawdads SingCover Art: Educated: A MemoirCover Art: Becoming by Michelle ObamaCover Art: The Silent PatientCover Art: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Cover Art: Dare to Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Have u heard of Libby, Overdrive's newest app? Join us on Mon 11/26 from 2:30-4 PM to learn how to download or stream eBooks & audiobooks using Libby. All you need is a Harris County Public Library card! Self-register online or by calling 832-927-7830.

Overdrive for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Learn how to download or stream eBooks and audiobooks using Overdrive. All you need is a Harris County Public Library card! Join us on Tues 10/30 from 2:30 PM - 4 PM. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

#Libby is the name of Overdrive's newest app. Join us for a free class at #KingwoodLibrary on how to download or stream eBooks & audiobooks using Libby on Tues 9/11 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Bring your library card! Self-register online @ https://bit.ly/2NTgkQM or call the library at 832-927-7830.

Overdrive for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Need help downloading or streaming eBooks and audiobooks using #Overdrive? Join us for a free class on Tues Sept 5 from 2:30-4 PM in the Computer Lab.  All you need is a Harris County Public Library card! Self-register online here or by calling 832-927-7830.

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Have you met Overdrive's newest app, Libby? Want to learn how to download or stream #eBooks & #audiobooks? Join us in the Computer Lab at #KingwoodLibrary on Tues 6/19 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Self-register online for this class at http://bit.ly/2LYkkhD or by calling 281-360-6804

Learn something new at Evelyn Meador

Harris County Public Library's mission is to provide information and resources to enrich lives and strengthen communities through innovative services within and beyond our walls. Here at Evelyn Meador we do our best to meet that mission. By offering a wide variety of classes and programming, we enrich our patron’s lives and even challenge customers to learn something new. Our recent journal-making program was a blast; we learned to make Japense stab bound journals. Everyone who participated got to take their own unique and functional piece of art home.

Bring Your Tablet or Smartphone

Did you receive a new tablet or smartphone for Christmas? Do you have a tablet or phone but aren't too familiar with it, and have questions about how to download apps, read e-books, take pictures, and more? Bring your tablet or smartphone to our free help session at the South Houston Branch Library on Saturday, January 6 @ 1:30 PM and get answers to questions you may have about working with your device. 

For more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

MacBook iPad Photo Credit : pixabay.com - CC0 Creative Commons  

We Are Always Open!

Yes, the brick and mortar building which houses the Maud Marks Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 28-29 for the Memorial Day holiday.  However, the library still has plenty of online services available 24-7.  Check out an eBook or eAudio using our OverDrive or OneClick databases.  Read a magazine using Flipster.  Watch a movie or TV show on our Hoopla database.  Play a game using our Tumblebook database.  Do some research using our databases.

Downloadable eBooks

This tweet from Harris County Public Library makes a good point:  eBooks are convenient when traveling, especially when real estate (i.e. luggage space) is at stake.

Downloadable eBooks are available 24 / 7 at our eHCPL site.

Not sure how it all works? Kingwood Library is offering an evening eBooks for iPad class on April 19th from 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM. You can register for the class here.

(image courtesy of http://ircguides.imsa.edu/ebooks)

 

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