NASA's International Space Station Exhibit Orbits Around HCPL

ISS over earthWhat weighs one million pounds, is the size of a football field, zips along at a mind boggling 17,500 miles per hour about 330 miles above our heads and took the cooperative effort of fifteen nations to build?

New @ NW: Republic of China Centennial Photo Exhibit

Yesterday, a few of the folks from the Taipei Cultural Center dropped by the library to install this beautiful photo exhibit celebrating Taiwan's (or the Republic of China's) centennial.  The exhibit is called Retracing Our Steps: A Photo Journey through 100 Years of the ROC.  It is meant to explore "the ROC's development over the past century, encouraging visitors to remember the past, cherish the present and look forward to the future," as well as to "illustrate the nation's transformation and the blossoming of diversity, creativity and tolerance in the hundred years since the founding of the ROC."

Retracing Our Steps will be on display throughout the library until the end of May.  Come on by and celebrate one hundred years of Taiwanese culture with us. (More pictures from the exhibit after the jump.)

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” Traveling Exhibit Visits Cy-Fair

Presiden Abraham Lincoln from Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes. Courtesy Flickr Commons and Library of CongressBeginning December 28, Cy-Fair College Branch Library will host a unique traveling exhibition focusing on President Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the most turbulent era in the nation’s history.

Using period photographs, posters, historical documents and artifacts--including the Bible used during Lincoln’s first inauguration, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” explores how the president used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties.

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