Harris County

Bus Trip a Success

The Harris County Precinct 4 Bluebonnet bus trip through the Brenham area last Tuesday was a wonderful success. Not only was the bus full of happy Seniors, the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, poppies, sages, primroses, phloxes, and all those various yellow flowers turned out in magnificent numbers. Here’s advance notice that our next bus trip will take place on Thursday, May 21st, and will take folks over 50 up to Huntsville to tour the Texas Prison Museum. Stay posted; final plans and the registration form will be available soon. 

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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.

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Save the Date !!!

Come join us on Thursday, May 23,at 4:00 p.m. for a small reception to celebrate the library's new, expanded hours!! This occasion provides a great opportunity to welcome and thank Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle, who will be hosting the event, and Rhoda Goldberg, Director of the Harris County Public Library, both instrumental in making these new hours a reality.  Congratulations will also be in order for Ms. Goldberg, who will be retiring at the end of May after 37 years of service! 

 

 

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Why Are Book Clubs So Important?

Book clubs have been important to women throughout history. Ever wonder why? Book clubs: women and the uses of reading in everyday life by Elizabeth Long takes a look at how book clubs have evolved. She focuses on an academic study of women's book groups in Houston which makes it especially interesting for us in Harris County. You can reach out to more readers for your groups using a table top sign offered by Ingram Library services.

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Harris County Library History

Archives exhibitThe Harris County Archivist has gone through numerous old photos, newspaper clippings, etc., and put together a display of the history of the Harris County Public Libraries from 1921-1939.  Please stop by and check out the display in the Fairbanks Branch.  It includes a narrative of the history of the library system during that period and many pictures, including some of the Fairbanks Library in 1930 and some amazing old bookmobiles.

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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Evacuation Route SignOn Tuesday, September 8th at 2 PM the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will present a hurricane preparedness workshop at the Aldine Branch Library. Come and learn responsibilities during a hurricane, get evacuation tips, and find out if your disaster emergency kit is adequate.

 

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