Memorial Day

Memorial Day & More

Hello Aldine Library friends. Just a quick reminder for parents- and all library users- that we will be no Pajama Storytime on Monday, May 25th as we will be CLOSED  for Memorial Day.

Además, no habrá clases de inglés el martes 26 de mayo.

Book Hunters in Brief #75: Remembering

Book Hunters offer these suggestions for your Memorial Day reading.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home by Robert M Poole

War by Sebastian Junger

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice by Howard Shultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

The Soldiers’ Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War by Samuel Hynes

A Gift of Valor: A War Story by Michael M. Phillips

We at Harris County Public Library would like to express our gratitude to the families of the men and women who have fallen in service to this country. We are forever in your debt.

Closed on Monday for Memorial Day

Memorial DayDon't forget: we're closed on Monday, 5/25, for Memorial Day.  Come back and see us later next week for these events: Toddler Time, Tech Help Hours, Knotty & Nice Club, Preschool Storytime, Book & Bite Club, ESL Vocabulary, Spanish Computer Class, and Yoga.   

Memorial Day Weekend Library Hours

Memorial DayWe will be open on Saturday, May 23, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 24-25.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 am.


We wish you a peaceful Memorial Day!

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Those Whom the Fallen Loved: We Honor You

About once a week I drive by the Houston National Cemetery on Veteran’s Memorial Drive. My heart sinks as my eyes follow the deep perspective of identical gravestones. I ponder the meaning of that silent rhythm of stones. Next Monday we will remember those who gave their lives in the military service of this country; the service at the Houston National Cemetery will begin at 9:30 a.m.

But here in the library it’s the survivors of those who died whom we see. They are the people who valiantly grieved and then got up and embraced the values for which their loved ones died and carry them on, deep into life and into society. As we approach Memorial Day, we at the library honor those whom the fallen loved. It is our privilege to serve you.


Book Hunters in Brief #23: Memorial Day

Harris County Public Library owes a debt of gratitude to the members of the U.S. Armed Services both past and present, as well as to their families. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.

Memorial Day

Since I did a blog about Memorial Day last year, I wasn’t sure about doing one this year without repeating myself. In fact, I already had another blog subject ready to go. That will wait. Because I just felt I needed to focus on this coming Monday and what it means.

In November, in celebrate Veterans Day. We acknowledge all that we owe to the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. But in May, we observe Memorial Day. We strive to remember those who gave their all for their country.

Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, I want to take a moment to remember our Armed Forces. We can be grateful each day for those who have defended our country and our freedoms – and honor those who have died for us. This coming Monday – the last Monday of every May – we take time to do just that. We remember those who have died in the line of duty and acknowledge their sacrifice. Because this really is a serious and solemn occasion, I’d like to draw attention to some documentaries that present a true, non-Hollywood accounting of what the men and women of our Armed Forces have given for us.


We hope that you enjoy the Memorial Day holiday! The North Channel Branch and all Harris County Libraries will be closed both Sunday, May 30th, and Monday, May 31st. We will reopen Tuesday, June 1st, at 10 am. If you need to renew materials, please remember to phone the Renewal Line at 713-747-4763 or visit our website at:  You will need your library barcode number and 4 digit PIN to renew using either of these services. If you return materials to the Book Drop, do NOT leave them on the Front Porch if the Book Drop is full. Please keep your materials. When you bring the materials back once we reopen, just let us know that the Book Drop was full and we will waive your fines. See you after the holiday!

Poetry of America

Last month was National Poetry Month, so why am I writing this blog in May?  If you had a chance to visit the Atascocita Branch you may have noticed my display of poetry books in the children's area. I am happy to report that many children and adults checked these items out. Even though April is over and gone, I am hopeful that you will continue to explore books in this area of the library.

Monday, May 31st, our country will celebrate Memorial Day. This national holiday commemorates the U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who died while in military service.  I have chosen books about America in honor of these brave men and women.   
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