NASA Day @ My Library

 Do you have an astronomer in the family?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut and actually spend time in space?  At the Maud Marks Library, we have TWO space related programs coming up over the next week to feed your inner scientist!

First up, on Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30 PM, astronomers of all ages are invited to come See the Stars!  The Astronomy Society at hthe University of Houston will be here to teach us all about stars and other things you might see in our local sky.  They will even be bringing telecopes with them so you can seee for yourself what the stars and planets look like.

Curiosity Cruiser visits South Houston Branch

The Curiosity Cruiser will make a special stop at the South Houston Branch Library next Thursday, January 18 at 4:30 PM. The Curiosity Cruiser is Harris County Public Library's state-of-the-art mobile library and provides children with access to books and exciting educational programs. The Curiosity Cruiser will also bring a special NASA STEM program, so make sure to stop by the library next Thursday and see all that this wonderful mobile library has to offer!

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

Teens: Find Your Place in the Sun with NASA @ My Library

Teens, what do you know about the sun? Explore how the sun affects our lives, bodies, and the Earth through experimentation. Create a UV reactive wristband and other projects on Thursday, November 16th at 4:30pm. 

NASA @ My Library Blasts Off from Freeman Branch Tomorrow!

Join us as Harris County Public Library kicks off its official NASA @ My Library tour at the Freeman Branch Library, Thursday, Oct 26 at 6 pm. Come visit our Trek the Galaxy stations where you can do activities and learn about space, stars, astronauts, the moon, and much more! NASA @ My Library will be making stops at many HCPL branches over the next two years, so bookmark this link to keep up with its orbit of the county.

This presentation is made possible through a grant from the The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI), the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. 

Changing Your Life...

What if you changed the way you live now? What would you do? Would the change be drastic - like taking advice from a popularity guide written in the 1950s,  not using a mirror for a year, or adding bugs to your diet? Maybe you would do something less extreme. Ever wonder what would happen if you took the SAT now? What score would you get as an adult?

The International Space Station Display @ HCPL

NASA's International Space Station Exhibit Orbits Around HCPL! The NASA display can currently (June 13 - June 27) be found at the Atascocita Branch Library.  To expand your learning experience, have have included a few book suggestions, as well as, a resource list that I think you will find interesting. Enjoy! 

Credit: NASA


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?

Apollo 11 Anniversary

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Were you watching it live as the images were beamed back to Earth on July 20, 1969? Maybe you have never seen the original broadcast.  If you would like to see it again, or for the first time, you can now view NASA’s restored clips of the transmission online.  

If you're curious to know more about the Apollo 11 mission, check out these titles from the HCPL catalog:

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