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Asteria Greek Dancers at the Library on March 23rd!

Everyone is invited to come to a performance from the Asteria Greek Dancers of Clear Lake on March 23rd at 2:00 PM. Come see performers in traditional dress and enjoy traditional Greek dancing and music in this fanstastic program! All ages are welcome to come, and no registration is required, so make sure you come and support this fantastic group!

For more information, see our online calendar. 

ProCRAFTinate at the Library!

March is the season for crafting (at least at the Evelyn Meador Library). This month, we will be introducing some new crafting and sewing programs to give our community a space to come together, work on projects, and have fun. With our amazing library resources and some expert help, these will be an awesome opportunity to finish up any projects you have lying around the house and get to know some new people.

There's a database for that....

Where can you go to find information for your school projects and reports? Where is a one-stop shop to find authoritative, credible and current information?  Where are you likely to find information that you can trust? Where can you find information easily, quickly and even gives you the citation format of your choosing already formatted for you in a variety of citation formats?  The answer is Texshare, that’s where. The Harris County library has access to TexShare Databases, which are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and our customers. Start with Harris County Library Databases for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.

Get a Book Date for Valentine's Day!

Books will always love you and be there for you. It’s one of those comforting facts of life. In a lot of ways they’re better than people. I mean, they don’t wake you up in the night, they wait until you're ready for them, they don’t eat your food, and the list goes on. So, in recognition of that fact, we recommend that instead of making sure you have a date tonight, you should celebrate this Valentine’s Day right by visiting the library and getting a great book to read. Here’s some of our recommendations to try:

There's a database for that....

Where can you go to find information for your school projects and reports? Where is a one-stop shop to find authoritative, credible and current information?  Where are you likely to find information that you can trust? Where can you find information easily, quickly and even gives you the citation format of your choosing already formatted for you in a variety of citation formats?  The answer is Texshare, that’s where. The Harris County library has access to TexShare Databases, which are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and our customers. Start with Harris County Library Databases for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.

There's a database for that....

Where can you go to find information for your school projects and reports? Where is a one-stop shop to find authoritative, credible and current information?  Where are you likely to find information that you can trust? Where can you find information easily, quickly and even gives you the citation format of your choosing already formatted for you in a variety of citation formats?  The answer is Texshare, that’s where. The Harris County library has access to TexShare Databases, which are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and our customers. Start with Harris County Library Databases for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution this Year

With the holidays over and 2019 finally here, we’ve all set our New Year’s Resolutions. However, I’m sure at least some of you are worried that this year will be exactly like last year, where halfway through January your goals were already given up. If that is the case, don’t worry. The library is here to help you accomplish those resolutions and have fun during the process. With a variety of events, resources, and opportunities, there’s no goal that we can’t help you with. Here’s just a few of the ways we can help you out:

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

PDF Tools

small pdfLet's face it, PDF's are everywhere. People send them to you, many organizations require the format when uploading documents, and most websites documents are available to download as PDFs. However, sometimes we need a little help to make them more user friendly.


The free Adobe Reader (sometimes called Acrobat Reader) software that is usually installed on most computers does just that, reads (or more precisely, displays) the PDF contents. It also allows users to fill in form fields if the PDF was created with that function. Not all PDFs though were created as fillable as many organizations may want the form filled out by hand with signatures.

Learning Express Library - Practice Exams

Learning Express Library provides free access to practice exams for examinations such as the ACT, SAT, AP exams, and the GED test. But did you know Learning Express Library also has occupation practice exams? You can use this database to practice for tests such as the Postal Worker Exam, the Cosmetology Exam, TExES exams, and much more.

You can find the Learning Express Library database by visiting our website, www.hcpl.net, clicking on Databases, and then selecting Education & Libraries. The Learning Express Library database also has a Computer Skills Center where you can learn how to work with software such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Photoshop. Learning Express Library is free with your library card.

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