Thank you for Counting!

Thank You spelled with M&M'sA BIG thank you goes out to all of the kids that came out to the library last week to help us with Patron Count Week. Even though they could have been at home sleeping or out playing, they spent their days off from school helping us count the number of people that came into the library. Thanks again for all your help! For information on how you can help count during our next Patron Count Week, please visit the Front Desk.



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How Do You Train a Dragon!!

How to Train Your Dragon  is a story about the young Viking named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.  As Hiccup starts to grow, he develops strong desires to become a Viking.  In order to accomplish his goal, he must go through tribal rituals and be initiated as a Viking.  Along the way to becoming a Viking, the pathway becomes a little more challenging.  He soon encounters new trials that have never before been encountered.  The story of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III can be found at the Galena Park Branch.  We have audio books on CD, as well as the story in English and Espanol/Spanish.  Be sure to check out the movie when it is released.  It is in 3D and totally cool.  Come visit th

Teen Netbook Computer Classes

The Galena Park Branch will be hosting teen netbook computer classes.  This week we will learn about the advantages of a netbook computer.  There will be various techical topics:  from staying "green,"  using HCPL's databases, or using multi-language translators.  You will definately learn something that is exciting.Tell your friends about our classes.  Come and join us and learn something new!  Our classes will be on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30.  Due to limited seating, registration is required but the classes are always free to interested teens.  Who knows but doing homework with a new twist might just be easier and fun!!

Do ARD Meetings Make You Nervous

Do ARD meetings make you nervous?  Do you need help understanding your child's rights?  The Galena Park Branch has a program that is presented by the Partners Resource Netwrok - TEAM Project.  Partners Resource Network is a parent Training & Information Center funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Special Education Programs.  The free presentation will be on March 16, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the branch's conference room. 

History of the Harris County Public Library

During the month of February, we have a unique display in our display case.  It is a series of images of the Harris County Public Libary from 1921 to 1929.  See what the bookmobiles looked like that brought books to customers all over the county.  Come and see this early history of Harris County Public Library!