Teen Laptop Classes!

Calling all teens ages 13 to 18!!  What will you be doing this coming Thursday, February 25th?  Come and join us for our Teen Laptop Class on Emailing!  We're learning something new every week.  Did you know that Harris County Public Library as a website for teens?  That's what our last class was all about.  So come and join us for class at 4:30 PM on February 25th!

9-1-1 Emergency

Emergency Medical ResponderWe are all familiar with the 9-1-1 emergency calling system but did you know the first such system was only used 42 years ago on, February 16, 1968? The call was placed in Haleyville, Alabama by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite from Haleyville City Hall to U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill at the city's police station. Bevill reportedly answered the phone with "Hello." Now we all commonly dial 9-1-1 for emergencies and we are connected to local police, fire, and ambulance services where ever we may be. For a link to website about the history of 9-1-1 please click here.

Books for All--Free for All Display

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!

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

The Galena Park Branch will once again be an early voting location.  Traditionally, not a lot of people come to our branch to cast their vote.  Based on my experience at Galena Park, voters can come and vote with relative ease.  Voters should be able to be in and out well within five minutes.  Make sure to bring your friends, family, and neighbors to vote.  I am proud to announce that we have the same Early Voting crew comming back and they would like to have your voting business.  They would like to visit with their old friends and make new friends.  I would like to invite every registered voter to come and vote at our branch.  While visiting the branch, make sure to brouse through the ever growing collection of books and DVD's that are available for checkout.  If you do not have a library card, be sure to apply for one.  That too also takes just only a few minutes and it is FREE!!

The Iranian Revolution

The History of IranThis week on February 11, 1979, Iranians will celebrate the 31st anniversary since the end of the Islamic Revolution. After growing hostility, Iranians united to revolt against the monarch of Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini. Though the monarch opened up international ties with the United States, Iranians viewed American culture as offensive to their own belief system. Many saw the monarch as nothing more than a puppet of western society. And so began over a year of protests that would eventually dethrone the monarch Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The end of these protests came on the eleventh.