Database For Improving Computer Skills & Job Searching

Logo of Database Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpressWe have a database that is perfect for job seekers and/or those who would like to improve their computer skills. It is called Job & Career Accelerator. The database allows a person to create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs in various fields, improve computer skills, and it also gives links to apply for jobs. From our website, www.hcpl.net , click on Databases; Subject List; Jobs & Careers; and then Job & Career Accelerator. The first time you use Job & Career Accelerator, you will need to register and registration is free. Note: if you have already signed up for the LearningExpress database, the login will be the same; you will not need to reregister. Please ask a librarian if you would like help in accessing this database.

National History Day Topic 2012-2013 - Turning Points in History

As you students and parents are preparing for the History Fair topic, here are some resources for information that can be accessed from home through the Harris County Public Library website using your library card. The World Book Reference Center is a wonderful tool for research. There are links to thousands of articles as well as a link to primary sources for example, speeches, letters, treaties and other documents. There is also a Citation Builder link which will help students cite their sources in the correct manner. In addition to the World Book there is also a database devoted to history, the  World History Collection.

First Title in Series Display

Photo of First Title in Series Display at La Porte Community LibraryThe display in the Adult Fiction section features the first title in a series. Currently on display is: Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben, first title in the Myron Bolitar mysteries; Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon, first title in the Lord John Grey novels; Step on a Crack by James Patterson, first title in the Michael Bennett mysteries; Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie, first title in Jane Marple murder mysteries; The Secret by Beverly Lewis, first title in Seasons of Grace series; The Next Always by Nora Roberts, first title in Inn Boonsboro trilogy;

Book Discussion on Wednesday, October 17

Logo for Gulf Coast Reads from http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/This is a reminder that we will have our book discussion for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer on Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., as a part of the Gulf Coast Reads initiative. The discussion is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

Craft for Teen Read Week

Clipart of teen reading: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. Are you a young person who loves to read? Come celebrate your love of reading by coming to the Teen Read Week Craft on Wednesday, October 17, from 4 – 5 pm. Make a bookmark for your reading pleasure. All materials provided. Ages 10-17.

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