Afterschool Science Time: Center of Gravity

 Clipart of solar planet orbits Join us for 30-45 minutes of hands-on Science in the Library! This month's topic will be: Center of Gravity, Wednesday, February 29 at 3:15.  For school-age children.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation


The world of children's literature is saddened by the announcement of the passing of Jan Berenstain. She and her husband Stan (who preceded her in death in 2005)  wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears series of books. This series has been a staple for generations of parents in introducing many concepts of family and community life to their children.

The Big Honey Hunt is the book which started it all. Thank you Stan and Jan for all your gentle lessons from one grateful parent.


You...In the Movies

Photograph of man holding film and pointing at cameraThis is short notice, but if you are interested in helping with our Summer Reading Club Promotional Film come to the library this afternoon, Thursday, February 23, at 3:15 p.m., and audition for our Film Committee.  For children in 3rd grade and up.

Picture: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation


Join Mr. D for the afterschool craft time. In celebration of Black History Month, you will be creating an underground railroad lantern and finding out some facts about this time in American history. The craft time begins Wednesday, February 22 at 3:15 pm.


Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation


Finding Good Books

Logo for Harris County Public Library Book HuntersOne of the many wonderful advantages to the Internet is the way it makes finding good books easier.  Two websites to help with this are Goodreads and LibraryThing. To use them, sign up for a free account and then list books you have read and enjoyed.  Goodreads gives this invitation to readers on its website:  “Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.” LibraryThing describes itself as “a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.”  Join one or both and discover some books you just love! And remember we have our very own Book Hunters service, where you tell us what you like and we suggest similar titles for you to try.