Jamming High With IPad Technology

Wha! Jamming with iPad technology? I have never heard of such a thing. Well, here at Northwest we are always looking for something new and different. This challenge is for any adult looking to shed pounds or just have fun. In the Month of November, we are going to work-off those extra pounds and inches just in time for the holidays. How will we do it? We will exercise using the IPad. Come and join us it will be fun!

Gandhi Celebration!


Come one! Come all! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy our Gandhi celebration. It will take place on Saturday October 13 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the library meeting room. Come enjoy a feature film,
food, and refreshments. We will be having this program in order to celebrate the life of Gandhi and his accomplishments that have made such a positive difference around the world. If you would like to learn more about Gandhi and his works, come visit the library and check out these wonderful resources:


Discover Panama

Did you notice how quickly the display case changed?  During October and November we are spotlighting Panama.  On November 17th at 2:00 pm, we will have a special guest here to discuss the life and cultural traditions of the Panamanian peoples.  If you don't know much about Panama then I invite you to come and discover what the beautiful South American county has to offer.  Also, be on the lookout for a Panamanian children's art exhibit which will be featured on the book drop windows.

New Titles

Did you know that Harris County Public Library is constantly adding new titles to its collection?  DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, YA, Juvenile Nonfiction - you name it.

Near the beginning of each month, a New Titles report is run, which lists all of the titles that have been added to the collection in the past 30 days by category, as well as the Most Requested and Most Circulated Titles of the past month, including the most requested titles we have On Order.  These lists provide handy, one-click shortcuts to each title's record in our catalog, so that you may request it on the spot using your Library Card Number and PIN, even (as is the case for On Order items) before some of the titles are even in circulation.

Many of our new arrivals have long waitlists.  Consider this service a sort of express pass to the front of the line.  To get to the New Titles report page, first head to our website, HCPL.net.  From there, hover over the Books & Media tab and select New Titles.  It's a great resource, and, if nothing else, it puts a sort of timestamp on our collection's evolutionary process and, if you follow through to the record, it shows you which new titles are most popular (in demand anyway) among HCPL patrons.

Freedom to Read

Join us in Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read September 30 to October 6 Banned Books Week. Books are challenged by an individual or group with best intentions to prevent materials to be read by others (usually children) because of the content the books contain. The challenge is to ban the book from libraries, schools and media all across the country. Sometimes the challenge results in banning of the book and some challenges are unsuccessful.  Everyone has the freedom and you can make the choice to ban or read these books.

Here is a list of the Top Ten books challenged in 2011.