Our Network will be DOWN Friday, October 21st

Please consider this advance notice that on Friday, October 21st, our Network Services will be doing an upgrade that requires the public library network at our branch to be out of service for a good part of that day.

Since our library shares its home with the LoneStar College Tomball library, people may ask if the college network will be in service during that time. The answer is, "Yes!" If you are 18 years of age or over and have a current HCPL adult library card in good standing, you can have its number authenticated in the college's network so you can use their computers. You'll have to go to the Customer Service desk on either the first or second floor or the Academic Librarians' reference desk on the second floor to get that authentication.

And of course, other libraries in the area--Northwest or Barbara Bush, or in the Montgomery County Memorial Public Library system, Malcolm Purvis Library in Magnolia, will have operational computers for your use. 

We apologize for this inconvenience and hope you have sufficient notice to make other plans. 

Star Wars Reads--This Saturday!

This Saturday, October 8, from 1-4 p.m., celebrate Star Wars Reads here at the library. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. Listen to a Star Wars story and watch it come to life as it is illustrated before your eyes! Learn cool Jedi moves from Jedi Master Whit at 3 p.m..

Enter your name in our prize drawing for a chance to win fun Star Wars stuff! Crafts! Photo booth! Snacks! Prizes! Trivia! 

All ages welcome.


 The force will be with you all day on Saturday, October 8th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm as we celebrate Star Wars Reads Day!
Listen to a Star Wars story at 1:30 pm.  Improve your intergalactic fighting skills and learn how to be a jedi warrior with Jedi Master Sifu Whit of Jade Mountain Martial Arts of Katy at 3:00 pm!  If that's not enough, we'll also have crafts, a photo booth, snacks, prizes, trivia and more!  Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!  All ages are welcome to come and join the fun!  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4235.

Bob Gardener Cuba Exhibit

In case you haven’t yet seen Robert Gardener’s spectacular “Cuba as I See it” exhibit in Room L-129 here at the library, this week gives you one last chance. Robert Gardener recently returned from Cuba as part of a cultural “Art Exchange” program that allows American citizens to visit Cuba under existing embargo laws. The exchange emphasized interaction with a variety of arts as well as participation in the everyday life of the people. Bob spent several days in Havana and Trinidad, photographing the old, colorful, and restored structures of both cities.

Havana and Trinidad both offer the visitor a rich experience of bustling streets filled with farm tractors, old cars and trucks, children everywhere, men on horseback, street vendors, bicycle and horse drawn taxis, smells of rich coffee brewing, food cooking, laughter and music everywhere.

The selections he has chosen are designed to give you a sense of the people, lifestyles, architecture and arts of today’s Cuba, before they become inevitably changed by increased tourism and outside influences.

This week is your last week to see it! Come on in.

The Train to Crystal City: This year's Gulf Coast Reads selection

Did you know that from 1942 to 1945 secret government trains regularly delivered American civilians to an internment camp in Crystal City, 110 miles southwest of San Antonio? The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children; the vast majority of whom were deeply loyal to the United States, were never charged with a crime, and were unable to understand why they had been forced to leave their homes. Jan Jarboe Russell, a writer at large for Texas Monthly and other publications has written a gripping record of the World War II Crystal City, and it has been chosen as the Gulf Coast Reads selection for this year.