Rearranging Books in the Teen Room

Lone StarAttention all readers of the Texas Lone Star list! We have done a bit of rearranging in the Teen Room. Now, Lone Star books from the current list and last year’s list will be located inside the Teen Room on the last section of shelves by the teen magazines. Books from older lists are now shelved in Young Adult fiction inside the Teen Room.

If you still can’t find the Lone Star books or just have questions, come talk to a librarian. And check out this awesome post for a look at the 2013 Lone Star list!

Flickr CC: Lone Star State Photo by: Brandon Watts

Amelia Bedelia Celebrates a Landmark Birthday

Amelia Bedelia, the well-meaning housemaid in Peggy Parish's famous children's books of the same name, is fifty years old! We are celebrating her birthday with an interactive display. Those of you who have loved her books will remember that Amelia had difficulty understanding English idioms, with hilarious result. So when Amelia's boss leaves her a note to change the towels, dust the furniture, draw the drapes, put the lights out, measure two cups of rice, and dress the chicken, --well, check out our display on the first floor to see what she did. 

The Tween Homeschool Book Club Presents…

Last fall, we introduced a new book club to our line-up: the Tween Homeschool Book Club. Aimed specifically at homeschooled tweens between the ages of 10 and 14, this is an exciting new book club with a great group of kids. In December, tweens read Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, then created their own silent film (with the help of the Silent Film iPad app!). Check out their awesome silent film creation, The Blue Rescue!

New Program - Family Storytime!

 This coming Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm and every week after you can come to the Children's Department for a Family Storytime!  We guarantee fun for the whole family as you enjoy books (appropriate for ages 2 - 6), songs, fingerplays and a craft! Call 832.559.4235 for more information!

Where are all the tax forms?

You can find tax forms on the first floor across from the Reference
Desk. Please note that the production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form
1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, were impacted by the recent
passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and are delayed. Know that as soon as the forms arrive, we will place them out for pickup and blog about them here.