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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS!

...you may not like “green eggs and ham”, but you’ll like celebrating the 107th birthday of Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 2nd in the Children’s Department!  The fun begins  at 10:30 am with a special Preschool Story time (ages 3 – 5) and continues at 4:30 pm       (all ages) with stories, games, snacks and more.

...who knows, you may see a Thing or Two or a Cat in a Hat!

For more information, stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235.
 

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The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease

We’ve been told many times that the public library is one of those institutions that people love, don’t think much about, and expect will always be there. Well folks, we’re in trouble. We’re staring into the face of county, state, and federal funding cuts, as soon as a month or so from now.

On the county level, where our staffing and operating budgets originate, we’re looking at a possible 10% budget cut or more. At the state level, where most of our databases, our telecommunications discounts, and a lot of our programs are funded, we’ve been told to expect a 70% reduction. If we lose our state funding, all the matching federal grants will also go away. The federal government sponsors the big IMLF granting program from which we derive money f...

Yes, We are Open Thursday

Yes, the library is open Thursday, February 17. The college's classes are cancelled today because they are celebrating their Conference Day 2011,  but the library is open for business as usual.

Image from Flickr: cc: Open, by matthileo

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COMIC BOOKS HAVE COME A LONG WAY!

...in fact, they aren’t even called “comic books” anymore.  The graphic novel and manga collection in the Children’s Department is more popular than ever! By definition, a graphic novel  is “any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.”  http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/graphicnovelscomics/f/graphic-novel.html  Some of the more popular graphic novels are Spiderman,  Marvel, Garfield, Baby Mouse, Asterix and Star Wars.
Manga is the term used for graphic novels which are created in Japan.&nbs...