Asian & Asian-American Authors

Snow FlowerAs you may know, May is the month in which we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.  A good way to celebrate is to read Asian/Pacific American literature.  Below are some books that a New York City blogger who calls herself the Literanista lists as some of her favorite books by Asian or Asian-American authors.  You can find these and many more through your neighborhood Harris County Public Library.
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

Thursday is International Nurses Day

I am embarassed to admit that I didn't know that May 12 is International Nurses Day... MY MOM IS A NURSE! This year's theme is "Nurses Trusted to Care." Be sure to let the nurses in your life know how much you appreciate their services.

Read about one of the most famous nurses of all time:

The Clara Barton You Never Knew The Clara Barton You Never Knew by James Lincoln Collier

We also have study materials for the nursing exam:

Prehistoric Zone @ Your Library

Do you like to read about  the different types of creatures that lived on the earth during prehistoric time?  Do you find facts and stories about dinosaurs fascinating?  If you do, please browse one of the library's new displays--the "Prehistoric Zone."  There are books of information about the many kinds of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, as well picture book stories that have dinosaurs as the main characters.  So, rock on down to the library and check some of them out to enjoy and share.  Happy Reading! 

Can’t Pick Up Your Holds Before the Deadline?

CalendarHopefully, you already know that you can request items from other HCPL branches and have them sent to your branch for you to pick up.  If you realize that an item you requested is likely to arrive when you are unable to pick it up, you can SUSPEND your request until a more convenient date.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account” and log in with your library card number and PIN, click “hold requests,” and put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend.  Under “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you

Books about Cats

SkippyjonI was just noticing a book on our new book display called “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds.”  I thought you might like to know that your library has cats thoroughly covered.  We have lots of informational books about cats; their Dewey Decimal number is 636.8, in case you want to browse through them.  There are also lots of great stories about cats.  For kids, there are such favorites as Skippyjon J