Books & Media

Great Big Family Tree

It's All Relative by A. J. JacobsIf you're a fan of The Year of Living Biblically, you know how funny A. J. Jacobs can be. Why not turn him loose on the subject of genealogy and family trees. Go on the worldwide trip with him to find out what makes a family a family in the book "It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree". 

Adult Movie Mania: The Dark Tower

If you love action, adventure, fantasy, and westerns, you won't want to miss our Adult Movie Mania feature this month at the South Houston Branch Library. The Dark Tower is a 2017 film based on Stephen King's series of books and is set in both our modern world and in Stephen King's old west-style Midworld. Make sure to join us next Friday, January 12 @ 1:30 PM for this exciting feature film. 

Bestseller Readalikes at Maud Marks

The New York Times Best SellersAre you on the hold list for Dan Brown's Origin, John Grisham's The Rooster Bar, Nora Roberts's Year One, James Patterson's The People vs Alex Cross, Lee Child's The Midnight Line, Andy W

Baldwin Boettcher: Popping up in the Community in January!

Ricky and Lucy-BB BirdsHello all. We have dearly missed each of you who made our library such a special place. We know it has been a dreadfully long time since we lost our local library, but fear not! We are popping up in the community starting in late January! Beginning January 22 through May 21st (except for March 12th, 19th, and April 2nd) a few familiar faces will be heading to Cypress Trails United Methodist Church with as many books as we can carry. Unfortunately, it will be a miniature collection since our arms are not that large, but we will be doing our best to bring material you'll love as well as a big smile as we anticipate your arrival!  Cypress Trails UMC is located at 22801 Aldine Westfield Rd.

Tried and True: HCPL's 2017 Top Ten Lists

top ten 2017 graphicJust when you think the world has become a little too predictable, the sky dumps Lake Michigan on you in the span of about 18 hours. That's when you decide that maybe that rut you were stuck in was kind of cozy and comforting in a way. 

This year's top ten most circulated novels at Harris County Public Library reflect that very human need for stabiliity. The list is chock full of familiar names like Grisham, Evanovich, Sparks and Baldacci (twice). These are writers who have consistently produced high quality work--not particularly groundbreaking perhaps, but it is consistently entertaining and immanently readable. However, there are a few surprises sprinkled into the lists because, when you come down to it, the only thing you can really count on is that humans are just as unpredictable as the world they live in. 

Just ask Astros fans.