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The Fault in Our Stars

The Teen Book Club will meet this Saturday, February 28, at 3:00 PM in the library meeting room for our Fault in Our Stars program.  There will be a fun book discussion, movie comparison, delicious snacks, and the opportunity to make your very own custom TFIOS bookmark.  If you haven’t read/listened to the book yet, there’s still time to grab a copy.  Don’t forget to contact the library to let us know that you plan on attendin

Book Hunters in Brief #62: Chinese New Year

This week, HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters ring in the Chinese New Year with some great books for kids! 

The Great Race: The Story of the Chines Zodiac by Dawn Casey

Book Hunters in Brief #56: Paddington!

bhib paddingtonIn case you haven't heard everyone's favorite marmalade-scarfing, Peruvian ursine is coming to a theater near you, and Book Hunters say, "All aboard!" Here are a few reading suggestions to get you in the mood. 

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Love from Paddington by Michael Bond
Trains by Mark Bergin
The Bumper Book of London: Fun Facts for All the Family by Becky Jones & Clare Lewis
Wild about Bears by Jeannie Brett
175 Best Jams, Jellies, Marmalades & Other Soft Spreads by Linda J. Amendt

You say you prefer your bears in the wild, or at least not so sartorially-challenged? That's okay, Book Hunters will find some books that will have you licking your chops. Visit Book Hunters now!

Craft: Holiday "Bling" Ornaments

Hey Teens! On Thursday, December 4th at 4:30 pm, get together with friends and meet in the Hideout (Teen Area) to personalize a holiday ornament with decorative gems, glitter, and more. This craft is reserved for grades 6-12; ages 12-18. Refreshments are generously provide by FOLK. 

November is National Picture Book Month

Like many of you, we think the whole National This Month and National That Month thing has gotten a little out of hand. Yes, many of them are important, like Black History Month and Cancer Prevention Month (both in February), but do we really need Humorists Are Artists Month (March) and National Sandwich Month? (August). The answer is a reluctant yes, but only because we want to stay on the good side of the powerful Humorists Union and the shadowy Pastrami Lobby.

But this month, we just flat-out love because it is both oodles of fun and important to boot. November is National Picture Book Month, and Harris County Public Library encourages you to celebrate to the fullest.