Atascocita

The HCPL App

Android users: did you know that Harris County Public Library has a new app? The new HCPL app makes it quick and easy to access Harris County Public Library resources on the go!

The app allows you to:

Teens: My Super Scream Sixteen

Teens, do you have your pass to our annual Haunted Library? This year's theme is My Super Scream Sixteen. Will you survive your first, and possibly last, sweet sixteen party? 

Permission slips are required and are available at the front desk. 

Teens: Gear Up for Cosplay Chess

Teens! Get out your best costume or cosplay and become a living chess piece on Tuesday, October 2nd at Cosplay Chess! No knowledge of chess is required as you will just be a pawn (or King or other piece) in the game! Live and die as your character! Dress as anyone including yourself to join in the fun. Registration begins at 6:30 and the game starts at 7pm. Don't miss it!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? Signing up for a library card is a great step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Harris County Public Library cards are free to Texas residents of all ages. Registered borrowers may borrow materials from any Harris County Public Library branch and have full use of all HCPL online resources, such as eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive and OneClickDigital, streaming video through Kanopy and OverDrive, magazines through Flipster, and research databases for business, genealogy, language learning and more. To receive your full service card, visit any Harris County Public Library Branch to fill out an application and provide proof of mailing address, such as your photo identification.

It's Book Club Week @ at Library!

Calling all adults and teens! It's book club week! This Thursday at 1pm our adult book club, Lunch 'n' Lit will be discussing How to Stop Time by Matt Haig so bring your lunch and enjoy some lively discussion. 

Also on Thursday, Teen Book Club will be discussing banned books at 4:30pm. You can read any banned book of your choice and join us to find out why the book was challenged. You can also make a tote bag with you favorite literary quote. Snacks will be provided. 

Get on The Road to College @ the Library

Are you ready for college? What's the difference between the SAT and the ACT? How are you going to pay for college? Get these questions answered this Saturday, September 8th from 10am-2pm at The Road to College open house. Drop in any time and chat with admissions officers, testing experts, and financing gurus! 

All ages welcome!

Teens: Get Adventurous with D&D @the Library

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting this month, we will embark on a two different 4 month long Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. You can sign up for one of them on Thursday, August 30th at 6pm at G.O.A.T.: Gaming on a Table. 

New to D&D? No problem! We will walk you through character creation and gaming basics in the first session. 

Not into D&D, we have plent of tabletop games for you to play. Don't miss it!

FOAL: Book Sale, August 18

The Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) will be holding their annual book sale August 18. The sale will have donated teaching materials, children’s books, fiction and nonfiction, hard backs and paperbacks, 25¢ music CD’s, 25¢ magazines, and much more. Most items are priced at $.50 – $1.00. FOAL reusable book bags are available for $3. A preview sale for FOAL members will be on Friday, August 17th from 5PM-7PM. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership at the door. August 18th, individuals with disabilities may shop from 9AM-10AM, and the sale will open to public from 10 AM-5PM.

Teens: Dance Like a K-Pop Star and Live Like a Rock Star This Week!

Teens, get ready to rock this week at the library! Join us from Wednesday through Friday at 3pm for K-Pop Dance Camp! Learn the latest K-Pop dances from BOLT (Board of Library Teens). 

On Saturday at 5:30pm you can Live Like a Rock Star! Complete Level 2 of the Atascocita Teen Summer Reading program for a ticket to the Battle of the Fake Bands! Form a band and lip sync battle with others for the title of the Kings or Queens of Rock! But watch out, sometimes your life in rock and roll can take unexpected turns and you might fall from the top of the charts to the bottom. Permission slips are required.

Sign Up Today for the Free ACT Practice Test!

Are you ready for the ACT? Registration is open for the Practice ACT Test on Saturday, August 11th at 10am. Register at the branch or on the events page at www.hcpl.net

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