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Save the Date!

Book SaleSave the date! The Friends of the Northwest Library will be hosting a book sale Saturday, January 26, 2013.  The book sale will be in our meeting room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have gently used hardcover and paperback books, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, audio books, magazines and much much more! 

Are you afraid, you might forget?  Don't fret, call us 281-890-2665 or come on in and get yourself on our e-mailing list.  We will send you a friendly reminder when our book sale is just around the corner.

Friends of the Northwest Library book sales help fund our events and programming throughout the year. If you love your library, why not help support the library and pick up quality books at bargain prices!


Black Friday

How many of you waited in line hour after hour for those hot deals? How many of you were bored out of your mind? Did you consider reading a book while you waited to pass the time?  Yes, a book, eBook or audio book to help you out during those grueling hours of waiting and waiting and waiting. You could have checked out a book/audio book ahead of time or downloaded eBook/eAudio right then and there. I assure you, time would have flown by! Come in to one of your local branches or call us and we could show you how to get started to take new adventures while you're in line.

Here are some books that share the name of the most popular shopping day of the year. Black Friday!

Black Friday by Alex Kava

Happy Birthday Whoopi Goldberg!

Today in 1955 Whoopi Goldberg was born! Did you know that aside from being an actress, comedienne, radio disc jockey, producer, singer-songwriter, talk show host, and Broadway star she is also an author? Yes she writes children's fiction and non-fiction books and adult biographies.  Come on in and pick up one of these books. You're sure to get a few laughs in the adventures of the ballerinas and learning a little about manners.

Children's books

Sugar Plum Ballerinas     

Are you a wimpy kid fan?

In book one of this series, Greg has Rowley, his best friend, along for the ride. But when Rowley starts to become popular, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, making things go every which way testing their friendship. These are funny books that most middle schoolers can relate to.  Get yourself to the library to pick up one of these books and follow along as Greg gets himself into trouble, out of trouble and away from the tortures of his older brother Rodrick.

The 7th book of the Wimpy Kid series is coming out November 13, 2012. Yes there are 7 books already. Put yourself on the hold list for it but hurry up because there are already 218 requests.

If you haven't read them you have a chance to get with it.

Book 1 or red book D...

The many ways to renew your items

Loan periods for DVD and VHS for one week. Book, CD and Audio for two weeks. Items may be renewed up to two times, depending upon demand.

These are the ways you can renew:

1. Renew by telephone at 713-747-4763

2. Visit us online at and click on my account

3. Contact your local branch

4. Download BookMyne app to your mobile phone or device

5. Download HCPL Mobile app to your mobile phone or device

You will need your 14 digit library card number 240280******** and 4 digit pin number to be able to renew&nb...

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