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Kingwood Customer Holds

Please note that while the Kingwood Branch Library is closed preparing for their move to the new building, all Kingwood customer requested materials are being processed at the Atascocita Branch Library. While the computer system initially states that these items expire on April 19, they are under the same 10 day hold policy as other requests.   Note that any items expiring on April 19 will not make their way back to Kingwood on that opening day and will then expire.  Please check your accounts online or call the Atascocita Branch Library, 281-812-2162, if you have any questions.

 

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Andre Norton Award Nominees

Since 2005, the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy has been presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.  Named after famous author Andre Norton (1912-2005), it is presented at the yearly Nebula Awards. 

This year's nominees are:

Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

Ash by Malinda Lo

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SF Sneak Peeks - Robin Hobb

Have you been waiting for some good reads out of SF?  Anticipating the winter season to end so the publishers start passing out those Spring titles?  Robin Hobb (Liveship Traders Trilogy) starts a new series Rain Wilds Chronicles with Dragon Keeper.  While waiting for your HCPL book to come in, which you can place a hold on now, you can read a sneak peak at HarperCollins website.

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2009 HCPL Top Circulated SF Titles

The following titles were published late 2008 or 2009.  These were the top 10 circulated Science Fiction / Fantasy titles in the Harris County Public Library System.

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