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Gulf Coast Reads Events All Month Long at a Library Near You

GCR LogoFor book people, having the opportunity to share a good book with a friend or two is one of the many pleasures that come with the reading life. Imagine what it would be like to share one with thousands of friends. Harris County Public Library and other area library systems are doing just that.

Today we are kicking off Gulf Coast Reads 2012. During the month of October, we are encouraging everyone to read Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel, Extreme...

HCPL's New App for Apple and Android Puts More Library Services in your Pocket

HCPL-Mobile IconSay you’re stranded on a desert island (that just so happens to have a Wi-Fi hotspot) when you suddenly remember that the library books on your nightstand at home are due. Harris County Public Library has an app for that. Say you run into Oprah at a convenience store at 3:00 a.m., she gives you the skinny on her next Book Club selection, and you just have to get your hands on it before everyone else. HCPL has an app for that. Or say your family and friends are threatening you with an intervention because you’re going bankrupt feeding your eBook addiction. HCPL has an app for that too.

HCPL Mobile, Harris County Public Library’s new app, free at iTunes and Android Market, puts the library services that you want most right at your fingertips:

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Summer Reading 2012 Highlights

Thank you all for another great summer. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Here are just a few of many highlights from HCPL's Summer Reading Program 2012.

 

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with HCPL!

Hispanic Heritage Graphic dcherryCome celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Harris County Public Library! All of our branches have events planned to recognize the contributions of Latinos to our communities and to American culture. There will be movies, crafts, storytelling, cooking and dance demonstrations, book discussions, and, of course, fiestas!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, September 22, when HCPL will host our special Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Aldine Branch Library with lots to do and see and taste! We’ll have entertainment including a puppet show, folkloric dance and Happy the Clown. We’ll have games provided by the Aldine-Greenspoint Family YMCA, as well as a piñata, lots of crafts and a moonwalk, and what ki...

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