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Summer Reading is Here!

srp posterIt's Here!   The Harris County Public Library 2011 Summer Reading Program, Dig Up a Good Book, is now available for children, teens, and adults.  Register today at Summer Reading for Everyone.  Children and teens read to earn fabulous prizes (while supplies last, of course), and adults read to be entered into the fabulous Gift Card drawings.  Visit the website above for complete rules and details for each program.

Remember, family registration is now available, so grownups can register for the adult program and then add other members of the family to their own programs.  All with only one username and password!  Last year's account information has been deleted, so you must create a new account.

From Your Couch to a 5K, Really!

woman joggerI don't know about you all, but I'm a couch potato, and I like running about as much as I like getting a root canal.  I might even go as far as saying I loathe it.  I often joke that the only time I will voluntarily run is if I'm being chased by an ax-wielding maniac.  I've tried running before, but the shin splints I get are indescribably painful.  As much as I detest it though, running/jogging is still one of the best ways to lose weight and get in shape.  So, it's time for me to get past the loathing, pain, whining, complaining, pain, excuses, pain, did I mention pain?, and get off the couch. 

Shirts & Ties for Guys

three in shirts and tiesLet's face it, guys just don't get the same resources for finding great clothes at affordable prices.  So, LSC-CyFair Branch Library and the LSC-CyFair Counseling, Career and Disability Services are taking matters into their own hands with a new program designed to supply both prom and job interview-appropriate shirts and ties for young men in high school.  In addition, the program will supply job interview-appropriate shirts and ties for male college students and community members who use the college’s career services.

Take Our Survey and Help Us Improve Our Online Services

question mark imageWe need you!  And you. And you over there, yeah we need you too.  Specifically, we need you to help us by taking our Mobile and Online Apps Survey.  A few minutes of your time answering our survey questions can help us improve library services both in person and online. 

The Stork is Coming!

eagle ckickSquee!!!  Adorably cute baby eagles coming soon.  Check out the Nest Cams live feed of soon to be hatched baby eagles.  The eggs were laid on February 23 and are due to hatch on April 1.  Mama eagle, or at least I assume it's mama, is currently catching some shut-eye to prepare for the big day.

What do you get an expectant mama eagle?  Do they make onesies for eaglets?  Is there a worm gift backet?

Have Nook, Will Travel!

nookcolor imageSo, I was very fortunate to receive a Nook this past Valentine's Day, though I think it must be noted that my husband may have just gotten tired of my "borrowing" his.  Anyways, I have one now and am very much enjoying the ease of carrying around several books in one medium size portable device.

The great thing is that I don't even have to buy any books, I just download them for free from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Now it's true that not every book is available as a download, but there are still plenty to choose from including new releases.

Computer Workshops Change Up

computer and keyboard imageOur computer workhshops schedule has gone through a change.  We are still offering all the same great workshops, but we've reorganized the dates of delivery.  Please check the website or calendar for specific dates, times, and topics.

Workshops are Free!

Located in LRNC 203 

Keep Me Out, Please!

keep me out logoDo you find yourself checking your Twitter account 4,365,241 times a day?  Are you convinced that if you don't check CNN every five minutes, the world might spin out of control?  Well, the first thing you need to do is step back and take a deep breath.  Ok, now step forward.  Ok, now step back.  Ok, now I'm just messing with you.  But really, now that you're hopefully distracted from those other websites, doesn't it feel good?

People's Law School

people's law school posterJoin us when the People's Law School from the University of Houston Law School visits LSC-CyFair.

Featuring Richard Alderman, "The People's Lawyer"

Registration Begins February 7:
Seating is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the People's Law School.

Select 2 of the 3 free sessions on:

Trade Sketches with Sketch Swap

man at computer line drawing

Sketch Swap is a fabulous website where you draw or sketch online, click submit, and instantly receive a realtime sketch in return.  The website approves every sketch submitted before it's sent out to others, and does not accept any drawing that wouldn't be appropriate for children, so kids and adults can both enjoy the website.

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