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LIFE: It’s Summertime and the Living is Easy

summer foodJoin us tomorrow at LIFE and discover meals that are light and cool this long, hot summer. Jackie Barnhart concocts some inventive gazpachos, asparagus wheels, and an edible arrangement of melons and assorted fruits. Homemade lemonade, anyone?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

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Stuart Little on Stage

stuart little flierPlanning out your summer activities?  Then be sure and include “Stuart Little" on stage at Lone Star College-CyFair.  Adapted by Joseph Robinette and based on the book by E.B. Whte, this is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. The many adventures – both big and small – of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in the story-theatre presentation.

It’s fun for the whole family and all tickets are only $5!

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

annunciation paintingJoin us Wednesday at L.I.F.E. (Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, & Enrichment) for an enlightening presentation about Christian imagery in the art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Da Vinci Code here we come! Presented by Tim Novak, Director, The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts.

Wednesday, May 23
10:00am
LRNC 131

View the entire LIFE schedule at LIFE Workshops - CyFair.

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Friends of the Library - Traveling Book Bag Adventure Contest Winners

book bag contest winnerThey traveled the globe with their Friends of the Library book bag and now they're winners, each receiving a travel book and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card .  See the winners and learn more about how you can enter the next "Traveling Book Bag Adventure Contest."

Learn more about the Friends of the Library and how you can support the LSC-CyFair Library.

Pat O’Brien’s Piano Bar at CyFair

pat o'briens in new orleansIt wasn't New Orleans, but don’t tell that to Scubie Hoyt, a piano bar maven, who led us in song and a rip-roaring good time.

"A vocalist and pianist [Ms. Hoyt] has performed at Pat O'Brien's in the New Orleans French Quarter for more than 25 years.  Known to many by the stage name "Scubie," Mrs. Hoyt plays by request and is accomplished in all types of music, from swing, jazz and blues to pop. She has appeared on the David Letterman Show. She's also played for celebrities such as Carol Channing, Whoopie Goldberg and Jim Nabors" -- Alabama Music Office

Travel Apps

travel collageI discovered a new travel app a few weeks ago, TripIt, that takes all your travel reservations, confirmations, and more and creates an itinerary custom built for you. This got me wondering, what other travel apps are out there that can make getting to your destination a bit easier.  Check out these articles spotlighting some of the newest and most useful mobile apps to get you where you're going, many of the apps also have websites if you prefer.

Travel Plans

10 best travel apps for frequent fliers - Gadling

The best travel apps to ease your journey - MSNBC

eBook/eReader Workshops

books in a computerAttend an eBook/eReader workshop where you can get hands-on assistance searching the digital media catalog, downloading eBooks,and transferring the digital files to your computer or mobile device. Workshops are free, there is no registration, and sessions are available in the day and evening.

View the schedule at eBook/eReader Workshops.

Business Success Seminars

scrabble boardGreat Ideas. Great Connections. Great Business.
Sixty minutes. Six weeks. Success.

It's not too late to try out our free, information-packed seminars designed to help you build your successful business. No pre-registration is required. There will be a drawing for prizes

Send One Suit (SOS) Week

SOS flierOne suit can provide a world of opportunities. Join Lone Star College-CyFair's campus and community-wide professional attire suit drive March 5 through March 9, benefiting Dress For Success® Houston (DFSH.).

This year’s campaign, S.O.S. (Send One Suit) Week, coordinated by the Counseling, Career and Disability Services Department, helps provide interview-appropriate suits and career development to aid low-income women entering the workforce.

Prom Closet Gearing Up for Another Great Season

video still shotThe library Prom Closet is getting ready for another season of glitz and glamour, and our own Elise Sheppard, teen librarian, was interviewed about it last Friday by Channel 13’s Patricia Lopez.  The Prom Closet provides dresses to teens who are unable to buy a dress or for those on a tight budget. And really, aren't we all on a budget these days?  The dresses are free and for the girls to keep. The interview will air in March just before prom season. Last year’s interview helped double the number of recipients! 

To learn more, visit the Prom Closet online.  

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