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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black Americans have played an essential role in shaping who we are as a nation, and continue to make important contributions in many ways.  February is recognized as Black History Month in order to bring to the public's attention these achievements.  Harris County Public Library is pleased to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events for all ages; for example, this month many branches will be reading and discussing titles which were written by and/or about African Americans, during their Book Club meetings.  Some of the selections include: 

 

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NEW YEAR, NEW TIME

Like to talk about books?  Tired of eating alone?  The Atascocita Branch Library Adult Book Club has a new meeting time.  Starting in January 2010, the library will be hosting their "Lit 'N' Lunch" Adult Book Club on the second Thursday of the month at 1 pm.

                                                 

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OH SNAP!!

Because of a bone-chilling arctic cold front that will reach us Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for the Houston area.  Temperatures are expected to drop throughout the day to a low of 28 degrees, and meteorologists predict it will remain very cold through 9 a.m. Sunday.  It's been over 20 years since temperatures have been this low, for this long.  Are you ready for the cold snap?  Have you prepared your car, wrapped exposed pipes, and protected fragile plants?   

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THE HEART OF ROMANCE

This past weekend I had the most unusual experience of enjoying a backstage pass to the Toyota Center, and while I was in Catering, Gene Simmons appeared and sat down at the next table.   If you've listened to NPR's Terry Gross interview Simmons, from the rock band Kiss, you're probably aware of the fact that this egocentric (and enormously successful) entertainer is not exactly

THIS IS FOR THE BIRDS

Birds are all around us in such amazing quantity and variety.  Right now there could be a Cedar Waxwing or Great Crested Flycatcher or a Northern Flicker right outside the window, but unless we take the time to look for them, we often fail to appreciate these beautiful wonders of nature that share our environment.  

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