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Help! I Need a Print Card!

Your librarians have been hard at work writing, directing and starring in handy informational videos that demystify the library. This time, the Reference Librarians tackled the complicated task of purchasing a print card. Ever been confused about all the steps involved in buying a print card? We hope that watching this video simplifies the process for you and makes printing at the library a stress-free endeavor.

Happy printing!

 

Sports Biopics

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Last weekend, 42, the highly-anticipated biopic about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, was released in theaters. A sub-set of the sports film genre, biopics focus on the lives, challenges, and successes of heroes in various sports arenas. Although most take some liberties, a worthwhile biopic tries to present the facts and emotions, the good and the bad, of the subject’s life. While some sports biopics are simply for entertainment, in recent years, many actors in sports biopics have received nominations and awards for their performances (e.g., Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in The Fighter, Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side). The success of biopics at the box office and the continued interest in inspirational sports figures promise a strong future for this particular movie genre.

If you’re in the mood for a biopic of a sports figure this weekend, browse the HCPL catalog and request a movie today!

Drive on Thru

On dreary days like today, we know you wish you could have all the benefits of the library without leaving the cozy interior of your car. That’s why we have a drive thru, located on the side of the building near the additional library parking spots. At the drive thru, you can return books, pick up holds, and even pay fines – all without ever getting out of your car! But you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the awesome silent film members of the amazing circulation staff made and see for yourself what the drive thru can do for you!

Blackout Poetry

blackout poetryHey teens and tweens! Celebrate National Poetry Month with blackout poetry. Create awesome poetry with a Sharpie and newspaper article or pages out of a book. (Don’t worry, though. No books will be harmed in the process!) All supplies provided. Bring your friends! We will meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00 pm.

For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: Newspaper Blackout Poetry Photo by: Carla Gates

Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

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On Thursday, April 4th, famed film critic Roger Ebert died at the age of 70 after a long struggle with cancer. Over the course of his 46-year career, Ebert became the everyman’s film critic. His informative, opinionated film reviews, in print and on the TV show he co-hosted (first with Gene Siskel and later with Richard Roeper), were accessible and enjoyable to all movie-goers, whether passionate or casual.

Throughout his career, Ebert attained many firsts. In 1975, he became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. Later, he became the first film critic to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Presenting Felix the Firefighter Visits the Library!

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook (and you really should), you’ve probably seen the pictures from Felix the Firefighter’s trip to the library a few weeks ago. Now he’s starring in his very own movie trailer: Felix the Firefighter Visits the Library! Watch it below and see what crazy adventures Felix went on during his visit. Then check out Felix the Firefighter’s official Facebook page to see where else his adventures have taken him!

 

Congrats!

LauraLast week, Laura Matson, one of Tomball Library’s excellent circulation assistants, was awarded a scholarship from the Public Library Division of the Texas Library Association. According to the TLA website, “the purpose of the PLD Scholarship is to encourage TLA and PLD membership, to advance the goals and objectives of the [Texas Library] Association, and to provide the means for supporting participation in the TLA Annual Conference”.

Congratulations, Laura, on your hard work and your desire to help improve and grow library services!

I Now Pronounce You Husband & Wife!

wedding cake topperSpring is in the air! It’s time for greenery and colorful blooming flowers, a few weeks of perfect weather before the blistering heat of a Texas summer, and weddings. Whether formal or intimate, elegant or hipster chic, weddings are usually some combination of romance and stress. In movies, weddings are often presented as days where anything that can go wrong, will. Although this probably isn’t how anyone would want their wedding day to go in real life, it provides plenty of laughs on film!

If you’re planning a wedding or just in the mood for some wedding hijinks, browse the HCPL catalog and request a movie today.

Kimberly's Wedding Movie Picks:

Job Search Seminars

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Looking to break into the job market or switch careers? Don’t miss our ongoing series of Job Search Seminars presented by Workforce Solutions. First, learn more about the power of networking on Wednesday, March 27, from 1:00-3:00 pm. Then, learn about successful resumes and applications on Wednesday, April 17, from 1:00-3:00 pm. Both seminars are followed by a Resume Lab from 3:00-4:00 pm.

Seminars are open to adults. All seminars are taught in one of the computer labs on the second floor. Stop by the Reference Desk for directions to the correct lab.

If you have a Harris County Public Library card, please bring it with you. Otherwise, please arrive a few minutes early and stop by the Reference Desk for a temporary computer pass.

For more information or to register for a seminar, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Community News

thumbtackLooking for a place to post flyers for community and school events, job opportunities in the area, and other useful news? The library has a community bulletin board in the Café near the back door! Just stop by the Reference Desk and ask a librarian to initial your flyer before adding it to our community bulletin board.

Flickr CC: Red thumbtack Photo by: 24oranges

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