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Independence Day... 4th of July

                                                                   

Fireworks and barbecue… is that what it’s all about?  That’s the celebratory part of the day we attempt to remember our country’s freedom from foreign rule; Independence Day or also known as The 4th of July.  Americans come together and continue what  began in 1776, that … “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  (from The Declaration of Independence) We will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2013,  and reopen on Friday, July 5. Celebrate and enjoy your holiday!

 

Just “One Click” Away -

                                                         

For those of you who like to listen to books at home, at the beach, or in the car and don’t want to deal with loading the CDs in the player, Harris County Public Library has OneClickdigital.  An audiobook can be downloaded to your computer, smart-phone, or other device such as iPad, iPod, or Kindle Fire.   Go to www.hcpl.net and click on “e-Books and More.”  You will see the OneClickdigital link. Click on it and create an account. A library card number and email are necessary.  There are tutorials on our website and a Help tab for additional assistance.  

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet - SWEET!

     School aged children are invited to come and create a bouquet of cookies for Mother’s Day.  All supplies are provided on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,  at 4:30 pm. Join us in the meeting room for Afternoon Art.

"Smart" App for "Smart" phone

      Did you know that Harris County Public Library has a new App, free at iTunes and the Android Market? It allows you to do most of what you can do on our HCPL web site, like renew, place requests, access the events calendar, and pay your fines. It’s amazing. I was at home when my daughter texted me and asked me to check at the library for a book for her. I already had the phone in my hand so I went to the HCPL Mobile App and looked the book up in the catalog, placed a request on it for her, and then picked it up at the library in just two days. Now that’s service… and smart! Check out the new app... you'll be glad you did!

 

Seahorses at Afternoon Art

      Children -  Don't forget to come for  Afternoon Art on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 4:00 pm. The art project this month is "Seahorses", one of my favorite sea creatures. I was actually considered a seahorse when I was younger. The name of my childhood swim team was the Seahorses.  They are very fast swimmers. Read all about them at the library. No registration is necessary for Afternoon Art and all supplies are provided.

Do you know how to ... e-book?

         If you missed the e-Book class in March, then have no fear. There is a class scheduled for  Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 1:00 pm. Do not hesitate to register. It may fill up fast. The library has so much to offer in the electronic arena, so come in and learn about what kinds of devices are out there and how to download a book, audio book, music and movies for free from the HCPL catalog.  

Afternoon Art – Decorating Decoupage Eggs

   School-aged children are invited to come and decorate decoupage eggs for Afternoon Art, meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 4:30 pm.  All supplies are provided, but if you want to be more creative bring some of your own ideas. No registration is necessary. Come, bring your friends and classmates for some fun time together to help kick off the spring season.

Steps For Starting Your Own Business

  Have you ever thought about starting your own business but weren’t sure where to start? Sometimes reading a book about it helps, while other times taking a class can be better. SCORE(a volunteer group that offers business counseling to small business owners) is conducting a class on the things you might need to know for starting your own business, from  choosing the actual business to the financial organization involved in running it.

 Pre-registration is required for the Saturday afternoon class, March 9, 2013, starting at 2 pm and ending at 4 pm. Come with all your questions and find the answers you may need.

Lots to Do at Your Local Library!

There is a lot going on this week at the library.
On Wed., Feb 13 at 4:30 pm kids can enjoy Afternoon Art. School aged children who attend have all the supplies provided to make the craft.
On Thurs., Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, the teens have Teen Time from 2:45- 4 pm, which includes playing games and enjoying a small snack.
On Friday, Feb. 15, the AARP will provide Tax Preparation help from 10 am – 2 pm, just as they do on Monday’s. This continues through Apr. 15,  2013.
And to finish off the week, the Friends of the Maud Marks Library is having their Book Sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 am – 4 pm. There are books for everybody.
 

February Favorites

          Searching for something to read for February can be just a click away. Whether it’s Groundhog’s Day, the Super Bowl, Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day, or President’s Day, the library has something to offer. 
 

Also, the Friends of the Maud Marks Library have bundled together some gently used books for sale for Valentine’s Day. Come in and take a look and buy a basketful of books for your valentine. The proceeds help fund programs at the library.
 

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