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141st Publication Anniversary of "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, September 30th, is the 141st publication anniversary of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  The book was originally published on September 30, 1868 and is about the four March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.  It was an immediate success and Ms. Alcott later wrote and second part to the story, Little Men.  The book is still popular today and has been made into films and plays.  Ask the Jacinto City Branch Library Staff about checking out a copy of this great classic!

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Young Adult New Book Stands

Teens, are you looking for something new to read?  Then take a look at our Young Adult New Book Stands in the Teen Central section of the library.  We're always getting new books in every week.  This week have:  Artemis Fowl. [2], The Artic Incident: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin; Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer;  Prism by Faye and Aliza Kellerman, and many other titles to choose from.  Come and browse the new book stands in the Teen Central area, we always have something new to read!

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JC's 2009 Adult ReaderNation Winner

This years Adult ReaderNation Winner is Alma De Ochoa.  Congratulations Alma!  Alma is a mother and she enjoys bringing her children to the library for activities because they love to read.  She signed up for ReaderNation because she loves to read whether their is a program or not.  What she enjoyed the most this summer was meeting other adults in the program and reading the Twilight series with her daughter.  She plans on using her Amazon.com gift card to purchase the movie and audio of Twilight.  Alma said she always finds what she needs in the library.  She loved the program, was able to meet new people and will participate again next summer.

 

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New Book Stand and Best Seller List

Are you wondering what to read next?  Take a look at our New Book Stand!  We receive new titles every week in paperback and hardback.   This week we have Fern Michaels The Scoop on CD if you like audios.

We also have the New York Times Best Sellers Fiction List at our book stand for you to browse.  Many of the titles have waiting lists.  If you see a title you like, ask a staff member to place a hold for you!  Janet Evanovich's Finger Lickin' Fifteen has been on the list for 7 weeks.  If you enjoy James Patterson books, his latest title, Swimsuit is number 9 this week. 

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Exhibit

We will have a Lead Poisoning Prevention Exhibit at the Jacinto City Branch from August 10th thru August 21st.  The Environmental Public Health Division of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services provided the exhibit.   The goal of their Lead Hazard Control Program is to reduce serious and permanent health problems through early detection of lead levels in childrens blood under six years of age.  To see the services they provide, go their website http://www.hcphes.org/eph/leadmain.htm, as well as the other website  links they offer.

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