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Books for All--Free for All Display

During the month of February, we have a unique display in our display case.  It is a series of images of the Harris County Public Libary from 1921 to 1929.  See what the bookmobiles looked like that brought books to customers all over the county.  Come and see this early history of Harris County Public Library!

Teen Laptop Class

Today was the first day of the Teen Laptop Classes.  Our topic was Internet Safety.  Everyone enjoyed the class and  looking forward to our class next Thursday on Internet Basics.  The class is for Teens ages 13 to 18.  

 

Birth Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston

January 7th is the birth anniversary of African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston.  Zora was born on January 7, 1891 in Eatonville, FL.  She is one of the most important African-American writers of the 20th century.  Zora also became an integral part ofthe Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s.  During her lifetime, Zora wrote four novels, including the classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that was published in 1937.  Ms. Hurston died on January 28, 1960. 

The Jacinot City Branch Library owns Their Eyes Were Watching God, as well as Every Tongue Got to Confess, What's the Hury Fox in our Juvenile collection, and The Six Fools that is also in our Juvenile collection.  Please stop by our branch and take a look at these books by Ms. Hurston.

 

December 5th is the Birth Anniversary of Walt Disney!

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois.   He was an animator, filmmaker, and created the Walt Disney parks.  We have a biography of him in our juvenile collection Walt Disney: Creator of Magical Worlds by Charnan Simon.  Stop by the branch and look at the book!

 

 

 

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November is American Diabetes Month.

November is American Diabetes Month.  During the month, the American Diabetes Association has programs to help communicate the seriousness of the disease.  If you would like to learn more about the disease, visit the website at www.diabetes.org

National Business Women's Week

The week of October 19th - October 25th is National Business Women's Week.  Beginning in 1928, the week celebrates the contributions America's working women to society, the economy, and the family.  It is held annually the third Monday of October with nationwide special activities.  For more information, go to Business and Professional Women/USA,  www.bpwusa.org.  

If you are interested in starting your own business, ask a member of the Jacinto City Branch Library Staff about our Business Collection.  We have books on starting your own business, as well as books to help you with running your business, such as hiring staff and accounting books.  We'll be happy to help you find the books in this collection and put holds on titles you don't see on our shelves.

New Book Stand

Have you checked out our new book stand lately?  We've received some new titles this week!  If you like Science Fiction or Fantasy, we have the The Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction 60th Anniversary Anthology.  We also the Large Print editon of Emily Giffin's Love the One You're With.  Some of the other titles we received this week are William Bernhardt's Capitol Offense and Betsy Tobin's Ice Land.  So stop by and take a look at the new book stand and see what we have!

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!

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!

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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