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Customize your iGoogle account with Comics Themes

Love comics? Love Google? If so, this should make your day! I just stumbled across an array of comics themes for iGoogle including themes with illustrations of Gene Luen Yang's The Eternal Smile, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Jim Davis' Garfield, and many more! So let your comic geek flag fly and personalize your Google landing page with your favorite comic book artists!

Earth Day

NASA Blue Marble

Friday, April 22 is Earth Day and we hope you can make small (or big) changes to show our planet we love it.
ReNest, a personal favorite site to follow for green living tips and more, recently shared 10 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living Greener. Here are a few that I am starting to do which are mentioned in their tips:

April is Genocide Awareness Month

April is Genocide Awareness Month and the Holocaust Museum Houston will have programs throughout April to increase awareness of this tragic action that still takes place today. Genocide is the the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The theme for genocide awareness month is learning to be an upstander – a person who stands up for others and takes actions on their behalf. Be sure to visit here for Holocaust Museum Houston programs and how you can stand up for others.

If you would like to learn more about genocide, check out these titles.

UPDATE: All HCPL Branches Closing Early Today at 5:00 PM

Cy-Fair and Tomball Branch Libraries will close today at 5:00 pm due to weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

All libraries will close at 5:00 PM today due to weather conditions. Cy-Fair and Tomball branch libraries will be closed on Friday and are scheduled to open regular hours on Saturday. At this time, all other branches are scheduled to open regular hours on Friday. Please keep posted for further information. We apologize for the inconvenience.

HCPL 2010 in Review

Thanks to all for making 2010 a memorable year and cheers to an equally great 2011!

Free Tax Assistance

Don't wait to do your tax return on April 15th. For your convenience, multiple library locations have volunteers from AARP to help you file your 2010 taxes. Tax assistance is available to everyone but please check with your desired location for schedule information and required documents.

Be sure to bring the following documents: 

What Does Your Library Mean to You?

Texans love librariesIn conjunction with the Texas Library Association, we are gathering folks' thoughts on why they love their library. Between January 18 and February 10, you can stop by your local branch and pick up a postcard to tell us what your library means to you. Also, for your convenience, you can fill out an online survey instead.

We hope to gather a variety of personal and unique remarks from library supporters of all ages and share them with our Texas legislators during TLA Legislative Day to demonstrate how important libraries are to our community.

Holiday Flicks picked by YOU

Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to be festive than with FREE movies from your local library?! I recently asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook what their favorite holiday movies are and here is what they said: 

 

Halloween Fun @ HCPL

TLA's 2010 Maverick Reading List

The Texas Library Association recently published their 2010 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, filled with current titles (published within two years) directed towards reluctant readers in grades 6-12 to encourage recreational reading. Listed below are a few recommendations for junior high, high school, and adult titles suitable for teens. Check out the full list for other titles and their descriptions!

Grades 6-8

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