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Latina Magazine's 25 Books Every Latina Should Read

Latina Magazine published a list of 25 Books Every Latina Should Read, complete with an assortment of titles from various Latin and Spanish countries.

Graphic Novels for Ghouls & Goblins

In time for Halloween, check out the library's collection of horror comic books! Remember these are not for the weak-hearted.

 

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and we have an assortment of cookbooks that teach you simple and quick recipes to incorporate more vegetables in your diet. A mere increase in a vegetarian diet has benefits. Listed below are a few cookbooks to get you started...and hungry! Check your local library for more cookbooks on vegetarian cooking.

Go Green! Switch to Email Notifications!

If you haven't done the switch, opt out of paper notices and receive notices of due dates and holds by email. Not only will you help us cut down the use of paper and the cost of postal mail, you won't have to meddle with unexpected delays with postal service and chance missing your holds. We do not use your email for promotional services or share your email with anyone else. It is solely used to notify you when your items are due and when requested items are ready for pick up.

Making the switch is simple. Follow these steps on how to change your preferences via My Account.

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2010 Eisner Awards

It's better late than never to share the 2010 Eisner Awards, announced at San Diego ComicCon this summer!

The Eisner Awards honors the best and brightest in the comics industry and are a great way to learn about popular titles! Listed below are a few highlights. You can view the full list of winners and nominees here.

New Graphic Novels Newsletter

The new graphic novels highlights have a new home! Instead of monthly blogposts featuring new titles, we will now publish a monthly bookletter (book + newsletter = bookletter)! The bookletter will include a variety of adult, teen, and children titles. You can subscribe to the list via email or RSS. While youre signing up for the graphic novel bookletter, check out our other available bookletters! We have a variety of topics including movies, horror, lifestyles, and many more! 

Enjoy!

October 1st is Follow a Library on Twitter Day

October 1st is Follow a Library on Twitter day! If you're a Twitter member and follow libraries, simply add #followalibrary to a tweet and mention which libraries you follow! If you do not follow a library, visit our list or FollowaLibrary's list of libraries and start following now! 

Banned Books Week: September 25th - October 2nd

Saturday, September 25th is the beginning of Banned Books Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read by highlighting some of the books that faced censorship over the years.

The American Library Association compiles lists of challenged books each year including a list of classic titles, many of which may surprise you. These titles come from reports on book challenges, which are "formal written requests to remove a book from a library or classroom because of an objection to the book’s content."

Fifth Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival @ South Houston Library

North Channel Library's Hispanic Heritage FestivalIt is that time of year again! This year's Hispanic Heritage Festival will take place at South Houston Branch Library this Saturday, September 25th, between 10am-2pm. Join us at 10am for a Hispanic Heritage themed puppet show and continue the festivities outside the library with a variety of crafts, entertainment, and more! We will also have special guest appearances by Precinct 2 Commissioner Sylvia R. Garcia, the Houston Dynamobile, and the Fiesta Party van. We will also have a moonwalk, face painting, candy-filled piñatas, and food!

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