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The International Space Station Display @ HCPL

NASA's International Space Station Exhibit Orbits Around HCPL! The NASA display can currently (June 13 - June 27) be found at the Atascocita Branch Library.  To expand your learning experience, have have included a few book suggestions, as well as, a resource list that I think you will find interesting. Enjoy! 

Credit: NASA

 

Our new YA book display feels the chill

photo of the young adult winter book displayAs Texans y'all don't really seem used to this cold weather stuff. So let a Yankee clue you into how to survive: drink lots of hot beverages (spiced cider is my favorite!), always have a few warm layers (not just mittens, be sure to have slippers or thick socks), make sure you've got something that will cut the wind (wind breakers are life savers), and find an enthralling book you can crawl under the covers with it for hours!

My winter book display is going to feature my favorite reads. So you can build a blanket fort (or just pile some on top of you), get lost in the book's pages, and forget about this chilly Texas winter.

A Special Place for Children

We would like to recognize the students and teachers at, Humble Independent School District and Primrose School of Lake Houston,  for their ongoing contributions of artwork which is displayed in the Children’s Area. These creative works help build an environment that is welcoming for those who visit the library. It is partnerships such as this that make the Atascocita Branch Library a special place for families. Thank you!

Have Book Will Travel

If you've been in the library this summer you have probably noticed the travel theme for our Summer Reading programs. Along the Round Wall display are Adult fiction and non-fiction books from every continent. Help yourself to a good exotic summer read!

Going Green

Hey, folks! Spring is in the air. It’s the season for gardening! Do you have a green thumb or wish you did? The Aldine Library can help out. Come check out our collection of gardening books. We have some on display in the lobby of the library. Also, we can point out additional titles in our non-fiction section to help you get started. 

 

What are Your Holiday Wishes?

What are your wishes for the holidays this year? A particular gift from Santa? The safe return of family members? The healthy birth of a grandchild? A job for your husband?

We invite you to write your wish upon a star at the first floor Children's or Adult Reference desk, then help fill the sky on the round wall display area with your wonderful wish. Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends this weekend, and joyous anticipation to everyone else for your particular holiday celebration.

Remembering

This week we remember again the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The book display we created last year featured books documenting the assaults on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the failed assault on the Capitol Building by hijacked United Airlines Flight 93. The books didn’t check out. They had checked out the previous year but last year they didn't move. That set me to wondering if we had entered a new phase in our collective grieving.

Lone Star College Tomball Reaches out to the Community

August—it’s THAT month again! We at the library are ready for school: are you?
The display on the Round Wall that you can see as you walk in is dedicated to Lone Star College program offerings. You’ll find information about the College’s credit courses, and also Continuing Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Community programs such as use of the Wellness Center’s sports facilities, the LSC-Tomball Community Library (that’s us!), Fine Arts Performances, Discovery College (although this is a summer event, now finished), and the October Vet Tech K-9 Fun Run and Costume Contest.
The College is printing fewer and fewer catalogs these days. Here are the links to their various online programs:
For College credit classes, go to : www.LoneStar.edu/Programs-Classes
For Continuing Education programs including Career & Technical Education, Leisure Learning, the seniors’ 50 & older programs in the Academy for Lifelong Learning, the children’s Discovery College, and Corporate Training Programs: www.LoneStar.edu/Continuing-Ed
For English for Speakers of Other Languages: www.LoneStar.edu/ESOL-CE
 

Coming to Texas

display photoThe next time you visit the library be sure and check out Coming to Texas, a library exhibit featuring interviews with library staff chronicling their unique family heritage and how they became bona-fide Texans.

Created by students of the library ESL Outreach program, volunteer Krista Lewis Abedrabbo and librarian Ruth McDonald. The display was designed by Jill Vu and Zana Kadriu, with Dorrie Scott. 

Many thanks to library staff who were interviewed for this project:  Abraham Korah, Glenn Marvel, Monica Norem, Dorrie Scott, Elise Sheppard, Jill Vu, Melanie Wachsmann, and Tracy Williams.

To learn more about the ESL program visit ESL Library Outreach Program - LSC-CyFair.

Read About Hispanic Heritage @ Your Library!

Did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15?  Originally designated Hispanic Heritage Week by Lyndon B.

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