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The Impact of the Internet

The Internet is many things to many people. It can be a way to keep up with friends and family, learn a new skill, order dinner, watch TV, read books, get a college degree, find a job, pay bills, and more. No one can argue that the virtual world has a tremendous impact on our physical world whether we're online daily or have never used a computer. How is it affecting us overall? A recent crop of authors have tried to tackle the question. Read a few of their thoughts on the subject in these books:  

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The 2013 President's Day Trivia Challenge Opens Friday, 2/1!

"The 2013 President's Day Trivia Challenge" starts Friday,  February 1st. Enter between Friday, February 1st and Thursday, February 28th for your chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate for the Friends of Freeman Bookstore.

Contact the Reference Desk at (281)488-1906 or visit us at 16616 Diana Lane for your copy of "The 2013 President's Day Trivia Challenge."

All Presidents Large | Photo by: daytontn
 

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Got fines?

Dollar signIf you have an email address and you have library fines of more than $1.00, you can pay them online with a debit or credit card. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Just go to the My Account/Renew link on our web site to get started. You will need your library card number and PIN. When you get to the online payments page, enter how much you want to pay and your debit or credit card information. Be sure to PRINT YOUR PAYMENT CONFIRMATION! Note: If you need to pay for a LOST library item, it’s best to do that in person, if possible.

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Begin Your Genealogy Search on Your Home Computer

Been putting off that research for your family tree because it was just too mind-boggling? iHCPL: The Next Generation has just made it much less complicated and centralized.  Not only does it detail how to get started, but there's lots of links to resources for family records and documents, and free downloadable software to help you organize your search.  Look for the gold star on the lower left of the HCPL home page to get started.  More modules to come through the month of September.

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