Edwin A. Robinson's Birthday

Author E. A. Robinson received the Pulitzer prize three times for his pessimistic poems of "the American dream gone awry." He was born on December 22, 1869 and today would have been his 140th birthday. Robinson is best known for his short dramatic poems, including "Richard Cory" and "Miniver Cheevy."  When Robinson was asked to describe his poem "Richard Cory" he said it is "a nice little thing... There isn't any idealism in it, but there's a lot of something else - humanity, maybe" (151)....

Need a Job? US Census is Testing at the Galena Park Branch

The US Census will be conducting pre-employment testing at the Galena Park Branch.  The testing will take place in the library's conference room. The first scheduled date for testing will be on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM.  All interested individuals are encouraged to make initial contact with the Census Bureau by calling the toll free number at 866-861-2010.  At that time, you will be asked to punch in you zip code and then immediately referred to Miriam Alejos or a member of her professional staff.  Ms. Alejos and her staff are Recruiting for Eastern Harris County.  If you happen to miss that date due to a conflict, there will be other testing dates in January 2010.

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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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Holiday Happenings @ HCPL

Get into the holiday spirit with HCPL! Harris County Public Libraries will have holiday programs throughout the month of December. We have programs for all ages and with a variety of themes. Listed below are our holiday programs grouped into the following categories: All Ages, Adults, Teens, and Children. Visit here for more programs. Please keep in mind some events may require registration. For more information on events, please contact the library.

Happy Holidays

All Ages

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