Exercise in the New Year!

Losing weight is probably foremost on everyone’s mind after the holidays. We at the library can help you with your goals (no, we’re not going to be your personal trainers, and don’t offer to pay us to be your personal trainers because some of us might be tempted to take you up on that offer). What we do have here are exercise DVDs and books to aid you, as well as cook books to help you make healthy meals. I’ll give you a hint: check out nonfiction sections 613 and 641.5. Don’t give up this year! You can lose weight.

Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

Who is Your Favorite President

Most people have a president that they consider their favorite. That president may be one who achieved great historical achievements, like Washington or Lincoln, or that president may be one who the person loves the platform for which they stood. Oddly, I have never met anyone else who shares the same favorite president as me. My favorite president is Calvin Coolidge.

Get Anything Made out of Rubber for Christmas?

Sadly, Christmas is over and I have to wait another 54 weeks before being able to enjoy my favorite holiday of the year again. I am going to take a wild guess, however, that at least one of your Christmas presents is made with some rubber. Whether that gift is a bicycle, tennis shoes, balls, or any range of gifts, rubber is everywhere today! Yet, did you realize a little more than one-hundred fifty years ago, materials made out of rubber were considered worthless. And, those that did exist were of limited use because they melted immediately upon getting hot!

Find Your New Year's Resolution at the Library!

Start the year off right and find your resolution for the coming year at the library.  Maybe your resolution is to read more, or maybe you want to start a new hobby or lose weight.  We have tons of programs, books, and resources to get you on your way.  I do have one suggestion: maybe, just maybe, your resolution could be to pay off all your fines at the library.  It's not a bad idea.