AND THE WINNERS OF THE TEEN WRITING CONTEST ARE ...

The winners of the 2010 Summer Teen Writing Contest were announced August 14 at a reception at the Barbara Bush Library. Almost 70 entries were received in the contest co-sponsored by the Young Adult Librarians at the Barbara Bush and Lonestar College Tomball branches. Congratulations to all entrants on a job well done! Winners in the four categories were:

...

Nominate Your Favorite Librarian!

I Love My Librarian!

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times "I Love My Librarian Award" encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Has someone here at the Harris County Public Library or another library made a difference in your life? Take this opportunity to say thanks to him or her by entering their name in this contest before September 20. Click here to read the rules and get the form to submit.

...

Summer Reading Club Programs and Activities Are Over, However, There Is Still Plenty For Children To Do At The Library!

Catch the Reading Express Summer Reading Program and Activities officially ended Saturday, August 7th. Children are encouraged to visit the library to pick up their “railroads” before staff in children’s services removes them from the walls, doors and windows on Saturday, August 21st.

...

Are you 60+ and having trouble getting started with computers?

Drop in to the Seniors Help Session in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 12 pm and let our volunteers give you some assistance.  No registration is required.

...

Building Community Collaborations!

Red, White and Blue BlanketDriving like bank robbers, Val and I packed up the car with forty-eight hand knitted lap blankets to be dropped off at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center for local veterans receiving treatment at the hospital. These beautiful blankets, crafted by individual participants of the Knowledge Exchange, brighten the very sterile environment that our heroes are confined to, often for months, while they are patients on the Spinal Cord Injury Ward.
The San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution collects funds to purchase new yarn twice a year for the Knowledge Exchange. This collaboration has provided gorgeous yet “Manly” coverings for the men.
Lynn Katz delivered 230 chemo c...