Be Aware, Be Prepared - Hurricane Season is Here!

hurrican pictureBE AWARE, BE PREPARED.  Come to a presentation on HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS presented at the CyFair College Branch of HCPL on Tuesday, September 22, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in room 215 of the Library.  The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will provide tips on how to keep yourself and your family safe and more comfortable should we have to survive a hurricane again this year.  OHSEM will also answer your questions.  The library also has an informative display featuring free brochures on hurricane preparedness and a free hurricane tracking chart to be used on your computer. 

Crowns: LIFE Program Winners

ticket pictureToday, two lucky winners at the LIFE program, Barbara Puckett and Arvis Stribling, won a pair of tickets to the upcoming production of Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.  Crowns will run from October 8-18 in the Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theatre.  Adapted from Michael Cunningham's and Craig Marberry's book, Regina Taylor's "Crowns" captures the thrill of self-expression with a series of intimate gospel-infused musical portraits, as seen through the eyes of a Brooklyn teen sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina.

For information on these events, call 281-290-5201 or go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice.
 

 

 

Adult Summer Reading Program Branch Winners

SRP Prize WinnerFive lucky readers won gift certifcates by Participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program-Reader Nation.  Carolina Little, pictured to the right with library director, Mick Stafford, was one of the HCPL grand prize winners. She won $100 Amazon gift card.  Michelle Wright won a $50 Amazon branch winner gift card.  These two prizes were donated by Harris County Friends Coucil.  Three other readers won $50 dollar gift cards donated by the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library.  These winners were Mary Pegg, Linda Pence and Jennifer Jordan.  Linda Pence was so happy with the prize, she immediately became a member of the Friends of the Library.  Thanks to all the children, teens and adults who visited the library over the summer and participated in our library programs.

New "All Age" Storytime Coming Next Week

Many times we are asked, "Why can't you have more storytimes?" or "Why don't you have an all-age, daytime storytime?"

Well you wishes have finally been answered!

We are lucky enough to be teaming up with the English Department on campus to offer a new Multicultural Storytime on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30pm staring September 22nd, 2009.  The students from ENGL 0308 have been looking for a funway to practice their English skills and we jumped at the chance to be able to offer another program to our community.

Each week the students will take turns reading some of our favorite books.  They will also occasionally be sharing stories in their native languages which will also be translated into English for everyone

This storytime will be limited to 35 children of any age and, as most of our programs, tickets will be handed out in the hour prior to the storytime.