National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Among other things, May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month.  Your library has books and DVDs about fitness in Dewey number 613.7 and books and DVDs about sports in Dewey number 796.  So, you can get in shape with a fat-burning belly dance,
Belly dance








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Get Caught Reading Month

Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign that reminds people of all ages how much fun it is to read! The campaign was launched in 1999 and is supported by the Association of American Publishers. The official website, www.getcaughtreading.org, offers free posters, newsletters, and videos.

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Asian & Asian-American Authors

Snow FlowerAs you may know, May is the month in which we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.  A good way to celebrate is to read Asian/Pacific American literature.  Below are some books that a New York City blogger who calls herself the Literanista lists as some of her favorite books by Asian or Asian-American authors.  You can find these and many more through your neighborhood Harris County Public Library.
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston...

Thursday is International Nurses Day

I am embarassed to admit that I didn't know that May 12 is International Nurses Day... MY MOM IS A NURSE! This year's theme is "Nurses Trusted to Care." Be sure to let the nurses in your life know how much you appreciate their services.

Read about one of the most famous nurses of all time:

The Clara Barton You Never Knew The Clara Barton You Never Knew by James Lincoln Collier

We also have study materials for the nursing exam:

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Prehistoric Zone @ Your Library

Do you like to read about  the different types of creatures that lived on the earth during prehistoric time?  Do you find facts and stories about dinosaurs fascinating?  If you do, please browse one of the library's new displays--the "Prehistoric Zone."  There are books of information about the many kinds of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, as well picture book stories that have dinosaurs as the main characters.  So, rock on down to the library and check some of them out to enjoy and share.  Happy Reading! 

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