Random Acts of Kindness week

 

Valentine's Day might be over but let's keep the fuzzy feelings going as we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week! Random Acts of Kindness Week began on Monday and runs through Sunday the 20th.

 

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation invites everyone to take part in the Extreme Kindness Challenges. Today's challenge is to smile at 10 strangers. Your beautiful smile just might brighten someone else's day and inspire them to smile at others.

Celebrating Brian Jacques

Many readers of fantasy literature, young and old alike, will miss the joy of a new story by Brian Jacques.  In honor of his memory and the many wonderful books he wrote, the Fairbanks Branch Library has a display of some of our favorite books he wrote.  If you have never read one of his books, please do and I think you will want to read them all.

Free Audiobooks & Ebooks

EreaderYour HCPL library card enables you to download audiobooks and ebooks through our web site for FREE.  We have 4 sources for ebooks, the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, NetLibrary, Safari Books Online (for IT professionals), and Tumblebooks (for children).  The downloadable audiobooks are also part of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  For a list of compatible devices for the

Rolling Blackouts

Unfortunately, the library is not exempt from rolling blackouts.  Our electricity has been off three times so far today.  Each time it comes back on, we have to wait for our computer server to reboot (which takes a while) before we can turn the other computers back on.  We appreciate your patience during this trying time.

More Job-Hunting Help from Your Library

Job databaseHarris County Public Library has a new database to help you get a new job.  It’s called Job and Career Accelerator and it is described as “the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market.  It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search.  Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences.  In addition, users will have access to tools essential to getting hired s