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Back to School Parking: Monday, August 25, 2014

parking lotSummer is coming to an end and school is back in session starting Monday, August 25, 2014. The campus parking lots will fill up fast with eager students ready to begin their academic endeavors.

If you're planning to attend any library events in the next couple of weeks, please remember that it may take a little extra time to locate an available parking space and walk over to the library.

Life & Learning with Hank & John Green

the fault in our starsI recently came across an article from a 2013 issue of School Library Journal, Hank and John Green: Using Their Powers for Good, and discovered some wonderful web resources created by the two brothers. Now, if by chance you don't have any teens at home, or never visit the library or a bookstore, or never go to the movies, then you may be unfamiliar with John Green. John is the author of several well received teen novels, including the wildly popular, "The Fault in Our Stars." 

Together, the brothers have three YouTube channels that present videos on a range of topics. Take a look and see if you (or your teen) might enjoy them.

CrashCourse: 8 classroom courses including history, psychology, and literature.
SciShow: Exploring science news, concepts, and history.
vlogbrothers: Random musings on a variety of topics.

So Long to the Summer Reading Program

see you next year

So long old friend.
We laughed, we cried, we took grand adventures without ever having to leave the comfort of our couch. Alas, all good things must come to an end and we bid adieu to the 2014 HCPL Summer Reading Program. 

Thanks to all who participated and we hope to see you again next year! If you didn't get a chance to participate, the summer reading program will return June 2015. 

Check out our summer reading stats:
- Registrations: 1192
- Completions: 446
- Minutes Read: 421,104
- Titles Read: 12,062 

Summer Reading Program: Log Your Titles/Minutes by August 16

summer reading programDon't forget, Saturday, August 16, is the last day to log titles and/or minutes to complete the Summer Reading Program. Registered participants who complete the program are eligible for incentives and prize drawings (while supplies last). Prize drawings will be held next week.

New Children's Programs This Fall

drawing_familyVisit the Kids' Corner this fall for some fabulous new programs on Thursday evenings, including Family Fun & Games, Drawing with Numbers, and Family Fun-Movie Night.

Stop by the Kids' Corner for more information, or call us at 281-290-3211.

Visit Special Children's Activities for future dates and times.

Holiday Hours, July 3-6, 2014

independence dayBe safe and enjoy the Independence Day weekend! The library will reopen at 7:00am on Monday, July 7.

Library Holiday Hours
Thursday: 7/3, Closing at 5:00pm
Friday-Sunday, 7/4-7/6, Closed

Holiday Hours 2014-2015

Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) Update

digital media catalogIf you download eBooks, audio and more from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive), be aware that the notification hold time is now four days. What does that mean exactly? Once you receive the email notification that a title you have on hold (request) is available, you now have four days to log in to your account and borrow/checkout the title.

23 Mind-Blowing Animal Pictures

owl and mouse photo

Oh, this is not going to end well. Check out 23 pictures of animals and insects both adorable and downright frightening. View the original website or try out StumbleUpon, a web discovery tool that helps you find websites related to your interests.

Yoga Workshop on Saturday: Cancelled

The 6/21 yoga workshop has been canceled, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Family Science Time with Dr. Adam Splitter

family stories with dr adam splitterSpecial program: Dr. Adam Splitter, an environmental chemist for 30 years, will demonstrate the fun of scientific experiments. Children will learn how to turn dry ice to bubbles, turn everyday products into elephant toothpaste, and participate in a fun science project of crashing colors.  Children will learn the importance of reading and safe science, and be given fun take home recipes.

Tuesday, June 24, 6:30pm
Limited to 35 children, ages 2-7
Kids Corner Storytime Room

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