Cy-Fair

Early Voting: October 20-31, 2014

voting imageEarly voting for the November 4, 2014 General and Special Elections is open from October 20-31, 2014.

Where can you early vote?
"Any qualified voter may vote in person at the main early voting polling place or at any other designated early voting branch location during designated times." -- Harris Votes

Information about voting requirements can be found at Harris Votes, as well as the Early Voting Location Schedule (pdf).

iOS 8 is Here, Let the Downloading Begin

ios 8 screenshotApple's new iOS 8 software system for mobile devices is here and it's huge (around 5gb)! If you're like me and your mobile device is stuffed to the gills with miscellaneous apps that you've never quite gotten around to using, this requires a bit of housecleaning before downloading and installing the update.

iPad Boot Camp

ipad book campMaster the iPad with our 5-week training course designed for beginners and intermediate users.

Registration required for sessions 1-4. Limited to 12 participants. All sessions are free.
- Participants do not need to bring an iPad. Library iPads will be used for the course.
- Question & answer time pertaining to personal iPads will be available at the end of each session.

Business Success Seminars Return in October

business success seminars

Business Success Seminars return October 1. Check out the schedule by clicking the image or visiting the webpage. Seminars are Wednesday mornings in October from 8:00am-9:15am.

Free and No Registration.
 

Fall Programs in the Kids' Corner

cartoon pencil people

Join us in the Kids' Corner this fall for fabulous new programs and activities. Crafts, games, movies and more!  

• Drawing with Numbers/Letters
• "Fam-tastic" Take & Make Crafts
• "Fam-tastic" Crafts
• Family Fun & Game Night
• Family Fun: Movie Night

Also, this fall, Family Stories moves to the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Children ages 3-6 are welcome. View the entire storytime schedule here.

Winners in the Adult Summer Reading Program

asrp 2014 winnersCongratulations to Susan Norris and Susanne Schilhab, two winners in the Adult Summer Reading Program at LSC-CyFair. Susan and Susanne each won a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstores, courtesy of the LSC-CyFair Friends of the Library.

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.

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