Books & Media

Before The Great War...

As you may have seen on our website and Facebook page, this year’s Gulf Coast Reads will take place during the month of October.  Now you might ask, “What’s Gulf Coast Reads?”  Well, simply put, it’s an event encouraging residents of the Gulf Coast area to read or listen

Book Hunters in Brief #40: Banned Books Week 2014 - Graphic Novels

In Brief #40 GraphicHarris County Public Library and Book Hunters support your right to read what you want to read. The free exchange of knowledge is one of the foundations of this nation. To understand why, you need only look at a history book. The accepted idea and the unquestioned notion often turn out to be wrong for any number of reasons. What you read may not be to another person's liking, and vice versa, but both of you have the right to make up your own mind. 

Popular Children's Author, Michael Dahl, Swoops into South Houston

Harris County Public Library is pleased to announce that Michael Dahl, bestselling author of books for children and young adults, will visit South Houston Branch Library on Saturday, September 27, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mr. Dahl has written more than two hundred books and is a three-time winner of the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award.

We have many of his books in our collection--ranging from board books for your youngest to YA mysteries. So, check some out, read them with your kids, and then bring the family out to enjoy what promises to be a high-energy entertaining and educational event. Michael Dahl's visit is sponsored by myON, a division of Capstone.

Only The Truth Can Set Her Free

 Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher is not a hearts and flowers romance, it is a totally different kind.  Not my  usual preference, as I usually love the hearts and flowers and happy endings.   But, this title kept  popping up on different book review sites I read.  The description did not really capture my interest but  in the reviews people either really loved it or really hate

There's More to Life Than Housework

Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted SheetsWho came up with the idea that women should be Super-moms and Domestic Goddesses?  Take a different approach to life by reading Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets by Lisa Quinn.