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Love this quote from Huxley for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that everyone always thinks he's talking to ...
11/20/2020

Love this quote from Huxley for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that everyone always thinks he's talking to someone else. #factsarefacts

Everyone is having to make life adjustments due to the effects of COVID-19. Many parents, grandparents, and other caregi...
11/19/2020

Everyone is having to make life adjustments due to the effects of COVID-19. Many parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are struggling to balance their personal stress with their family roles. Join representatives from Texans Recovering Together to learn how to manage your stress and ask questions of health professionals. TODAY 6 PM on Facebook Live. For more info and to join us live at 6 PM: https://bit.ly/35I1pV5

Come out and see the Curiosity Cruiser Crew at Unity Missionary Baptist Church's food distribution event tomorrow 10am -...
11/19/2020

Come out and see the Curiosity Cruiser Crew at Unity Missionary Baptist Church's food distribution event tomorrow 10am - 12pm. Get a free book while supplies last!

Register for this Friday’s Harris County Precinct 2 Food Distribution and Book Giveaway at Unity Missionary Baptist Church at: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/harris-countytx/catalog/item/11303/148667/1306387

11/19/2020
Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library

Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library

A fellow librarian in Polk City, Fl was severely injured in an act of violence. We wanted to express our heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery and comfort for her library community and family. Please leave comments for her library community and her family as well as for Suzette Penton as she recovers. @Polk City Library

Tai Chi for Seniors (and everyone else!) presented by Ben Taub Hospital's Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, Ka...
11/19/2020

Tai Chi for Seniors (and everyone else!) presented by Ben Taub Hospital's Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, Kati Bare at 10:30 on Microsoft Teams. Join us for this energizing, healthful morning break from the comfort and safety of your home here: https://bit.ly/3kE8vif

We are excited to announce HCPL's new podcast: Using Our Library Voices available here https://usingourlibraryvoices.buz...
11/18/2020

We are excited to announce HCPL's new podcast: Using Our Library Voices available here https://usingourlibraryvoices.buzzsprout.com/ or on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts. The debut episode just rolled out and it's exactly what you would expect from HCPL's creative team: a fun, fast-paced and informative collection of features that you just have to check out. New episodes each month! Learn more about the podcast and listen on our website: https://www.hcpl.net/services/podcast

#WeAreReadingAsFastAsWeCan
11/18/2020

#WeAreReadingAsFastAsWeCan

Evelyn Meador Branch Library
11/17/2020

Evelyn Meador Branch Library

Happy Transgender Awareness Week! This week is used to advocate for the transgender members of our community. This includes actions like recommending literature that highlights trans characters. There is a recommendation here for every age, and can be checked out from our catalog on hcpl.net!

If you've taken up the #NaNoWriMo challenge this year, HCPL salutes you. You are past the halfway point, so pat yourself...
11/16/2020

If you've taken up the #NaNoWriMo challenge this year, HCPL salutes you. You are past the halfway point, so pat yourself on the back and get yourself another cup of java. If you're needing a little inspiration as well as coffee, we have a great new OverDrive collection for you: https://hcpl.overdrive.com/collection/1129448? and invite you to join us on Facebook Live at 3 PM today for a special program: How to Get Your Book in the Library presented by Darcy Casavant, one of HCPL's Collection Development Librarians. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/717624832502753

#read
11/15/2020

#read

11/14/2020
Native American Heritage Month Story Time

The theme is “Dance Gatherings.” Stories and songs, including “Powwow's Coming” by Linda Boyden will be presented in English and Tunica by Donna M. Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora, language and cultural lifeways instructors for the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program

Join us this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live for Native American Heritage Month Story Time. Today's theme is “Dance Ga...
11/14/2020

Join us this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live for Native American Heritage Month Story Time. Today's theme is “Dance Gatherings.” We'll have stories and songs, including “Powwow's Coming” by Linda Boyden presented in English and Tunica by Donna M. Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora, language and cultural lifeways instructors for the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/

The fact is that most of us do not have the luxury to say whatever we want and have people believe us. We have to back u...
11/14/2020

The fact is that most of us do not have the luxury to say whatever we want and have people believe us. We have to back up what we say with facts and information from reliable sources. Librarians are information professionals who can help you find facts and strong sources from a variety of viewpoints so you can make up your own mind. https://www.hcpl.net/page/chat-librarian

Because of the ongoing pandemic, most HCPL book clubs have gone online, which means you are no longer restricted by the ...
11/13/2020

Because of the ongoing pandemic, most HCPL book clubs have gone online, which means you are no longer restricted by the distance you're willing to drive to discuss great books with great folks. Find a virtual book club that fits your interests and your schedule here: https://bit.ly/2Us88fg

North Channel Branch Library
11/13/2020

North Channel Branch Library

Register here:
https://wrksolutions2.easyvirtualfair.com

Harris County Precint One Commissioner Rodney Ellis will host a Virtual Job Fair. Meet with recruiters virtually to discuss competitive career opportunities. Unlike traditional job fairs, this virtual event will be open for 38 hours and Workforce Solutions Recruiters will be live on the platform to chat with potential candidates on Friday from 10a - 2p.

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
11/13/2020

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

Give Blood and Save a Life! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will bring their donor coach to the Maud Marks Library parking lot on Tuesday, November 24th from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Please sign up at
https://bit.ly/3kmC7jh

#harriscountypl #commitforlife

Pretty sure that when the grim reaper finally comes for me, the first words out of my mouth will be "Dude, you're just g...
11/12/2020

Pretty sure that when the grim reaper finally comes for me, the first words out of my mouth will be "Dude, you're just gonna have to cool your jets, I've got three more chapters to go." #read

November is National Picture Book Month, and this year we want to shine light on some of our favorites. Picture book are...
11/12/2020

November is National Picture Book Month, and this year we want to shine light on some of our favorites. Picture book are written to include a variety of language, giving you the opportunity to teach your child new words! These books are all inclusive and represent a range of our community. Find these titles in our catalog at www.hcpl.net!

Join us today at 10:30 AM on Microsoft Teams for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. This is a fun fitness progr...
11/12/2020

Join us today at 10:30 AM on Microsoft Teams for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. This is a fun fitness program for seniors and others who want to take a proactive approach to getting older. It emphasizes mindfulness, balance, and weight transference. This program will be presented today at 10:30 AM on Microsoft Teams. Use this link to join the program live https://bit.ly/3kE8vif New to Teams? Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2W3Bq5E Presented by Kati Bare, the Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator at Ben Taub Hospital.

In honor of Veterans Day, HCPL Collection Development has created a new curated Overdrive collection called Thank You, V...
11/11/2020

In honor of Veterans Day, HCPL Collection Development has created a new curated Overdrive collection called Thank You, Veterans! There are enough great reads in the collection to keep veterans front and center in our hearts and minds all year long. https://hcpl.overdrive.com/collection/1133074#VeteransDay #VeteransDay2020

Join the HCPL team as we encourage everyone taking part in NaNoWriMo 2020 to meet their daily writing goals with a virtu...
11/11/2020

Join the HCPL team as we encourage everyone taking part in NaNoWriMo 2020 to meet their daily writing goals with a virtual Write In on Facebook Live today at 3PM! Hang out and write with us as we challenge participants in writing sprints and share snippets of participants’ work. Come for the friendship, stay for the chance to catch a glimpse of the next bestseller! https://bit.ly/3eQAxFl

Harris County Public Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the brave men and women of the armed services,...
11/11/2020

Harris County Public Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the brave men and women of the armed services, both past and present. Your sacrifices have made it possible for us to do what we do and we are grateful. #VeteransDay #VeteransDay2020

11/10/2020
Aldine Branch Library

Here are some reading recommendations for Native American History Month. And while we're here, we want to invite you to join us each Saturday in November at 11AM on Facebook Live for a special Native American Heritage Month Story Time presented by the Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program and the American Indian Center of Houston More info: https://bit.ly/2UgV5x7

Need something new to read? November is Native American Heritage Month! To celebrate, we've compiled a list of book recommendations by Native American authors. Visit hcpl.overdrive.com/collection/1129449 for more digital options, or give us a call at 832-927-5410 to schedule a curbside pickup.

Barbara Bush Branch Library
11/10/2020

Barbara Bush Branch Library

Next week, don't forget to join us for a virtual job search seminar by Workforce solutions Tuesday Nov. 10th @ 2pm. Seminar: A Targeted Plan, review labor market info, assess needs & employment skills to create a specific job search plan to help you get the type of job you want & need! Register online @ https://www.hcpl.net/events/37725 #HCPL #barbarabushlibrary #WorkforceSolutions

Join us this morning at 10:30 AM on Microsoft Teams for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. This course was desi...
11/10/2020

Join us this morning at 10:30 AM on Microsoft Teams for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. This course was designed by the Tai Chi for Health Institute and is recommended by the CDC to actively reduce falls. It emphasizes mindfulness, balance, and weight transference. This program will be presented via Microsoft Teams at https://bit.ly/3kE8vif. New to Teams? Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2W3Bq5E

11/09/2020
NaNoWriMo 2020: Setting the Scene

Bring the setting of your NaNoWriMo project to life with sensory information! Author Tiffani Feathers will demonstrate how to set the scene to fully immerse readers in your novel. Attendees will be able to take part in a Q&A as well.

11/09/2020
Diwali Paper Diyas | Maker Mondays

Today we’ll be learning more about the Indian festival of lights, known as Diwali! As we learn, we will create paper diyas to celebrate the holiday! Share your Diwali creations with us by posting to our page or tagging us on Instagram with the hashtag #HCPLmadeit Find all our #MakerMondays projects with printable instructions at www.hcpl.net/services/makercentral

Today we’ll be learning more about the Indian festival of lights, known as Diwali! As we learn, we will create paper diyas to celebrate the holiday! You can ...

Katy Branch Library
11/09/2020

Katy Branch Library

Stuck in the car for a while? Why not learn a new language! Check out our available options in the Libby app today.

11/07/2020
Native American Heritage Month Story Time: The Sun

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by joining us for story time! The theme is “The Sun.” Stories and songs, including “Louisiana Indian Tales” by Elizabeth Moore and Alice Couvillon will be presented in English and Tunica by Donna M. Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora, language and cultural lifeways instructors for the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program (https://www.facebook.com/tunicabiloxilcrp)

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Will you please share Curbside Larry's video that explains curbside voting in Houston? And also, could Curbside Larry please, please get a Twitter account?
Are you all offering any virtual storytime options for preschool kids? My girls so miss going to the library to hear stories and participate with the story teller.
#CurbsideLarry is my new boyfriend. Thank you, Harris County Public Library!!! #wearamask #readabook
We made some fun collage art today with the MFAH Virtual Art Camp. Thanks HCPL and Maud Marks Library!
Hi Book Readers! I found this orange card with this sweet message inside this book (came in for me as a hold). It looks like it is from a grandchild named Cara/Caro. I am not sure the library tracks where holds come from, but in case someone knows who this belongs to/wants it back, thought it wouldn't hurt to post here. :)
Before you see “The Green Book” from Ensemble Theater, learn the history behind the play from Holocaust Museum Houston. We begin with the experiences of African Americans in the United States and Holocaust survivors around the world in the aftermath of WWII. To help us learn about what happened to survivors after the Holocaust, we will hear from local survivor Dr. Anna Steinberger. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON The Ensemble Theatre Houston
For Russian Speaking group of the Harris County I have been performing FREE shows since March 27th. You are welcome take a look: https://www.facebook.com/elenasuvorova.philips/videos_by
What’s the plan for finally allowing library patrons to get the books we reserved? The last notice was that HCPL is closed to June 10; that’s tomorrow. If we have to schedule a time to pick up our books, please allow an option using the Internet. Otherwise your phone lines could be overloaded.
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Are you going to open June 10th and if now will I lose my holds that expire June 15th?
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