'Tis the season at your library! Come check out our book tree, created with books loaned by our Friends of the Library bookstore. Plus, guess the correct number of books in the tree and you could win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card! Complete an entry form at the first floor reference desk—deadline is December 30.
Celebrate the Season with a Thanksgiving Story Time
TONIGHT!! Help tell the story of Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey. Make a costume and props, and bring the story to life!
For children ages 2 to 7. November 19th, 6:30 p.m. We will begin to give out tickets at 5:30 p.m.
Being bilingual opens up new worlds to speakers. It also appears to delay the onset of dementia.
Check out all our language resources at the library! You can learn Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian and more using the Mango Languages database. Use your Lone Star College ID or Harris County Public Library card to access from home.
Once you’ve got the basics down, check out our Spanish and French Conversation Clubs!
Ready to take your cooking to the next level?
Join us for a computer workshop this Saturday where you’ll learn how to navigate Allrecipes.com. You can discover new recipes, get organized, and create grocery lists with this delicious site.
Workshop meets November 9th, 9:00-11:00 a.m. in room 105.
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Did you know?
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short). The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30th. Interested? Check it out here: http://nanowrimo.org/
Last year there were over 300,000 participants!
And for further encouragement, here’s what bestselling author Rainbow Rowell had to say about NaNoWriMo:
That 50,000-word pile I made wasn’t a mess at all. It’s some of the bravest writing I’ve ever done, and it includes my all-time favorite character, a guy I think I would’ve second-guessed to death under normal circumstances. NaNoWriMo helped me push past so many of my doubts and insecurities and bad habits. And I think that’s partly why I love Fangirl so much now—because I remember how swept away I felt when I was writing it.
Check out one of CyFair Library’s newest book clubs: Eureka! Science & Discovery Book Club.
Tomorrow we’ll be discussing The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean.
Next month, join in on the November 19th discussion of The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, by Steven Strogatz.
Open to everyone. Meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in LRNC 131.
For information on all our book clubs, click here.
Alice Munro, named on Thursday as the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, once observed: “The complexity of things — the things within things — just seems to be endless. I mean nothing is easy, nothing is simple.”
Collections of Alice Munro’s short stories are available at our library.