Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Junior Nonfiction Books

Catastrophic Events of the 2000s
Craig E. Blohm

The Ancient Greek Economy
Henry Bensinger

Martin de Leon: Tejano Empresario
Judy Alter

Obama: The Historic Journey
Jill Abramson

Separate Is Never Equal
Duncan Tonatiuh

A Special Friend
Laura Matuszewski

Monday, October 06, 2014

New Picture Books

The Pigeon Needs a Bath
Mo Willems
Norman Speak!
Caroline Adderson & Qin Leng
All Different Now
Angela Johnson
About Birds
Sobre los Pajaros
Cathryn Sill

 You will be my Friend!
Peter Brown

Out of the Night
Lola M. Schaefer

Helen V. Griffith

Cowboy Same and the Confounded Secrets
by Kitty Griffin and Kathy Combs

Your New Jett- Pup
by David Gordon

Some Pig!
E.B. White

Friday, October 03, 2014

New Young Adult Books

Night World
by L.J. Smith
Divine by Blood
P.C. Cast

A House of Night Novel
P.C. and Kristin Cast

Last Sacrifice
A Vampire Academy Novel
Richelle Mead
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Ally Carter

Only the Good Spy Young
Ally Carter

Thursday, October 02, 2014

New DC Comics


New DC Comic Books
Super Girl
 Super Man
Justice League
Green Lantern
Young Justice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Never Judge a Book by its Movie

Never Judge a Book by It's Movie - so many that I could apply this to ... Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Lovely Bones come immediately to mind.
Judith Viorst's children's book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has been made into a movie to be released on October 10th.
What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Banned Book Week

Banned Book Week:
Celebrating the Freedom to Read 
September 21-27 
Come find a challenged or banned book to read at the library!

More information can be found at:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Arrivals for Children

Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job

Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever
Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever
by Judith Viorst

Mister Bud Wears the Cone
by Carter Goodrich
Mi dragon y yo
Mi Dragon y Yo
by David Biedrzycki

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Tocker Foundation grant to digitize Advocate, sister papers - Your Houston News: News

Tocker Foundation grant to digitize Advocate, sister papers - Your Houston News: News

New Large Print Arrivals

Tom Clancy, a Campus Novel, Support and Defend by Mark Greaney
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke
Cut and Thrust, a Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
Fast Track by Julie Garwood

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Arrivals

Sniper's Honor by Stephen Hunter, Resistant by Michael Palmer, Cyador's Heirs by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and Borderline by Lawrence Block.

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Arrivals

Good Call by Jase Robertson, People of the Morning Star by W. Michael Gear, The three Emperors by William Dietrich, Starfire by Dale Brown, Undetected by Dee Henderson, The Painter by Peter Heller, Border War by Lou Dobbs, Field of Prey by John Sandford, Death at the door by Carolyn Hart, Prayer by Philip Kerr, Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins, King of the weeds by Mickey Spillane, Midnight crossroad by Charlaine Harris, Unlucky 13 by James Patterson.

Monday, May 05, 2014

New Arrivals

New book arrivals......Family Affair by Fern Michaels, Target by David Baldacci, Live to see Tomorrow by Iris Johansen, Thornlost by Melanie Rawn.

Monday, April 14, 2014

1st box of 16 new arrivals

First box of new books. Carnal Curiosity, Cauldron of Ghost, Miss Julias Marvelous Makeover, Night Diver and Northanger Abbey.

Texas Library Annual Conference in San Antonio

Last week I attended the Annual Texas Library Conference in San Antonio.  While there I was able to meet some great authors.  James Patterson, John Erickson aka Hank the Cowdog, and Henry Winkler.  Now to process the 16 boxes of books waiting for to hit the shelves.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New Arrivals

New arrivals ready for checkout...
Death come quickly,
Destroyer angel,
Duck Commander Devotional,
Games creatures play,
Iron daughter,
Iron knight,
Iron queen,
I've got you under my skin,
Killing floor,
Miss Kays Duck Commander Kitcher,
Murder she wrote aloha betrayed,
No easy day,
Sensible arrangement,
Songs of Christmas,
Women of Duck Commander,
Plain paradise,
Plain perfect,
Plain promise,
Plain pursuit
The Croods - Video
Despicable Me 2 - Video
Alpine Yeoman,
Death on blackheath,
High crime area,
NYPD Red 2,
Waking the dead,
4 Friends.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Arrivals

Alpine Yeoman, Death on Blackheath, High Crime Area, NYPD 2, Waking the dead, 4 Friends, Plain Paradise, Plain, Perfect, Plain Promise, Plain Pursuit, Croods, Despicable Me 2.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Are you ready for the SUMMER!!!

We are gearing up for the Summer Reading Program. We will be starting the program June 18th. Events will be every Wednesday. So pack your lunches and stay the day! We will be posting more later.

New Audio Books

Murder past due by D. R. Meredith
The Pink Magnolia Club by Geralyn Dawson
Blame it on Texas by Christie Craig
This Girl by Colleen Hoover
In a fix by Linda Grimes
Cowboy take me away by Jane Graves

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New movies

Much anticipated Downton Abbey season 4 is here, along with The Book Thief, Gravity and Captain Philips.

New Book Titles

The library just received in Be careful what you wish for by Jeffrey Archer, Mix and Match guide to companion planting by Josie Jeffery, Night of the hunter by R. A. Salvatore, Power play by Danielle Steel, and Stone cold by C. J. Box.

Friday, March 07, 2014

New Large Print Titles

A stillness of chimes by Meg Moseley
Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate
Susanna’s Dream by Marta Perry
It had to be you by Susan May Warren
Do or die by Suzanne Brockman
A star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
The Purity of vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith
The second chance café by Alison Kent
Temptation by Sherryl Woods
Dandy Gilver and a bothersome number of corpses
Plain murder by Emma Miller
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Jeeves and the wedding bells by Sebastian Faulks

New DVD's

We have a few new arrivals to the collection.

The Lone Ranger, Marvel Iron Man 3, Star Trek into darkness, Murdoch Mysteries, and Inspector Morse.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

New Arrivals March 4, 2014

The library has some new arrivals of books.
Blackberry pie murder by Joanne Fluke
Kiss and tell by Fern Michaels
Trouble in mind Jeffrey Deaver
A Kings Ransom by Sahron Kay Penman
The Kindred of Darkness by Barbara Hambly
Steeped in evil by Laura Childs
Where courage calls by Janette Oke
Bootlegger by Clive Cussler

Monday, March 03, 2014

Job Fair

TDCJ Job fair Friday March 7, 2014 9am-6pm

Library opening Late March 4, 2014

Due to inclement weather the library will open March 4, 2014 @ 10am.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Adult Titles

The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Death of a policeman by M.C. Beaton

TDCJ Job Fair

TDCJ Job Fair will be held at the Austin Memorial Library March 3, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm.
Affordable Care Act: Information & Guidance
Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is open.
Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov) is the primary tool for learning about the Marketplace, and to shop for and enroll in plans.
Marketplace coverage begins as early as January 1, 2014.
Telephone assistance for the Health Insurance Marketplace is available 24/7 – 1-800-318-2596
About the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • The Health Insurance Marketplace is for people seeking insurance or who are uninsured. Generally, people who currently have insurance through their workplace, who have insurance through Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Tricare or the Veterans health care program are not the target of this open enrollment period.
  • The Marketplace is a new way to find quality health coverage. Use it if you don’t have coverage now or if you do have coverage but want to look at other options.
  • The Marketplace simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. You can compare plans based on price, benefits, and other features important to you before you make a choice. Plans will be presented in four categories – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum – to make comparing them easier.
  • Insurance plans in the Marketplace are offered by private companies. They cover the same core set of benefits called essential health benefits. No plan can turn you away or charge you more because you have an illness or medical condition. They must cover treatments for these conditions. Plans can’t charge women more than men for the same plan. Many preventive services are covered at no cost to you.
Instructional Videos
This video introduces an interactive online application process for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace on HealthCare.gov. Using an example of a single man from Arizona, images of computer screens from the application unfold while a narrator explains the content of each screen. The program concludes with a printable summary of the application and an explanation of what benefits will be received.  

This video introduces the Marketplace enrollment process for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace on HealthCare.gov. Using the same individual from the Marketplace Application video as an example, the scenario continues, as he follows step-by-step instructions on how to find and enroll in a health plan. Images of computer screens from the Marketplace enrollment process unfold while a narrator explains the content of each screen. The program concludes with a successful completion of all enrollment steps, and how to contact the health plan to submit payment.

Find local application assistance

Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find help in your area. You can search by city and state or zip code to see a list of local organizations with contact information, office hours, and types of help offered, such as non-English language support, Medicaid or CHIP, and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). These organizations are able to assist you in finding the kind of help that works for you.

Library staff cannot assist customers in completing the application or enrollment process, but can provide technology assistance in using the library’s public computers and printers. Librarians can also make referrals to local agencies with trained application assisters.