Houston Public Library Implements New Service Hours
Like many libraries across the state and nation, Houston Public Library is
experiencing an increase in library usage while the economy is forcing
reductions to our budget. In an effort to better align our services with our
current budget and staff resources, we will implement a reduction in service
hours beginning this Saturday, April 17, 2010.
We remain committed to providing the high level of customer service you expect
from the Houston Public Library. We apologize for any inconvenience these
changes may cause. We will be monitoring library usage and listening to
customer feedback as we move forward.
Please visit www.houstonlibrary.org/new-hours-of-operation for more
information about how these decisions were made, and what the new hours of
operation will be at your library.
Houston Public Library now
has an online registration system for programs offered. You will need a
HPL PowerCard (the card that is colored orange) to register online. If
you don't have a PowerCard or prefer to register directly, please call
832-393-2600 to sign up for our exciting programs or register in person when
you are next in our library.
To register online for Clayton Library programs, please visit the HPL
online catalog, http://catalog.houstonlibrary.org/search%7Es1. Search
for the word "genealogy". On the first program that is offered,
look to the right for the "Calendar of Events" icon and click on it.
At the top of the screen and to the right , under "Limit by
Location", chose "Clayton" from the drop down box and click on
the "check mark" icon. Note the month at the top of the
screen. If it is not the month you want, go forward by clicking on the
">" sign (over the word "Saturday" on the calendar) or
backward by clicking on the "<" sign (over the word
"Sunday" on the calendar) until you reach the desired month.
Find the program you desire to attend and click on it. On the right side
of the screen where you see information about the program, click on the icon
with two people in it. On the next screen, put in your last name and
library card number (with no spaces) and click on the submit button. You
must then select the number of seats you want from the drop down box. You
may add or update your e-mail address or tell the instructor something.
Press the submit button when you are finished.
The next screen will tell you if your reservation has been
confirmed. If you have provided your e-mail information, you will
also receive an e-mail confirmation. When you have completed the
registration, please exit the system by pressing the "logout" button
at the top right of the screen.
If you have any questions on registering online, please 832-393-2600.
Classes are approximately 1 hour, unless otherwise noted.
60,000 books you can find
online: the BYU Digital Project
Saturday, 05/01/2010 3:00-4:00 PM
Familysearch.org is home to the Family History archives of the Harold B. Lee
Library, Brigham Young University. As a digital book project, the online
archives provide access to over 60,000 digital books for the family
historian. Join Doug Hamilton, the lead volunteer of the Clayton part of
the project, to learn about this project, and how to search for items and
ancestors including resources from Clayton Library. Reservations
required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Preserving your memories to keep you out of a jam
Tuesday, 05/11/2010 2:00-3:00 PM
Learn how to store your paper documents, books, and photographs and how to make
simple repairs. Reservations required, please call
Preservation road show
Saturday, 05/15 /2010 1:00-2:30PM
Join archivists from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center for
"Preservation road show". An overview of historical document
preservation will be discussed with an opportunity to meet with the experts to
discuss your specific preservation problem. Please bring one document for
which you would like preservation suggestions. Reservations required,
please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Clayton Library Orientation
Saturday, 05/15/2010 10:30-11:30 AM
Learn about the vast resources and how to efficiently utilize genealogical
research materials housed at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical
Research. Orientation lasts approximately one hour. No reservations
needed, meet at the Information Desk in the library.
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