Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hurricane season is here!

Access the latest hurricane news, find out what to do before and after a hurricane, learn about hurricanes and how they work, get hurricane apps for android and iOS or access our historical hurricane guides on Ike, Katrina, and the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. Go to the Guide!

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Get the top free apps that can help during a hurricane.

Get live feed on current hurricanes from the National Hurricane Center, NASA and Google news.

Get great advice for preparing before a hurricane and what do after.

Watch a video on how hurricanes.

And don't forget to check out our Hurricane Preparedness display in the library!  

Sunday, June 19, 2016

It all started in Galveston, Texas

Access the best resources on Juneteenth and Emancipation in COM Library. Go to the Guide!

"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer." --Major General Gordon Granger, Galveston, June 19th, 1865

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Read the eBook Juneteenth Texas : Essays in African-American Folklore.

Listen to Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Dean Kurt Schmoke and Professor Emeritus Roger Wilkins, discuss the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation

Download the "Lift Every Voice" mp3.

Use an interactive Emancipation Timeline or watch a video of Bill Moyers on Juneteenth.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 1

In our book of the month, a graphic novel, Shogunate executioner Ogami Itto is framed as a traitor by the agents from a rival clan. With his wife murdered and with an infant son to protect, Ogami chooses the path of the ronin, the masterless samurai. The Lone Wolf and Cub wander feudal Japan, Ogami's sword for hire, but all roads will lead them to a single destination: vengeance.

A samurai epic of staggering proportions, the acclaimed Lone Wolf and Cub begins its second life at Dark Horse Manga with new, larger editions of over 700 pages, value priced. The brilliant storytelling of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of Goseki Kojima create a graphic-fiction masterpiece of beauty, fury, and thematic power.

This volume collects material previously published in Dark Horse graphic novels Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road, Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 2: The Gateless Barrier, Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 3: The Flute of the Fallen Tiger -Summary courtesy of goodreads.com.

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