Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Adorn the Season

Patsy Brautigam and Linda Gabrielson showed everyone how to make a small citrus peel wreath ornament. A joint ALL/LIFE program.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss

Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss - Why do diets not work? Why does eating fat not make you fat? How can you regain your energy and much more? The Health Source Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab center stopped by to answer all your questions.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Texas Rangers

Just the words invoke a feeling of Texas pride and power. LSC-CyFair Professor, Tom Kelly, shared his knowledge about the history of the Texas Rangers and their impact on our safety and well being. A joint ALL/LIFE program.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Live Music from Around the World

In celebration of International Education Month, Greg Harbar and his band, The Gypsies, joined us for a live performance and bit of gypsy music history.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Space Images Unveiled

As part of the 2009 Great Observatories International Year of Astronomy, the library received 2 prints taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Rob Coyle, history professor and former NASA employee, shared insights about the photos and the Hubble Telescope program.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hiking Around Houston

From the Piney Woods to the Gulf Coast prairies and marshes, the Houston rea has a variety of hiking trails for hikers of all experience levels. Librarian Tracy Williams took us on a virtual tour of Houston-area hiking hotspots. Read Tracy's blog, The Chaotic Life, for more information.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Little Night Music in the Morning

Alex Qian, LSC-CyFair Artistic Director of Choral Programs, provided a brief biography of Mozart followed by fabulous performances from four LSC-CyFair students in the upcoming opera, The Marriage of Figaro. The opera will be performed entirely in Italian and opens on November 5 at Lone Star College-CyFair in the Center for the Arts, Recital Hall 102. Visit the Box Office for ticket information.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LSC-CyFair New Construction Update

Dr. Bob Williams, LSC-CyFairVice President of Administrative Services, shared with us the latest information and plans for the new construction that will begin late this year at the college.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pressure Point Therapy

Dr. Tao, from Health Source Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab, joined us once again to demonstrate how gentle pressure is used to alleviate headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel, sinus problems, neck pain, PMS, low energy and painful joints.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

JazzHotNCool - Jazz Ensemble!

A rousing free show hosted by our own Lone Star College-CyFair Jazz Ensemble! Hear blues, New Orleans group improvisation, swing, bop, cool and more contemporary sounds. Reception to follow. Friday, October 23, 7:30pm, Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theatre. For information call 281-290-5201 or online at

Tis The Season For Charitable Shopping

As the holiday shopping season nears, check out these products and companies that give back to the community, the environment, and more.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Craigslist Redux

If you haven't heard of Craigslist, you've been missing out on one of the best ways to buy and sell items online. Librarian Tracy Williams demonstrated the ins and outs of buying and selling with Craigslist, including some of the newest features that make Craigslist even better than it was before. View Tracy's Buying/Selling Checklist and watch a brief tutorial below.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gute Reise! Bon voyage! Buon viaggio! Buen viaje! Have a good trip!

Gute Reise! Bon voyage! Buon viaggio! Buen viaje! Have a good trip! Bob Calvert of Grand Ventures Travel explained how to beocme a savvy traveler. He explored the do's and don'ts of traveling and provided tips for discovering great places to visit. View the travel checklist and watch the Grand Ventures Travel Presentation.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

"CROWNS, a stand-up-and-testify musical based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother. As Yolanda encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of preparing for and going to Sunday church service, she begins to discover connections to older traditions and a deeper spirituality. CROWNS is a soul-stirring tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion by celebrating African-American women and their church hats." --text from

Crowns run October 8-18, in the LSC-Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theatre. Visit the Box Office for more information.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Every 13 minutes, a new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Every day, 17 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant." Currently, over 100,000 patients in the United States need an organ transplant. (data from

Ariana Montelongo of LifeGift gave a fascinating and informative presentation on the importance of life saving organ/tissue donation. "LifeGift is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization that recovers organs and tissue for individuals needing transplants in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas."

If you would like to become a registered organ/tissue donor, visit Donate Life: Texas to sign up. The registry is the only legally official way to make your organ/tissue donor wishes known. Note: the registry became official in 2006, any registry joined before that is not legally valid, including Organ Donor stickers on Texas drivers' licenses. Without joining the new registry, your wish to be an organ/tissue donor can be overturned by your surviving family.

For volunteer opportunities, visit LifeGift-Vital Volunteers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Taste the Flavors of Autumn

Dorrie Scott prepared some tasty dishes sure to please the whole family during the Labor Day holiday. Get the recipes for Lemon Thyme Chicken Tenders and Gingerade from allows users to recalculate the amount of ingredients needed per number of people served, it also a provide a shopping list of all the ingredients you need at the grocery store. It's super easy and best of all, FREE!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Google Tools

Tracy Williams took us on a "googlicious" tour of some fun new applications from Google. Go "incognito" with Google's new web browser, Chrome. Never again worry about having to empty your email mailbox again with Gmail. Personalize your web homepage with iGoogle. Checkout Google Labs to find out more about Sets, Alerts, RSS Reader, Finance, and Zeitgeist. For a complete list of Google applications visit More Google Products.

Web gurus are also using Google apps in conjunction with other web application to produce mashups. Checkout to see how the coastline shrinks as the waters rise.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Facebook Games

Bejeweled, Farkle and FarmTown, oh my! Librarians Melanie Wachsman and Rose Botkin showed off Facebook games that anyone can play to pass the time away. A free Facebook account is required.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Is Arthritis Inevitable?

Dr. Sammy Tao of Health Source Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab of Copperfield, provided do's & don'ts for proper back care and explained how biomechanical failure of the body occurs. Dr. Tao recommends stretching, slowing down and sleeping on a firm mattress to maintain good body management.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pearl Fincher Museum

Tim Novak, Executive Director of the Pearl Fincher Museum, unveiled the Chip Hosek Collection of American Art. Chip Hosek is a Pearland-based collector of American paintings. His collection will go on exhibition at the Pearl beginning August 22.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Some Like it Hot

Patrick Gunnels shared his love of Indian cuisine, and shared his own personal recipe for korma curry. Spicy, creamy, and silky, it's delicious. For more information about Indian cuisine, check out the following books in the library:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Build Your Family Tree for Free

Mick Stafford and Charline McFarlane covered the do's and dont's of genealogy research. Also covered,, a free website with over 60 million searchable genealogical records, and the Clayton Library for Genealogical Research.

Documents from the workshop are available at

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Alive!

Helen Terry of Studio NiaMoves led a lively and energetic workshop using Nia, a joyful workout which integrates your mind, body, and spirit to recharge and rejuvenate. The Nia technique incorporates martial arts, dance and healing movements to provide an energetic, mind/body experience. You can learn more at

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Missing Books Of the Bible

Shawn Miller, Accounting professor at LSC-CyFair, led a lively and engaging workshop on the missing books of the bible. If you'd like to learn more about this topic, Shawn recommends reading From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible by Norman Geisler & William Nix.

Shawn will also be teaching a class this fall, Old Testament Survey, available as college credit (RELI 1311) or continuing education credit (CRELE 3101101). The class will be held on T/Th at 10:00am.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009