Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We just added a lot of new books!  Come check one out today.  Our Shelfari shelf displays a few of our new books.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Audiobooks in the Library!
Check out an iPod Touch to listen to some of our Audiobooks!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

HCMS Library hosted a chess tournament last Thursday. 
We had a great time!  
Stay tuned for our next tournament...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


The Texas Book Festival is next weekend!
October 27 & 28
We're going, are you?
Click here to see our schedule

Here are some of the amazing authors we're excited about seeing:
Kristen Cashore  - Graceling series
Jenny Han - The Summer I Turned Pretty series & Burn for Burn 
Marie Lu - Legend 
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - Beautiful Creatures series 
Maureen Johnson - The Name of the Star & 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Gary Schmidt - Okay for Now (a Lone Star book this year)
Maggie Stiefvater - The Scorpio Races
Cinda Williams Chima - Demon King series & Warrior series 
John Scieszka - True Story of the Three Little Pigs & Guys Read

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Check out these upcoming Halloween events at the Westbank Libraries:

Zombie Madness
Monday, October 22nd at Laura's, 7pm
Wedesday, October 24th at Westbank, 7pm
For Zombie enthusiasts of all ages (adults, too!), come see film & television clips of zombie-lore throughout modern history & test your knowledge with zombie trivia.   

Thursday, October 25th at Laura's, 4:30pm
Join us for a fun after-school program with snacks, crafts, & games.  The Scream-In is geared toward middle-young people.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Celebrate Your Freedom To Read!
Celebrate Banned Books Week with us by coming to the library and checking out a banned or challenged book.  

Take this Banned Books Week Poll:

Monday, October 1, 2012


Meet Rick Riordan 
OCTOBER 8, 2012 @ 2pm
BookPeople Parking Lot
BookPeople's HUGE Parking Lot Party!
Celebrate the release of The Mark of Athena

Austin Teen Book Fest - Success

The Austin Teen Book Fest was this Saturday and was a huge success!
Check out what went on:
Authors Strike A Pose:  Sarah Rees Brennan, Libba Bray, and Leigh Bardugo

Friday, September 14, 2012

Movies in the Library Presents THE HUNGER GAMES


When: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Library
Cost: FREE
What: Watch movie, eat snacks, and discuss book vs. movie after
Bring: You must turn in your permission slip in order to attend (even if you're 13 years old)!!!  Click here to download the permission slip.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Meet Lois Lowry

Don't miss this event!  
You loved The Giver, now read the final installment, SON.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


6th and 7th graders are required to own their own copies of their class novels.  We will be selling these books in the Library through the end of the week.  You are welcome to send your student to the library with the payment.
                                                  ORDER FORM:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Tom Angleberger

Fake Mustache
Wednesday, April 18 @ 6PM 

Tom Angleberger is one of our very favorite authors, and we can't wait to see him back in Austin. The problem is... we need your help preparing a proper welcome. You see, his latest book stars a Heidelberg Handlebar Number Seven (a very hairy and very expensive real-hair fake mustache). That's why we thought it would only be appropriate to collectively celebrate this hirsute wonder with a little mustache madness of our own.

So come one come all toBookPeople at 6PM on Wednesday, April 18th in your mustachioed best to greet Tom and hear all about his wacky and hilarious new book called Fake Mustache: How Jackie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Guy) Saved the World.

If you couldn't make it to Tom's last visit to celebrate the release of Darth Paper Strikes Back, here's a little look back at what you missed:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Friday, March 23
Sign up today to attend @
Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

What: Party to celebrate the release of the movie and of course, the books
When: Friday, March 23
Time: All Lunches & Advisories
Who: Anyone can sign up to attend (ONE session only)
How: go to to register for a session
Happenings: Green screen photo booth, trivia, costume contest, Peeta's Bakery, Capital Beauty Parlor, Archery, and much, much more!
Extra: Come in costume and you will be registered to win a prize!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Looking for a good book?  Then look no further!  
Our very own Library Aide Extraordinaire, Emily Krakow, has a book review blog, The Goddess of Books!
You have got to check it out!  And don't forget to join the blog (see picture below).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Pandemonium, the second in the Delirium Trilogy, 
releases on February 28! 

If you haven't read Delirium by Lauren Oliver, you must read it NOW!
Delirium is the first book in a dystopian trilogy. "Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love." - Good Reads

If you liked The Hunger Games, you'll definitely like Delirium.

Monday, February 6, 2012

READ-A-THON Envelope Turn In

Return your sealed Read-A-Thon envelope to your LA teacher this week.
Check list:
- Fill out your personal information (Name, Grade, Teacher, School, Parent's Email)
- Make sure you've completed your reading log
- Make sure your donors' information is all filled out on the back
- Make sure you filled in the amount you collected
- Circle your t-shirt size (if you collected $40 or more)
- Seal your envelope
- Sign your teacher's envelope once you turn it in
That's it!
Incentives will be arriving soon!
Thanks for helping to put books into the hands of kids around Austin!

Monday, January 23, 2012


The Book Spring Read-A-Thon starts today!
January 23 - February 3
Students will:
1) Ask for pledges and donations
2) Log pages read on the envelope - 2 weeks
3) Collect donations and pledges
4) Return their envelope to their LA teachers
5) Collect Prizes!
Give the gift of a book to a child in need!