Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Upcoming Elections

It is a busy year for elections. For Haltom City, 2016 has the following elections:

March 1 Primary Election - Early voting is Tuesday, February 16 - Friday, February 26, 2106
May 7 Local Elections
November 8 Election (Presidential Election Calendar)

Election Information

See the Tarrant County Elections information for Upcoming Election Information, including early voting locations and hours and election day locations and hours

Voter Information

Voter Registration forms are available to pick up at the library through the Tarrant County Elections and the Texas Secretary of State. You must be registered to vote 30 days before the election.

You can search the Tarrant County Voter Look Up database or the Am I Registered? site to see if you are registered to vote and your voting location on election day.

Vote411 has a personalize, bipartisan voting guide. Just enter your address to compare candidates.

Quick Links

March 1 Primary Elections - Early Voting Locations and Hours
March 1 Primary Election  - Election Day Locations and Hours
Tarrant County Voter Look Up
Voter Registration Form (PDF)

Do you have a reliable voting resource? Let us know in the comments below! Still can't find what you need? Contact the library or comment below.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Join us for a Night of Romance! (Authors, That Is)

Join us at the library for the second annual Night of Romance

Friday, February 12, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Get cozy with local romance authors
Book signings (books will be available to purchase directly from authors)
Book readings
Light refeshments
Door prizes
Free caricatures by local artist Jeerry Wenninger
Drawing for an original arrangement from Paul's Flower Boutique

All this for FREE! No registration required. No purchase required.

Participating Authors:

Rebecca Adler
Jerrie Alexander 
Clover Autrey 
Kathleen Ball
C. Marie Bowen 
Brynley Bush 
S.M. Butler 
CM Doporto 
Geri Foster
Holly Hudspeth
Stephanie Kneese
Mia London
Sylvia McDaniel
Carolyn Rae
Kym Roberts
C.A. Szarek
Susan Sheehey
Marsha R. West

See photos from last year's Night of Romance here!

Monday, February 1, 2016

First Finds! New Book Spotlight

It's the first of the month, and with that I want to introduce a new feature on the blog: First Finds! We will scour the collection for the new and interesting books to highlight and add to your must read lists. Here we go!

From the author of The Burgess Boys and Olive KitteridgeMy Name is Lucy Barton is "set in the mid-1980s, LucyBarton, hospitalized for nine weeks, is surprised when her estranged mother shows up at her bedside. Her mother talks of local gossip, but underneath the banalities, Lucy senses the love that cannot be expressed. This is the story that Lucy must write about, the one story that has shaped her entire life. A beautiful lyrical story of a mother and daughter and the love they share." - NoveList 

Genre: Science Writing - Senses and Sensation
It isn't science fiction! Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction! We Have the Technology, "introduces readers to researchers who are changing the way they experience the world, whether creating scents that stimulate the memories of Alzheimer's patients, constructing virtual limbs that approximate a sense of touch or building augmented-reality labs that prepare soldiers for the battlefield." - NoveList

Orphan X by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz
Genre: Spy Stories
Hurwitz's new novel kicks off a new action-packed series. "Evan Smoak, the Nowhere Man a protector of the truly desperate and deserving, finds himself a target of someone with similar training and knowledge of his Orphan X (a super-secret government project) identity." A movie is already in the works. - NoveList
Genre: Autobiographies and Memoirs
"Find Me Unafraid is a dual autobiography told by the authors in alternating chapters. Co-author Kennedy Odede founded a youth program in a giant slum in his native Kenya; American Jessica Posner worked with Odede's program as a college student, then joined him there permanently. Relating their love story (which led to marriage), their work offering hope to Kenyan children through education and other services, and their plans for the future, the couple offer inspiration to anyone seeking systemic economic changes to end extreme poverty." -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson for NoveList
Be prepared for suspense and flawed characters in this new book from the genre-jumping author of Skeletons at the Feast and The Light in the Ruins. In The Guest Room, "the bachelor party her husband is hosting goes wrong, Kristin finds her life spiraling into a nightmare of accusations and betrayal while a girl hired to provide entertainment at the party flees for her life from gangsters." - NoveList