BOOK A LIBRARIAN  AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY

Feb 7, 2019

BOOK A LIBRARIAN 
AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY

Book a Librarian is the Houston Public Library’s (HPL) newest service being provided at the Central Library. This service was created because the Library has so much to offer and some customers may not know that it offers more than just books. Book a Librarian will introduce customers to a library world that they may not know is there. The Library offers an array of diverse resources at its facility and also online that are available when they need them. Book a Librarian is a free service. A professional reference librarian or another trained staff member will assist you. For details visit: http://houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.
The Central Library is located downtown at 500 McKinney St., 77002, across from City Hall.

About Book a Librarian
Schedule a free session with a professional reference librarian or another trained staff member at the Central Library.

Appointments are generally available Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM. Please allow 1-2 business days for appointment confirmation.

  • We offer assistance in using the library’s resources
  • Sessions last approximately 45 minutes
  • You may request up to one session per month
  • Appointments take place on the 2nd Floor Compass Center at Central Library
  • Have your MY Link card ready
  • For research assistance, check our Ask a Librarian services.

Book a Librarian can help you with using online and print resources for:

  • Small businesses
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Assistance with a job search
  • Using e-books and e-audiobooks
  • Using the Library’s online catalog

 

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Fiscal General de California Xavier Becerra dio respuesta al Estado de la Unión de Trump

Feb 5, 2019

Fiscal General de California Xavier Becerra dio respuesta al Estado de la Unión de Trump

El Fiscal General de California Xavier Becerra dio respuesta al discurso del Estado de la Unión desde la escuela “C.K. McClatchy High School” en Sacramento capital del estado de California; lugar donde el estudio en su adolescencia.

Este video fue desplegado por medio de Livestream por la cadena Univision para difusión inmediata y concedido por su gabinete de prensa a Bereavision TV.

En el link de Noticieros Bereavision pueden ver este video de respuesta:

Fiscal General de California Xavier Becerra dio respuesta al discurso del Estado de la Unión del Presidente Donald Trump

El Fiscal General de California Xavier Becerra dio respuesta al discurso del Estado de la Unión desde la escuela “C.K. McClatchy High School” en Sacramento capital del estado de California; lugar donde el estudio en su adolescencia. Este video fue desplegado por medio de Livestream por la cadena Univision para difusion inmediata y concedido por su gabinete de prensa a Bereavision TV.

Posted by Noticieros Bereavision on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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El Estado de la Unión un desplegado de la agenda Trump

Feb 5, 2019

El Estado de la Unión un desplegado de la agenda Trump

“Los muros salvan vidas” dijo Donald Trump en su discurso.

El presidente de Estados Unidos Donald Trump se dirigió a la nación este martes por la noche para rendir cuentas en el Estado de la Unión en medio de un congreso dividido.

Mientras que las mujeres en esta ocasión marcaron la diferencia, lideradas por Nancy Pelosi representantes demócratas femeninas del congreso llegaron vestidas de blanco; que durante el tema migratorio de Trump se notó claramente el rechazo demócrata al muro en la frontera y otros temas del discurso del presidente.

Donald Trump se dirigió primeramente presentando a la primera Dama de los Estados Unidos Melania Trump, además de los legisladores y sus invitados, así como a varios jueces de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos. El sentido del discurso dirigido por Trump dijo él, esta basado en la agenda del pueblo americano excluyendo la agenda republicana o demócrata.

Trump inicio su discurso con la bandera de los temas de trabajos para los americanos, comercio justo, revitalizar la infraestructura, reducir el costo del cuidado medico, prescripción de medicinas mas baratas y crear un sistema de inmigración que es seguro, conforme a la ley y moderno; persiguiendo una póliza de relaciones exteriores que vaya por el interés de América primero. Sin dejar de mencionar que durante el último año, se ha logrado un progreso increíble y un éxito extraordinario

Trump especificó que quería que los inmigrantes vinieran en números abundantes; pero que vengan legalmente. Sin dejar de mencionar todo lo negativo del tema migratorio: que la frontera sur era muy peligrosa, que los americanos están pagando el resultado de la inmigración en masa y no disfrutan de sueldos bien remunerados, que los hospitales están llenos y es difícil para los americanos tener acceso; además de escuelas donde los estudiantes ya no caben en las aulas y el crimen más alto.

Números arrojados por el presidente Trump sobre los inmigrantes ilegales:

266,000 arrestos “aliens” criminales

101,000 asaltos

30,000 crímenes sexuales

4,000 muertes

El Estado de la Unión concluyó al rededor de las 7:30 la noche hora de Los Angeles.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7915 South Braeswood Boulevard

Feb 5, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7915 South Braeswood Boulevard
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 7915 South Braeswood Boulevard about 2:35 p.m. on Sunday (February 3).

The suspect, Jaimel Demetruis Smith (b/m, 43), is charged with murder in the 208th State District Court.  A booking photo of Smith is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 39, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant. M. Burrow and Detective A. Lopez reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and detained a man (Smith) still inside the residence.  Officers then found the victim toward the rear of the residence who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced deceased by Houston Fire Department paramedics.

Further investigation and witness statements identified Smith, the victim’s roommate, as the suspect and he was subsequently arrested and charged for his role in the shooting

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Man’s Death at 3700 Burkett Street

Feb 1, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Man’s Death at 3700 Burkett Street
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a man following an incident that occurred at 3700 Burkett Street about 4 p.m. on January 2.

The suspect, Cedric Hardin-Jones (b/m, 22), is charged with aggravated assault of a family member in the 262nd State District Court.  He is accused in the death of his father, David Jones, 62, who was transported to Methodist Hospital with severe head trauma.  Doctors pronounced him deceased on Tuesday (January 29).

A booking photo of Hardin-Jones is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Detective J. Roscoe reported:

On January 2, David Jones was transported by HFD paramedics from his residence at the above address to the hospital with a severe head injury.  Hardin-Jones admitted to family members he had gotten into a dispute with his father and punched him, causing him to fall down.  Hardin-Jones was taken into custody on Thursday (January 31) by the HPD Clear Lake Patrol Division Crime Suppression Team and found him to be in possession of a loaded AR-15 assault rifle.

Charges may be upgraded pending Jones’ cause of death, to be determined by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

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 Suspect Charged in Assault at 8000 Beechnut

Jan 31, 2019

 Suspect Charged in Assault at 8000 Beechnut

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an assault at 8000 Beechnut about 10:20 p.m. last Friday (January 25).

The suspect, Elmer Maravilla-Ramirez (H/m, 26), and the victim, Johnny Pena-Hernandez, 29, were both transported to an area hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.  Maravilla-Ramirez is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 230th State District Court.

A booking photo of Maravilla-Ramirez is attached to this news release.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers A. Williams and S. Ragsdale reported:

Mr. Pena-Hernandez and the suspect (Maravilla-Ramirez) got into a verbal altercation at at apartment complex at 8500 Nairn.  The two men chased each other through the complex on foot.  They then began chasing each other in vehicles along Southwest Freeway service road.  The suspect struck Pena-Hernandez’s vehicle with his car and caused Pena-Hernandez to strike a pillar under the Southwest Freeway at Beechnut.  The suspect then threatened to shoot Pena-Hernandez before assaulting him with a pistol, causing the pistol to break.  Pena-Hernandez, in fear of his life, pulled a knife and then stabbed the suspect multiple times in the chest and back.  Paramedics arrived and transported both men to the hospital.

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-3800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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Mayor’s Complete Communities initiative wins award for public involvement

Jan 30, 2019
Mayor’s Complete Communities initiative wins award for public involvement
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative has received an Our Great Region Award from the Houston-Galveston Area Action Council (H-GAC) for outstanding public involvement.

The Our Great Region Awards recognize projects in the region that are advancing the goals and strategies identified in the Our Great Region 2040 plan. Complete Communities received The Reach Award, which honors a project that demonstrates exemplary public participation.

As the region’s metropolitan planning organization, H-GAC formed a partnership with local governments and organizations to develop a long-range plan to accommodate our region’s  growth. Completed in 2014 by 24 partner organizations, the Our Great Region 2040 is designed to make the 13-county region an even better place to live, work, and prosper by the year 2040. The plan examines six major topics (transportation, environment, economic development, resiliency, housing and healthy communities) and presents “big ideas” and strategies in each. As the first sustainability plan for the area, Our Great Region 2040 will be consulted for years to come as the region works to meet its sustainability goals.

The City of Houston’s Complete Communities project works with five diverse, underserved Houston communities to help them reach their full potential:  Acres Home, Gulfton, Near Northside, Second Ward and Third Ward.

Through hundreds of community meetings, the Planning and Development Department worked with these communities to develop community specific action plans and identify a vision, goals and actions to address community priorities. This involved extensive community outreach, city departments meeting with numerous outside organizations, private business and funding organizations, and forming partnerships in drafting the action plans.

Residents attended more than 200 meetings with informal small groups, individuals one at a time, various organizations, neighborhood events, Super Neighborhood, Neighborhood Support Team and large public engagement meetings. Planning staff coordinated and led more than 50 internal meetings with 23 City departments that were key participants in many of the public meetings. Partners include residents, non-profit organizations, businesses, other government offices, religious institutions, schools, banks and foundations.

The Complete Communities action plans were approved by City Council in August 2018. The City continues to work with each community to carry them out.

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Investigation into Shooting of Four Houston Police Officers at 7815 Harding Street

Jan 30, 2019
Investigation into Shooting of Four Houston Police Officers at 7815 Harding Street
Houston police are investigating an incident resulting in the shooting of four HPD officers and the fatal shooting of two suspects at 7815 Harding Street about 5 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 28).

The wounded officers, assigned to the HPD Narcotics Division, were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.  Two officers are in serious, but stable condition.  Both officers sustained gunshot wounds to the neck.  One officer, 40, is a 9-year veteran of HPD and the other, 54, is a 32-year veteran of HPD.

Two other officers are in good condition.  One officer, 50, a 25-year veteran, was shot in the face.  The other officer, 50, a 27-year veteran, was not shot, but suffered a serious knee injury.  A fifth injured officer, 33, a 10-year veteran, shot in the shoulder, was released from the hospital Monday night.

The deceased suspects are identified as Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58.  Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.

Four other narcotics officers who discharged weapons were not injured.  It is not known at this time if any or all of the wounded officers discharged weapons in the incident.

HPD narcotics officers were serving a felony warrant at a residence at the above address when they were met with gunfire by the occupants of the home.  Several officers returned fire, fatally striking both suspects.

As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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Mayor calls on more employers to join Hire Houston Youth summer program

Jan 29, 2019
Mayor calls on more employers to join Hire Houston Youth summer program
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner urges Houston companies and organizations to join the hundreds of their counterparts who already participate in Hire Houston Youth, the trailblazing program that matches the city’s youth with summer jobs, internships and apprenticeships that pay at least $8 per hour for seven weeks.

The program empowers applicants 16 to 24 years old to “learn and earn” as they plan and train for full-time jobs in Houston’s dynamic economy.

The addition of more employees to the program will enable it to reach the mayor’s goal of 10,000 jobs in summer 2019. HHY jobs have climbed by 2,500 every year since the mayor took office in 2016.

“An able and ready workforce is critical to ensure a strong economic future for Houston. I am committed to providing access to internships and job opportunities for our young people who live in the city. I call our corporate partners, other governmental entities, and community organizations to participate in the Hire Houston’s Youth program. Join us to increase access to quality ‘earning and learning’ opportunities for Houston’s youth,” Mayor Turner said. “We know we have made a sustainable, verifiable difference with HHY as it provides job learning, earning, experience, training and social connections.”

In lieu of providing summers jobs, employers can donate to the program, sponsor a subsidized youth to work at a non-profit organization and/or become vendor at a job or career fair.

To sign up, employers should visit www.hirehoustonyouth.org/employers and create an employer account. If you are unable to hire a youth, you can sponsor a youth to work at a non-profit by making a $2,500 tax-deductible contribution. If you wish to sponsor or support this program, please visit www.hirehoustonyouth.org/donate. If you have questions, please contact hirehoustonyouth@houstontx.gov.

A sampling of the wide variety of HHY employers:

AArrow Sign Spinners
Advancing STEM for Students
AECOM
Alief Independent School District
ALTIUS Graphics
Amaanah Refugee Services
Ambassadors For Christ
AMC Katy Mills 20
Amegy Bank
American Pool Houston
Amerisource Realty (Marketing)
Apache Corporation
Apollo Answering Service
Baker’s Safe and Lock Co.
Bayou City Adventures
Bayside Printing Company, Inc.
Becks Prime Restaurants (Becks Prime Restaurants)
Black United Fund of Texas
Boys & Girls Clubs
Checkers Drive Thru
Chevron
ChildCare Careers Children’s Museum of Houston (Children’s Museum of Houston)
Childrens Defense Fund Texas
Chinese Community Center
Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center
Citizens for Animal Protection
Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
City of Houston
Council Member Brenda Stardig
Council Member Karla Cisneros
Courtyard by Marriott
Covenant House Texas
Epiphany Community Health Outreach
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (J Camps)
Exterran Corporation
Families Empowered (Communications Team)
Fashion Glass & Mirror
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment (Fifth Ward Community Redevelop)
Friends of Down Syndrome
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
Greater Houston Partnership
Group 1 Automotive
Harris County Appraisal District
Harris Health System
Hermann Park Conservancy
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston Ballet
Houston Botanic Garden
Houston Community College System
Houston Endowment Inc.
Houston Federation of Teachers
Houston First Corporation
Houston Foodbank
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Public Library Foundation
Igloo Products Corp
Kids Robotic Foundation
Lake Houston Lawn Care, Inc.
McConnell & Jones LLP
McDonald’s Owners and Operators of Greater Houston
MD Anderson Cancer Center –
Memorial Assistance Ministries
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Project GRAD Houston
Rice University (Rice University Office of STEM)
Richmond Rosenberg Youth Sports Assoc.
Rotary Club of Hermann Park (Rotary Club of Hermann Park)
She’s Happy Hair
South Post Oak Recycling Center
Spring Branch ISD (Spring Branch ISD)
Student Conservation Association
Sugar Land Skeeters
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Texas Children’s Hospital (Human Resources)
Texas Conservation Corps at America
Texas Department of Transportation
The Chevalier Law Firm, PLLC
The Ensemble Theatre
The Gonzalez Group, LP
The Goodman Corporation
The Halal Guys
Toshiba International Corporation
TWRC Wildlife Center
TxDOT
United Airlines
United States Army
Urban Enrichment Institute
Urban Harvest, Inc.
Urban Schools Collaborative
YMCA of Greater Houston
ZINYAW LLC

Donors include:

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Yacari Consultants, LLC
Greater Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority
Daily Court Review Investments LTD.
D. Samuels & Associates LLC
Houston Community College Foundation
The Interfield Group LLC
Gulf Coast Division Office
United
Cigna Health and Life
Verizon Wireless
Greater Houston Transportation
Houston Arts Alliance
Employment & Training Centers, Inc.
South Post Oak Recycling Center
Metro
Union Pacific Corporation
Comcast Corporation
Bridgeway Capital Management
HNTB Corporation
The Christine and Rob Johnson Family Fund
Midway Foundation
Perry Homes
Central Bank
EOG Resources, Inc.
Chevron
Hoover Container Solutions, Inc.
GSL Industrial Partners, L.P.
NRG Retail Charitable Foundation
Gilbane Building Company
HFF
Mustang Machinery Company, LTD
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Silver Eagle Distributors Charitable Fund
Cadence Bank
Waste Management
OTG Charities
Yacari Consultants, LLC
Strada Education Network
Heery International Foundation, Inc.
Ampac Chemical Co., Inc.
Clark Condon Associates, Inc.
Midway Foundation
Henderson Rogers
Aviles Engineering Corp.
Perry Homes Foundation
Preferred Bank
The Awe and Wonder Foundation
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
CommunityBank of Texas N.A.
Lyondell Chemical Company
Panorama
Piper Jaffray & Co.
The Friedkin Group
United Way of Greater Houston
NRG Retail Charitable Foundation
EOG Resources, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Memorial Hermann Health System
Chevron Products Company
HNTB Corporation
Communities in Schools of Houston, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Con-Real LP

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