Benbrook Library / Books

Fun Size Halloween Book Reviews 2019

  This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween…Book Reviews 2019, Fun Size:   The Institute by Stephen King Forty-six years after Carrie was published, Stephen King is still churning out best sellers like the type of possessed churning machine he might write about, except he wouldn’t, because he has a seemingly endless … Continue reading

Benbrook Library / Library services

A Coveted Combo: Get a Chromebook and a Hotspot Bundled Together at the Library

A very astute man once pointed out that “2 in 1” is a…ahem…bogus term, as 1 cannot hold 2; that’s why 2 was created. It’s hard to argue with that impeccable logic, but at BPL, we’ve been in the lab, feverishly attempting to concoct a way to overcome the reasonable-yet-constricting laws of oneness. After multiple … Continue reading

Benbrook Library / Library programs

¡Que Magnifico! Take Spanish Conversation Classes at the Library

Like many Texans, I took Spanish in high school and college. And, like most of those people, I’ve forgotten grande1 chunks of what I learned. I’ve still got a decent handle on the words for various school supplies, but unless I aim to be the world’s most boring/oddly niche Spanish conversationalist, mochila2 and boligrafo3 talk … Continue reading

Benbrook Library / Library services

If You Wanna Go Fast (Online), Come to the Library

Aside from playing stupid, time-wasting Flash games, my most vivid early memories of the Internet involve a lot of waiting. Waiting for the static-y, digital donkey-sounding tones of dial-up to finish serenading me so I would finally be connected to AOL. Waiting half a day for a bootleg live blink-182 album to download on Napster. Waiting … Continue reading

Benbrook Library / Library programs

Save Your Summer for Yourself With Save the Readingverse

  Most would have you believe that summer belongs to the young. With no school to pin them down, children are free to roam the Earth uninhibited and have their pool-splashing, sno cone-eating, and, most importantly, library-visiting needs catered to by their subservient parental escorts. We at the library are of course happy to oblige … Continue reading