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The Magic Workshop for Teens

MagicLearn real-world magic tricks using household items!  Presenter Julian Franklin will show you how to perform magic and provide the materials you need to wow your friends and family.

Date: Wednesday, July 25

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Ages: Entering grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open!

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The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: August 14, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

Book Buddies--Fall 2018 Session

Book BuddiesAre you in 7th – 12th grades? Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy! Or, do you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then apply for your child to be a Little Buddy!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This next session will run from September to November 2018 at Spring Branch-Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Rd, Houston, TX 77024). You will meet once a week on Monday from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM to read with your Buddy.

If interested, stop by Spring Branch-Memorial Library to pick up an application to be a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! 

Pokemon in the Park

PokemonJoin us in the Hedwig Village Park for an hour of Pokémon Go. We'll provide the WiFi, you catch the Pokémon! Feel free to bring other Pokémon games to share with your fellow trainers.

If you attended the June Pokémon in the Park event, don’t forget to bring your badge to enter to win a prize!

Location: Hedwig Village Park (next door to the Spring Branch-Memorial Library)

Date: Thursday, July 19

Time: 4-5 PM

All ages!

No registration required.

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July Computer Classes

In July, we are offering the following classes:

InstagramComputer Basics—July 5
Beginner Email—July 12
TwitterInstagram—July 19
Using Twitter—July 26

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

The Northwest Branch Library will be closed on Indepenence Day

The Northwest Branch Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 in observance  of Independence Day. The library will resume normal operating hours at 10:00am on Thursday, July 5th, 2018. Electronic Resources will be available during the closure, customers can return their items via the after hours bookdrop. Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870, and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today, communities across the nation mark this major midsummer holiday with parades, firework displays, picnics and performances of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and marches by John Philip Sousa.

Kids’ Cafe Summer Program - MON-FRI at NOON

Kids’ Cafe Summer Program
The Houston Food Bank will be offering free lunch to children 1 - 18 years of age.
-Children 1 - 18 years of age
-No registration required
-Quantities are limited
-No outside food or drinks
MON-FRI 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s): Children, Teens
Date: 6/4/2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
 

Pick Up HCPL Items at the Texas Medical Center Library

tmc libraryIt’s not always easy navigating the area around the Texas Medical Center, so HCPL and the TMC Library hope to reduce daily stress for those who work or seek treatment in the Medical Center with the availability of public library items for pick-up and browsing in the TMC Library.

Starting January 3, 2012, Harris County Public Library materials will be available for convenient pickup at the TMC Library location (1133 John Freeman Boulevard).  Simply select the materials you want in the library’s catalog at www.hcpl.net, place a request using your library card, select TMC as the pickup location, and the items will be delivered to the TMC Library.  Once your items arrive, you will receive a notification by e-mail or phone and have one week to pick them up.  If you would just like to browse, the library will have a small collection of books for adults, children and teens available on site.  If you don’t currently have a HCPL library card, you can apply for one online or at the HAM-TMC Library.

Please note that parking is not free at this location.  More information is available through the TMC website.

Teen DIY and a Movie – Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation (PG-13) 131 min. and Spy Stuff [13+] - Monday, July 30th at 3 PM

 

“Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.” – imdb.com


Getting ready for the newest Mission Impossible movie? We are too!

Join us at the Parker Williams Branch on Monday, July 30th at 3 PM in the Library Community Room.

We’ll be watching the movie while creating our own spy stuff. 

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