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Teens: Can't Make it Comic-Con? Come to ATAcon!

Can't make it to Comic-Con in San Diego? Get your fandom on at the Atascocita Branch Library's first convention, ATAcon. We have 5 days full of programming including a VIP party. 

Need a Hogwarts House Scarf? Learn how to crochet with Camp Stitch-a-Lot: Fandom Crochet from July 6-12th at 2pm.Pick from several designs including Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Minecraft. This program is open to tweens and teens between the ages of 10-18 years old. Attendance is required all five days. Registration is available at the front desk. . 

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Fourth of July Weekend Library Hours

StarsWe will close early on Thursday, July 2, at 5:00 pm.  All regularly scheduled programming will take place on that day (toddler storytime at 10:00 am and preschool storytime at 11:00 am; computer class at 3:30 pm).

We will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 3-5.

We will reopen on Monday, July 6, at 1:00 pm.

We wish you a happy Fourth of July!

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Spring Branch Memorial Library--The Page Turners

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

July Computer Classes

Escape the heat by learning some basic computer skills in a pleasant atmosphere at your cool library.  This month we are Computers beachoffering:

Computer Basics—July 2
Beginner Internet—July 9
Beginner Email Part 1—July 16
Beginner Email Part 2—July 23
Computer Basics—July 30

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.

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Fall Vegetable Gardening

Fall gardenHave you ever thought about extending the growing season for your edibles into the fall?  If not, here’s your chance to find out how to grow and harvest autumn crops.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their July lecture on fall vegetable gardening.  Get ready to get busy!  The days will eventually get cooler, working in the garden will be fun again, and hopefully, you’ll be ready to show off fall’s bounty. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  July 21, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: www.motherearthnews.com

Summer Reading Program

Join us for a super summer of reading from June 1 to August 8 with the Summer Reading Program for children and adults of all ages. Create your summer reading logs at www.hcpl.net or come into the library to get started. "Every Hero Has a Story" is the theme for babies and younger readers with a free book and certificate of recognition for each child who completes 10 books. "Unmask" is the theme for teen readers (ages 12-18) with a backpack for completing five books. "Escape the Ordinary" is the theme for adults with a water bottle prize for completing five books. Ask about our "Hero's Quest" to earn online badges!

You can be a Super Reader!

Book Hunters in Brief #80: Historical Fiction for the 4th of July

This being Houston, Texas, it's been hot since about Valentine's Day, but for me it's not really summer until the fireworks go up on the Fourth of July. That's when "It's too dang hot" becomes an acceptable excuse for avoiding any number of unpleasant chores, and doing any at all besides sipping tall cool drinks, your feet resting on a 20,000 BTU AC while you methodically work down through a big stack of books is not only ill-advised--it's very nearly insane.

American History and the Fourth of July

This weekend we Americans celebrate the birth of our country.  In fact, this is our 239th birthday.  I remember the excitement of the Bicentennial in 1976 and hope to be around for the Sestercentennial in 2026.  But, to tell the truth, I find every Independence Day to be exhilarating.

Tabletop Water Fountains

Water fountain courtesy of clker.comNo garden (or office) is complete without a little water feature to add to the visual and audible beauty of the area.  Come to our Garden Club on Thursday, 7/09 at 11:00am to learn how to make a tabletop water fountain of your own for very little money.  

Happy 4th!

Hello friends! The Aldine Library will be closed on Friday and Saturday of this week, July 3rd and 4th, in commemoration of Independence Day. We will open again on Monday, July 6th at 1 PM. We wish you and your family a happy and safe 4th.

 

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