Gulf Coast Reads--Events at Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Promise coverGulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is an annual initiative whose goal is to encourage our communities to read the same title during the month of October and discuss it with neighbors, co-workers, friends and their families.  This year’s selection, The Promise by Ann Weisgarber,  is set on Galveston Island before, during and after the devastating hurricane of 1900.

To stimulate the discussion and enhance the understanding of the book, Spring Branch-Memorial Library is offering the following free programs:

Through a Night of Horrors: the 1900 Galveston Storm with speaker Shelly Kelly
Monday, October 5
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Bookclub
Tuesday, October 20
12:00-1:00 p.m.

The Page Turners Book Club with author Ann Weisgarber
Tuesday, November 10
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Free ACT Practice Test

KaplanKaplan Test Prep and Admissions is offering a free ACT practice test at Spring Branch-Memorial Library.  Students will need to register online at  Participants will take a full-length practice ACT exam and receive a score report outlining their strengths and weaknesses on every question type on the test.  Scores will be sent via e-mail within 2 weeks following the exam.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm--4:00 pm
Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library meeting room

Space is limited.

Students will need to bring pencils and a calculator to the exam.

Gulf Coast Reads programs @ Kingwood Branch Library

GCRIn honor of Gulf Coast Reads and this year's selection, The Promise by Ann Weisgarber, Kingwood Branch Library is hosting the following program during the month of October: 

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Propagation and Seed Saving

SeedsThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their October lecture on propagation and seed saving.  Learn how to easily grow more of the plants you love at (almost) no cost to you!

Check out our library's seed catalog and make suggestions!

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  October 20, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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October Computer Classes

InternetIn October we are offering the following computer classes:

Computer Basics—October 1
Beginner Internet—October 8
Internet Safety—October 15
Beginner E-mail, part 1—October 22
Beginner E-mail, part 2—October 29

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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Learn beginning computer coding through the Codecademy courses.

Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


September: 15, 29
October:      13, 27
November:  10, 24


Ages: 12-18




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Afterschool Gaming

                     Afterschool Gaming     




Sept.  22
Oct.    6  and 20                        
Nov.   3, 17


                    Every other Tuesday, 4:00-5:00p.m.                                    
                    Starting Tuesday, August 25  

Ages: 12-18  

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The Next 50+ Adventure!

Buffalo Bayou BoatJoin the Precinct 4 Fun4Seniors group on Thursday, October 8, for a guided tour on the Spirit of the Bayou pontoon boat through the heart of downtown Houston along the historic Buffalo Bayou.  Starting at Allen’s Landing, our city’s birthplace, view the redeveloped Sesquicentennial Park and Sabine Promenade. Next, visit Phoenicia Specialty Foods for lunch (at your own expense).

Book Discussion- "The Promise"

Join us at the Galena Park Branch Monday, October 12th at 11 am to discuss this year’s Gulf Coast Reads Book “the Promise” by Ann Weisgarber. Hope to see you there! 

Meet Heidi - the employee of the month

                                                                     Employee of the Month

Come in and meet Heidi our employee of the month.  Her official title is Circulation Assistant.

She handles many items that come in missing, some of the damaged items, delivery and uses her talents in many areas.

To earn this honor Heidi had to demonstrate her excellent customer service skills.  

Please come in and say, "Hi".  Check out some books and attend some of our programs.

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