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SPRING CELEBRATION

 


Celebrating spring

at story time!! 

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Easter Weekend Library Hours

Please make note of the Spring Branch-Memorial Library hours for the upcoming weekend:

Thursday, April 17, 2014—10:00 am—5:00 pm
Friday, April 18, 2014—closed
Saturday, April 19, 2014—10:00 am—5:00 pm
Sunday, April 20, 2014—closed.

We wish you a Happy Easter!
 

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Tango and Tchaikovsky: The Houston Symphony at Discovery Green - April 22nd

logoTuesday, April 22 at 4:30 PM: Tango and Tchaikovsky: The Houston Symphony at Discovery Green is part of Precinct 4 Fun for Seniors excursions. Enjoy this this tango-inspired birthday celebration with free wine tasting, tango lessons, and the Houston Symphony performing Astor Pizzolla's Estaciones Porteñas and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. The cost is FREE with dinner on your own at Discovery Green's Lake House Restaurant. The trip will return to Kingwood Branch Library at 10:00 PM.

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

Title to be discussed: Shakespeare: The World as StageShakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 13, 6:30pm.  Summary: "Bryson offers a portrait of the Bard, presented in the style of a travelogue based on interviews with actors, the curator of Shakespeare's birthplace, and academics. The account also shares the author's recollections of his...

Are you a Book-aneer?

Now that “the spring has sprung,” you may want to spend more time outdoors (well, maybe after the city’s trees’ pollen production has subsided).  If so, why not plan one of your walks or trips to the park around a visit to the library? Whether you want to introduce your “little ones” to the wonderful realm of books, or whether they already love reading (or being read to), an escapade to one of our library’s storytimes may be quite an adventure!  Last week, Mrs. Donna talked about seeds and gardening, and this week, she will try to introduce you to her favorite pirates, and she promises they won’t be (too) scary.  Plus, she always shares with you some of her other beloved books.


So don’t dilly-dally!  We have the perfect times for you—after-breakfast and right-before-lunch: 

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April Computer Classes

With the National Science and Technology Week coming up in April (April 21-27, 2014), now is the perfect time to brush up on or learn new computer skills.  To help you accomplish these goals, Spring Branch-Memorial Library is offering a series of classes led by the one and only Mr. Kenneth.

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

Computer robotBeginner Internet—April 3
Beginner Email part 1—April 10
Beginner Email part 2—April 17
How to Use Facebook—April 24

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

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Princeton Review SAT & ACT @ Your Library

Are you planning to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)?  Or the ACT?  Would you like to attend a session on how to prepare for the SAT and a session on preparing for the ACT?  If so, you should plan to register for the Princeton Review sessions that will be at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  The SAT session is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, and the ACT session is scheduled for Saturday, May 10.  Each session is scheduled for 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the library's meeting room.  If you would like to register for either or both sessions, please access the Princeton Review website at http://www.princetonreview.com.

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North Channel Book Club

The Violets of March by Sarah JipAuthor Emily Wilson is at a crossroads.  Her husband has left her for another woman and even her therapist hasn't been able to help her conquer a career stopping case of writer's block.  When her Aunt Bee invites her to spend a healing month with her, Emily heads across the country and back to Bainbridge Island.  A diary tucked into her nightstand soon ensnares Emily attention and reveals a dark family secret.  

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Computer Basics, Basic Emailing, and eBooks

It’s not too late to register for our Computer Basics class scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, at 10 am, and our Basic Emailing class scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, at 10 am.  Come and learn how to be in contact with your family and friends by using the computer.  Even if you do not have a computer at home we have over 30 computers available that you can use here at the library to send and receive your email.
Those who are interested in downloading eBooks can register for Hands on Help. Bring your device with you to class and we’ll help you learn how to download eBooks or eAudios on Tuesday, April 22, at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required at www.hcpl.net or call 281-492-8592.

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