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Memorial Day Weekend Library Hours

Memorial DayWe will be open on Saturday, May 23, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 24-25.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 am.

 

We wish you a peaceful Memorial Day!

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Mark Twain"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement."

Title to be discussed: any novel by Mark Twain.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 9, 6:30pm.  The time has come to either dust off one of your childhood favorites or venture into the less-known writings of Mark Twain.  During their next meeting, the Page Turners will discuss several of his novels and compare their plot and style.  Come and see if the great American writer has really killed most of his adjectives.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Growing and Using Herbs

Herbs on the balconyHave you ever wondered whether gardening with herbs is challenging?  Have you attempted to grow herbs, but are getting tired of the constant trial and error?  Would you like to expand your gardening know-how or learn about the herbs’ various uses and benefits?  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will walk you through planting, growing, caring for, and using herbs.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  June 16, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Copyright © Fresh herbs on my balcony by suzettesuzette; Flickr: 52748818@N07 / Creative Commons

Book Sale Coming Soon! Save the Date!

Coming SoonThe Friends of the Library will be having a book sale on Saturday, June 6, from 10:00-3:00.  Start stashing your cash so you can buy lots of great stuff!  All proceeds benefit the Fairbanks Library and help provide funding for library programs and materials.  If you are interested in helping set up the sale on Friday afternoon please leave your name and phone number with the staff.

May Computer Classes

Computer flowerIn May, we’ll be offering the following computer classes:

Computer Basics—May 7
Windows 8.1—May 14 (you must bring your own laptop)
Beginner Internet—May 21
Beginner Email Part 1—May 28

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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Recently Added Favorite!

I’m so excited because we’ve just added books from one of my favorite authors, Penny Reid, to the library’s collection.  Penny wrote her first book,

Memorial Day & More

Hello Aldine Library friends. Just a quick reminder for parents- and all library users- that we will be no Pajama Storytime on Monday, May 25th as we will be CLOSED  for Memorial Day.

Además, no habrá clases de inglés el martes 26 de mayo.

Book Hunters in Brief #75: Remembering

Book Hunters offer these suggestions for your Memorial Day reading.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home by Robert M Poole

War by Sebastian Junger

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice by Howard Shultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

The Soldiers’ Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War by Samuel Hynes

A Gift of Valor: A War Story by Michael M. Phillips
 

We at Harris County Public Library would like to express our gratitude to the families of the men and women who have fallen in service to this country. We are forever in your debt.

Teens: Unmask Summer Reading with a Party!

Teens, are you counting down the days until summer? Join us on June 4th at 5pm for our Summer Reading Unmasked party! Sign up for the Summer Reading Club, get a prize! We will have more prizes throughout the evening along with treats, games, and more! No registration required. 

Closed on Monday for Memorial Day

Memorial DayDon't forget: we're closed on Monday, 5/25, for Memorial Day.  Come back and see us later next week for these events: Toddler Time, Tech Help Hours, Knotty & Nice Club, Preschool Storytime, Book & Bite Club, ESL Vocabulary, Spanish Computer Class, and Yoga.   

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