The Page Turners

BecomingTitle to be discussed: Becoming by Michelle Obama.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life."

Japanese Calligraphy for Adults

Learn Japanese calligraphy and character systems!  Join us for a presentation by Nina Shimaguchi, Japan outreach shimaguchiinitiative coordinator at Asia Society Texas Center, about the different techniques and the role of calligraphy in Japanese society.  At the end of the program, participants will be able to write their names in Japanese.  Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Date: Monday, May 20

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required.  Register in person or call the library at 713-464-1633.

Everyone - Mark Your Calendars - Wednesday, 5/22 at 6:30 PM - for Skype Talk with Mike Guardia, Author - Hal Moore on Leadership


Please join us in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for a Skype Conversation with Mike Guardia - Author and Speaker. Mike will talk about one of his books, Hal Moore on Leadership, which focuses on a set of principles developed and followed by the late Lt. General Hal Moore who was portrayed by Mel Gibson in the 2002 film We Were Soldiers. Mike's presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Library Book Sale 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, May 18th, 2019

Too late, too late, will be the cry, when the sale with the deals has passed you by. The Friends of the Northwest Library is hosting a book sale at the Northwest Library located at 11355 Regency Green Drive in Cypress, TX on May 18th, 2019 from 10am - 4pm. The sale will help to raise money for use in furthering the library’s commitment to making top quality resources and programming available to the community. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to show support for the library while also enjoying bargain prices on a wide selection of books and materials. Please contact the library at 832-927-5460 or email at NW@HCPL.NET if you have questions.

Green Thumb Gardening: Water Conservation

Rain barrelThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss concepts of irrigation and rainwater harvesting.  Come and learn about soil choices, water conservation, sustainability and financial considerations.

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

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Pardon Our Dust

Great news, the Northwest Branch Library is getting new flooring installed. Harris County Facilities and Property Management is overseeing the installation. Goodbye carpet, hello heavy duty LVT tile. Flooring will be replaced after hours and should not impact library business in any way. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 832-927-5460 and a staff member will gladly assist you. 

Adults - Wednesdays, 4/3 & 4/17 at 3:00 PM -United Way Bay Area THRIVE Classes 1st Floor Meeting Room


United Way of Greater HoustonTHRIVE offers families financial and employment assistance, vocational training opportunities, and access to wrap-around services. United Way THRIVE will offer financial and employment classes this Spring.

  • 4/3 – Managing Credit
  • 4/17 – Employment Application Templates and Follow Up

The Friends of Freeman Library support the United Way Bay Area THRIVE Classes.

Friday, May 31st at 5 PM – Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation [13+]



The Parker Williams Library will be having our Summer Volunteer Orientation and Training.

Volunteers will be able to get the Summer Volunteer Application packet.

They will learn the different duties and responsibilities of volunteers, get a library tour, and receive some training for the different tasks that volunteers will be asked to do over the summer.

Training will being at 5 PM on Friday, May 31st in the Community Room.

Word Crafters Going to Local Author Fair Saturday

The Baldwin Boettcher Library’s writing group, Word Crafters will be participating in a Local Author Fair this weekend at Copperfield Books at 8220 Louetta Rd. in Spring.  Come join us and discover over 30 authors, enjoy food and drinks, and participate in a raffle to win great prizes for book lovers.  It will take place tomorrow, Saturday May 18 from 10:30 am to 4 pm. We hope to see you there!

Bookstore Volunteers Needed

Our Friends' bookstore is in need of volunteers to help with running our bookstore and shelving books. If you love books and are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer at for more information. #bookstore #friendsofthelibrary

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