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Community Craft – Design-A-Flip-Flop [7+] - Friday, July 13th at 4 PM

 

 

Summer is the time of year where everyone shows off their fancy sandals.

Join us inside in the Library Community Room at 4 PM on Friday, July 13th at 4 PM at the Parker Williams Branch to design your own pair of flip-flop.

Flip-flops and materials are generously provided by the Parker Williams Friends of the Library.    

July Computer Classes

Computer classes are once again happening at the Barbara Bush Library. If you'd like to attend one of our FREE classes, please register online through our Events page or call us at 832-927-7800. 

Here's the list of classes happening in July: 

The Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot out there folks. It’s the type of heat that makes you want to stay inside and not do much of anything at all, except maybe read a good book. Read a good book while sitting next to a fan, with the A/C on full blast, with a glass of iced tea next to you. Apparently, as I found out during my quick internet search before writing this blog, the term ‘dog days of summer’ can’t actually be used during any ole’ month, no matter how hot it is. The idiom is supposed to be used during the period of time when Sirius, the Dog Star and the brightest visible star from any part of Earth, rises at the same time as the sun: usually somewhere between July 3rd to August 11th.

Wednesday Programs in July

In observation of the 4th of July, the Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. We will be open on Thursday, July 5th at 10 AM. 

Every Wednesday in the Library Community Room at 2:30 PM throughout the summer, the Parker Williams Branch Library will be having a special guest put together either a fun show or an amazing learning experience.

Wednesday, July 11th at 2:30 PM – Program Summer – Puppet Pizzazz Extravaganza [5+]

 Join us this week for Puppet Pizzazz Extravaganza! Greg Ruhe is a world renowned puppeteer that will be sharing his puppets and stories with us. 

Second Annual Retro Video Game Tournament

Video gameLove video games?  Want to experience the early days of gaming?  Want to beat your friends?

Then join us for a trip through time with 8- and 16- bit retro video games on a SNES!  Challenge your friends and win prizes, all while eating snacks!

Date: Tuesday, July 10

Time: 4-5 PM

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Road

Age: Entering grades 6-12

No registration required!

Thrillers & Suspense Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Thrillers & Suspense novels.

Why read a thriller or suspense story? Thrillers are page-turning, heart-pounding stories we read because they are very much about life as we currently know it.  We read them for the satisfying moment when our hero triumphs over the bad guys.  Regardless of the setting, fathomless levels of secrecy and duplicity lead to moles,  double agents, and opportunities to inflict betrayal.  Current events, politics,  contemporary values, and state-of-the-art technology form the backdrop of the story.

Happy Stay Out of the Sun Day!

For those of you reading this post on July 3, have a wonderful Stay Out of the Sun Day! We at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library hope you are celebrating this important national holiday appropriately by staying inside and reading a book, the way that every holiday should be celebrated. If not, make sure that you are wearing lots of sunscreen, and keeping cool while you are outside reading your book. It would be a shame if you got sunburned while you were outside reading, and we would really rather you not get hurt when you are reading your book ever. Physically at least. We can’t help you if you get emotionally hurt.

Snap Circuits

Join us Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3 pm for an exciting and fun way to introduce children to hands-on designing and building models of working electrical circuits. The innovative kits will allow children to build exciting projects such as flying saucer, alarms, doorbells, and much more! This program is recommended for children ages 8 to 17. Space is Limited. For more information please call the branch at 832-927-5530.

July 4th Holiday Hours

In observance of the July 4th holiday this year, The Barbara bush library will be closing at 5pm tomorrow, Tuesday July 3. We will remain closed for July 4th. We will resume normal business hours on the following day. Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!

ESL Tonight @ 6 pm with Cindy

The Baldwin Boettcher Library still has ESL classes for the public, and our beloved Cindy Groover is still the dedicated teacher.  They start at 6 pm every Monday on the west side of Mercer Botanic Gardens in the pole barn.  The address there is, 22251 Aldine Westfield Rd.  This is a free service and no registration is necessary.   If you have any further questions, please call Cindy at 832-927-5480.  

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