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Teen Book Club: The Hunger Games

Hunger gamesWant to hang out with other teens to discuss some good reads? Want to eat pizza? Most importantly, want to win a prize? Then join us for our Teen Book Club! We will be discussing The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins then hosting our very own Trivia Games competition. Test your Hunger Games knowledge to try and win a gift card!

Date: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12

No registration required.

Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Library Schedule

BC SubRenovations and repairs from Harvey are continuing on the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek structure located at 16719 Clay Road.  In the meantime, we continue to serve the community by providing weekly pop up library services at two locations in the Bear Creek area.


Please Join Us At One of our Pop Up Libraries.  We provide the following general library services at each pop up, but our programming services vary by location.

  • General Pop Up Library Services:
  • Book, Audiobook, DVD, and Magazine collections to browse and checkout
  • Item Checkout and Returns
  • New and Replacement Card Services
  • Free Wi-Fi and Laptops for Public Use
  • HCPL Hotspot Checkout

Tuesdays

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Bear Creek United Methodist Church, in the Village (located behind the church building in the tan structures) Room Hope 1 and Hope 2,
16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston, TX 77084

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  • Tuesday Programming:
  • Storytime- (ages 18 months and up) 11:15 AM
  • ESL Conversation Class- 12:00 PM
  • Infant Time- (ages birth to 18 months)  2:00 PM

Thursdays

*Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PMclays
Location: Clay's Restaurant, 17717 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084.

  • Thursday Programming:
  • Storytime- (ages 18 months and up) 11:15 AM 
  • Savvy Stitchers- 1:00 PM
  • Pokémon Club- (all school age children) 4:30 PM
  • *Family Game Night- First Thursday of the Month ONLY
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Extended Library Service Hours on Family Night 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • NOTE: Not all of our library services may be available during our extended evening hours due to staff availability.

For more information contact Amy at 281-492-8592 or Melinda at 713-466-4438.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Wright brothersTitle to be discussed: The Wright brothers by David McCullough.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world."

No Pop-up Library for Wednesday

Due to weather conditions, all HCPL branches and administrative offices are closed. Here is some additional information. This means that the Kingwood branch will not hold our pop-up library at the community center either. We plan to be there next week at our usual times. We will provide further updates as they become available. Stay safe!

Game Board Nation

Board Game Nation starts again this week! Join us for some board game action! We have a collection here, or bring in your own. We try to bring in new games for people to play, and classics like Chess, Checkers, and Go are always available.

 

Date: Every Friday

Time: 4 PM – 5:30 PM

Ages: Grades 3+

No registration required.
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Book Buddies

Book Buddies

Are you in 7th – 12th grades? Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy!

Or, do you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then apply for your child to be a Little Buddy!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This next session will run from February to May 2018 at Spring Branch Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Rd, Houston, TX 77024). You will meet once a week on Monday from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM to read with your Buddy.

If interested, stop by Spring Branch-Memorial Library to pick up an application to be a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! 

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 713-464-1633.

Curiosity Cruiser comes to the Kingwood Pop-Up!

Curiosity Cruiser Kingwood Flyer

It's a bird, It's a plane, It's the Curiosity Cruiser coming to visit the Kingwood Pop-up Library!! Join us on Wednesday, January 10th at 11:00am for an all-ages storytime with our new mascots Owlbotron and Northtale! Explore the inside of a super library on wheels and check out great new books. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please visit www.curiositycruiser.com for more details about our mobile library.

The Kingwood Pop-up Library is located in the Kingwood Community Center at: 4102 Rustic Woods Dr. Kingwood, TX 77345.

January Computer Classes

ComputerThe following computer classes will be offered in January:

Beginner Internet—January 4
Beginner Email --January 11
Beginner Typing--January 18
Microsoft Word part 1--January 25

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.

Kingwood Pop-Up Library!

While our building is currently closed the Kingwood Library staff has been hard at work to bring our services back to the community. We are happy to announce that we will be starting a Pop-Up Library at the Kingwood Community Center next week on Wednesday, November 8th!


Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM for story times, checkouts from a small selection of materials, returns, and new card registration! The Kingwood Community center is located at 4102 Rustic Woods Dr, Kingwood, TX 77345. 

We will have Lapsit story time, for ages 0 to 18 months, on Tuesdays and Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years old, on Wednesdays. Both Tuesdays and Wednesdays will also have an all ages Family Story time. 

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