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Typing for Teens

typingEver wished you could type faster for coding or for essays?

We are hosting a 5-session Typing for Teens class starting Tuesday, August 14! These classes will teach the basics of how to type on a computer keyboard. See if you can beat the librarian at our final typing challenge!

Dates: 8/14, 8/21, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18

Time: 4-5 PM

Ages: Grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open online here: https://bit.ly/2KC5iwT

Please bring your own laptop if possible. 

August Computer Classes

In August, we are offering the following computer classes:

MS Word part 1--August 2
MS Word part 2--August 9
MS Excel part 1--August 16
MS Excel part 2--August 23
MS Word part 3--August 30

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.

The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: August 14, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

Book Buddies--Fall 2018 Session

Book BuddiesAre 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 September to November 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! 

Crime and Pun-ishment Murder Mystery

You can help solve this 1920s mobster murder!  Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar's juice joint when someone is put on ice!  The crowd is full of potential suspects: jealous, jilted lovers, a rival mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds all make an appearance at this speakeasy and nobody is muttering a word!

When: Monday, August 13Sleuth

Time 6:00 p.m.

Ages: Adults

Presented by: The Murder Mystery Co.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Registration opens on Monday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m..

For more information call 713-464-1633.

The Magic Workshop for Teens

MagicLearn real-world magic tricks using household items!  Presenter Julian Franklin will show you how to perform magic and provide the materials you need to wow your friends and family.

Date: Wednesday, July 25

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Ages: Entering grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open!

CC Image Courtesy of kalhh on Pixabay

Teen Program--The Art of Sushi

Benihana

Join the professionals from Benihana as you learn how to make sushi rolls. Leave with your own sushi chef apron!

Date: Tuesday, July 24

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Age: Entering grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open!

Parents/guardians must complete waivers either in library or via email after registering.

Makey Makey Program for Teens

Makey makeyDo you like to make things? Have you ever played a banana piano? Join us for music and games using Makey Makey tools!

Date: Tuesday, July 17

Time: 4-5 PM

Age: Entering Grades 6-12

Location: Spring Branch-Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Road)

No registration required!

CC Image Courtesy of Padguan on Wikimedia Commons

Pokemon in the Park

PokemonJoin us in the Hedwig Village Park for an hour of Pokémon Go. We'll provide the WiFi, you catch the Pokémon! Feel free to bring other Pokémon games to share with your fellow trainers.

If you attended the June Pokémon in the Park event, don’t forget to bring your badge to enter to win a prize!

Location: Hedwig Village Park (next door to the Spring Branch-Memorial Library)

Date: Thursday, July 19

Time: 4-5 PM

All ages!

No registration required.

CC Image Courtesy of Tumisu on Pixabay

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!

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