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Memorial Day Weekend Holiday Hours

Memorial DayWe will be open on Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We will be closed on Monday, May 30.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 am.

We wish you a peaceful Memorial Day.

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

All the light we cannot seeTitle to be discussed: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure."

June Computer Classes

Computer flowerJoin us for computer classes in June and improve your technology skills!  This month we are offering:

Beginner Word 2013—June 2
Intermediate Word 2013—June 9
Beginner Excel 2013—June 16
Intermediate Excel 2013—June 23
Computer Basics—June 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.

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Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series--Propagation and Seed Saving

Seed bankThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their June program on propagation and seed saving.  Learn how to easily grow more of the plants you love at (almost) no cost to you. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  June 21, 2016

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

Photo credit © Permaculture Research Institute

eMedia 101: Downloading eBooks, eAudio, Movies, and More

TabletsDid you know that in addition to the vast collection of physical books and CDs, the Harris County Public Library has books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies available online?  If you have not yet checked out an item using your gadget, the library staff at Spring Branch-Memorial will be offering a help session on Monday, May 16th, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Bring your devices, passwords, questions, and desire to learn!

This program is intended for adults

Space is limited, so please sign up by the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

Photo credit © bgr.com

May Computer Classes

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

How to Use Facebook—May 5
Mobile Devices One-on-One—May 12 (bring your own device)
Google Docs—May 19
Computer Basics—May 26

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.

 

No ESL Classes on Fridays

We had to cancel our ESL classes on Fridays at 4:30-5:30. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Boys in the boatTitle to be discussed: The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious team."

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Plants of the Bible

Chaste treeThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss the plants of the Bible as part of their Green Thumb gardening series.  Come to find out more about this unusual topic and why we would present it in a gardening program in Houston.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  May 17, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: A Tree a Day

Come Enjoy a “Who Wrote It?” Mystery!

Final Twist logo

The Final Twist is hosting a writers’ panel, games, Q&A and more!
April 23rd, 1-3 p.m.

--Are you hiding a half-written novel in your head or a desk drawer?
--Do you carry a notebook to record your ideas?
--Have you always wanted to write but never found the time/inspiration/motivation?
--Do you write and want to exchange knowledge with others in the field?

Then come join The Final Twist and solve some of the writing ‘mysteries’!

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