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October Computer Classes

In October we are offering the following computer classes:

Beginner Word—October 6
Intermediate Word—October 13

Beginner Excel—October 20
Intermediate Excel—October 27

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.

Gulf Coast Reads 2016--"American Pastime"

Gulf Coast ReadsOn Saturday, October 22, 2:00-4:00 pm, we will be offering a special program as part of the Gulf Coast Reads 2016 initiative.  The movie, “American pastime,” is based on real-life events in internment camps during World War II.  It portrays how Japanese-American families turned to baseball as a way to handle their plight and to find the strength to stand up for themselves.

Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series: Fruit Trees, Planting and Care

Homegrown always tastes better!  Learn how to select, plant, and maintain the right fruit trees for your yard and the Houston climate.  Find out which are the most important factors to consider when choosing varieties that will thrive here.  Who knows, maybe with the help from the Harris County Master Gardeners, you will be able to start your own orchard. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial LibraryCitrus Tree

Date: October 18, 2016

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Train to Crystal CityTitle to be discussed: The train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell.  Date of meeting: October 11,  6:30 p.m.  Summary: "From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians to Crystal City. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families; subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war."

Save the Rain--Rainwater Harvesting

Rain barretMaster gardener Teresa See will come to the Spring Branch-Memorial Library to discuss how to capture, divert and store rainwater for future use.  She will also show you how to make your own barrel at home and provide a handy set of instructions.

Date: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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September Computer Classes

SmartphoneNow that the school year has started, why not put yourself in a student’s chair and brush up on a few computer skills?  This month we are offering:

Beginner Internet—September 1
Beginner E-mail Part 1—September 8
Beginner E-mail Part 2—September 15
One-on-One: phones/laptops/tablets—September 22—bring your own device
One-on-One: phones/laptops/tablets—September 29—bring your own device

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-One sessions are ½ hour long.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

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Labor Day Library Hours

Labor DayWe will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:00 am.

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Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series: Decorate Your Garden

MushroomsDo you have a garden but are not quite sure how to add those last finishing touches that enhance its look and show off your style? Then come to our next program where you can find out how to place beautiful elements that will add visual interest and, maybe, a bit of whimsy to your backyard.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Rainwater by Sandra BrownTitle to be discussed: Rainwater by Sandra Brown.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "In the midst of the Great Depression, Ella Barron strenuously works to keep her Texas boardinghouse up and running. Between cooking, cleaning, and caring for her misbehaving child, Ella struggles to get by. However, when the enigmatic David Rainwater shows up out of the blue, looking for room and board, Ella happily takes him in. But when Conrad Ellis and his gang of hoods threaten violence, Ella and Rainwater are put to the test."

Winning the Homework Battle

Huntington logoAre your children struggling with homework and not getting the grades they deserve?  Are you trying to help them discover their strengths but feel they have not achieved their potential?  Then come to the workshop offered by the Huntington Learning Center® that will give you tips for happier homework hours.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Monday, August 29
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

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