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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

April Computer Classes

In April, we'll be offering the following computer classes:Computer robot

Intro to Windows 10*—April 7
Beginner Word—April 14
Intermediate Word—April 21
Mobile Devices One-on-One—April 28

*Please bring your laptop with Windows 10 installed.

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.

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’!

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Herbs--Growing and Using--Canceled

Mint--herbs program

The gardening program scheduled for April 19, 2016 has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have you ever wondered whether gardening with herbs is challenging?  Have you attempted to grow herbs, but are getting tired of the constant trial and error?  Would you like to expand your gardening know-how or learn about the herbs’ various uses and benefits?  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will walk you through planting, growing, caring for, and using herbs.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  April 19, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: Flickr: 52748818@N07 / Creative Commons

Easter Weekend Library Hours

Easter eggsPlease make note of the Spring Branch-Memorial Library hours for the upcoming weekend:

Thursday, March 24—10:00 am—5:00 pm
Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27—CLOSED
We will reopen on Monday, March 28 at 1:00 pm.

We wish you a Happy Easter! 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

20 poemsTitle to be discussed: Twenty poems that could save America and other essays by Tony Hoagland.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 pm. From back cover: "With their characteristic verve and clarity, Tony Hoagland's essays always unravel fresh dimensions of the craft of poetry.  In this new collection, they also press for a serious conversation about the role of poetry in contemporary culture.  Essays on the 'vertigo' aesthetics of new poetry stand beside appraisals of Robert Bly, Sharon Olds, and Dean Young.  At the heart of this book is an honesty and curiosity about the ways poetry can influence American imagination at both the private and public levels.  Already one of the country's most provocative poets, Hoagland with this collection confirms his role as a restless and perceptive literary and cultural critic."

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, March 21st, 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

March Computer Classes

In March, we’ll be offering yet another one-on-one session to help you with your mobile devices.  Laptops are available at the library, but you’re welcome to bring your own gadget.

Computer Basics—March 3
Beginner Internet—March 10
How to Use Facebook—March 17
Mobile Devices One-on-One—March 24

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.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Raised Beds and Low-Volume Irrigation

Raised bedThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss the advantages of raised garden beds and low-volume irrigation.  Do not miss this meeting as you prepare your garden for the upcoming season.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  March 15
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Photo credit: Off Grid World 2016.

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