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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Spool of blue threadTitle to be discussed: A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler.  Date of meeting: April 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family."

March Computer Classes

In March, we will be having new classes on the downloadable materials offered at HCPL.  We will also have two weeks of one-on-one sessions.  Laptops are available at the library, but you’re welcome to bring your own device.

PowerPoint—March 2
eBooks/Overdrive—March 9
Mobile Devices One-on-One—March 16
Mobile Devices One-on-One—March 23
Hoopla/Flipster—March 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.

FlipsterHooplaoverdrive

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

The Great SantiniTitle to be discussed: The Great Santini by Pat Conroy.  Date of meeting: March 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers' barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family--in particular, his eldest son, Ben. A born athlete who desperately seeks his father's approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel's shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all. Inspired by Pat Conroy's own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man."

Green Thumb Lecture Series—Roses: Planting, Growing and Upkeep

RoseThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their March class on taking care of roses.  Add beauty to your garden with these colorful and fragrant flowers, and learn how to take care of them so they reach their full potential.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  March 21, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Copyright © Georges Seguin (Okki) 2017

February Computer Classes

In February we are offering the following computer classes:

Beginner Word—February 9
Intermediate Word—February 16

How to Use Facebook--February 23

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: Spring Vegetable Gardening

Carrots and radishesThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present this year's second topic: Spring Vegetable Gardening.  Come learn what to plant in the coming season and enjoy the produce from your own garden.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  February 21, 2017

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

Photo credit ©-2009-Michaela-at-thegardenerseden.jpeg

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Fair playTitle to be discussed: Fair play by Deeanne Gist.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'Fair play' is a historical love story about a lady doctor and a Texas Ranger who meet at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Saddled with a man's name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man's profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice--until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.... He has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home.... Despite their difference of opinion, Hunter and Billy find a growing attraction between them--until Hunter discovers an abandoned baby. He and Billy team up to make sure this foundling isn't left in the slums of Chicago. As they fight for the underprivileged children in the Nineteenth Ward, an entire Playground Movement is birthed. But when the Fair comes to an end, one of them will have to give up their dream. Will Billy exchange her doctor's shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the "gray city, " a woman who insists on being the wage earner, and a group of ragamuffins who need more than a playground for breathing space?"

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours

mlkWe will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Copyright © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Soil and Composting

SoilThe first lecture of the year in the series run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will cover the topic of soils and composting.  Learn how to prepare your beds for the new growing season.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: January 17, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Copyright ©http://www.brockvillelandscapedepot.net/en/soils_and_compost.html

The Final Twist Writers Society

The Final Twist Writers Society will feature a special guest at their next meeting.  Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is the editor of In This Together--Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation and author of For the Love of Flying; Polar Winds and the forthcoming Alis the Aviator.  She is former Writer-in-Residence at Berton House in the Yukon and Historian Laureate of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada).  She will talk about her professional experience as a writer and historian.

Saturday, January 7, 11:00 a.m.

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