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Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours

ThanksgivingWe will close early on Wednesday, November 25, at 5:00 p.m.  The storytimes will take place as scheduled:

Baby time—10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Toddler time—11:30 a.m.

We will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 26-29, in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen on Monday, November 30 at 1:00 p.m.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Title to be discussed: In the dark streets shineth: a 1941 Christmas Eve story by David McCullough.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.  From the book jacket: "Christmas Eve, 1941.  Mere days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met at the White House.  As war raged throughout the world, the two leaders delivered a powerful message of hope that still resonates today.  Bestselling author and renowned historian David McCullough relates a compelling story about the spirit of Christmas and the power of light to shine in difficult, dangerous times .... [a]lso sharing the stories behind the songs 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'...."

November Computer Classes

LeafbackIn November, we’re offering the following computer classes:

How to Use Facebook—November 5
Beginner Word—November 12
Intermediate Word—November 19

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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Are You Ready to Boogie?

anniversary cakeJoin us on Saturday, November 21, as we celebrate 40 years of the Spring Branch-Memorial Library.  Come and see the historical timeline, participate in the scavenger hunt and enjoy a cake.  Families are welcome to a storytime which will feature classics from the 1970s.

Save the date:
Saturday, November 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Family storytime
2:00 p.m.
Cake & kudos
3:00 p.m.

We encourage everybody to dress in the 1970s attire.

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Financial Wellness Workshop: Planning for (and in) Retirement

RetirementPlease join us on Saturday, November 7, for a retirement planning workshop.  Topics covered will include investment allocation, qualified and non-qualified plans, types of IRAs, life insurance, and more.  The workshop will be conducted by Michael P. Sofia, licensed professional in financial services.

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

When: Saturday, November 7, 2015

Time: 10:30 am--12:00 pm

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Gulf Coast Reads--Events at Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Promise coverGulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is an annual initiative whose goal is to encourage our communities to read the same title during the month of October and discuss it with neighbors, co-workers, friends and their families.  This year’s selection, The Promise by Ann Weisgarber,  is set on Galveston Island before, during and after the devastating hurricane of 1900.

To stimulate the discussion and enhance the understanding of the book, Spring Branch-Memorial Library is offering the following free programs:

Through a Night of Horrors: the 1900 Galveston Storm with speaker Shelly Kelly
Monday, October 5
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Bookclub
Tuesday, October 20
12:00-1:00 p.m.

The Page Turners Book Club with author Ann Weisgarber
Tuesday, November 10
6:30 p.m.

Free ACT Practice Test--Canceled

KaplanThe ACT practice test scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2015 (12:00 pm--4:00 pm) has been canceled.  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Propagation and Seed Saving

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

Check out our library's seed catalog and make suggestions!

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  October 20, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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October Computer Classes

InternetIn October we are offering the following computer classes:

Computer Basics—October 1
Beginner Internet—October 8
Internet Safety—October 15
Beginner E-mail, part 1—October 22
Beginner E-mail, part 2—October 29

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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Free SAT Practice Test

Kaplan logoKaplan Test Prep and Admissions is offering a free (current content) SAT practice test at Spring Branch-Memorial Library.  Students will need to register online at  Participants will take a full-length practice SAT exam and receive a score report outlining their strengths and weaknesses on every question type on the test.  Scores will be sent via e-mail within 2 weeks following the exam.

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm--4:00 pm

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library meeting room

Space is limited.

Students will need to bring pencils and a calculator to the exam.


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