The 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.
Title 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?"
The 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
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.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer free nutrition classes on Tuesdays 11am—12pm (January 10-February 28, 2017). Each participant will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.
Session 1: Healthy Foods/Healthy Families Session 2: Foods That Pack a PUNCH Session 3: Making the Most of MyPlate Session 4: The Power of Planning Session 5: Setting Your Limits Session 6: Plate It Safe Session 7: The Choice Is Yours Session 8: Mealtime Miracles
Small groups will present a short discussion about each of the six books in the series by Bill O'Reilly:
Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever Killing Kennedy: the end of Camelot Killing Jesus: a history Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II’s most audacious general Killing Reagan: the violent assault that changed the presidency Killing the Rising Sun: how America vanquished World War II Japan
For help with finding these books, stop by the information desk or call 713-464-1633.