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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds • Mente sana en cuerpo sano

Para los ninosWe will be presenting a program for families with children ages 3-7, which will include an English/Spanish story, fun activities and crafts. 

The program is designed to explore the importance of eating breakfast, promote modeling good nutrition, and offering and discussing healthful food choices.

Saturday, April 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Space is limited; free tickets will be available at 10:00 a.m.

Build brain power with healthy food choices!

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May Computer Classes

In May, we are offering the following computer classes:

WordMobile Devices One-on-One—May 4
Beginner Word—May 11
Windows 10Intermediate Word—May 18
Windows 10 Intro—May 25

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.

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

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Snow childTitle to be discussed: The snow child by Eowyn Ivey.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he, breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she, crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them."

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Insects in the Garden

LadybugThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their next lecture on insects in the garden.  Come to find out how to identify beneficial and harmful insects in your environment.  Learn how to choose appropriate methods of pest control and how to be proactive in their application to ensure a healthy and flourishing garden.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  May 11, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Senior Education Seminar--Senior Housing

HouseRealtor Liz McNeel will present a seminar for seniors titled, "Downsizing made easy."  She will show you how to simplify your life in 5 easy steps, so that you will not feel overwhelmed by the changes.  No registration is required to attend.

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2:30-3:30

Cost: Free

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Easter Weekend Library Hours

Easter eggs basketPlease make note of the Spring Branch-Memorial Library hours for the upcoming holiday weekend:

Thursday, April 13—10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16—CLOSED

We will reopen on Monday, April 17 at 1:00 pm.

We wish you a Happy Easter!

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Herbs

Mint--herbs program

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 18, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: Flickr: 52748818@N07 / Creative Commons

April Computer Classes

In April, we are offering the following computer classes:

ExcelBeginner Excel—April 6
Intermediate Excel—April 20
Mobile Devices One-on-One—April 27

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.

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

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."

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."

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