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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Home gameTitle to be discussed: Home game : an accidental guide to fatherhood by Michael Lewis.  Date of meeting: July 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up. Lewis decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it may also be the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn't that Lewis is so unusual--it's that he is so typical."

Green Thumb 2017 Gardening Series: Raised Beds, Low-Volume Drip Irrigation & Rain Barrels

Rain barrelThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss basic concepts of irrigation and rainwater harvesting as part of their Green Thumb gardening series.  They will also highlight the advantages of having raised beds in your garden.  Come and learn about soil choices, water conservation, sustainability and financial considerations.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  July 18
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Genealogy for Beginners

Curious to find out who your ancestors were?  Learn how to get started with your search in this presentation by staff from the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

Tuesday, June 13

2:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome!

Clayton

 

 

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Memorial Day Weekend Holiday Hours

Memorial DayWe will be open on Saturday, May 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We will be closed on Monday, May 29.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00 am.

We wish you a peaceful Memorial Day.

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Green Thumb 2017 Gardening Series--Propagation and Seed Saving

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

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  June 20, 2017

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Photo credit © US Department of Agriculture

June Computer Classes

In June, we'll be offering the following computer classes:

ExcelBeginner Excel 2013—June 8
Intermediate Excel 2013—June 15
PowerPointPowerPoint 2013—June 22
Computer Basics—June 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.

Spring Branch Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: July 13, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

Meet Author Dave Roman

Dave RomanHave you ever wondered what it takes to write and draw books? On Thursday, May 4, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., our library will welcome Dave Roman, author and illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series for a program and book signing.  If you would like an authographed copy, bring your own Astronaut Academy book or purchase one at the library that day.

The program is recommended for grades 2 and up.

Bring your questions!

Free Comic Book Day

WowSave the date!  On Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we will be hosting a comic book day.

The schedule of events is as follows:

1:15 p.m. -- Costume Parade

1:45 p.m. -- Trivia Contest

2:30 p.m. -- Superhero Games and Crafts

3:30 p.m. -- Superhero Screening and Popcorn

All Day: Games and Free Comic Books (Limited number per person; while supplies last)

Comic book fans of all ages are invited!

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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