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February Computer Classes

EmailIn February, we will be offering the following computer classes:

Beginner Email part 2--February 4
One on One--February 11*
Beginner Word--February 18
Intermediate Word--February 25

*Laptops available.  You are welcome to bring your own device.


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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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Spring Vegetable Gardening

Carrots and radishesThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their second free lecture in the Green Thumb gardening series.  They meet the third Tuesday of each month in the Spring Branch-Memorial Library’s meeting room.  February’s topic: Spring Vegetable Gardening.  Come learn the basics of vegetable gardening in the coming season from the practitioners.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  February 16, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Invention of wingsTitle to be discussed: The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined."

You Could Be a Winner!

PBS KIDS Writers ContestKindergartners, 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-graders!  Have you heard about the PBS KIDS Writers Contest?  It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent by sharing your illustrated story: fact, fiction, prose, poetry—anything you like.  Winners will receive great prizes and have their stories published online, and every child who enters will receive a certificate of achievement.  If you are creative and love writing, this is the perfect opportunity for you.  But you need to hurry!  Submit your best work by Monday, March 22, 2016.  We’ll keep our fingers crossed!

Don’t forget to include the entry form!

Pick up a contest entry form in the library's children's area or go to the Houston Public Media website.

Have fun writing and illustrating!

The Arthur television series is based on the Arthur Adventure books by Marc Brown, Arthur and other Marc Brown characters are ™ and © of Marc Brown.  Television Series ©2014 WGBH. • ODD SQUAD ©2014 The Fred Rogers Company. • WILD KRATTS™ ©2014 Kratt Brothers Company Ltd/9 Story Entertainment.  All Rights Reserved. • WORDGIRL ™ & © Scholastic Inc.  All Rights Reserved. • The PBS KIDS logo is a registered mark of the Public Broadcasting Service and is used with permission.

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours

mlkWe will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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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 19, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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January Computer Classes

Computers, eskimoThe following computer classes will be offered in January:

Computer Basics—January 7
Beginner Internet—January 14
How to Use Facebook—January 21
Beginner Email Part 1—January 28

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.

Copyright © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.

New Year's Holiday Library Hours

New Year's--balloonsPlease take note of the New Year's holiday library hours:

Thursday, December 31, 2015—10:00 am-5:00 pm.

The storytimes will take place as scheduled:
Toddler time—10:00 a.m.
Preschool time—11:00 a.m.

We will be closed Friday, January 1 through Sunday, January 3.
We will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

We wish you a Happy New Year!

Christmas Holiday Library Hours

Christmas We will close early on Wednesday, December 23, at 5:00 pm.

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, December 24, through Sunday, December 27.
We will reopen on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

H is for HawkTitle to be discussed: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary:  When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.

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