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How to Write Characters: A Writing Workshop by a Published YA Author

FionaLove to write?  Want to become a published author?  Learn how to craft characters in your stories from Meredith Moore (FionaI am her revenge), as she explains how she creates her characters and helps you write your own.

Date: Tuesday, June 26

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Ages: Entering grades 6-12

Special thanks to Meredith Moore for hosting this program.

Registration is required and is now open online on our events calendar!

April Computer Classes

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

TextingHow to Text—April 5
One on One—April 12
PowerPointBeginner Typing—April 19
PowerPoint part 1—April 26

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

Small great thingsTitle to be discussed: Small great things by Jodi Picoult.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 2018.  Summary: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse.  During her shift, she begins a routine checkup on a newborn, but the parents, who are white supremacists, don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery.  Ruth hesitates and, when tragedy strikes, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Soil and Composting

SoilWhile you're visiting garden shops looking for spectacular plants and seeds, don't forget about creating the environment in which your purchases will grow and thrive.  Come to the next meeting of the Harris County Master Gardeners, in which their experts 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: Tuesday, April 17
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Spring Break for Teens at the Library: Murder Mysteries and 3D Printing

Staying at home this spring break? Want something fun to do? Visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library for our special teen programs, including murder mysteries and 3D printing!

magnifying glassOn Monday, March 12 and Friday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., we’ll host a murder mystery brunch for teens (grades 6-12). You’ll be able to enjoy breakfast foods and hone your detective skills while you solve a mystery, hosted by The Murder Mystery Company, all while the library is closed!

Registration is required and is now open!  Please register for only one time:

Monday, March 12

Friday, March 16

On Tuesday, March 13 from 4 to 5 p.m., we’ll host a special 3D printing program for teens (grades 6-12). Join us to learn about 3D printing from a Harris County Public Library’s maker programming specialist. We’ll even have a 3D printer for you to see in operation!    No registration is required for this event.

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

People of the BookTitle to be discussed: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  Date of meeting: March 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up."

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:  March 20
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: Flickr: 52748818@N07 / Creative Commons

March Computer Classes

ComputerThe following computer classes will be offered in March:

Computer Basics—March 1
Beginner Internet—March 8
Beginner Typing—March 15
Beginner Email—March 22
How to Use Facebook—March 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.

Teen Tech Week: Explore Virtual Reality

VR headsetEscape into the world of virtual reality at the Spring Branch-Memorial Library!  Celebrate Teen Tech Week by learning about virtual reality from a VR expert. You’ll get to try out VR for yourself with some hands-on demonstrations.  You can even walk away with your very own virtual reality smartphone headset!

Special thanks to Mr. Eric Liga and the HoustonVR group for their help in hosting this program.

Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Age: Grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open in the library. A parent or guardian must come to the library to sign a waiver for each participant prior to registering. 

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Spring Vegetable Gardening

Carrots and radishesThe 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 fresh produce from your own garden.

 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  February 20, 2018

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

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