Aleksandra T's blog

The Page Turners

Born a crimeTitle to be discussed: Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Summary: "One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memorists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives."

Trees: Planting and Care (Includes Fruit Trees)

Fruit treesFall is the time to plant trees in Houston.  If you have ever thought that growing trees is challenging, or you would like to expand your gardening know-how, come to the next meeting of the Harris County Master Gardeners.  Their experts will walk you through planting, growing and caring for trees.

October Computer Classes

ComputerThe following computer classes will be offered in October:

Computer Basics—October 11
Beginner Internet—October 18
Beginner Typing—October 25

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 Book Club--Fruits Basket #1

Fruits BasketCome discuss some “good reads” with fellow teens at the library while you eat pizza!

This month we will be reading the manga Fruits Basket #1.

Date: Tuesday, September 25

Time: 4-5 PM

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Road)

Grades 6-12

No registration required!

The Page Turners

Please look after momTitle to be discussed: Please look after mom by Kyung-Sook Shin.  Date of meeting: October 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The book follows the efforts of a family to find the mother who went missing from Seoul Station and their sobering realizations when they recall memories that suggest she may not have been happy."

The Page Turners

WonderTitle to be discussed: Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Summary: "Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student."

September Computer Classes

WordNow that the school year has started, why not put yourself in a student’s chair and brush up on a few computer skills?  This month we are offering:

Microsoft Word part 4—September 6
ExcelMicrosoft Excel part 3—September 13
Microsoft Excel part 4—September 20
Windows 10—September 27—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.

Green Thumb Gardening—Roses: Planting, Growing and Upkeep

RoseThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their March class on taking care of roses.  Add beauty to your garden with these colorful and fragrant flowers, and learn how to take care of them so they reach their full potential.

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

Copyright © Georges Seguin (Okki) 2017

Typing for Teens

typingEver wished you could type faster for coding or for essays?

We are hosting a 5-session Typing for Teens class starting Tuesday, August 14! These classes will teach the basics of how to type on a computer keyboard. See if you can beat the librarian at our final typing challenge!

Dates: 8/14, 8/21, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18

Time: 4-5 PM

Ages: Grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open online here: https://bit.ly/2KC5iwT

Please bring your own laptop if possible. 

Crime and Pun-ishment Murder Mystery

You can help solve this 1920s mobster murder!  Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar's juice joint when someone is put on ice!  The crowd is full of potential suspects: jealous, jilted lovers, a rival mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds all make an appearance at this speakeasy and nobody is muttering a word!

When: Monday, August 13Sleuth

Time 6:00 p.m.

Ages: Adults

Presented by: The Murder Mystery Co.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Registration opens on Monday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m..

For more information call 713-464-1633.

Syndicate content