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The Page Turners

BecomingTitle to be discussed: Becoming by Michelle Obama.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life."

Japanese Calligraphy for Adults

Learn Japanese calligraphy and character systems!  Join us for a presentation by Nina Shimaguchi, Japan outreach shimaguchiinitiative coordinator at Asia Society Texas Center, about the different techniques and the role of calligraphy in Japanese society.  At the end of the program, participants will be able to write their names in Japanese.  Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Date: Monday, May 20

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required.  Register in person or call the library at 713-464-1633.

Board Game Nation

Board Game Nation is back!  Come play with us in the meeting room!  Games range from classics like chess to new favorites like Werewolf.  You're welcome to bring your own games, as well!

Date: Friday, May 10

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Grades: 3+

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

No registration required. Please feel free to call 713-464-1633 with any questions.

Green Thumb Gardening: Water Conservation

Rain barrelThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss concepts of irrigation and rainwater harvesting.  Come and learn about soil choices, water conservation, sustainability and financial considerations.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  May 21
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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The Page Turners

FikryTitle to be discussed: The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: A cantankerous bookstore owner reconnects with his community after a low point in his life.

The Page Turners

Title to be discussed: Leadership in turbulent times by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Date of meeting: April 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: An exploration of the early development, growth and exercise of leadership as demonstrated by four former presidents.

Teen Book Club--Ender's Game

Ender's gameCome discuss some “good reads” with fellow teens at the library while you eat pizza!

This month we will be reading the book Ender's game by Orson Scott Card.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 4-5 p.m. 

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

Grades: 6-12

No registration required! Please call 713-464-1633 with any questions!

Green Thumb Gardening: 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 16
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Spring Break Gaming for Teens


Love to play board games?  Looking to learn about a new game?  Then join us for a special spring break gaming program!  We will have a representative from Asgard Games here to introduce teen gamers to a fun, new board game.  We will also be giving away a board game from Asgard Games! 

Special thank you to Asgard Games for hosting this program!

Date: Tuesday, March 12

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Grades: 6-12 

Registration is required and is now open online! 

Green Thumb Gardening: 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 19
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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