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Teens! New CSS Coding Classes Start Soon!

CSSThe Spring Branch-Memorial Library is offering new coding lessons for teens, grades 6-12!  Teens will learn how to code with CSS, which is used to add design elements to websites created with HTML.  No prior coding experience is needed, since the first class will offer an overview of HTML. The program will last eight sessions.

Teens are asked to bring in a Windows laptop with Notepad and a browser, if possible. We will also provide laptops for teens to use.

Dates: Tuesdays beginning February 6
February 6,  February 13, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 10, April 17

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Spring Branch-Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Road, Houston, TX 77024

Grades: 6-12

No registration is required. 

February Computer Classes

In February, we’re offering the following computer classes:

WordMicrosoft Word pt.2--February 1
Microsoft Word pt. 3--February 8
ExcelBeginner Excel--February 15
Intermediate Excel--February 22

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: The Hunger Games

Hunger gamesWant to hang out with other teens to discuss some good reads? Want to eat pizza? Most importantly, want to win a prize? Then join us for our Teen Book Club! We will be discussing The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins then hosting our very own Trivia Games competition. Test your Hunger Games knowledge to try and win a gift card!

Date: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12

No registration required.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Wright brothersTitle to be discussed: The Wright brothers by David McCullough.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world."

Book Buddies

Book Buddies

Are you in 7th – 12th grades? Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy!

Or, do you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then apply for your child to be a Little Buddy!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This next session will run from February to May 2018 at Spring Branch Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Rd, Houston, TX 77024). You will meet once a week on Monday from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM to read with your Buddy.

If interested, stop by Spring Branch-Memorial Library to pick up an application to be a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! 

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 713-464-1633.

Green Thumb Gardening Series: Basic Yard Maintenance

Garden toolsSoon the weather will get warmer and it will be time to enjoy your garden again.  Before you can start hosting your backyard barbecues, however, you may want to spiff up your garden by following a few basic practices.  Harris County Master Gardeners will be happy to share their best advice on yard maintenance in their first presentation of 2018.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

NightingaleTitle to be discussed: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Date of meeting, January 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "France, 1939. In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France... but invade they do. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. She meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life to save others. 'The Nightingale' tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in war-torn France; a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women."

December Computer Classes

Windows 10In December, we are offering the following computer classes:

Intermediate Word—December 7
One-on-One—December 14
Windows 10—December 21
Computer Basics—December 28

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.  You are welcome to bring your own device.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library Teen Book Club

 

Join the Spring Branch-Memorial Library Teen Book Club as we discuss When you reach me by Rebecca Stead. We’ll eat pizza and reveal our brand new book club name.

We’ll also make our own pet rocks, since the book is set in the 70s! 

We hope to see you there.

Date: Tuesday, November 28

Time: 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Ages: 12-18 (Grades 6-12) 

Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours

We will close early on Wednesday, November 22, at 5:00 p.m.  The storytimes will take place as scheduled:Cornucopia

Baby time—10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Toddler time—11:30 a.m.

There will be no after-school program.

We will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 23-26, in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! 

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