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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

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

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

Trek the Galaxy: NASA Event for Families

AstronautWant to visit the moon? Map the stars? Explore space technology? Cook like an astronaut? Then visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library’s Trek the Galaxy NASA event! This come-and-go event will feature activity stations for space explorers. Activities are geared for ages 5 to 9, but all space explorers are welcome.

Thanks to NASA@My Library for supporting this program.

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 2:30 – 4 :30 PM, come and go

Ages: All space explorers! (geared to ages 5-9)

No registration is required.

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.

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