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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Rosie projectTitle to be discussed: The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date.... So when an acquaintance informs Don that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet Don must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical; most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things, and is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent, and on a quest of her own. Rosie is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie, and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper."

August Computer Classes

InternetIn August, we are offering the following computer classes:

Computer Basics—August 3
Beginner Internet—August 10
Beginner Excel—August 17
Intermediate Excel—August 24
Mobile Devices One-on-One—August 31

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.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Fall Vegetables

Fall gardenHave you ever thought about extending the growing season for your edibles into the fall?  If not, here’s your chance to find out how to grow and harvest autumn crops.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their July lecture on fall vegetable gardening.  Get ready to get busy!  The days will eventually get cooler, working in the garden will be fun again, and hopefully, you’ll be ready to show off fall’s bounty. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  August 15, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: www.motherearthnews.com

Pokemon in the Park

PokemonJoin us in the Hedwig Village Park for an hour of Pokemon Go. We'll provide the WiFi, you catch the Pokemon! Feel free to bring other Pokemon games to share with your fellow trainers.

Make sure to bring your special Spring Branch-Memorial Library Pokemon-in-the-Park badge from June to enter for a prize drawing!

No registration required.


Place: Hedwig Village Park

Date: Saturday, July 29

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All Ages!

©CC Image courtesy of DavidRockDesign on Pixabay

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Home gameTitle to be discussed: Home game : an accidental guide to fatherhood by Michael Lewis.  Date of meeting: July 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up. Lewis decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it may also be the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn't that Lewis is so unusual--it's that he is so typical."

Genealogy for Beginners

Curious to find out who your ancestors were?  Learn how to get started with your search in this presentation by staff from the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

Tuesday, June 13

2:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome!

Clayton

 

 

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Meet Author Dave Roman

Dave RomanHave you ever wondered what it takes to write and draw books? On Thursday, May 4, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., our library will welcome Dave Roman, author and illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series for a program and book signing.  If you would like an authographed copy, bring your own Astronaut Academy book or purchase one at the library that day.

The program is recommended for grades 2 and up.

Bring your questions!

Free Comic Book Day

WowSave the date!  On Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we will be hosting a comic book day.

The schedule of events is as follows:

1:15 p.m. -- Costume Parade

1:45 p.m. -- Trivia Contest

2:30 p.m. -- Superhero Games and Crafts

3:30 p.m. -- Superhero Screening and Popcorn

All Day: Games and Free Comic Books (Limited number per person; while supplies last)

Comic book fans of all ages are invited!

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds • Mente sana en cuerpo sano

Para los ninosWe will be presenting a program for families with children ages 3-7, which will include an English/Spanish story, fun activities and crafts. 

The program is designed to explore the importance of eating breakfast, promote modeling good nutrition, and offering and discussing healthful food choices.

Saturday, April 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Space is limited; free tickets will be available at 10:00 a.m.

Build brain power with healthy food choices!

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May Computer Classes

In May, we are offering the following computer classes:

WordMobile Devices One-on-One—May 4
Beginner Word—May 11
Windows 10Intermediate Word—May 18
Windows 10 Intro—May 25

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.

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

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