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Another Great Japanese Culture and History Display!

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, for May our display case (Elton Porter's Window on the World) is hosting another great Japanese culture filled collection. Each year Emily Egan Sensei of Clear Lake Iaido is gracious enough to lend us a new selection and we cannot thank her enough! Come check it out!

 

This Saturday: Indian culture mini-festival!

Join us this Saturday in the meeting room for a very special cultural event! In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Evelyn Meador Library will be hosting an Indian culture mini-festival! From 11am-12:30pm there will Indian kid's crafts and coloring and then from 1-4pm teen/tween and adult activities will include food tasting, a classical dance presentation, traditional remedies and more! This is a ticketed event so show up early!


"Teen Tycoons" Registration Starts May 1st!

Money management is a vital skill for everyone, so why not get an early start! In Teen Tycoons teens (ages 14-18) will learn everything they need to know about how money works! Where does our money come from? How much money is enough? How do we define a recession? What is a depression? How will I pay for college?  How does a business set sales prices? Income producing Real Estate, what are the risks and rewards? All these topics and many more will be covered in Teen Tycoons. The classes are scheduled to start on June 6th at 10:30am in the conference room, and will continue at the same time June 13th, June 20th, and June 17th. There is limited space for this great opportunity and registration begins this coming Monday, May 1st, at 1pm!

You're Invited! - The 2017 Friends of Evelyn Meador Annual Meeting

Today (4/25) starting at 7pm in the meeting room, the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library invite you to their 2017 annual meeting. Guest speakers include mayoral candidates Kim Morrell and Thom Kolupski as well as city council at large (position 2) candidates Laura Davis and Jared Kelly. Everyone is welcome, and no registration is required. Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm so show up early!

Next Wednesday: Rubik’s Cube! Variations and Tricks to Solving

Ever tried the cube!? The Rubik's cube that is. Join us next Wednesday (4/26) in solving this classic puzzle and some of its variations. A great way to stretch those brain muscles. The puzzling starts at 4:30 in the Teen Isle! No registration is required.

Flickr CC: Rubik By: Hernán Piñera

Next Tuesday: Coding with Scratch!

Ever wanted to learn how to code? The geniuses at the MIT Media Lab developed Scratch which is a great way to start! We will learn how to use Scratch.mit.edu/ to code our own interactive stories, animations, and games. No registration is required, just join us in the computer lab next Tuesday (4/25) at 4:30pm!

Next Wednesday, Make and Fly a Kite for Earth Day!

Earth Day is the 22nd, and it is National Kite Month! What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than making and flying a kite? Next Wednesday (4/19) at 4:30pm, join us in the meeting room and we'll make a great kite, learn how best to utilize the wind with them, and fly them in our lovely Rex Meador Park. No registration is required.

Closed for Easter!

Just a reminder that the Evelyn Meador Library, and all Harris County Public Library branches, will be closing early on Thursday April 13th at 5pm, and will remain closed until Monday morning (April 17th) when we will resume normal hours. Have a great and safe Holiday!

National Poetry Month Tween/Teen Poetry Contest!

Attention wordsmiths 11-17 years old! April is National Poetry Month and we will have our second Teen/Tween Poetry Contest. Submit your original word art, of any form or length, to the Information Desk by the 25th of April for a chance to win a pizza party for yourself and three friends! Be sure to add contact information to your poetry as the winner will be announced on the 27th.

Next Maker Craft Day: Biodegradable Bird Feeders!

Spring has sprung and the birds are chirping. For our next Maker craft we'll be making birdfeeders with very simple ingredients that will all be a tasty treat for your local winged friends (and a few squirrels too, I bet). The creation starts at next Wednesday (4/5) at 4:30pm in the meeting room. No registration is required.

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