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Greek Dancing Performance this Saturday!

This Saturday, join us in celebrating the Library's birthday with a wonderful performance of Greek dancing brought to you by St. John's Asteria. The performance starts at 2pm in the meeting room!

This Week's Craft - Origami!

Feeling crafty?! Join us tomorrow for this week's craft: Origami! Come challenge yourself with this ancient and creative Japanese art. We're starting at 4:30pm in the meeting room.

Flickr CC: Origami Photo by: Ivan T

Classical Indian Music Demonstration

This coming Wednesday (5/18) enjoy an evening of Indian classical music by South Indian vocalist Prema Bhat along with Karun Salvady on the South Indian percussion drum (Mridangam). Prema Bhat will introduce the audience to Indian classical Ragas (Melodic scales) and Tala (Rhythmic patters ) in an interactive session. Join us in the meeting room at 5pm!

 

Lovely Photo Art Display by Mary Lou Darst

Currently on display in our Meeting Room, the magnificent photo art of Mary Lou Darst. Ms. Darst, a native Houstonian, is not only a renown artist, but also the author of "War Ready: In My Father's Shadow", a memoir of her childhood in a traveling post World War II military family. We're honored to host her display, so stop by the meeting room and enjoy her amazing art!

Iaido Demonstration this Saturday!

This Saturday (5/14) In honor of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, we'll once again be hosting Emily Egan Sensei for our yearly Iaido demonstration! Iaido, or Iaijutsu is the art of drawing the Japanese sword. It was one of the Japanese martial disciplines paramount in the education of the classical warrior (samurai). The demonstration starts at 1pm in the meeting room!

Golden Pearls Senior Day Trip @ Sea Center Texas!

This month's Golden Pearls trip is to Sea Center Texas. Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The site’s visitor center educates through interpretive displays, a “touch tank” and aquariums depicting native Texas habitats including a salt marsh, jetty, reef and open Gulf exhibits. The Gulf aquarium houses nurse sharks, large red drum, gray snapper, Atlantic spadefish, and the state record moray eel. The center offers a variety of educational programs that promote the wise use and conservation of Texas' marine resources. We're heading out on the 12th, so be sure to sign up (as of this blog there are only 6 spaces left!).

Congrats to our National Poetry Month Contest Winner!

Congratulations to our Teen/Tween National Poetry Monthy contest winner, Ms. Pega Pishkar! There were many marvelous entries, but Pega's "Hummingbird" was simply stunning. Keep up the hard work Pega, and a big thank you to all of our poets.

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month - Japanese Martial and Cultural Display

For Asian-Pacific Heritage Month the Evelyn Meador Library once again is hosting an awesome Japanese Martial and Cultural History Display! Special thanks to Emily Egan Sensei for setting it up all these years. Come by all through the month of  May and check it out!
 

New -Family Search Classes!

Curious about your ancestry? Want to know more about where you come from? Join us in the Computer Lab on May 5th at 1:30pm and learn how to use Family Search for your genealogy research.

Flickr CC: P0039.jpg Photo by: Doug Focht

Last Few Days for Poetry Contest Entries!

Evelyn Meador teens and tweens, there are only a few more days to submit your original poem to Mr. Ash or Mrs. Pearson for a chance to win your own pizza party for yourself and up to ten friends! Get your poems in by next Monday, the 25th, before closing!

Flickr CC: Street poetry Photo by: macinate

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