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Martha's Petting Zoo at the Evelyn Meador Library!

Join us for some furry feathery fun as we once again host Martha's Petting Zoo outside the library. Our summer petting zoo is always a great way to spend summer fun with a friendly critter. It all happens this coming Wednesday (7/16/14) from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

Join us for Saltgrass Science's: All about Crawdads!

Join us next Thursday at 3:30pm (7/10/14) as Ellen Hutto from Saltgrass Science presents All about Crawdads! These cool and tasty little crustaceans are a big part of our local culture, and fascinating too! This is a ticketed event in the Meeting Room, so show up early to reserve your place!

Fun with iPads at Evelyn Meador!

We had our first iPad games program of the Summer, and it was a blast! Our sliding numbers game was a hit, and we hope to have many more while utilizing our versatile and fun gadgets. Each of our iPad programs will have awesome prizes, so stop on by!

Join the Summer Reading Program, and fill our Beaker!

As the summer heats up, so does our Summer Reading Program. All ages are welcome to sing up, and earn some awesome prizes as you read, all while helping us fill our Summer Reading Program beaker! Everyone (children, teens, and adults) adds a drop to the beaker at sign up, and more as they complete the reading program!

 

Join us for another Summer Water Balloon Battle!

It's getting hot outside, and our Summer Reading Program is off to a great start, and that means it's time for our annual Summer Water Balloon battle! Children of all ages are invited to join us outside the library at 3pm for an epic battle. Dress for the heat and wet, and bring a towel!

Join us for a fascinating Historical Weapons Demonstration!

Join us on June 5th in the Meeting room for a historical weapons demonstration. The demonstrator will be Alan Hutton, who has participated in civil war battle reenactments for many years, and has been a fixture at the Texas Renaissance Festival opening cannon for too many years to count. This is a ticketed event, so show up early!

Another Successful Iaido Demonstration at Evelyn Meador!

On May 17th the Evelyn Meador Library celebrated Asian American Heritage month with our forth Japanese Sword (Iaido) demonstration. It went great, with demonstrators displaying fascinating forms, proceeded by a little Samurai History and an explanation of the various arts to be demonstrated. There was a great turn out, and we hope to see even more at next year's event!

 

 

 

Upcoming 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). Emily Egan Sensei of Clear Lake Iaido (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu), and Ash Welborn (Shin Shin Ryu Iaijutsu) will again demonstrate some of their different schools' unique styles as the Evelyn Meador Library celebrates Asian American History Month! The demonstration will be this Saturday (5/17/14) ,starting at 1pm in the meeting room.

Yearly Japanese Culture and Iaido Display!

This month's display features our yearly Japanese Culture and Iaido display celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The display includes iaito (practice swords for iaido), haori (a traditional coat worn over kimono), an antique jingasa (a hat-like helmet worn by samurai), and much more. Stop by and check it out!

Celebrate Black History Month with the Kouman Ke'le' African Dance and Drum Ensemble!

Join us as we celebrate Black History month with the Kouman Ke'le' African Dance and Drum Ensemble! The Houston based Kouman Ke'le troup performs traditional West, South, and Congolese African Dance and we're very excited to host them this coming Saturday (February 8th, 2014), at 2:30 pm in the meeting room. Space is limited, so show up early to get a ticket! It is fun for all ages!

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