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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!

New games for the Evelyn Meador Teen Isle!

We're fortunate to have purchased new games for the Evelyn Meador Library's Teen Isle! Using customer suggestions, and the generosity of the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library, nine new games have been added to our collection, all ready for use in our game room. Come check them out!

Flickr CCPS3 Gaming  Photo by: Shardayyy

October Ipad Scavenger Hunt!

Back by popular demand, we're having another Ipad Scavenger hunt on October 16th at 4pm. Once again we'll be using our Ipads and HCPL's catalog to search for a variety of library items, with great prizes for the fastest hunters. Sign up is limited, so see Mr. Ash in the Teen Isle for sign up.

End of Summer Reading Program Pizza Party!

Come celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program at Evelyn Meador Library with a Pizza Party! Additionally, certificates will be given to those 12 years of age and younger who complete the Summer Reading Club requirements.

The party will be held on Friday, August 9th from 2:00pm -3:30pm.

Reptiles!

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A representative from the Armand Bayou Nature Center will present an educational program about reptiles at Evelyn Meador Library on Wednesday July 31st from 2:45pm-3:30pm.  Children and young adults will enjoy learning about these fascinating creatures.

Carranza Puppets Presents Little Red Riding Hood

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Carranza Puppets will present Little Red Riding Hood at Evelyn Meador Library on Monday July 22nd from 4:30pm-5:15pm.  Come and watch as this classic tale is told from the wolf’s perspective. This show is perfect for children of all ages! 

Evelyn Meador Library would like to thank the Texas Commission of the Arts and the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library for sponsoring this special program.

Would you like to be a Rocket Scientist?

You can become one!

 

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On Monday, July 15th starting at 4:30 pm come and learn what is involved in building your own rocket. At this event you will design, build and launch your own straw rocket as well as learn about rocket history and the Scientific Method.
This is a ticketed event with a limit of 20 participants.
 

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