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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.
 

Kids + Books + Ice Cream = Fun!

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Join us on Saturday July 20th from 12pm to 4pm as the Friends of Evelyn Meador host the event Authors & Ice Cream.  Authors from the Houston Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators will be here with books, stories, games, and prizes.  The Friends will be serving ice cream, and there will be a special children’s book sale as well.  The authors will be:

• Carmen Bredeson
• Melanie Chrismer
• Marianne Dyson
• Sherry Garland
• Annie Harmon
• Ellen Leventhal 
• JoAn Martin
• Ellen Rothburg
• Vicki Smith
• Mary Wade

Girl Scout Hosts Cultural Crafts Series at Evelyn Meador

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Emily Hall has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten.  After the ten years of being a Girl Scout, she is currently completing the work for her Gold Award.  The Gold Award is equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award.  In order to earn a Gold Award, a Girl Scout plans, develops, and executes a community service project.  The project aims to teach people in a community a valuable skill or lesson that is based upon the themes and values of Girl Scouts.

Rick Herbert: Magician to Perform!

Looking for fun? Amazing magic? Comedy? Come see Rick Herbert: Magician perform at Evelyn Meador Library on Monday, July 8th, from 4:30-5:15pm.  Come witness slight-of-hand magic and mind-reading! A sealed prediction that has been at Evelyn Meador for weeks will be revealed as well! This will be an event that you do not want to miss!

Evelyn Meador Summer Chess Club!

Kids, tweens, and teens are invited on Thursdays to the Evelyn Meador Library summer chess club. From pro players, to those just learning, we'll have a great time playing the age old classic game! The group meets on Thursdays at 4:30-6:00pm in the meeting room.

Flickr CC: Chess Photo by: Konstantin Lazorkin

Japanese Sword Arts Demonstration at the Evelyn Meador Library

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). Join us on May 4 as Emily Egan Sensei of Clear Lake Iaido (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu), and Ash Welborn (Shin Shin Ryu Iaijutsu) demonstrate some of their different schools' unique styles as the Evelyn Meador Library celebrates Asian American History Month! The demonstration will start in the meeting room at 1pm.

Flickr CC: Photo Photo by: Ametxa

Iaido and Japanese Culture Display!

In preparation for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and our yearly Iaido demonstration, the Evelyn Meador Library's display case is again featuring a display celebrating Japan's history, and martial traditions. Features include iaito (practice swords), traditional keikogi (training uniforms), books, and more. Come by and check it out!

Come meet Rex, Evelyn Meador's ever changing book drop monster!

Amongst Evelyn Meador's many oddities, customers returning their library items are blessed with the presence of the ever book hungry book-drop-monster, Rex. Summoned and regularly made seasonally festive by Evelyn Meador's Ms. Jazmin, Rex is a benevolent beast who gently consumes your books, no matter how overdue.

Teen Book Quote Challenge!

Evelyn Meador Teens and Tweens keep an eye out! Starting in February we will be beginning a Book Quote Challenge! Posted somewhere in the library (you'll have to find out where), will be a quote. Find the book it's from in the Library, and find the quote in the book, and you'll win a tasty snack for your efforts! Contact Mr. Ash or Ms. Pearson for details!

Flickr CCTo kill a mockingbird Photo by: emilbp

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