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'The Dog Stars' Author Peter Heller at Freeman Branch

Cover of The Dog Stars by Peter HellerPeter Heller, the author of The Dog Stars, will be at the Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library on Thursday, October 3, at 7 pm to talk briefly about the creation of the novel, followed by Q & A and a book signing. The Freeman Branch Library is at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062.

The author’s visit is a part of Gulf Coast Reads, a program which encourages people of the Gulf Coast to read (or listen to) the same book, with programs and book discussions held at various libraries during the month of October.

This appearance at the Freeman Branch by the author was made possible by the Friends of Freeman Library and a bequest from the estate of Jocelyn H. Lee. 

The two programs for Gulf Coast Reads to be held at La Porte Community Library will be a book discussion at 10:30 – 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 9, and a movie from the dystopian genre [title to be announced] on Wednesday, October 16, starting promptly at 4 pm and lasting about 2 hours. Friends of the La Porte Library are sponsoring these two events.

All Roads Lead...

Clipart of airplane: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages Corporation…to Gulf Coast Reads. Or, to be more precise, All This Blog will lead to Gulf Coast Reads in an amazing way.

Today’s topic is the Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held October 26-27, 2013 at Ellington Field. This is a great show that is presented annually. More information can be found at www.wingsoverhouston.com.

How is this related to Gulf Coast Reads?

Preschool StoryTime

Clipart of Adult with Preschool Children Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationThe new school year is a great time to get Preschool children started with StoryTime.  Preschool StoryTime is recommended for children 3 – 6 years old and features age appropriate stories, skits, action-rhymes and occasional crafts. Every Tuesday starting at 10:15 am. (We are sorry but we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.) There are no reservations needed and first-timers are welcome on any Tuesday; please call 281-471-4022 if more information is desired.

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Gulf Coast Reads Selection 2013

Jacket Cover for The Dog Stars: A Novel by Peter HellerThe Dog Stars by Peter Heller is the selection for the Gulf Coast Reads program this year. Gulf Coast Reads is an initiative to encourage readers on the upper Gulf Coast of Texas to read and discuss the same book.

We will have two programs at La Porte Community Library in October to support Gulf Coast Reads. The first program will be a book discussion of Dog Stars on Wednesday, October 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The second program will be a showing of a movie from the dystopian genre [title to be announced] on Wednesday, October 16, at 4 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

The Dog Stars is available for checkout in several formats at Harris County Public Library: regular print, large print, compact disc, eBook, and eAudio. Check the title out, read or listen to it, and join the discussion in October!

 

Teen Craft: Shrinky Dinks

Clipart of Boy Holding Shrunken T-Shirt from Jupiterimages CorporationCreate beautiful pendants and watch them shrink before your eyes! All materials provided. Wednesday, July 24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Registration required. Ages 10 & up.  Call 281-471-4022 to register.

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Beat the Heat Teen Movie Break

Clipart of person holding head under sizzling summer heat; Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages Corporation-Come in out of the heat to the very cool library to watch a movie. Film title to be announced. Popcorn & Refreshments! All Ages. Wednesday, July 17, 3 pm – 5:30 pm.

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Teen Craft: Rubik's Cube

Clipar of Cubet: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationDesign your own Rubik's Cube. You get to pick the colors and patterns for this brainteaser. All materials provided. Wednesday, July 10, 3 pm - 4 pm. Ages 10-17. Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

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Stars & Stripes Picture Frame Craft

Patriotic Clipart: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationCreate a patriotic picture frame for the Fourth of July! This program is recommended for school-age children. No registration is required. Tuesday, July 2 at 2 p.m.

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Use Your Noodle(s) To Make a Craft

Clipart of Pasta Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationCreate an original work of art using pasta. All noodles provided. Ages 10 & up. Wednesday, June 26, at 3 p.m.  Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

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Teen Event: Summer Games

Relay Figures-Clipart-: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationLet the games begin as we kick off the 2013 Texas Teens Read Program. Teams will compete in relay style activities. Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Registration required. Call 281-471-4022. Ages 10 & up.

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