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Halloween Decoration Sale!

 

The Friends of the Octavia Fields Library received a large donation of Halloween decor and costume items. They're sharing these with the community with a Halloween Sale. So come by the library and check out the Friend's sale items. Items are 1/2 of the marked retail price so you're saving a lot of money and supporting your library! Sale ends Nov. 2 so don't delay!

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Our First Pop Up Library! Saturday, Oct. 14

We are so excited about our first popup library event which will be held Saturday, Oct. 14  at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio, 16650 Champion Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77379.  We will be in the studio  from 1 pm to 5 pm. We'll also be there on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 28. We are so grateful to Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio for giving us this space and helping us be back in the Cypress Creek Community while our library is being repaired. We will have a limited number of books for check out, we will  be able to accept items that you need to return, and we will have an activity for the kids at 2:30. We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and hopefully new faces as well. We've missed our customers so much!

Our Yoga Class resumes

Even though we don't have our building, our library groups are meeting in the community. Our weekly yoga class will resume on Thursday, Oct 5 at 12:30 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2322 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX. If you had been taking part in Linda's weekly class, Yoga for Mind and Body, you can come and see your friends! If you haven't gotten to take the class, come! All adults are welcome. Bring a towel or a mat and be readys to de-stress. Thanks to Holy Comforter for their support.

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Meditation Class Saturday Aug. 12 10:30 am

Feel a need to slow down and de-stress? Come to our introductory class on meditation. It's taught in a non-religious way by a volunteer instructor. You'll learn some techniques and get to practice with the group. You don't need to register, you can just come!

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Pen and Paintbrush Book Discussion Thursday Aug. 10 1:30 pm

From time to time, in partnership with The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, we present the Pen and Paintbrush Book Discussion. We read a book related to the current art exhibit at the museum. Then we gather to discuss the book and tour the exhibit. Our book this time is Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles. The novel celebrates four strong women toughing out the Great Depression in the Texas dust bowl.  Be sure to get the book and start reading soon! It’s readily available in paperback or you can check out a copy at the library. Then join us for the discussion and tour on Thursday, Aug 10 at 1:30 pm in the Conference Room at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. See you there!

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Good News, Bad News!

The good news is that we're getting new computers! The bad news is that they're being installed on Monday, July 10 and we may not have computers for customers to use that day. So before you head over here next Monday to use the computers, give us a call! 281-376-4610

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Escape the Library! Save the Date Saturday, July 15 10:30 am

Join us for an awesome Escape Room--if you dare! Use your wits to solve the puzzles and escape the room!

In Time Warp, players are lost in time and have to navigate the history of communication in order to escape. In the game, players will learn about various forms of communication. Starting with hieroglyphics, Incan knots and the Pony Express, all the way to video and the Internet. The main character in the game is Vint Cerf, one of the "fathers of the Internet." Don't worry, if you need to leave the room for any reason, you can. But once you leave you can't get back in. 

This program is for adults only. But don't worry, teens get their own version on Wed. July 12 at 3 pm.

Register at hcpl.net or call 281-376-4610.

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A New Look for Barbara Bush Branch Library!

We  had some problems with our trees along the front entrance. First they were overgrown and needed trimming. Then they got trimmed, but not properly. Harris County Facilities came out and planted new trees and added much needed mulch. We’re looking much better now!

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A Wonderful Work of Art!

Barbara Bush Branch Library received a wonderful donation recently. Local artist Harrison Nobles donated his work "Seasons." It is proudly on display on the 2nd floor near the study rooms. Here's Mr. Nobles' description of his work.

"Seasons" is paint, coffee grounds, and stir sticks on panel. I cannot throw away a stir stick when I exit a coffee house. It is perfectly good wood that has been swirled around in a new coffee that no lips have touched. I hope people "get" the sweat or condensation dripping in the summer portion. The painting got the biggest compliment when a lady said " I want to remove everything from my living room and decorate around this piece " Unfortunately she didn't have the money and she gave her blessing for me to give it to the library. She will get one of my paintings later."

Thank you Mr. Nobles for sharing your art with our library community!

Help Your Library by Shopping!

                                                   Barnes and Noble Book Fair

                                         Saturday, June 3   9 am to 10 pm

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