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The Arts Lab

Arts Lab

 

 

Join Arts Lab and learn new creative ways from comic book writing to creating zines and caricature drawing. 

 

Arts Lab meets monthly at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch.  First meeting:  Monday, November 18, at 6:00 pm.  To register, please call the library at 281-821-1320 or email BBArtsLab@gmail.com.  This program is for school-age youth.
 

The Best Halloween Party

bobbing for doughnuts

We had a lot of fun at this year's Halloween Party!

 

Take a look!

 

 

face paintingpin the tail on the cat

Halloween gameswrap the mummy

Gmail Class

question markQuestions about Gmail?

Get your answers this Friday, November 8, as we host a class covering the basics of this popular and versatile email service.  Class begins at 3:00 pm.  Spaces are limited, so please call the library at 281-821-1320 to register.

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Istanbul PassagePlease join us for a discussion of Joseph Kanon's spy thriller, Istanbul Passage.  We'll meet at 6:30 pm, on Monday, December 2, at Baldwin Boettcher Branch.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Summary:  A neutral city straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul survived the Second World War as a magnet for refugees and spies, trafficking in secrets and lies rather than soldiers.  Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs for the Allied war effort. 

On the Edge of Scary

OK, I admit it.  I am a bit faint of heart when it comes to scary stories.  But I still enjoy a good mystery this time of year, something that takes me into the Halloween spirit but leaves me able to sleep through the night. 

Here are some choices that are not quite horror but will still send a chill down your spine:

Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin – a serial killer on the loose in London

Gulf Coast Reads -- The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Dog StarsJoin us on Monday, October 28, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.  This unforgettable novel is this year's selection for Gulf Coast Reads.

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Playdate

 

Join us as we read and discuss The Playdate by Louise Millar.  Copies are currently available at Baldwin Boettcher, and this book club will meet on Monday, November 4, at 6:30 pm, in the library meeting room.

 

Summary:  You leave your kids with a friend down the street.  Everyone does it.  Until the day it goes wrong. 

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Set in the early days of the Great Depression, this novel by Anton DiSclafani introduces Thea Atwell as she is deported from her protected home and family to a secluded horseback riding camp for rich girls.  While it is apparent that Thea has done something she and her parents consider terrible, this tragic incident is revealed slowly.  There is a lot of suspense in this story, though it’s not a suspense story in the usual sense.  This is a mystery without a dead body. 

Let's Hop on Down to Australia

Destination: Australia

 

 

 

Did you know there are animals in Australia that you will not see anywhere else on earth in the wild? 

Football Season

I Beat the OddsThe weather is not yet crisp and cool, but football season has started nonetheless.  Here are some fiction and nonfiction audiobooks featuring football players and coaches to bring on the team spirit:

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