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A Celebration of Black Cowboys

As February is Black History Month and The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo runs February 25 – March 17th, this seems like a great time to celebrate the contributions of the Black cowboys, who played a huge part in the winning of the west.
Some names may already be familiar to you, such as Nat Love or Bill Pickett; others such as George McJunkin or Bones Hooks may not be.
But whether you are familiar with any of the names or not, there is a wealth of information in the library covering the under-appreciated but fascinating history of the African American settlement in the west and the achievements of the Black cowboys.
There is a little something for everyone, so grab your rodeo boots and hat and check it out at your local branch library!

General histories of the Black cowboys include:

You Are Invited To An Artist Reception

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The Friends of Evelyn Meador will host a reception for our current gallery artist, Mr. Everett Woolum at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, February 18th in the Meeting Room of the library.

This is a free event open to the public.

 

Now Online! Evelyn Meador Friends' Book Store

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Recently, the Friends of Evelyn Meador created an Amazon account to sell some of their more valuable book store inventory online.  They now have over 200 books on Amazon and are very happy with the way the books are selling. 


Remember, if you have books you would like to donate, all money raised by the Friends’ book store goes to support our wonderful Seabrook library.  Book donations can be brought to the book store during normal operating hours.


Friends Board Member, Kathy Viscariello, volunteered to spearhead the new operation. Kathy is hoping to recruit more volunteers to help with this ongoing project. To volunteer to help with the online operation, you can contact Mrs. Viscariello at 832-755-1125 or by email at ky123@yahoo.com.
 

February Artist of the Month

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Mr. Everett Woolum is a local artist, custom woodworker and antique furniture repairman. He is the founder and owner of Woolum’s Originals. Mr. Woolum says of himself,
“I have lived in Seabrook for forty years or more. My vocation was not art or woodworking, but I have been doing art all my life. My dad was a high school teacher.  We had a shop in the school which I used for woodworking. I taught Industrial and Commercial Electricity at junior college for seventeen years.
I like to do my own mounting and framing for my pictures. I like working in oil, watercolor & acrylic. I paint whatever I find interesting.”
 

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Tonight!

Seabrook Rotary Club presents 

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One night only!

Friday, January 25, 2013

5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Bay Elementary School Cafeteria

Delicious Spaghetti Dinner and Great Silent Auction

Benefitting the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library

Catering by Angelo's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant

Tickets: Adults $6.00 & Children: $3:00

Join the Seabrook Rotary Club and the Friends of Evelyn Meador in supporting your local library!

 

 

Volunteers Needed (and Wanted)!

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The Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library want you!

Volunteer positions are available on weekday and Saturday slots to help in the Book Store. It's a great way to meet people and be of service to your community in a beautiful location. Please call Lela Quarles at 832-472-1303 for more information if you are interested
 

Bay Area Porcelain Club Exhibit

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The 15 members of the Bay Area Porcelain Club enjoy refreshments and painting together on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Their club formed in 1968 and met in Baytown for many years before crossing the bridge to La Porte and now meet at the Bayshore Baptist Church on Spencer Highway.  Members enjoy a Paint-a-Long each month with renowned teachers.  Outings include our Christmas luncheon and Officer Installation ceremony in May. We are one of 46 Clubs comprising the State Federation of Porcelain Art Clubs of Texas.  New Members and visitors are welcome! Contact Brenda Bell @ 832-633-7010 for more information.

Power Point Classes Available

Learn to present your ideas effectively in 2013 with our free PowerPoint classes!

Power Point I & II Class registration is open.

Power Point I - Friday, December 28th @ 1:30 pm.

Power Point II - Saturday, December 29th @ 10:30 am.

Seating is limited.

Call to reserve your place!

All computer lab classes are free and open to the public.

It's a Beautiful World Art Exhibit

Now Showing in the Gallery

Brenda

Brenda Bell, Artist & Teacher

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