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Candy Lei Craft at Evelyn Meador

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month is a great time to celebrate the many cultures of the East.  To celebrate at Evelyn Meador we decided to create candy leis, inspired by the traditional craft of the Hawaiian Islands.
A lei is, most simply, any series of objects strung together to be worn, usually as a necklace.  Traditionally, flowers of various types may be chosen, but, over the years, many other types of leis have been created using any number of interesting materials, such as shells, paper money and fabric.
Candy was our material of choice for the leis for a couple of reasons. Number one is the kids always like it! Number two is that candy is a bit easier to acquire than exotic flowers, and certainly more easily disposed of!
Here is a shot of the kids hard at work.

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Local Photography Exhibit Reception

The Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library will host a reception on Monday, May 21st for local bird photographer Dr. J. C. Stormer. Dr. Stormer's bird photography is currently on display in our gallery through the end of the month. The reception will be held in the Meeting Room at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Houston Grand Opera in Seabrook!

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The Evelyn Meador Library, a Harris County Public Library, presents
Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) Opera to Go: The Clever Wife, on Wednesday,
April 4 at 3:30 pm.  This opera is based on an ancient Chinese folktale
about a woman who proves herself to be a hero.

Do not miss the opportunity to hear this world-class opera perform in your
neighborhood library!  Registration is not required and the performance is
free and open to the public.

Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodation for
persons with disabilities. To make a request, notify the Branch Librarian
at 281-474-9142
 

How To Stay Young For the First 100 Years

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Growing older is not for sissies!  Do you have headaches, backaches, neck pain or sports injuries (yes, you Baby Boomer trying to do what you did in your 20s, we are speaking to you)?  Or are you facing discomfort from a different life stage event, such as pregnancy?
Then you may benefit from hearing Dr. Karina Garza talk about How to Stay Young for the First 100 years.  Dr. Garza is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP).  She will be at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library on Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m.  Ask her how you can deal with those creaky bones, that tennis elbow or even that achy pregnancy back.  Join us, and learn how to  help your body heal itself.
 

 

 

Let's Try a Book Club for Men!

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Men from all walks of life enjoy reading. But we tend to read a bit differently than women and for different reasons. If you would like to find out what other men are reading or share what you are reading with other men, join me for our initial meeting of the Evelyn Meador Men’s Book Club on Wednesday, March 21st at 1:00 in the Conference Room of the library. All you need to bring are some ideas for reading suggestions and we'll be on our way!

A New Way to Read

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If you are still trying to figure out that whole e-book thing, we invite you to join us for an informal and fun way to learn about e-readers and gain the confidence you need to become one yourself.  This is not a class session, but rather an opportunity to learn and explore.

We will have devices for you to play with or you can bring your own.

Join us Wednesday, March 7th @ 10:30 AM in the Meeting Room of the library.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Local Artist Reception at Evelyn Meador Branch Library

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The Friends of the Library will host an Artist Reception for local artist Dori Nelson on Monday, February 20th from 6:00 to 6:45 pm in the Meeting Room of the library.  Dori's work is currently on display in our gallery. Dori will speak briefly about herself and her work which will be available for viewing through the end of February.  This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided.

Harriet Tubman Reenactment at Evelyn Meador Branch

Harriet Tubman: From Slavery to Freedom

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Join us for a historical reenactment showcasing the contributions of this courageous and inspiring African American woman.

Monday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room of the library.

Admission is free and open to the public.

 

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