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Healthy Living With Chronic Conditions

Come to the library on June 13 at 1:00 PM to empower and improve your overall health and well-being! Join us for a special introductory presentation from Harris County Public Health on four self-management programs including chronic disease, diabetes, chronic pain and at matter of balance. While there, sign up for the two hour per week workshop over the course of 8 weeks.

Summer is Here, Time to Read!

The Harris County Public Library is starting it’s Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories”, on June 3rd, so it’s almost time to start reading! This year, record your reading on our website, or sign up on the Beanstack app, to earn points and prizes for all ages. Then come to the library to collect your prizes, like books, earbuds, and gift certificates.

Also, don’t forget to pick up a calendar of summer events at the library, or check them on our online calendar, so that you don’t miss out on great programs for all ages like educational classes, fun festivals, crafts, and other events. 

Meet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Come to the Evelyn Meador Branch Library Monday, May 20, at 11:00 AM for the special author appearance of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni! This wonderful local author will be discussing and signing her book "Before We Visit the Goddess", a powerful story about three generations of mothers and daughters who find strength in each other. Everyone is welcome to this event, so don't miss out!

Happy Mother's Day!

Just because the Evelyn Meador Library is closed on Sunday doesn’t mean that we don’t love and celebrate Mother’s Day. We appreciate all the moms in our community who do so much to help their kids and teach them to read and come to the library. To help you celebrate Mother’s Day, here are some great children’s books about mothers that would be perfect reads this Sunday (or any time you want to read about moms):

-My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell: A hard-working mother's extraordinary accomplishments are listed by her devoted child.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we will be celebrating all month long at the Evelyn Meador Library. With displays throughout the library and some great programs for all ages, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to celebrate as well! Here’s what you can come and do at the library this month:

• May 14, 4:00 PM- Join us as we create our own mandalas. A mandala is a symbolic picture of the universe. Mandalas date from the 4th century and traditionally have been created around the world in places such as Tibet, India, Nepal, China, Japan, Bhutan, and Indonesia for purposes both sacred and secular.

Wondering What to Read Next?

Everyone who reads has hit that point where they finish a book and wonder what to read next. It’s sometimes hard to decide, especially when you are in the mood for something specific. Luckily, the library has lots of resources to help you to find a good book to read. Here are a few that can help you find the perfect book next time you are looking for what to read next:

Poetry Reading at the Evelyn Meador Library

This Saturday at 2:00 PM, there will be a Poetry Reading at the Evelyn Meador Library in celebration of National Poetry Month. Five local poets, Choonwah Moon, Matthew Riley, Weasel Patterson and David E. Cowen, and Susan Musch, published in a variety of journals and anthologies, will be reading from their own works during this program. This program promises to be an inspiring and powerful presentation for Poetry lovers of all ages.

For more information on these poets and authors, use the links below. 

Celebrate National Library Week

April 7 marks the beginning of National Library Week this year. This is an annual event that helps recognize the impact libraries have on communities and individuals. There are lots of ways for you to recognize this event and learn a little bit more about the library while you’re at it. Here are some of the ways that you can celebrate having such a great library (no need for false modesty) in the community:

The Friends of Evelyn Meador Library Annual Meeting

The Friends of Evelyn Meador Library invite you to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Wallach Community Room of the Evelyn Meador Library. With Seabrook Mayor Thom Kolupski and Seabrook City Manager Gayle Cook speaking, this is sure to be a fantastic event! Come learn about the status of Seabrook, the Highway 146 Expansion Project, and about how you can help the library. 

The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM, but please come early to mingle and have refreshments starting at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited but everyone is welcome!

Try Our New Kits!

The Evelyn Meador Library is happy to announce the release of our Maker and Busy Kits for Children and Teens! These kits are available for checkout to use in the library, and will allow all ages access to our great library resources, like Legos, marble works, puppets, and doll houses! These kits are designed to help kids learn and have fun! Our Maker Kits are available for check out to anyone 10 and older and can be found at the Teen Isle Desk. The Busy Bags and Boxes can be checked out by anyone 8 and older and can be found at the Children’s desk. Come in today to check them out, and make sure you check them regularly.

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