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Hispanic Heritage Craft--Success

Hope you enjoyed the crafts and refreshments!  The bunuelos provided by Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant were a special treat enjoyed by all.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Optimist's Daughter,Title to be discussed:  The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Weltly.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, October 12, 6:30pm.  Summary: This compact, partially autobiographical novel is set in Mississippi.  It explores family bonds and the relationship between love and grief.  This is a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Hispanic Heritage Craft

Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at the Library!  Have fun creating Mexico's national flower - the dahlia!  Browse through our display of Hispanic authors and illustrators of children's literature.  Thursday, September 23, 4pm.

Books on the Bayou

The Houston area is encouraged to read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi between August 28th and September 30th and to participate in discussing the book.  Our library will be discussing the book on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30pm and we look forward to seeing you then.

2010 Reader Nation Winner!

Crystal Hessong

The 2010 Reader Nation winner is Crystal Hessong.  She has been a reader all of her life and especially enjoyed recording her books online.  Her favorite book is the classic Watership Down because it has richly developed characters and settings.  The Amazon gift card will be used for books, of course.

2010 Reader Nation Winner!

Reader Nation, Crystal Hessong

The 2010 Reader Nation Winner is Crystal Hessong.  She has been a reader all of her life and especially enjoyed recording her books online.  Her favorite book is the classic Watership Down because it has richly developed characters and settings.  The Amazon gift card will be used for books, of course.

Dr. Seuss Storytimes

Cat in the HatIn honor of the new PBS series, Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, the storytimes September 1st and 2nd will have a Dr. Seuss theme.  Join us for the fun!  Babytime Wednesday at 10am; Toddler Time Wednesday at 11am and Thursday at 10am; and Preschool Time Thursday at 11am.

Self-Check Machines

We have three new self-check machines that give customers the option to check out their own materials.  It is now even faster to pick up items on the hold shelf, check out and be on the way.  We thank the Villages for their help with this purchase.

Summer Reading Program Success

The Summer Reading Program that ended on August 7th had a total of 308 branch participants.  These individuals signed up, read or listened to books and recorded them online.  There were 234 children, 22 teens and 52 adults who registered.   If you missed the chance this summer be watching next summer when we will do it again.  This program gives you a chance to record titles, rate the books and even write your opinions.  Even a chance to win a prize!

Story Times

The year around storytimes are always a favorite.  With four story times each week there is an age appropriate time for all the little ones and their caregivers.  The times are as follows: Babytime, Wednesday, 10am; Toddlers, Wednesday 11am and Thursday 10am; and Preschool, Thursday 11am.  If you haven't been to one of Miss Maggie's storytimes, you have missed a treat.

              

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