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Thanksgiving Craft

Wild Tom Turkey Are you ready to get your gobble on?  Come down to North Channel Branch Library and celebrate Thanksgiving by crafting a cool turkey puppet or a feathered headband.   Join in the fun Wednesday, November 16, at 4:30 pm.

North Channel Library Book Club

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Waler MosleyWhat would you be willing to risk to remember your life?  91-year-old Ptolemy Grey, when faced with advancing dementia, has to decide if he is willing to risk it all to remember his past and save the ones he loves. 

Picture It @ Your Library

    Come to North Channel Branch Library during Teen Read Week to celebrate reading for the sheer joy of it.  The theme for 2011 is "Picture It @ Your Library."   North Channel will be marking Teen Read Week with Extreme Makeover: Novel Edition.  The rules are simple: redesign the cover of your favorite novel.  You may use any media you choose to create a dust jacket for your favorite title: pastels, photograph, pen and ink, pencil, or even collage.  Drop your redesigned cover at the front desk now through Saturday, October 22.   Fill out an entry form to be entered for a chance to win cool prizes.  The drawing will be held October 25.

Game Day!

Nintendo DS Multiplayer gamingHave fun playing on the Nintendo DS or Playstation PSP with your friends at the North Channel Library "Game Day."  Teens and tweens are invited to bring their handheld game systems and games to North Channel  on Wednesday, Oct. 12.  We will meet from 4 to 6 pm in the Meeting Room for a day of multiplayer gaming.  

Read for the Record

 Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney"Let's read the same book. The same day. With children all over the globe. What began as a big idea has become a record-breaking annual campaign!" Jumpstart's Read for the Record

Gulf Coast Reads-One Amazing Thing

One Amazing Thing by Chitra DivakaruniThe North Channel Book Club will host a book discussion of Chitra Divakaruni's novel, "One Amazing Thing," on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10 am as part of the inaugural Gulf Coast Reads program. 

Divakaruni's novel centers on nine survivors of a earthquake trapped in a tiny visa office.  With little food and less hope for escape, each person takes a turn relating "one amazing thing" from their life.  As different as each person, the stories are woven together with the struggle for survival following the earthquake.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Going Global, Staying ConnectedJoin the Texas Teen Summer Reading Program as we are “Going Global, Staying Connected.”  Participate in crafts and activities from around the world.  We will be making stops on six continents and learning about arts, crafts, food, and culture in each destination.  Teen programs will be held in the meeting room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 until 5 pm.  On Wednesday, June 8 please join us to kick off summer with a Beatles Rock Band Wii Game Day from 4 until 6 pm. 

April - National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

 Do you long to wax poetic?  Can you haiku? Are you a poet who just doesn't know it?

Join the North Channel Creative Writing Club as we celebrate National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 23 at 2:30 pm.  Experiment with new poetry forms and read works by authors you have not tried before.

Join the Academy of American Poets on Thursday, April 14th to celebrate Poem in your Pocket Day:  "The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends."

North Channel Book Club

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

With a tug on her ear and a smile for her Nanny, Carol Burnett would close her variety show with “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together.”  In her memoir, This Time Together, Carol uses short vignettes to illustrate her rise to stardom and to allow us another glimpse into the people who passed through her life and across the stage of her show.  From hotel escapades with Julie Andrews to the awkward first meetings with her heroes, Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant, she shares laughs and worries. 

The North Channel will be discussing This Time Together on Wednesday, February 23 at 10 am in the meeting room.  The March selection will be The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas.

North Channel Book Club

In An Instant by Lee and Bob WoodruffWhat would you do if they told you that your world would never be the same?  That in an instant everything you knew had changed?  In 2006, Lee Woodruff was told that her husband, anchorman Bob Woodruff, had been hit by an improvised explosive device while embedded with the military.  "In An Instant" is a memoir written by both Lee and Bob Woodruff that recounts the events leading up to that life-changing moment and its aftermath. 

The North Channel Book Club will discuss "In An Instant" on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 in the North Channel Branch Library meeting room from 10 am until 12 pm.

The February book club selection will be discussing "This Time Together" by Carol Burnett.

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