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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

ang leeEach May, we honor the men and women of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who have contributed to America’s rich historical and cultural heritage. First conceived as a week-long event in the late 1970’s, the celebration was extended in 1992 and is now commemorated each year in May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Candy Sushi for Teens!

candy sushi

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with us and make candy sushi! All supplies provided. For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Monday, May 5 from 1:00-2:00 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.
 

Get on the 50+ Bus!

sam houstonTake a day trip out of town this May on the 50+ bus! Join us as we tour the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and the Texas Prison Museum, both located in Huntsville, Texas. The bus is free, but each bus rider is responsible for entrance fees at the museums ($4 for each museum) and lunch at the Farmhouse Café.

Stand & Cheer!

inspire othersIn 2006, the American Film Institute released a list of the 100 most inspiring American movies: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers. It’s an interesting list that definitively answers the question, does a movie need to be sentimental to be inspiring? Looking over the broad range of genres present in this list, the answer is a definite no. Moviegoers can find inspiration in films that invite them to open themselves to love, stand up for what they believe is right, fight the good fight, and rediscover the innocence of childhood. Even superhero movies, like the recently released Captain America: The Winter Soldier, encourage audiences to aspire to be greater.

Grab & Go Crafts for Teens

grab & go craft

Hop into spring with a Grab & Go Craft! Stop by the library this Friday or Saturday, April 11-12, and pick up the materials and instructions to make your own origami bunny with a fuzzy tail! Supplies will be at the Reference Desks for teens 12- 18 years old.

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.
 

A House Divided

captain americaEvery movie fan has that person. That one friend whose movie tastes align almost perfectly with their own, who is willing to re-watch old favorites, make fun of bad movies, and discuss each minute detail of a new movie. I am lucky enough to have two such people, one of whom is my younger brother.

Pysanky Egg Demonstration

pysanky eggsCelebrate spring at the library this weekend and see Marilyn Henderson, a local artist, demonstrate the art of pysanky, a traditional Ukrainian technique of decorating eggs by drawing a design on the egg in wax and then dipping the egg in a dye. During the demonstration, Marilyn will explain the history of the art while creating a decorated egg, which will then be given to someone in the audience. 

The demonstration will be held in the Children’s Activity Room this Saturday, April 5 from 11:00am-12:30pm. All ages are welcome to attend and a story and craft will be available for young children.

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.

April Book Clubs

booksIt’s hard to believe, but April is almost here! Along with a few showers, April also brings a new crop of book club selections. Each month the library has six exciting book clubs for adults, all geared towards different reading interests. There is always room for new faces, so come join a book club this Spring!

For more information about the book clubs or to pick up a copy of this month’s selection, stop by the first floor Reference Desk and talk to a librarian.

A Long Time Ago, We Used to be Friends...

veronica marsLast Friday, Veronica Mars arrived in theaters after a long, ground-breaking journey. In 2007, after three seasons on the air, Veronica Mars, the television show, was cancelled, much to the dismay of the fans who loved it. That seemed to be the end of Veronica’s sleuthing, until last spring, when a Kickstarter to fund a movie continuing her story was started.

AARP Tax Aide

taxesApril 15th is fast approaching! Have you filed your taxes yet? AARP continues to be at the library three times a week to help individuals with simple tax returns. Assistance is on a first come first serve basis, so get here early to secure your spot. AARP Tax Aide will be provided on Mondays from 12:00-4:00pm, Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm and Saturdays from 11:00am-3:00pm until April 14.

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