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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.

Please bring these items with you:

March Book Clubs

booksInterested in reading books and making new friends with similar interests? The library is here to help! Each month we have six exciting book clubs for adults, all geared towards different reading interests, and there is always room for new faces.

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.

After Austen Book Club (Monday, March 31, 7:00 pm) The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
Afternoon Book Discussion (Tuesday, April 1, 3:00 pm) Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor
Inspirational Book Club (Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm) The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Mystery Book Club (Thursday, March 27, 1:00 pm) Suspect by Robert Crais
Nonfiction Book Club (Tuesday, March 18, 3:00 pm) The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
Paranormal Book Club (Monday, March 10, 7:00 pm) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Hope to see you this month in one of our book clubs!

86th Academy Awards

OscarsThis past Sunday, the 86th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The culmination of awards season, the Academy Awards are an exciting night full of glitz, glam, tears and lots of golden statues. This year, host Ellen DeGeneres brought laughs to audiences watching in the theater and at home with a long-running pizza bit that resulted in pizza actually being delivered to the celebrities in attendance, and a star-studded selfie that broke Twitter. Movie montages of the heroes, both real and imaginary, that have come from movies, a celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, and a moving In Memoriam helped round out the celebration of film.

Although the big winners at this year’s Oscar ceremony weren’t overly surprising, some of them were momentous. With his win as part of the husband-wife team behind Frozen’s hit song “Let It Go,” Robert Lopez became the twelfth and youngest (at 38 years old) member of the EGOT club. His previous wins include a Grammy and Tonys for the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, as well as Emmys for the children’s cartoon, The Wonder Pets.

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