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Meet the Evelyn Meador Staff

It's been a while since Hurricane Ike closed the old Evelyn Meador Library, and now that the new building is open we have some fresh faces to introduce to the community.  Next time you stop by, say hello to the Evelyn Meador staff!evelyn meador staff

Pictured from left to right: Back Row - Luchiann Chang, Technology Training Assistant, Ashley Welborn, Young Adult Assistant, Shelly Lynn Pearson, Assistant/Childrens Librarian, Barbara Mellin, Shelving Assistant, Elaine Long, Circulation Assistant, Andrea Wyrick, Reference Librarian, Vera Thomas, Circulation Assistant

Front Row - Greg Burns, Branch Librarian, Shana Stacy, Senior Circulation Assistant, Susie Le Canu, Circulation Assistant, Jazmin Gracia, Circulation Assistant


A Grand Opening, Indeed!

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate the opening of the new Evelyn Meador Branch Library.  A grand time was had by all!



Do You Watch Book Trailers?

What is a book trailer, you ask?  Imagine the promos you see for upcoming films when you go to the theater, only these are promoting upcoming books and are viewed online.  They cover a wide range of book categories and a wide range of video capabilities, but some of them are funny, well-made and intriguing.  The book trailer embedded below is for Sherrilyn Kenyon's most recent Dark Hunters book, No Mercy:  

What do you think?  Embarassing or enticing?  Would a book trailer convince you to try something you might not normally read?


Evelyn Meador Grand Opening Activities

Please join us for a day full of entertainment when the new Evelyn Meador Library opens on Tuesday, June 28th, from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.  Many thanks are due to the Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library for their generous support of the new building, activities and refreshments!  Stop by the Friends book store to thank them in person and support the library.

  • 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony with Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman
  • 11:00 AM Author Storytime with Ana Maria Rodriguez
  • 11:30 Author Storytime with Kimberly Morris
  • 1:00 - 2:00 PM Happy the Clown
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM Face Painting
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM Marsha's Petting Zoo
  • All Day Technology Petting Zoo in the Computer Lab
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Teen Gaming
  • 4:00 PM Water Balloon Battle
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM Bay Area Bluegrass Association Performs

Countdown to Summer Reading

dig up a good bookEveryone is invited to "Dig Up a Good Book" this summer with HCPL summer reading programs for the entire family.  The fun begins Friday, June 3rd and runs through Friday, August 5th Saturday, August 6th, but you can set up your account starting May 31st if you would like a few extra days before you begin logging the books you read.  Registration and reading logs are online, but we encourage you to check out the events calendar and visit your local branch to take part in the great free family entertainment happening all summer long. 


Romance Family Sagas

hidden awayLast weekend I was scarfing down the books in Maya Banks' KGI series as if they were bonbons and I paused for a moment to wonder about the source of their appeal.  I started reading the first book because I was in the mood for a military/adventure type of romance, but by the time I finished that one and drove to the nearest bookstore to buy the next two, I was caught up in the story of the family.  It made me think of how many series I've made my way through because I really liked the characters in a family, I wanted to find out what happened in all of their imaginary lives, and I just wanted to spend mo...

Grand Opening Set for New Evelyn Meador Branch

Save the date!  The beautiful new Evelyn Meador Branch Library will open on Tuesday, June 28th at 10:00 AM.  Stop by and take a tour of the new facility or check out some of the new library materials.  The Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library will sponsor entertainment and activities for all ages following the opening ceremony hosted by Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman.  For more information, please call 713-749-9000.


Romance Writing Teams

When my best friend and I were in high school, we decided we were going to write a book together.  One week later, we weren't speaking to each other.  We couldn't agree on what the characters would be named, what they would look like, what they were going to do, or what they were saying to each other.  We won't even get into the delusion that we could actually write.  Needless to say, I have a great respect for the special skills of authors who can collaborate to tell a single story. I mean ones who really collaborate, not become a brand with a second author.  I am baffled by how they can make it work as a truly equal effort, but some very successful teams of friends,

New Hours at West University Branch Library

The West University Branch Library will have a reduction in hours starting April 6, 2011.  Renewals, requests and other online services are still available 24/7 at  The new West University Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 10-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 1-6, Friday 1-6, and Saturday 10-5.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.


New Hours at Octavia Fields Branch Library

The Octavia Fields Branch Library will have a reduction in hours starting April 6, 2011.  Renewals, requests and other online services are still available 24/7 at  The new Octavia Fields Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 1-7, Tuesday 10-9, Wednesday 10-7, Thursday 10-9, Friday Closed, and Saturday 10-5.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

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