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Teens Bake!

We had a great time baking and chowing down on strawberry shortcakes last Saturday! Teens learned how to make these delicious desserts from scratch. Did you miss it? Here's the easy to follow recipe, complete with tips and baking techniques so that making this dessert is a piece of CAKE:

Help From a Scout

Eagle Scout Erik Scott is coordinating a book and art supplies drive and a special Saturday book sale to help raise money for the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Friends of the Library. For this drive they are looking for new and gently used books, construction paper, colored pens and pencils, acrylic paint, canvas pads, googly eyes, glue sticks, glitter, kinetic sand, stickers, pom poms, brushes, and basic art supplies such as crayons, paper, and pencils.

You can donate art supplies directly to the library in the drop box in the lobby until Sat, Sept 27th. The library takes book donations year-round.

You can donate books and art supplies at the following locations:

St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church
26001 Aldine Westfield Rd.
Humble, TX 77338

Are You Interested in Self Publishing?

Have a manuscript you don't know what to do with? Have you thought about self publishing but don't know where to start? Come to our Self Publishing Information Session on Monday, September 21 at 6 pm. This program will introduce you to the world of self publishing, both ebooks and print books. This hour and a half introduction to self publishing will have a strong focus on Amazon's publishing platform. All methods covered in this session are free; we will only explore the no-cost options to publish your work. This session is for informational purposes only, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library and  the Harris County Public Library system do not publish. To register, click here or call us at 281-821-1320.

You Don't Even Have To Use Your Real Name

Masters of Suspense Book Club meets the second Monday of every month. September's meeting will be on the 14th at 6:30 pm and the featured book is Martha Grimes' Vertigo 42.

History Lover's Book Club meets on Friday, Sept 18 at 2 pm. We will be discussing Oscar Hijuelos' Beautiful Maria of My Soul.

New Scanning Station

What do you need to do to that document of yours???

Edit it?

Email it?

Upload it? 

Download it?

Copy it?

Turn it into a PDF?

Print it?

Scan it?

You can do it all at the library! We have a new scanning station you can use to turn your physical documents into digital files. Don't know how? The staff would love to help you. Come see us. We love visitors.

Big Thanks!

A big thanks to all our summer volunteers! We couldn't do it without you! And a very special thanks to the Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library and Rob's Hardware. 

Ellen Alfar

Shelbi Bryant

Alexandra Chavez

JiTerrrell Felix

When the children's librarian is away, the branch manager will play...

The Branch Librarian is taking over story time and she wants to have a party!  A Mo Willems party! Join us tomorrow on Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 am to celebrate the books starring The Pigeon, Piggy and Elephant, and Knuffle Bunny . We'll read some hilarious stories, make wearable crafts, eat Pigeon-friendly snacks and make Knuffe Bunny inspired art pages! All are welcome. Let us know you're coming! RSVP by clicking on the event here or call us at 281-821-1320. See you there!

There's still time!

It's the final week, but there's still time to log your books or reading time and get your prize for the summer reading program. Kids get a free book and a certificate, teens get a draw string backpack (pictured here) and entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire, and  adults also get chance at a Kindle Fire as well as a Summer Reading Program water bottle and entry into a drawing to win a Half Price Book Store gift certificate. (Half Price book store prizes at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch only).

To log your books click on this link, call the branch at 281-821-1320 or stop by the information desk. To claim your prize, visit us at the branch. Remember, anything read since June 1 counts! Happy reading! 

Did You Miss It?

Did you miss the 3D Printer classes this summer at Baldwin Boettcher Library? No worries! You can access the presentation here (double click on links and videos in the presentation that you'd like to explore to open them):


And click the pic below for more 3D printing and maker space activities at HCPL:

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