Stephanie Orr's blog

American Education Week, November 17- 23, 2013

This week is the 92nd annual American Education Week.  The week has been observed since 1921, spotlighting the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten to college.  For more information, National Education Association (NEA), www.nea.org

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Gulf Coast Reads - Book Discussion on Peter Heller's Dog Stars. Thursday, October 17th, 2013

This Thursday, October 17th, from 5 pm to 6 pm we'll be having a book discussion on Peter Heller's Dog Stars. The title is this years Gulf Coast Reads title. Come and join us in the meeting room to discuss the book.


Contact Stephanie Orr at 713-673-3237 if you have any questions about the program.

 

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Funeral Arrangements for Dorothy Bowyer

Funeral arrangements have been set for Dorothy Bowyer:

Friends are invited to the visitation and funeral at the Advantage Howard-Glendale Chapel, 1015 Federal Road, Houston 77015 . Visitation is on Thursday, September 26th from 5:00-8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 27th at 1:00 PM at the Advantage Howard Glendale Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.



 

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Passing of Dorothy Bowyer, Jacinto City Branch Library's First Librarian

We have sad news to report today.  Jacinto City Branch Library's first Librarian, Dorothy Bowyer, passed away yesterday in her assisted living home, she was 92 years old.  Dorothy was a substitute teacher with Whittier Elementary School before she helped establish the Harris County Public Library in Jacinto City in 1958 and became the first librarian of the branch. 

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Branch Adult SRP 2013 Winner

Congratulations to Joy Carswell, Jacinto City Branch Library’s 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program Winner.  She won a $30 gift card from Amazon.com, donated by the HCPL Friends Council.


Joy said she never wins anything and was so excited to her that she won the prize for Jacinto City Branch Library.  She has loved reading books since she was a child.  Her favorite type of book is Murder Detective Mysteries and will read just about anything else.  Joy does not know what she would do if she could not read books.  She has been a customer of the Jacinto City Branch Library for 12 years.  Congratulations again Joy for being our branch’s 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program Winner.
 

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End of Summer Teen Henna Party 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Thursday, August 8th

We're having a Henna Party for all teens ages 13 to 17 that have a signed permission slip.  Once you have your permission slip, join us in the Meeting Room to have your Henna tattoo done.  They are temporary tattoos.

 

 

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End of Summer Reading Program Party! 3:00 pm Wednesday, August 7th

We're celebrating the end of the 2013 Summer Reading Program with a Finger Painting Party for all ages.  So come on in to the Meeting Room and join us for some painting fun!  We hope to see all of you at 3:00 pm.

 

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Resident African American Poet Leon Thomas

Resident African American Poet Leon Thomas will be sharing some of his recent works and reflecting on past and present contributions of African Americans to American history in his program this Thursday, February 21st at 6:45 pm.  Please come and join us in our Meeting Room.

 

 

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Holiday Story Time with Mayor Nunez, December 6th, 6:30 pm

We're having our annual Holiday Story Time with Mayor Nunez and special guest the Galena Park High School Choir, on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm.  The program will be in our Meeting Room.  Hope you can come and join us!

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JC Adult SRP Grand Prize Winner!

Jacinto City Branch Library is a Grand Prize winner location this summer!  Congratulations to Luciana Stockbridge!  Luciana loves to read and that libraries are a treasure trove.  She signed up for the Adult Summer Reading Program because she wanted to know how many books she was reading at a given time.  Luciana said that the program is a good way to encourage more people to read.  She will be participating next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flickr CC: Jacinto City Branch Librarian Stephanie Orr and Adult SRP Grand Prize Winner Luciana Stockbridge: hcplbranch

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