Adult Program

October Computer Classes

In October we are offering the following computer classes:

Beginner Word—October 6
Intermediate Word—October 13

Beginner Excel—October 20
Intermediate Excel—October 27

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Returns to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Friday Film Series will be showing the 2015 film McFarland USA, starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Ramiro Rodriguez. This Disney film tells the true story of Coach Jim White who moves his family to McFarland, California.He turns seven students with no hope into a cross-country team.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Film and refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Train to Crystal CityTitle to be discussed: The train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell.  Date of meeting: October 11,  6:30 p.m.  Summary: "From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians to Crystal City. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families; subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war."

E-Media Workshop

Adults If you want assistance in using your Kindle, IPad or phone to download eBooks, a workshop is being held at the Northwest Branch Library on Saturday Oct.1st at 10:00 am. Assistance with the library apps like Hoopla, Overdrive, One click digital or Flipster will be provided. If necessary contact the branch 281-890-2665.

Upcoming Fun4Seniors Trips departing from Kingwood Branch Library

fun4seniorsHarris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program is offering the following Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips for library customers in October and November 2016. Participating is simple. Participants must be 50 years and older and must register for trips by calling 281-893-3726. All trips depart from and return to Kingwood Branch Library located at 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood TX 77339. Transportation is free and lunch is on your own. Some destinations require an admission fee. All trips require registering by calling 281-893-3726 in order to participate.

North Channel Book Club

A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman How far would a person go to escape the expectations and demands of family? Rachel, strong-willed and difficult, dreams of leaving her life on St. Thomas for the fashionable Paris.  But in the early 1800's, her life is not her own.  Will she be able to withstand an arranged marriage to a widower or will she once again defy her parents' wishes to begin a new life? The North Channel Book Club will discuss "A Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman at 10 am on Wednesday, September 28, in the meeting room.  Join us for the discussion and refreshments.

National Night Out - October 4th @ 5:30-8 PM [3+]

Please join us in the Parker Williams Branch parking lot as we celebrate National Night Out on October 4th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Bring the family out to a welcoming, friendly environment to enjoy music, face painting, balloons, refreshments, and hot dogs.
If you have any questions, please call 281-481-9189.
Photo Credit: www.sanantonio.gov

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR) Events @ Your Library


Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Please look at and join us for our GCR events this October: 

Innovation Lab Maker Challenge

The patrons who use the Innovation Lab come up with some incredibly creative designs and projects, and they'll be showing them off this Saturday, October 1st, at 11 a.m. during the JHLIL Maker Challenge Contest. If you've made something in the Lab during the past three months, there's still time to enter -- but not much!  Follow this link to find the rules and requirements, and register by Wednesday, September 28th. 

- Patrick Ferrell, Innovation Lab Trainer

Chess Games

Come and play chess on our tournament boards this Friday, September 23 at 3 pm.  This program is open to all adults.  

 

 

 

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