Adult Program

Adults - Friday, 9/22 @ 10:30 AM - TGIF Programs Hosts Local Author Lora-Marie Bernard!

Lora-Marie Bernard will present her research on the only Texas slaver to travel to Africa for slaves. Her latest book, "Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas," is a biography of Monroe Edwards, the state's most wealthy slaver, and his exploits in human trafficking, counterfeit, and fraud.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

News of the worldTitle to be discussed: News of the world by Paulette Jiles.  Date of meeting: October 10, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember -- strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become -- in the eyes of the law -- a kidnapper himself."

September Computer Classes

In September we are offering the following computer classes:

Beginner Email—September 7
Beginner Word—September 14
Intermediate Word—September 21
One on One—September 28

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.

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

Job Search Skills Seminars

Are you looking for a job or is a change in career in your future? Come to the Galena Park Library on 8/29/17 and 9/19/17 for presentations from representatives from Workforce Solutions.

August 29th's seminar is about Interviewing. You will learn steps to help you make a great first impression, appropirately respond to questions, and effectively follow-up to improve your chances at getting an offer!

September 19th's Seminar will be about the Energy Industry. This seminar will cover what this industry includes, why it's important to Texas, how your skills transfer, and where to find "hidden" opportunities!

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

The unthinkableTitle to be discussed: The unthinkable: who survives when disaster strikes--and why by Amanda Ripley.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Amanda Ripley retraces the human response to some of history's epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917, a plane crash in England in 1985, to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center. Then, to understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts. Finally, Ripley steps into the dark corners of her own imagination, having her brain examined by military researchers and experiencing through realistic simulations what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain's fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses."

Crafting For Adults: Halloween Wreath

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Words Happy Halloween with Jack-O-LanternGet ready for Halloween by making an attractive Halloween wreath! Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 am. Registration required. Please 281-471-4022 to register. Free. All materials supplied. For Ages 18+.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Adults - Thursday, 9/21 @ 6:30 - Green Thumb Lecture Series - Gardening with Children & Grandchildren!

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures at the Freeman Library. Lectures will be held on the third Thursday of every month on a variety of topics. These FREE lectures are supported by the Friends of Freeman Library

Open Mic Night

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Come share your musical talents with us at our unplugged Open Mic Night! Whether you play an instrument or sing, perform covers or your own songs, we want to hear it. Sign-ups for performances will take place at the program. Adults and teens ages 15 and up are welcome.

Open Mic Night will take place in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Thursday, September 28th starting at 6:30 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200. 

Book Club: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

On Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00 am our “A Novel Idea” book club convenes again to discuss “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware. Enjoy light refreshments as you immerse yourself in lively discussion of the work and general social interaction.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

For more information contact Sharon or Monica at 281-590-1456

 

Business Success Seminars are Back!

Business Success Seminars are Back! Join us for great ideas, great connections, and great business. Attend free, information-packed seminars designed to help you build your successful business.

Wednesday mornings, September 27-October 25, from 8:00am-9:15am. LRNC 131, or LRNC 105 as noted. 

No registration is required. There will be a drawing for prizes.
Information on previous sessions is available at http://businesssuccess.pbworks.com/.

• September 27, 2017 - Social Media Marketing

• October 4, 2017 - Digital Advertising and Content Strategies

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