Adult Program

Summer Reading is Coming!

Our Summer Reading Program is coming up in a few weeks. During the Summer, every book you read or activity you participate in earns you points that you can later use to win a prize!* We also have tons of activities that you and your family are encouraged to attend (some activities require registration or tickets). For more information about all things Summer Reading, please visit our Summer Reading homepage or call us at 281.376.4610. 

Make the most of your summer – registration begins on June 5th!

*Prizes vary by age level.

    

Spring Branch Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: July 13, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

I Love a Mystery Book Club Next Week

mystery book clubCupcakes, crumpets, and crime! Share your favorite mystery for foodies at this month's I Love a Mystery Book Club

Wednesday, May 31, 12:00pm, LRNC 131.

Need some suggestions to get started? Try these:
• Chef: A Novel by Jaspreet Singh
• Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruri
• Dying For Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
• Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

The book club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm, in LRNC 131. Each month there is a different theme.

Color Me Relaxed

How does this sound:  A hour of relaxing music, friends to chat with or just sit with in silence, a colored pencil in your hand as you create a beautiful picture...

Does that sound relaxing to you?  If so, join us tomorrow, Tuesday May 23 at 2 PM for our adult coloring hour, Color Me Relaxed!  We will play classical music, have a snack, chat (or not) and just spend the hour coloring pictures.  We will have coloring pages and colored pencils available or you can bring your own.  

We are looking forward to spending time relaxing with you!

Movie Time for Adults

Cover art for 'Mao's Last Dancer' ©Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentIn celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, join us this Saturday, May 27, at 10 am, when we will show the movie Mao’s Last Dancer ©Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009). Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked-about independent films. This movie tells the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer with the Houston Ballet.

We will have coffee and water available. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and/or snacks. Rated PG-13. Runtime 1 hour, 57 minutes. We will need to start promptly to finish close to noon. Free. No registration required.

Find out more about Mao’s Last Dancer from IMDb

Visit with Rice University's Global Health Fellows

Rice University’s Rice360 Institute for Global Health brings together students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to design and deploy new technologies to solve health challenges around the world. This year, the institute is a semi-finalist for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant for neonatal technologies they designed for mothers and newborns in Malawi, where they will return again this summer. Talk with the institute’s Global Health Fellows about their experiences on Monday, June 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room (register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by clicking on our events calendar).

Atascocita Online Book Clubs start June 1

Just in time for summer, Atascocita Branch is starting two online book clubs via Goodreads.com.  One book club is for adults (18 and over) and the other for teens (grades 9-12).  Discussion will happen in the group online and guided by Atascocita Branch staff.  Each book read is two months long, but you can read at your own pace in that time.  Discussions are broken down by amount of pages or chapters, and there's a specific place for you speed readers for spoilers.

If your time is limited or maybe you communicate better through text, this is a great way to share reading with others in your community.  Anticipate some fun quizzes and polls along with these groups, as well as a variety of books to read.

Be of one a-chord.

Learn to play guitar at High Meadows Branch Library. Beginning guitarists meet this summer at 3pm on Friday June 16, 23, 30, and July 7. Please plan to attend all four sessions. Lessons are free but bring your own guitar. 

People playing guitar.

Photo courtesy of Rick&Brenda Beerhorst
 

 

 

TGIF Programs Demo Series - Shaheen Rahman - Painting on the surface of water-The Turkish Art of Ebru

Adults - Please join us Friday morning! As part of the TGIF Programs Demo Series, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library is proud to host local artist, Shaheen J. Rahman, on Friday at 10:30 AM.

Genealogy FirstSearch Rescheduled

 

Attention Kingwood Library patrons: the Genealogy FamilySearch Open Lab originally scheduled for today (5/16)  has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd from 1-3 PM. Self-register online here or by calling 281-360-6804. Get started on your own family history!

(images courtesy of events.r20.constantcontact.com & deltadailynews.com)

 

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