Adult Program

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Christmas bellsTitle to be discussed: Christmas bells by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m..  Summary: "In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia's music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn."

Everyone - Monday, 11/20 @ 3 PM - NaNoWriMo Write-In!

 

November is National Novel Writing Month! In support of NaNoWriMo, the library will host write-ins for aspiring authors. Bring your laptop, journal, or any other writing tools you need to work on your novel!

S.C.O.R.E.S. Workshop - Funding Sources: Simple Steps, November 10th at 3:30 pm

Another quality small business workshop c/o SCORES. Financing your business is one of the most important issues facing small businesses today. Learn about the various sources of funds in the marketplace, the best place to start, what the lenders look for when reviewing a funding application and the key ingredients for success when borrowing money. The workshop will also cover sources of equity and how to use equity as an alternative to borrowing funds.

SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success. Our Mission: Help Small Businesses Succeed. Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Senior Adults - Registration Opens Tuesday, 11/21 @ 10 AM!

If you are at least 55 years old, then we hope you will consider joining us for a day trip on Thursday, 12/21. The Precinct2gether bus will depart from the Freeman Library parking lot. Please plan for plenty of walking and wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes.

Barbara Bush Holiday Gathering

Join us for a Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 2nd from 1pm to 3pm at the Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center (across from the library). 

We will have food, crafts, music, and Santa will be making a visit. You can check out and return books as well as get a library card. Bring the kids and join us for a fun afternoon! 

 

Aldine Library, November 20-22

Cork ornaments[En español abajo] In case you’re wondering, the library will be open our normal hours on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20- 21. (Monday, 1-8pm, and Tuesday, 10am-7pm.)  On Wednesday, we will be open 1-5pm. We will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday-Sunday.
We have a lot to offer you on Monday and Tuesday, though!
Our Technology Specialist will teach an Introduction to Microsoft Word class from 5:00-6:30 pm on Monday (in Spanish) and Tuesday (in English).
We will have a special class at 4pm on Monday to show how to get ready for the US Citizenship Test using the USCIS app or the library’s free ProCitizen database.
At Krafty Korner, on Tuesday at 1pm, we will be making ornaments from wine corks. Supplies are limited, so registration is required.

Adults - Friday, 11/17 @ 2 PM - Color Me In!

Join us in some relaxing Coloring for Adults. We will have coloring sheets to color and take home. pencils and crayons will be available to use while here. (Feel free to to bring your own.) Supplies are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

A Novel Idea - December

A Novel Idea will be meeting on Wednesday, December 13th. December's book choice is In The Midst of Winter by Isabelle Allende. Join us from 11am-12pm as we discuss the peaks and pitfalls of In The Midst of Winter

Crafting for Adults: Gift Bags

Photo of Christmas gift bag made by Irene Cantu Make the gift wrapping as special as the gift itself! Join Ms. Irene to make decorative gift bags for the holidays. Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 am. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+.

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series - This Friday!

The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series continues Friday, November 17 at 10:15 AM. We look forward to showing the film based on Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Christopher Lee star in this film. This film, Rated PG, lasts 126 minutes.

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