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Events for Children and Teens

Weird science 1We have great stuff coming for kids and teens next week!
Weird Science: Play with your Food, Monday, 10/23, 4:00-5:00 pm. Explore the science of doing weird things to your food. For ages 7-11.
Tween/Teen Movie Night, Tuesday, 10/24, 4:30-6:15 pm. Watch the weird, funny adventures of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Cousin It, Lurch, and Thing.
Texas Pioneer Life: Wednesday, 10/25, 5:00-6:00 pm. An expert on life in Texas in the 1800s will bring lots of artifacts that you can actually touch! For all ages.

Free Medicare Learning Event

La Porte resident Steve Baker of BakerSeniors will give an informative and educational session about Medicare on Monday, October 23, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Free and open to everyone. No registration required.

DIY Book Pumpkin

Fall has arrived, and this week the temperature will finally be falling into the 70s! If you are looking for a creative way to decorate your home this season, we invite you to join us on Monday, October 16 @ 1:30 pm for a DIY Book Pumpkin Craft for adults. In this simple craft, we will be creating beautiful pumpkins out of old donated paperback books.  

All materials will be provided. Some materials provided courtesy of the Friends of the South Houston Library. For more information, please contact the library at 832-927-5530.

80's Movie Night: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

ferris bueller's day off80’s Movie Night!

We are continuing our flashback to the past with 80’s Movie Night! Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month for a different awesomely rad 80’s movie! This month, we will be watching the John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13), starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck. We’ll provide the popcorn, but make sure you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice!

The movie will be shown in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Monday, October 16th starting at 6:30 pm.

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

Movie Artwork © Paramount Pictures

Volunteer to Teach the English Language!

Adults at library tableHCPL is always in need of volunteers to teach English as a Second Language to adults. We provide the materials and we will train you. We are offering a tutor training session at the Aldine Library on Thursday, October 19, from 12 - 4 pm. If you are interested, please register through our branch events calendar here and feel free to call if you have questions. It’s a great way to help the people of your community!

Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Cover of News of the World by Paulette JilesJoin us on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm for our discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles, the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2017. Historical fiction set in Texas after the Civil War, this well-researched novel is a fascinating and compelling read! Free. No registration required.

Note: During the month of October, News of the World will be available for unlimited eBook checkout through Overdrive. Please call the library if you would like help with checking out the eBook on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Adults - Friday, 10/13 @ 10:30 - TGIF Programs - Food Fiesta Food Demo!

 

Please join TGIF Programs on Friday for the "Food Fiesta Food Demo" event. Freeman staff will show the audience how to make delicious dishes from Mexico. This food demo is part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

This free event will require no registration. The refreshments prepared during this event will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Free, with Your Library Card

eBooks

If you have a library card from Harris County Public Library, in addition to borrowing books and other materials from our building, you also have access to thousands of digital items through our web site. You can borrow electronic books (eBooks), download audio-books, stream movies and music, and flip through digital magazines, all for free! There are even fun, colorful eBooks for small children. The computer or device will turn the pages, read the books aloud and highlight the words as it reads. If you would like to know how you can access and use these free resources, come to our class in the library’s computer lab on Friday, October 20, from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Beginner Origami for Adults: Thanksgiving Turkey

Photo of Origami TurkeyDecorate your table with an Origami Turkey this Thanksgiving! Sign up for Beginner Origami for Adults on Thursday, November 2 at 11 am. Free! All materials provided. For ages 18+. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Saturdays have always been reserved for staying in your pjs and watching cartoons all morning. Here at High Meadows, we would like to bring that tradition back. 

Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 10am to 12pm for Saturday Morning Cartoons! We will be showing cartoons from the 80s and 90s. All ages are welcome! 

If you have any questions about this program, please give us a call at 832.927.5540

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

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