Books

Welcome Back to School!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library is excited for school to start next week! We can’t wait to see and help out our students. To help everyone start the year right, we wanted to let you know about some of our great school resources to help kids succeed this year!

Enjoy a Planetarium at the Library!

Next week the Evelyn Meador Library will have a Planetarium in our meeting room courtesy of the Lunar Planetary Institute. During the week, we will have some free programs for people to come and enjoy the planetarium and learn in it. This is a great resource we are excited to have, so make sure you come out to these programs to use the planetarium!

Planetarium Escape Room: August 5, 2019 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 PM
Put your skills to the test in this planetarium escape room! With puzzles for all ages, this is a great event for the whole family! There are 8 spots available at each time slot, so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible on our online calendar.

August Book Clubs at Northwest Branch Library

Good news readers, there are several book clubs that meet regularly at the Northwest Branch Library. Did you know that there are several benefits associated with actively attending a book club? Book clubs have been known to decrease stress and are good for those customers who are of retirement age. Book Clubs can help participants gain new perspective on an issue, make new friends and to hopefully become more involved in their community. Also, if you're an aspiring writer, regular book club participation can help improve or expand your own writing skills. Perhaps the best reason to particpiate in an active book club is that it can give a reader the push they need to finish that book.

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration!

Come to the Evelyn Meador Branch Library to celebrate your favorite wizard by coming to this amazing birthday celebration! On July 31, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, we'll be celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with Sphero Quidditch, Harry Potter Games, Wizarding Crafts, and Magical Refreshments. The event will take place in the Meeting Room, with additional activities in the Teen Isle. All ages are welcome to this awesome event, so please drop in anytime it's going on to join the festivities!

If you aren't able to come to the party, we'll have Harry Potter word searches and matching games in the Teen Isle all week. Come get a book in the Harry Potter series and grab one while you're here to make sure you celebrate the holiday right!

Don't Stop Reading This Summer!

At this point of the summer, many of our patrons have already completed our summer reading program and gotten all their prizes from it. However, just because you have finished does not mean you should stop reading for the summer! The Harris County Public Library has a weekly challenge of books throughout the summer to help keep you motivated. This can help you try books and genres you wouldn’t normally read for a great experience. Look at the list below to see what the upcoming challenges are and come into the library to find something new to read!

  • July 15-21: It's Not Rocket Science- DIY/Maker Books
  • July 22-28: No One Can Hear You Scream- Horror Books
  • July 29-August 4: Lune-Y Reads- Humour

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July Book Clubs at Northwest Branch Library

Good news readers, there are several book clubs that meet regularly at the Northwest Branch Library. Did you know that there are several benefits associated with actively attending a book club? Book clubs have been known to decrease stress and are good for those customers who are of retirement age. Book Clubs can help participants gain new perspective on an issue, make new friends and to hopefully become more involved in their community. Also, if you're an aspiring writer, regular book club participation can help improve or expand your own writing skills. Perhaps the best reason to particpiate in an active book club is that it can give a reader the push they need to finish that book.

Adult Programs in July

A Universe of Stories slogan for Summer Reading Program 2019Adult Summer Reading Program Continues, Crafts, Computer Classes, Movie Time for Adults, Book Discussion, Apollo 11 at 50: The Legacy of One Small Step.

Meet Astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz

Join us at the Evelyn Meador Library on June 29th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, for an afternoon with Astronaut and Author Franklin Chang Diaz. Dr.

Chang Diaz is Chairman and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, which he founded in 2005 after a 25-year career as a NASA Astronaut. He is a veteran of seven space missions and he has logged over 1,600 hours in space, including 19 hours in three space walks. He holds a PhD in applied plasma physics from MIT and he is Adjunct Professor of Physics at Rice University and University of Houston.
He will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, what's next in Space, current projects with his company, and sign copies of his books.

Program is free and open to all.

Evelyn Meador Library's Birthday!

On June 27th, starting at 3:30, come in to the library to celebrate our birthday! We'll have events all around the library, so come in and:

  • Meet Happy the Clown and eat birthday cake!
  • Make personalized buttons in the Teen Isle.
  • Play with electronics and learn about our maker materials in our Maker Space.
  • Learn about our technology classes in the Computer Lab.
  • Make crafts and play games in the Children's area.
  • Find out about our new seed exchange and much more!

This will be a great event, so make sure you come out and have fun with us!

Journal Group

 

Everyone is invited to this beginner's writing group. Participants write a few pages each time in response to suggested prompts, and share if they wish in an informal setting.

Join us for our next session on Monday, June 17th at 1:30pm!

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

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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