Books

This Week in History . . .

H G Wells was born on September 21, 1866.  He authored over 100 works but is best known for his science fiction.  Wells, like Jules Verne, is often called “the father science fiction.”  His most famous stories are The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine,

Fall Booksale at WU

Check out the book bargains at the Friends of the West University Library used Book sale on Saturday, October 11 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The sale will be held on the covered walkway surrounding West University Library at 6108 Auden Street. All proceeds benefit the programs and collections of the library. For further information or to donate books, call 713-668-8273.

Everybody Loves Book Clubs!

Are you a home schooler? Are you reading books nominated for Texas Bluebonnet Award 2014-2015? If you are, then join our Home Schoolers Book Club at Barbara Bush Branch Library! Even if you are not a Home Schooler or you haven’t read those books, you can still come. We meet on alternate Mondays at 3:30 PM.

Join Us in October: Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Jacket for Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen HarriganGulf Coast Reads is an annual program for readers on the Texas Gulf Coast to read and discuss the same book. The title selected for this year’s Gulf Coast Reads is Remember Ben Clayton: A Novel by Texas author Stephen Harrigan.

We will have a book discussion for Remember Ben Clayton at La Porte Community Library on Wednesday, October 8, 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Meeting Room. The event is free and registration is not required.

The novel revolves around a bronze statue commissioned by Lamar Clayton to memorialize his son Ben who was killed in World War I. The artist commissioned for the sculpture is Francis ‘Gil’ Gilheaney, a New Yorker who relocated to San Antonio along with his wife and adult daughter Maureen, who works as his assistant. The characters in the novel are richly drawn and memorable.

One of the underlying themes of the book is the power of art to move us, and the way an artist must wrestle to bring a work to completion. Another focus is the relationship of parent to child and the misunderstandings that are inevitable. Also explored is the erosive effect of secrets upon relationships.

Remember Ben Clayton is compelling historical fiction that will appeal to both men and women. It is available from Harris County Public Library in book format as well as audiobook on CD, eBook through HCPL Digital Media Catalog, and as an eAudio through OneClickdigital.

If you would like to be part of this community-wide event, read or listen to Remember Ben Clayton and join us for the book discussion at the library on October 8.

Booksale Saturday!

Don't forget!  The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will be holding their next booksale this Saturday, August 30 at 10 AM- 4 PM.  Come on out to check out our rock bottom prices and support our library.  Remember, proceeds from this and other booksales are used to support the library's great work in the Katy community.  Over the past 20 years, the Friends have helped provide the library with books, magazines, display cases, support for our programs, and more!  Come on out this Saturday and help us while you help yourself to our many many cheap books!

Afternoon Book Club

Afternoon Book club will discuss  "The Same Kind of Different as Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.
The meeting will be held in the Earl Elliott Room on Thursday and the WCR on Friday. The book club meets on the 4th Thursday/Friday of the month. Please feel free to attend either session.  The September selection is Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.

Author Visit - Gary L. Stewart

On Thursday, August 28th, at 7:00 PM, the library will be pleased to host national bestselling author Gary L. Stewart.  Mr. Stewart is the author of "The Most Dangerous Animal of All," published early this year.  Mr. Stewart's book, written along with Susan Mustafa, chronicles his decade-long search for his birth parents, which led him to a chilling conclusion about his father and potential connection with the Zodiac Killer.  

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Freeman Library.  Schroeder's Book Haven, in League City, will provide copies of Mr. Stewart's book for sale.  

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