Books

Teen Read Week Book Club

 Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Teen Read Week. Pick up your free copy of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan anytime starting September 20th. We will discuss Esperanza Rising and other teen books, do a craft and eat light snacks. The next Teen Book Club book will be given out during this program. Supplies are limited. For Teens and Tweens 12-18.

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR) Events @ Your Library


Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Please look at and join us for our GCR events this October: 

Author Dr. Menon Presents "My Mother Called Me Unni" This Saturday!

Adults - please join us as we host Dr.Venugopal Menon, on Saturday, 9/17 at 2:30 PM in the Marge Jacobson Community. Dr. Menon, retired President at the McGovern Allergy & Asthma Clinic, will talk about his book, My Mother Called Me Unni: A Doctor's Tale of Migration. Afterwards, we will host a book signing. No registration is required to attend this free presentation by Dr. Menon.

This presentation is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Gulf Coast Reads: The Train to Crystal City

Book Jacket for The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe RussellThe selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, by Texas author Jan Jarboe Russell. The first non-fiction title chosen for Gulf Coast Reads, this book tells the riveting, poignant story of immigrants to the United States from Japan, Germany and Italy who were held in an internment camp in Crystal City, Texas. Taken from their homes in Cleveland, Los Angeles and other cities across the United States, these immigrants, named “enemy aliens”, were interned along with their American-born children and were held for the purpose of "repatriation" to their countries of origin in exchange for (other) Americans held there.

La Porte Community Library’s Book Discussion of The Train to Crystal City will be held Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the Library at 600 S. Broadway in La Porte.

The Gulf Coast Reads program for La Porte will be a showing of the movie American Pastime at Monday, October 17, 6 pm - 7:45 pm, in the Library Meeting Room. American Pastime is a film based on a true story of a Japanese-American internment camp in Utah during World War II. The film portrays the prejudice and suspicion that Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were subjected to during World War II. The movie includes actual footage of the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah that was filmed using a camera smuggled into the camp.

Gulf Coast Reads is an annual reading initiative in which residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast read or listen to the same book and then join together with other readers to discuss the book and/or attend programs related to the book’s themes.

The Train to Crystal City is available at Harris County Public library in book format, large print, audio CD, eBook, and eAudio. Please stop by to pick up your copy of the book or download a copy to your computer or mobile device. Then come to the exciting programs and book discussions that will be offered for our readers across Harris County!

Read It Before You See It

Oh my goodness!  I was just looking online at upcoming movies and September is going to be a GREAT month for book lovers and knowledge seekers out there.

First up, this week we have Sully, the untold story behind "the Miracle on the Hudson" where 155 people survived a multiple engine failure on a flight out of New York City.  You can read all about the life of Chelsey Sullenberger here.

September Events & Courses for Adults!

Adults - September is just hours away from now! Check out what Adult Services at FM has planned at your library next month by clicking on the following link:

    http://tinyurl.com/jt78xko

We offer events & programs which appeal to a variety of interests.

Book Sale August 27

Books-stacked-childThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are hosting a Books, Etc., Sale at the library on Saturday, August 27, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We will have hardback bestsellers, as well as paperbacks, cookbooks, romances, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, children’s books, young adult books, and other items. There are even some music CDs and some movies. The prices are ridiculously low, so come and buy a lot! Proceeds pay for library programs, materials, or furnishings.
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Book Sale Coming! Mark Your Calendars!

Book sale 1The Friends of the Fairbanks Library will have a Books, Etc., Sale on Saturday, August 27, from 10 am to 3 pm. The selection of books is amazing and so are the low prices. The “etc.” is for DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and whatever else people have donated to the Friends. You seriously need to come and see this for yourself. Be prepared to see a lot of things you’re going to want.

Teen Tuesday – District 12 Wilderness Survival School June 28th @ 3:00 PM [11+]

Katniss Everdeen can shoot a squirrel through the eye at 50 yards. We aren’t exactly looking for survival skills like that. We will be going over the ten essentials and how to use them in the pursuit of shelter and water.

Come learn how to survive the wilds at the Parker Williams Branch in the Library Community Room at 3 PM on June 28th to ensure that the odds will be ever in your favor. 

 

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Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Magician's HatJoin us for our Summer Sign-Up Party and get signed-up for our Summer Reading Fun. Featuring Magician Steve Burton! Refreshments provided by The Friends of the Library. Monday, June 6, at 2 pm. All ages. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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