Books

Here Be Pirates

Ahoy mateys! Talk Like a Pirate Day is just around the corner and if you're anything like me, you know the basic pirate slang but not enough to get your though a whole day. So, to get you scallywags ready I’ve prepared some swashbuckling good reads for kids, teens and adults to enjoy. So strap on your eye patches and peg legs because here we go! Arrrrrr!

 

 

 

Rain, Rain, Go Away! (And I Mean It!)

 You should come to the library this week. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Despite all the rain, it really is worth it to come to the library. Yes, it’s wet and terrible, but it’s been raining for at least two weeks solid. The time for excuses has to end, even if it is hard to admit it.

To help you out, we have a lot of fun activities coming up at the library, which will give you the time to enjoy yourself in a free, indoor environment. That’s right. You get to be inside, you don’t have to pay anything, and our events are a guaranteed blast. Here’s some of them:

Wonderfully Wordless

Picture books can represent many things to many people: an introduction to reading, a portal to a different world, a bringer of nostalgia or simply a happy place. No matter what, when you crack open a picture book you're sucked into a different world-- one filled with raining meatballs, typing cows, dinosaurs going to bed and so many other amazing, heart warming, laugh out loud, creative journeys. And sometimes, those worlds are just shown to us, without any words at all, allowing each reader to create their own story, their own world, their own adventure. Here are 9 worldess picture books, just waiting to be opened and explored. 

 

 

It's Book Club Week @ at Library!

Calling all adults and teens! It's book club week! This Thursday at 1pm our adult book club, Lunch 'n' Lit will be discussing How to Stop Time by Matt Haig so bring your lunch and enjoy some lively discussion. 

Also on Thursday, Teen Book Club will be discussing banned books at 4:30pm. You can read any banned book of your choice and join us to find out why the book was challenged. You can also make a tote bag with you favorite literary quote. Snacks will be provided. 

Evening Book Club @ Barbara Bush

Looking for a book club that isn't during your workday? We've got one for you! It's not too late to join our evening book club. Evening book club will be meeting on September 11th at 7:00pm to discuss The Address by Fiona Davis. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy, request it through our catalog, or check a digital copy out through Overdrive

Celebrating Grandparents

Grandparent’s Day is right around the corner—a time to celebrate those old(er) folks who’ve been a constant source of support, love and yes, amusement throughout our lives. In the book world, some of the best, most memorable characters have been grandparents and I’m here to share some of them with you. From humor to drama, and for all ages, here are some memorable reads featuring good ole’ grandma and grandpa. 

 

 

So You Bought an Instant Pot… Now What? [15 and Adult] - Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM

The Instant Pot is a “Smart Multi-Use, Programmable Pressure Cooker…” that makes meals quickly (https://instantpot.com/).

It was one of the top selling items sold on Prime Day in July.

If you bought one and it’s still in the box, you may be asking yourself, “Now what?”

Join us on Wednesday, September 5th in the Library Community Room at 7 PM as we demystify preconceived notions and any myths about these instapot cookers as well as guide you through the basics and verbiage used to cook in one of these nifty units.

Taste the future at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

What We're Reading

The librarians at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library read A LOT of books! I’m sure that comes as no surprise to you. Today, we decided to share some of what we are reading. This might even help you know who to ask for the next time you need a book recommendation.

Adult Programs in September

Cover for The Martian: A Novel by Andy WeirComputer Class- One on One Computer Help: Thursday, September 13, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Hispanic Heritage Adult Craft: Wednesday, September 12, 10:30 am. Papel Picado-Learn this versatile Mexican Folk Art Craft to make colorful banners for every occasion! Free. For Ages 18+. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Children, Teens, and a Love of Reading

Book Buddies AldineDo you have a child in kindergarten-3rd grade? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading?
Do you have a teenager in 7th-12th grades? Does she want to be a mentor? Does he need service hours? Then he or she could volunteer to be a Big Buddy!
Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

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