Books

September Book Club Selections

The Northwest Branch Library has several active book clubs that meet regularly each month. If you would like to participate, consider joining one (or all) of the clubs. Fellowship and fun for all. If you have any questions related to the book clubs, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net and a staff member will assist you. This months meeting times and selections are:

Evening Book Club

Evening Book Club will be meeting Tuesday, September 12th at 7pm in the WCR on the second floor. Join us as we discuss Madame President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson by William Elliot Hazelgrove. 

Summary for Madame President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson by William Elliot Hazelgrove from our website: 

Book Discussion: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Cover Art for Leaving Time by Jodi PicoultJoin us on Monday, August 21 at 6:30 pm for a discussion of Leaving Time: A Novel by Jodi Picoult. Available in Regular Print, Large Print, Audiobook on CD, eBook, and eAudio. 

Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and an accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it has been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment . . . or worse. Still Jenna--now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief--steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. Deeply moving and suspenseful, Leaving Time is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters. Free. Ages 18+. No registration required. Call 281-471-4022 to reserve a copy.

New for “Tweens!”

Alvin HoStarting Wednesday, August 2, we are introducing a new book club for “tweens” ages 10-14. On the first Wednesday of each month, from 4:30-5:30 pm, we’ll get together to talk about a selected book, learn about new books and authors, play games, have a snack and more! On August 2, we will talk about “Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things.” Don't worry if you haven't read the book; come anyway.

Adult Programs in August

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All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required.

Computer Class: eMail: Spam, Attachments: Thursday, August 3, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Meditation for Stress Reduction and Relaxation (For Ages 18+): Saturday, August 5, 10:30 am. Rosalinda Segovia-Robertson, National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers, will teach a class about relaxing and easing stress through meditation. Dress comfortably. No registration required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, August 8, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the Month). Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework. No registration required.

Computer Class: Custom Greeting Cards: Thursday, August 10, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Computer Class: One on One Computer Help: Thursday, August 17, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30-minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Book Discussion- ‘Leaving Time: A Novel’ by Jodi Picoult. Monday, August 21, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and an accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it has been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment . . . or worse. Still Jenna--now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief--steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. Deeply moving and suspenseful, Leaving Time is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters. Ages 18+. No registration required. Call 281-471-4022 to reserve a copy.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, August 22, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the Month). Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class: Transfer Photos From Phone to USB: Thursday, August 24, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults: Gift Bag Ideas. Saturday, August 26, 10:30 am. Learn to make gift bags for various occasions! Registration Required.

Computer Class: Excel-Formulas, Sort & Header: Thursday, August 31, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

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Family Activity Fair

Join us for a drop in craft and activity fair on Saturday, July 22nd from 10:30am-12pm. We will have a variety of crafts and projects for the whole family to enjoy together! Help us Build a Better World! 

If you have questions, call us at 281.376.4610. See you there!

Adult Programs in July

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All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked 'Registration Required'.

Computer Class: Excel: Data Entry and Editing: Thursday, July 6, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Beginner Origami: Butterfly. Thursday, July 6, at 11 am. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults: Felt Gingerbread Man. Saturday, July 8, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, July 11, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month). Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework. No registration required.

Yoga Basics for Adults (Ages 18+): Saturday, July 15, 10:30 am. Rosalinda Segovia-Robertson, National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers, will present a class on Yoga Basics. Dress comfortably.
No registration required.

Book Discussion: ‘The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper: A Novel’ by Phaedra Patrick. Monday, July 17, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms. His adventures take him from his home in York through the English countryside, and on to Paris and India. Free. Ages 18+. No registration required. Call 281-471-4022 to reserve a copy.

Computer Class: Word: Editing and Formatting Tips: Thursday, July 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

History of the Moon as Revealed by the Apollo Program: Saturday, July 22, 10:30 am. Where were you in July 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon? Walter Kiefer, a scientist from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, will give a fascinating talk on what the Apollo program taught us about the moon’s history. Geared toward adults, but teens and children who like science or history will also enjoy! No registration required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, July 25, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month). Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

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Book Discussion: 'The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper' by Phaedra Patrick

Cover Art for The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra PatrickJoin us Monday, July 17 at 6:30 pm as we discuss the novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms. His adventures take him from his home in York through the English countryside, and on to Paris and India.

The book is available in Regular Print Book, Large Print, eBook, and eAudio. Call 281-471-4022 or come by the library if you would like assistance in getting a copy.  For ages 18+. No registration required. 

Sign up for Summer Reading Today!

Summer Reading has officially begun! Don't forget to sign up today and start logging all the books you've read and/or activities you've completed. You can earn points towards some amazing prizes! If you have questions, or need help registering, give us a call at 281-376-4610. Happy Reading!

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