Books

Rhythm and Rhyme-Poetry to Make You Move

It's April once again which means baseball, rain showers, left-over Easter candy and yes, poetry. That's right it's National Poetry Month and while, sure, you could read some Keats or Frost or maybe even some Shakespeare, but I’m thinking a little younger-and a lot more active.

A Novel Idea - April

Join us on Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30am for our April Book Club. We will be reading Lisa Gardner's Right Behind You. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy today or you can request it via our catalog.

Here is a brief summary about Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner:

Graphic Novel Book Club

If you like comics and graphic novels then you won't want to miss out on the book club starting at South Houston Branch Library in April. Tweens ages 8 to 13 are invited to join our Tween Graphic Novel Club, where we will discuss and take part in fun activities related to different Graphic Novel titles. This is a three session program that starts on Thursday, April 5 at 5:00 PM. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 832-927-5530 to sign up.

Mysteries by Way of India

mysteries by way of indiaLooking for more titles similiar to this month's I Love a Mystery Book Club selection, The Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee? Check out our shortlist of Mysteries by Way of India including, books, eBooks, and movies.

I Love a Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00pm, LRNC 131

Pop up Library @ Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio April 14, 2018

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We all miss our library and are eagerly awaiting the day it reopens. In the meantime, Barbara Bush Branch Library will be having another exciting pop up! Join us at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio this Saturday, April 14.

You will be able to:

• Return books
• Browse our mini collection
• enjoy a fun craft
• Apply for a library card

We will be there from 1pm to 5pm and hope to see you!

March Book Discussion: My Italian Bulldozer

Cover of My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall SmithJoin us on Monday, March 19, at 6:30 pm for a book discussion on My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith.

When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook, he expects it to be the perfect escape from stressful city life. But when he arrives, things quickly take a turn for the worse. His hired car is nowhere to be found, and with no record of a reservation at the car-rental counter, and no other cars available, it appears that Paul will be stuck at the airport--that is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts, and so begins a series of laugh-out-loud adventures as he trundles through the Tuscan countryside. A story of unexpected circumstances and making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm and witty read that will bring a smile to your face.

Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have the book put on hold for you.

Adult Programs in March

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.Adult Programs at the Library:

Beginner Origami- Easter Chicks: Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make cute Easter Chicks! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class- Facebook-Privacy Settings & More: Thursday, March 1, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting For Adults-Basic Sewing: Hem & Button: Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to learn the basics of sewing a hem or adding a button. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register or send an email to irene.cantu@hcpl.net.

Computer Class- Computer Basics: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Movie Time For Adults: Waking Ned Devine ©Fox Searchlight Pictures, Saturday, March 17, 10 am. Pour a cup of coffee or brew a cup of tea and celebrate St. Paddy’s day with this this fun Irish comedy-drama! Rated PG. Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Free. No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, March 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith, an upbeat, witty novel about one man’s misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in putting the book on hold.

Computer Class- Internet – Google search, bookmarks & more: Thursday, March 29, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Kid's Pick Book Club

All kids between the ages of 8-12 are invited to the Kid's Pick Book Club at the Fairbanks Branch Library on Monday, Feb. 25 at 5 pm.  This month we're focusing on non-fiction books.  The kids can pick any book that falls under non-fiction to read and talk about.  If you don't have time to read it before Monday, come anyway!  We'll also be making a craft.  Call 713-466-4438 for more information.

A Novel Idea - March

A Novel Idea just wrapped on a successful mystery and we are looking forward to our March session. If you have never attended a book club or are looking to join one, our book club is here for you! We are a small group but the discussion is always lively. Join us on March 14th at 11:30am for our next book discussion. We will be reading Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy today or you can request it via our catalog

Library Book Sale

book saleFriends of the North Channel Library will be hosting a Library Book Sale this weekend at the library.
The Book Sale will be on Friday, Feb 2nd, 1-6 PM and Saturday, Feb 3rd, 10 AM - 2 PM.
All donations and proceeds from the sale go directly to the North Channel Library to fund various library needs, such as craft programming, summer performers, books and other items.  Don't miss our book sale this weekend!

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