Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Cover of News of the World by Paulette JilesJoin us on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm for our discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles, the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2017. Historical fiction set in Texas after the Civil War, this well-researched novel is a fascinating and compelling read! Free. No registration required.

Note: During the month of October, News of the World will be available for unlimited eBook checkout through Overdrive. Please call the library if you would like help with checking out the eBook on your phone, tablet, or computer.

The Library in Your Community!

As the Barbara Bush Library undergoes the rebuilding process from Harvey, we are happy to announce lots of programs happening in the community. 

Every Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM (starting Oct. 14th)
Get a library card; select books to checkout from a pop-up collection; return your books.
Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio, 16650 Champion Forest Dr., Spring TX 77379

Teen Book Club: Halloween Edition

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 3pm for our Teen Book Club. 

Our October title is "Anna Dressed in Blood" by Kendare Blake. Copies are available to check out in our Teen Section. Stop on by to check out your copy today. 

Here's a quick summary of Anna Dressed in Bloodf from our catalog: 

"For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before."

Hope to see you there! 

Alexander's bad day makes for a great book.

Children Reading

Looking for a great book to read with the kids after a long week at school? Look no further!

Gulf Coast Reads 2017-Coming in October!

Book Jacket: News of the World: A Novel by Paulette JilesIn October each year, residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast take part in Gulf Coast Reads, a program in which people read or listen to the same book and attend book discussions and special programs about the book.

This year the Gulf Coast Reads selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles, an historical fiction novel set in Texas: “In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio.”

This well-researched novel has something for everyone: men, women, and young adults. It gives a fascinating, fact-filled history of the time in early Texas, combined with a compelling, well-written story. Both history buffs and those who love a good read will enjoy!

Our book discussion on News of the World is on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm.

On Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am, we will have a related program: ‘Early Newspapers in Texas’ by Lisa Struthers, Director of the Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum of History. Lisa will talk about the newspapers at the museum library, and she will also tell us about her library’s involvement with The Portal to Texas History program, which is an initiative to digitize old newspapers from library collections in Texas. (This effort to put newspapers in digital format is something our library is interested in considering for La Porte.)

Both events are free and open to all! Please join us for one or both programs!

Get ready for Gulf Coast Reads

Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. for a discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles. It is the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2017. Click on the book's title for a link to our catalog to read more about it, place a hold or download an ebook. Or, you can always drop by the library and we will help you get a copy. 

Online Book Clubs

Even though we aren't open, we still have events happening in the community. Join our online book clubs that you can attend from home! 


Teens Read!

This month’s selection is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.






Adults - Friday, 9/22 @ 10:30 AM - TGIF Programs Hosts Local Author Lora-Marie Bernard!

Lora-Marie Bernard will present her research on the only Texas slaver to travel to Africa for slaves. Her latest book, "Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas," is a biography of Monroe Edwards, the state's most wealthy slaver, and his exploits in human trafficking, counterfeit, and fraud.

Friends of the Northwest Branch Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Northwest Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm in the meeting room. Stock up on low-cost, quality books while supporting your library. If you need more information regarding the book sale or are interested in becoming a Friend of the Northwest Branch Library, please call 281-890-2665 or email us at for more information.

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 and a staff member will assist you. This months meeting times and selections are:

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