Books

Evening Book Club

Evening Book Club will be meeting next Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7pm. Book Club will be meeting in the  Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room on the 2nd floor. We will be discussing The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. 

NC Book Sale CANCELLED

Book SaleThe North Channel Library Book Sale scheduled for this weekend, March 3-4 has been CANCELLED.

Please contact the library at 281-457-1631 for any questions.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Check the online calendar for future dates and programs here at the library.

Read-In at the Fairbanks Library!

All kids 5-10 are welcome to come and read whatever they want on Tuesday, March 14 from 2-5pm! Bring a pillow, blanket, bean bag chair! Whatever you need to be comfy as we sit back, relax, and share a favorite passage, story, or character! There will be snacks and door prizes! Come and go as you like!

Adult Programs at the Library: March 2017

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Calendar Word MarchAdult Programs – March 2017

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Computer Basics Registration Required.

Thursday, March 9, 2 pm -- Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Word. Registration Required.

Tuesday, March 14, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults: Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, March 16, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: One on One Computer Help by Appointment. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am – Crafting for Adults. Class Full. Please call for 'Crafting for Adults' programs in April.

Monday, March 20, 6:30 pm -- Book Discussion-‘The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel’ by Gabrielle Zevin. A moving, funny novel celebrating transformation and the power of books.

Thursday, March 23, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Free eBooks & eMagazines. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 25, 10 am -- Movie Time for Adults-‘Tim’s Vermeer’ ©Sony Pictures Classics. Tim Jenison, a San Antonio-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Utterly fascinating! Rated PG-13. Running time 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Tuesday, March 28, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults: Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, March 30, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: How to Use iPhone. Registration Required.

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

TGIF Programs Hosts Local Author Lora-Marie Bernard This Friday Morning!

Adults - TGIF Programs This Friday Morning - Author Lora-Marie Bernard will present her research on the only Texas slaver to travel to Africa for slaves. Her latest book, The 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.

Book Discussion: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Cover Art for 'The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry' by Gabrielle ZevinJoin us for a discussion of the book ‘The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel’ by Gabrielle Zevin on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 pm.

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

A moving, funny novel celebrating transformation and the power of books. Available at Harris County Public Library as regular print book, large print book, eBook through Overdrive, and eAudio through Hoopla Digital.

Call 281-471-4022 to register or for assistance in accessing the book.

Walk-ins are also welcome. 

Let Your Wand Choose a Book

Staff member, Rebecca, alongside our volunteer, Susan, created an amazing display showcasing read alikes similar to Harry Potter! 

 

If you like Harry Potter, you'll be thrilled to "Let your Wand Choose a Book" for you!

Book Discussion: 'The Story of Land and Sea'

Book Jacket for 'The Story of Land and Sea' by Katy Simpson SmithWe will have a book discussion on The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel by Katy Simpson Smith on Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 

This beautifully written debut novel is set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during and after the American Revolution. It follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave--characters who yearn for redemption amidst the sorrows and joys of their everyday lives. 

Free and open to adults 18+. Copies of the print version are available for checkout at the La Porte Library. It is also available as an eAudiobook through Hoopla. Please call 281-471-4022 for more information. 

Anti-Valentine's Day Books for Teens

Are you a person that would rather their star-crossed lover burn up while entering the atmosphere? Would you rather invest more time developing your relationship with your cat? When you think about romance, does it make you want to gag? Are you interested solely in the aftermath of a bad break-up? 

The Parker Williams Branch has a selection of YA titles available in our Teen Area that might be the right fit for you. Come on down a take a browse. 

 

 

Orphan Train Book Discussion

Join us 7pm Monday when our Evening Book Club will discuss the Orphan Train by Christina Kline.  This 2013 bestseller features a teenager struggling with living in foster care who reluctantly befriends an elderly woman who teaches her much about life, especially through her own experiences as a member of the Orphan Train.  The Orphan Trains were an attempt to send children out from New York to the supposedly healthier life in the Midwest, from the 1850's to 1929. This is a moving story of resilience and empathy.  There’s still plenty of time to pick up a copy of The Orphan Train from our customer service desk and join the discussion in the meeting room this coming Monday, February 6th.

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