Books

Adult Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Cover Art for 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel' by Jamie FordJoin us Monday, May 15, at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the historical fiction title Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford. In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. The hotel has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. Free. No registration required. For Ages 18+.

May Book Clubs

Have you been thinking about joining a book club but not sure where to start? Test drive one of our book clubs in April! We've got some great reads for you that are sure to drum up lots of great discussion!

Evening Book Club:

Evening Book Club usually  meets on the 2nd Tuesday every month. This month's meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9th @ 7pm. The meeting will be held in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room on the 2nd floor. This month's book selection is: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

 

 

 

Afternoon Book Club:

May Book Clubs

books and flowersLooking to try something new this spring? Why not join one of our book clubs? Each month, we have book clubs for adults, teens and children that meet to discuss books in a variety of genres. Each of our 7 book clubs (yes, that’s right – 7!) is open to new members, so take a look at the list below to see what they are reading in May. If you find a book club you are interested in joining, stop by the library and see if we have a copy of the book on hand!

Book Clubs for Adults:

Paranormal Book Club on Monday, 5/8 @ 6:30pm: Prudence by Gail Carriger
Inspirational Book Club on Thursday, 5/11 @ 7:00pm: At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot
After Austen Book Club on Monday, 5/22 @ 7:00pm: Love and Friendship by Whit Stillman
Mystery Book Club on Thursday, 5/25 @ 1:00pm: Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner
Afternoon Book Discussion on Tuesday, 6/6 @ 3:00pm: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Book Club for Teens:

Homeschool Book Club* on Monday, 5/15 @ 1:00pm: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Book Club for Children in grades 3-5:

Chapter Chats* on Monday, 5/22 @ 5:00pm: Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

*These book clubs will take a break during Summer Reading. Look for more information about them next fall!

For more information about any of these book clubs, call the library at 832-559-4200.

National Children's Book Week Beanbag Toss

Join Mr. D in celebrating National Children's Book Week with a fun beanbag toss game. Participants will win a book! Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. The fun begins Wednesday, May 3 at 3:15 pm.

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Adult Programs in May

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word May for the month.Adult Programs – May 2017

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

Beginner Origami for Adults:  Thursday, May 4, 11 am-noon– Flower. Registration Required.

Computer Class: eMail: Attachments, Spam, and More: Thursday, May 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Informational Program-The Safe Area: Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am. Learn about The Safe Area, a valuable local resource for veterans helping veterans. All are welcome!

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, May 9 & 23, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class- Microsoft Word-Pictures, Wordart & Text Boxes: Thursday, May 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Book Discussion- ‘Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet’ by Jamie Ford: Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a discussion of this historical fiction novel. Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe--with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors.

Computer Class- One on One Computer Help: Thursday, May 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30- minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Movie Time for Adults-‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Saturday, May 27, 10 am. Based on the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy who left Communist China to become a world-renowned dancer with the Houston Ballet. Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes.

Computer Class-Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines: Thursday, May 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

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Book Discussion: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

http://kidscat.hcpl.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/?ps=PikhVal4rF/HCPL/309330143/123Join us for a book discussion over The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion, on Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Don Tillman, a brilliant geneticist, thinks that having women fill out a six-page, double-sided questionnaire before a date is logical and reasonable. Rosie Jarman, an impetuous barmaid, thinks Don should loosen up and learn to live a little. Follow the unlikely pair in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of unexpected joys, discovery and love. At this time, copies are available at the library. No registration needed for book discussion. 

Book Clubs - April Schedule

Have you been thinking about joining a book club but not sure where to start? Test drive one of our book clubs in April! We've got some great reads for you that are sure to drum up lots of great discussion! 

Evening Book Club: 

Adult Programs in April

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.Adult Programs – April 2017

Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required.

Beginner Origami:  Thursday, April 6, 11 am – Bunnies in a Basket. Registration Required.

Computer Class-Computer Basics: Thursday, April 6, 11 am -- Registration Required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, April 11 & 25, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Book Discussion-‘The Rosie Project: A Novel’ by Graeme Simsion: Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm -- Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who has decided it is time he finds a wife. A truly charming and funny debut novel!

Computer Class-Internet--Google, Maps, YouTube: Thursday, April 20, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Movie Time for Adults-‘Hitchcock’ ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Saturday, April 22, 10 am -- Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. The behind-the-scenes story about the making of the movie Psycho. Fun and entertaining! Rated PG-13. Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Computer Class-Excel—Formulas, Sort & Filters: Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am -- Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults: Saturday, April 29, 10:30 am. Felt Hearts. Part 1 of 2-Part Craft. Registration Required.

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for more information. 

Book Buzz - Teen Book Club

Join us for our first meeting on Thursday, April 6th from 7:15-7:45 PM.  The first title will be announced soon!  All teens are invited to join us for yummy snacks and a fun discussion.

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