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Adult Programs in June

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Month of JunePrograms in June for Adults:

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

Computer Class: Internet: Google Maps, YouTube: Thursday, June 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults-Bride & Groom Clothespin: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Computer Class-Facebook: Thursday, June 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

VFW Explains the Flag Retirement Ceremony: Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am. Bring your kids or grandkids and learn about the inspiring ceremony used to retire the United States flag! You are welcome to bring worn U. S. or Texas flag that needs to be retired and the VFW will include the flags in their upcoming retirement ceremony.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 13, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

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

Life of a Merchant Marine Officer: Saturday, June 17, 10:30 am. Captain Carol Curtiss shares her interesting experiences as one of the first female officers in the Merchant Marines! She has some great stories!

Book Discussion- ‘My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel’ by Elizabeth Strout: Monday, June 19, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she has not spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lies the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 27, 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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I Love a Mystery Book Club Next Week

mystery book clubCupcakes, crumpets, and crime! Share your favorite mystery for foodies at this month's I Love a Mystery Book Club

Wednesday, May 31, 12:00pm, LRNC 131.

Need some suggestions to get started? Try these:
• Chef: A Novel by Jaspreet Singh
• Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruri
• Dying For Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
• Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

The book club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm, in LRNC 131. Each month there is a different theme.

Atascocita Online Book Clubs start June 1

Just in time for summer, Atascocita Branch is starting two online book clubs via Goodreads.com.  One book club is for adults (18 and over) and the other for teens (grades 9-12).  Discussion will happen in the group online and guided by Atascocita Branch staff.  Each book read is two months long, but you can read at your own pace in that time.  Discussions are broken down by amount of pages or chapters, and there's a specific place for you speed readers for spoilers.

If your time is limited or maybe you communicate better through text, this is a great way to share reading with others in your community.  Anticipate some fun quizzes and polls along with these groups, as well as a variety of books to read.

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. 

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