Books

Kingwood Pop-Up Library! Updated!

While our building is currently closed the Kingwood Library staff has been hard at work to bring our services back to the community. We are happy to announce that we will be starting a Pop-Up Library at the Kingwood Community Center next week on Wednesday, November 8th!


Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM for story times, checkouts from a small selection of materials, returns, and new card registration! The Kingwood Community center is located at 4102 Rustic Woods Dr, Kingwood, TX 77345. 

We will have Lapsit story time, for ages 0 to 18 months, on Tuesdays and Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years old, on Wednesdays. Both Tuesdays and Wednesdays will also have an all ages Family Story time. 

Let's Go Astros!!

Houston Astros

Let's Go Astros!! Game 7 of the 2017 World Series is tonight against the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. We're rooting for our hometeam and hope the Astros can bring home our first ever World Series Champions Title.
Did you know the library has many books just about the Houston Astros, and even a DVD of the Astros and their run for the World Series title 12 years ago in 2005. Click the links to find some fun fact books about your hometeam and let us know who you'll be rooting for tonight in Game 7.

A Novel Idea - November

Our book club, A Novel Idea, will be meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 11am. Join us as we discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

If you haven't had a chance to read The Rosie Project yet, stop by the library and check one out from our display or request a copy by visiting our library catalog

Book Discussion: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Cover of 'How the Light Gets In' by Louise PennyJoin us on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 pm as we discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny.

Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gathering with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté de Quebec. Most of his best agents have left or been transferred out of the Homicide Department. Gamache receives a call from a friend in the village of Three Pines about the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world. His investigation leads him into a web of murder, lies, and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city.

How the Light Gets In is available in regular print, large print, eBook, eAudio, and Audiobook on CD. Please call 281-471-4022 or come by the library if you would like assistance in getting a copy of the book. Free. For ages 18+. No registration required. 

Adult Programs in November

Word "November " Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Beginner Origami: Thursday, November 2, 11:00 am. Join Ms. Derry to make an origami turkey for your Thanksgiving feast! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Terra Nova Children’s Home: Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm. The Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia was founded by La Porte residents Tom and Amy Morrow in 2006. Learn about their experiences in creating this home for orphaned children. Free, no registration required. Open to all ages.

Medicare Learning Event: Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm. La Porte resident Steve Baker of BakerSeniors will give an informative and educational program about Medicare. Clear up the confusion!  Free and open to everyone. No registration required.

Knitting Circle for Adults: Tuesday, November 14 & 28, 10:00 am. Bring your current project. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny, a cozy mystery set in a fictional village in Canada. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 if you would like us to reserve a copy for you.

One-on-One Computer Help: Thursday, November 30, 10:30 am. Are you having trouble with your email? Need help using your smart phone? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Free. Registration required. Register for a 30 minute time slot by calling 281-471-4022.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Gulf Coast Reads Program: Newspapers in Early Texas

Cover art for News of the World: A Novel by Paulette JilesJoin us on Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am, when Lisa Struthers, Director of the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum of History, will give a program that will focus on the news theme of the 2017 Gulf Coast Reads selection News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Lisa will highlight the Texas newspapers in the collection of her library, talk about the history of newspaper publishing in Texas, and briefly discuss the Texas Newspaper Project coming out of the Depression. She will conclude with information about the Herzstein Library’s participation in the current Texas Digital Newspaper Program, which has the impressive and valuable goal of digitizing historical newspapers from all over the state to make them accessible to everyone via The Portal to Texas History. Free and open to all! No registration required.

Books without Borders Book Club

gulf coast reads bookJoin us for Books without Borders Book Club!
October 19 at 1:00pm (LRNC 131) and 7:00pm (LRNC 215)

News of the World by Paulette Jiles 

Facilitator: Bobby O'Brien, History Professor
News of the World is the 2017 Gulf Coast Reads selection. “In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.” - publisher's summary (http://newsoftheworldbook.com/)

Teen Book Club

teen book club

Teen Book Club - Fall 2017
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm, Teen Room

Teens, ages 13-18, register today! Pick up a copy of the book at the first floor reference desk.

• October 18: The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

• November 15: A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Contact Tracy Williams, Teen Librarian, for more information.
281.290.3243

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. 

POP-UP LIBRARY
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

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