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Asian Pacific Heritage Month


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The month of May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Join us at the Aldine Library as we honor to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history. We will have 3 separate book displays for children, teens, and adults. In addition, the Anime & Manga Club is meeting on Wednesday, 5/18 at 5:30 PM. Stay tuned for info about an upcoming Asian Pacific Heritage Month adult program! 

Our Newest Staff Member

It's our pleasure to introduce Christie Yerby, our new Assistant Branch Manager.
Christie has been working for HCPL since 2006. Most of those years at the LSC-Tomball Community Library. She has been a Children's Librarian since 2009, loves to read (especially memoirs), camp (especially because she reads when she camps), learn new things, eat new things, go new places. Christie says that she adores children, has 3 of her own and a super naughty golden retriever named Molly.

WELCOME Christie!

Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential OilsInterested in learning about Essential Oils and their benefits? Next Wednesday, May 4th at 1:00pm, we will be having an Essential Oils class in the meeting room. An expert will be here to speak about some of common fragrant oils and what they are good for. This class is free and open to the public. 

Can't make it to this class? Don't worry there will be other classes this month, here are the dates: 

Saturday, May 7th at 10:00am and 1:00pm

Monday, May 16th at 6:00pm

Photo credit to Flickr user: Abi Porter

Time Capsule Opened

The Clear Lake Theatre time capsule was opened on April 20, 2016, at 16602 El Camino Real, most recently the location of the Shanghai Tokyo restaurant.  Two layers of concrete had to be cut away before the metal lid of the capsule was found.  The entire process took approximately two hours, and the items were unfortunately found to be submerged in water, likely for the duration of the entire 50 years.  In spite of the fact that the items were water damaged, Harris County archivist Sarah Canby-Jackson was on hand to take charge and offer advice on what to do.  UHCL archivist Lauren Meyers carefully worked with the items in the library meeting room for the next two days and was able to save approximately half of the items, including an American flag carried by astronaut Pete Conrad into space on his Gemini V mission.

May the Forth Be With You – Star Wars Movie (PG-13) May 4th @ 3:30 PM [10+] 136 min.

     “Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.” – imdb.com

     Please join us for a celebration of the latest Star Wars movie in the Library Community Room on May 4th at 3:30 PM at the Parker Williams Branch.

 

Nutrition and Healthy Eating Class

On Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm, we will be having a free nutrition class, Healthy Eating Habits, conducted by the Harris Health System about how to improve healthy eating habits for you and your family. The class will be at the Jacinto City Library meeting room. To sign up, stop by the library or give us a call at 713-673-3237. See you there!

Yoga Class

Yoga poseKatherine Tyra Library will be having a Yoga class this Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00pm, in our meeting room. This class is free and open to public. You must bring your own Yoga mat, none will be provided. Look forward to seeing you there! 

Photo courtesy of Flickr user: Justina Kochansky

TGIF Programs Hosts Time Capsule Discussion Friday!

Adults - 50 years ago today, members of the Clear Lake community buried the Clear Lake Theatre Time Capsule (CLTTC). This Friday at 10:30 AM, TGIF Programs will host a brief discussion of the unearthed time capsule followed by a showing of The Trouble with Angels,  the film shown at the Clear Lake Theatre following the burial of the CLTTC back in 1966.

Next Saturday - Brand College Consulting Presents "College Planning Parent Seminar"

Teens, Adults, & Parents - Mark your calendars; Saturday, April 23 @ 10 AM - Jolyn Brand of Brand College Consulting will present "College Planning Parent Seminar." Brand College Consulting specializes in selecting colleges and programs that best align with a student’s interests, strengths, and goals, along with the parent’s budget, concerns, and preferences. This help the students succeed by ensuring that they feel comfortable, confident and are a good ‘fit’ at the college they choose.

TGIF Programs This Friday - Remember the Battle of San Jacinto

Please join TGIF Programs on Friday, April 15 at 10:30 AM as we host Kristin Edwards, Public Relations/Marketing Specialist, City of Deer Park. She’ll present "Remember the Battle of San Jacinto" focusing on a brief history of Deer Park from 1836 on, the upcoming San Jacinto Day celebration, and a few other features of our City and the surrounding area. This event will appeal to Texas History students, scholars, and enthusiasts of all ages.

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