Community

Program: Native Prairie Plants for Your Garden

Photo by Chuck Duplant - Native Prairie Plants at Lawler Deer Park Prairie PreserveJoin us on Saturday, February 10 at 10:30 am, when Lan Shen, a board member of the Houston Chapter, Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT), will tell us about the nearby Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve, and how you can use the native plants of the coastal prairie in your own yard.

Ms. Shen describes the program:
The coastal tallgrass prairie was the predominant habitat of Harris and surrounding counties for thousands of years in pre-European settlement times. Prairie plants were what the early settlers saw when they settled here. Today, the tallgrass prairie is almost extinct in Harris County. A platinum quality remnant of this prairie can be found here in the center of Deer Park at the 52 acre Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve.

Many gardeners today only know plants that had been imported from other countries and no longer know our beautiful native plants that used to grow here without added fertilizers, without irrigation, without pesticides. I would like to introduce you to these native prairie plants, talk about their growing conditions and sources for these plants.

Free! No registration required.

Photo by Chuck Duplant.

Trek the Galaxy: NASA Event for Families

AstronautWant to visit the moon? Map the stars? Explore space technology? Cook like an astronaut? Then visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library’s Trek the Galaxy NASA event! This come-and-go event will feature activity stations for space explorers. Activities are geared for ages 5 to 9, but all space explorers are welcome.

Thanks to NASA@My Library for supporting this program.

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 2:30 – 4 :30 PM, come and go

Ages: All space explorers! (geared to ages 5-9)

No registration is required.

Make A Valentine's Day Card [All Ages] - Monday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 14

 

Make your own Valentine's Day card for your sweetheart in the Library.

Just behind the Reference Desk will be supplies to make your V-Day cards. 

Supplies will be available during our open hours from February 12th through February 14th. 

Lunar New Year Celebration [All Ages] - Saturday, February 10 from 11:30 AM - 1 PM

The Parker Williams Branch Library in partnership with the Parker Williams Friends of the Library and our Vietnamese Language Learning Community is proud to host our annual Lunar New Year Celebration.

On February 10th from 11:30 to 1 PM, we will be having a variety of activities including folklore of how the Lunar New Year came about, games, a craft, and a variety of food.

Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog!

African American History Program: Project to Reconstruct 'The La Porte Colored School'

Photo of African American School being reconstructed in La PortePlease join us Saturday, February 3 at 2 pm at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, for the program: A Dream Come True! Project to Reconstruct The La Porte Colored School.  Learn about the current local project to reconstruct what was known as ‘The Colored School’, a school founded in 1909 for African Americans. Former students will be present to share their stories. Corby Alexander, City Manager of La Porte, will be the Keynote Speaker. This program is free and open to all ages, but content will be more suited for adults and teens. Refreshments will be served starting at 1:30 pm. 

Adults - Come & Get the February Adult Craft-To-Go Project!

Adults - stop by the upstairs Reference Desk to pick up an Adult Crafts-To-Go kit. This month’s project will be a butterfly craft. This free kit will include all materials necessary as well as instructions. This project will be available to adult patrons while supplies last.

Please contact the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at (832) 927-5420 for more information. The Friends of Freeman Library provide the materials for this Maker program.

Community Craft – Mardi Gras Masks [All Ages] - Thursday, February 8 at 4 PM

 

 

To get you ready for Mardi Gras on February 13, we are throwing our own Fat Thursday celebration.

Join us on February 8th at 4 PM in the library community room to make your own Mardi Gras mask to be ready for the big day.

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

Adults - Wednesday, 2/7 @ 6:30 - Freeman Live Series - Emily West: How She Became the Yellow Rose of Texas!

The Freeman Library Adult Services Team continues its Freeman Live Series. These monthly events offer informative and entertaining presentations by staff, the Friends of Freeman Library, and local partners. The Friends of Freeman Library support these free presentations, which require no registration.

Adult Programs in February

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word 'February'.Beginner Origami- Pop-Up Valentine Card: Thursday, February 1, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make a playful Pop-Up Valentine Card! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Beginner Origami.

Computer Class- WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips: Thursday, February 1, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

African American History Month: A Dream Come True! Project to Reconstruct ‘The La Porte Colored School’: Saturday, February 3, 2 pm. Learn about the current local project to reconstruct what was known as ‘The Colored School’, a school founded in 1909 for African Americans in La Porte. Guest Speaker: Corby Alexander, La Porte City Manager. Refreshments served starting at 1:30 pm.

Computer Class- EXCEL-Data Entry & Editing Techniques: Thursday, February 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting For Adults-Fabric Decoupage Eggs: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make beautiful Fabric Decoupage Eggs. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Crafting for Adults.

Guest Speaker: Prairie Plants of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve for Your Garden: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join us for a program by a representative of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve. Learn about the plants that the early settlers saw when they arrived in this area and how to plant them in your garden. Free. No registration required.

Computer Class- Transfer Photos From SMART Phone to USB: Thursday, February 15, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, February 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. In this memoir, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away as a child, the emotions that resulted from this, and their reunion years later. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in putting the book on hold.

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

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