Literacy

Celebrate Holidays with the Library

 Now that November has come around, we are all preparing for Thanksgiving, that big holiday at the end of the month. However, there are a lot of other holidays this month that just get overlooked in our turkey preparation. Yeah, Thanksgiving is fun, but should it so blatantly overshadow Have a Party with Your Bear Day (Yeah, look it up. It’s worth a Google)? Or what about the equally important National Fast Food Day? Should that be passed over for a holiday that we just go and eat food? We agree with you that it should absolutely not! So, to help correct this egregious oversight, we at the library are happy to provide some books to help you properly celebrate some of these other holidays (as well as letting you know when these are). You’re welcome.

Succeed in School with Monday Mentoring!

Have you ever felt like this picture while doing homework? If so, we have good news for you. The Evelyn Meador Library is committed to working with our local community to help students succeed in school. As such, we are happy to announce the beginning of a new program at the library: Monday Mentoring.

Written in the Stars: READ!

Welcome to the beginning of our National Teen Reads Week! This is an annual celebration of our teen literature, and a time where we encourage our teens to read more (as opposed to our normal agenda, which is to discourage reading and hide books. We are a library after all.). However, if you aren’t a teen, don’t let that discourage you from celebrating this week. Everyone can come to the library and do something to participate in this amazing event. Here are some of our suggestions on how to reach for the stars at the library this week:

Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:00 PM – Book Buddies [6 to 10]

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade who will be paired with a teen Big Buddy who will read to them each session.

This program is centered around fostering a of love as an enjoyable hobby.

It will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 PM in the Library Community Room for ten consecutive weeks starting October 2nd and ending December 4th.

Applications can be picked up at the Reference Desk and are due back at the latest on Tuesday, October 2nd.  

If You Can Read This . . .

Tutor 3It probably doesn’t surprise that there are adults all over the U.S. either can’t read or can’t read well. It may surprise you that, if you can read this, you can help one of them. How? By being a volunteer (unpaid) literacy tutor. No teaching experience is needed and we will train you and supply you with materials. The Aldine Library will host a free tutor training workshop on Friday, October 5, from 1-5 pm. If you feel that this would be a good way for you to help people in your neighborhood, please register here. If you have questions, please give us a call.

Meet Attica Locke

Join us on October 6th at 3:00pm and meet Atticka Locke, author of the 2018 Gulf Coast Reads selection Bluebird, Bluebird! If you'd like to read Bluebird, Bluebird please visit our catalog or call us at 832-927-7800 to request a copy today.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

We at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library recognize and love the diversity of our community. It’s a wonderful thing to have people of different cultures and backgrounds associate and trade ideas. We love this aspect for our community and want to do everything we can to foster this. As such, the library is excited to be spending the next month celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. This wonderful celebration will allow us to learn more about Hispanic cultures, and gain a greater appreciation of the great things they have. Here are a few of the things that you can do at the library to gain a better appreciation of Hispanic culture.

Wags & Tales

Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs will be joining us again on September 19 at 4:30pm. These furry friends love to listen to children read and help build their literacy skills. You do not want to miss it! Tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the event at the children’s information desk. 

Journal Group

Everyone is invited to this beginner's writing group. Participants write a few pages each time in response to suggested prompts, and share if they wish in an informal setting.

Journal Group will be meeting on Monday, September 17th at 1:30pm. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

 

Evening Book Club @ Barbara Bush

Looking for a book club that isn't during your workday? We've got one for you! It's not too late to join our evening book club. Evening book club will be meeting on September 11th at 7:00pm to discuss The Address by Fiona Davis. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy, request it through our catalog, or check a digital copy out through Overdrive

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