Literacy

Book Buddies Needs Volunteers!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library needs adult volunteers to to share the joy of reading with a young child. Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies will meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

This next season of Book Buddies will run from September 11th to November 13th, 2019 at Evelyn Meador Branch Library. You will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm to read with your Little Buddy.

If interested, please apply here: http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-adult-volunteer-application-and-agreement

Meet Astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz

Join us at the Evelyn Meador Library on June 29th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, for an afternoon with Astronaut and Author Franklin Chang Diaz. Dr.

Chang Diaz is Chairman and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, which he founded in 2005 after a 25-year career as a NASA Astronaut. He is a veteran of seven space missions and he has logged over 1,600 hours in space, including 19 hours in three space walks. He holds a PhD in applied plasma physics from MIT and he is Adjunct Professor of Physics at Rice University and University of Houston.
He will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, what's next in Space, current projects with his company, and sign copies of his books.

Program is free and open to all.

Cinespace Saturday Shorts

CineSpace, a short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society. Come enjoy the short film finalists from previous years and be inspired to try film making.

Join us on June 22nd at 2pm for this fun program! 

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.

Evelyn Meador Library's Birthday!

On June 27th, starting at 3:30, come in to the library to celebrate our birthday! We'll have events all around the library, so come in and:

  • Meet Happy the Clown and eat birthday cake!
  • Make personalized buttons in the Teen Isle.
  • Play with electronics and learn about our maker materials in our Maker Space.
  • Learn about our technology classes in the Computer Lab.
  • Make crafts and play games in the Children's area.
  • Find out about our new seed exchange and much more!

This will be a great event, so make sure you come out and have fun with us!

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.

Join us for our next session on Monday, June 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.

Summer is Here, Time to Read!

The Harris County Public Library is starting it’s Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories”, on June 3rd, so it’s almost time to start reading! This year, record your reading on our website, or sign up on the Beanstack app, to earn points and prizes for all ages. Then come to the library to collect your prizes, like books, earbuds, and gift certificates.

Also, don’t forget to pick up a calendar of summer events at the library, or check them on our online calendar, so that you don’t miss out on great programs for all ages like educational classes, fun festivals, crafts, and other events. 

Programming Break

As we prepare for the Summer Reading Program, we'd like to remind everyone that our Children's Department will take a brief storytime and program break. Starting May 20th, we will begin preparations for a fun filled Summer Reading program. 

Programs and Storytimes will resume on Monday, June 3rd for Summer Reading! 

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Meet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Come to the Evelyn Meador Branch Library Monday, May 20, at 11:00 AM for the special author appearance of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni! This wonderful local author will be discussing and signing her book "Before We Visit the Goddess", a powerful story about three generations of mothers and daughters who find strength in each other. Everyone is welcome to this event, so don't miss out!

Maker Imagineering Gallery

The Barbara Bush Library is creating a MakerLab and we would love your input! You are cordially invited to innovate, make, and collaborate! Come tinker with a myriad of materials, machines as well as robots.

If you bring a tshirt, you can use our cricut to make a customizable shirt! 

We look forward to you joining us to create innovative sparks leading to the ignition of a further inquiry and discovery to build a better world starting with our community.

Join us on May 18th anytime from 11 am to 1 pm. All ages welcome!

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.

Happy Mother's Day!

Just because the Evelyn Meador Library is closed on Sunday doesn’t mean that we don’t love and celebrate Mother’s Day. We appreciate all the moms in our community who do so much to help their kids and teach them to read and come to the library. To help you celebrate Mother’s Day, here are some great children’s books about mothers that would be perfect reads this Sunday (or any time you want to read about moms):

-My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell: A hard-working mother's extraordinary accomplishments are listed by her devoted child.

Syndicate content