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Welcome Back to School!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library is excited for school to start next week! We can’t wait to see and help out our students. To help everyone start the year right, we wanted to let you know about some of our great school resources to help kids succeed this year!

Home School Help!

The Evelyn Meador Library loves our homeschoolers! We are always happy to have home school groups and families come to the library and check out our books. As such, we are happy to announce a new tool for our home school groups! The library has created a request form for our homeschoolers, allowing them to request visits to the library! WIth this form, you will be able to request storytimes, library tours, classes, and free play time whenever works for your schedule! We hope that you will use it to take advantage of all the great materials that we offer and give you the opportunity to make even better use of your library!

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration!

Come to the Evelyn Meador Branch Library to celebrate your favorite wizard by coming to this amazing birthday celebration! On July 31, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, we'll be celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with Sphero Quidditch, Harry Potter Games, Wizarding Crafts, and Magical Refreshments. The event will take place in the Meeting Room, with additional activities in the Teen Isle. All ages are welcome to this awesome event, so please drop in anytime it's going on to join the festivities!

If you aren't able to come to the party, we'll have Harry Potter word searches and matching games in the Teen Isle all week. Come get a book in the Harry Potter series and grab one while you're here to make sure you celebrate the holiday right!

Don't Stop Reading This Summer!

At this point of the summer, many of our patrons have already completed our summer reading program and gotten all their prizes from it. However, just because you have finished does not mean you should stop reading for the summer! The Harris County Public Library has a weekly challenge of books throughout the summer to help keep you motivated. This can help you try books and genres you wouldn’t normally read for a great experience. Look at the list below to see what the upcoming challenges are and come into the library to find something new to read!

  • July 15-21: It's Not Rocket Science- DIY/Maker Books
  • July 22-28: No One Can Hear You Scream- Horror Books
  • July 29-August 4: Lune-Y Reads- Humour

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Two Space Authors and an Astronaut

Join us at the the Evelyn Meador Branch Library as we host two children's authors and an astronaut on July 25 at 1:30 PM. Welcome Marianne Dyson and Melanie Chrismer as they present about space and their popular children's books and then get the opportunity to talk to them and ask questions. Also, look forward to a special visitor as a NASA astronaut also joins our presenters in teaching kids about space. 

All ages are welcome at this event. 

Family Yoga

Parents and school age children, grades 3-12, are invited to come to our family yoga camp. Participants will learn yoga, breathing and meditation techniques. They will also learn how to share their feelings with each other. Light refreshments served.

Join us on Saturday July 13th from 12-5pm and learn yoga! 

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.

 

Join us at the Library in July!

During the month of July, the Evelyn Meador Branch Library will be continuing our Summer Reading Program with great events and awesome prizes! If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading yet, you still have time! You can sign up on our website until August 3 to get rewards for your reading. And remember, even if you aren’t signed up, or even a library member, you can still participate in our events. Here are some of the great things we have coming up this month:

Star Gazing Party: All ages are welcome to come to the library at 9:00 PM on July 9 to view the sky through telescopes with the expert help of the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society in this unique after-hours event!

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.

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