Teens

Coding for Kids and Teens

If you've ever visited a website or played a game using an app on a phone or tablet, you have used something that was created using code. When someone codes, they create instructions for a computer to follow, and this makes it possible for us to play computer games, use apps, browse the web, and more. Learning to code allows someone endless opportunities, including creating their own games and even their own websites!

Upcoming Events @ Your Library

Tea party-childrenLook at the great events we have for kids, tweens, teens, and adults next week!
For kids:
Rising Readers, Monday, 10/9, 1:30 pm, for ages 3-5
Budding Readers story time, Tuesday, 10/10, 10:30 am, for age 3 and under
Kids’ Movie Night, Tuesday, 10/10, 4:30 pm, animated movie about a hotel in Transylvania
Bilingual story time, Thursday, 10/12, 10:30 am, for ages 3-5
One of a Kind Story Time, Saturday, 10/14, 12:30 pm, books about tea parties and an actual tea party!, ages 1-5

Hispanic Heritage Craft October 12th @ 4 PM [8+]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating one of Mexico’s most famous artists, Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo painted many famous portraits throughout her career.

Frequently, her self-portraits featured a flowered headband. In the same spirit, we will be making Frida Kahlo inspired flower headbands.

Please join us on Thursday, October 12th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to learn more about the artist, her influence, and her paintings. 

Teens: Can You Survive the Homecoming Horror?

Flashback to the 1980's, the Class of 1989 is celebrating their last Homecoming with a party in the library on Friday the 13th, the most cursed night of the year. Little do they know, crazed killers have escaped from the local prison for the insane intent on crashing their party. Can you survive the night and escape from the Homecoming Horror?
This event is open to teens ages 12-18 years old. Permissions slips and registration is required. Once a permission slip is submitted to the library, you will be officially registered for the program.

The Library in Your Community!

As the Barbara Bush Library undergoes the rebuilding process from Harvey, we are happy to announce lots of programs happening in the community. 

POP-UP LIBRARY
Every Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM (starting Oct. 14th)
Get a library card; select books to checkout from a pop-up collection; return your books.
Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio, 16650 Champion Forest Dr., Spring TX 77379

Teen Book Club: Halloween Edition

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 3pm for our Teen Book Club. 

Our October title is "Anna Dressed in Blood" by Kendare Blake. Copies are available to check out in our Teen Section. Stop on by to check out your copy today. 

Here's a quick summary of Anna Dressed in Bloodf from our catalog: 

"For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before."

Hope to see you there! 

What’s Happening? October 2 - 6 Edition

Come and share in the fun and educational activities for all ages!
For kids: Calendar piece
Kids Book Club, Monday, 10/2, 4:00 pm, for ages 7-11
Budding Readers story time, Tuesday, 10/3, 10:30 am, for age 3 and under
Bilingual story time, Thursday, 10/5, 10:30 am, for ages 3-5

For tweens and teens:
Animé Club, Tuesday, 10/3, 3:30 pm, for ages 13-19
Tweens Read Book Club, Wednesday, 10/4, 4:30 pm, for ages 11-14
Game Night, Wednesday, 10/4, 5:30 pm, for all ages

Join In!

News of the World[For adults & teens] You’re probably not aware of this, but, every October public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over southeast Texas participate in an event called “Gulf Coast Reads.” The idea is to get as many people as possible, from Columbus to Beaumont and Willis to Galveston, to read the same book at the same time so that they can talk about it with their families, friends, coworkers, fellow bus riders, fellow elevator passengers, and anyone else.

Robots are coming to High Meadows!

Join us every Wednesday at 4pm in October for some Robotics Fun! We will be creating a new robotics project every week.

Our first robot Kevin (pictured below) can draw all on his own! 

Registration isn't required. Join us in our meeting room for tons of Robotics fun! 

For more information, please call us at 832.927.5540. 

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

Gulf Coast Reads 2017-Coming in October!

Book Jacket: News of the World: A Novel by Paulette JilesIn October each year, residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast take part in Gulf Coast Reads, a program in which people read or listen to the same book and attend book discussions and special programs about the book.

This year the Gulf Coast Reads selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles, an historical fiction novel set in Texas: “In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio.”

This well-researched novel has something for everyone: men, women, and young adults. It gives a fascinating, fact-filled history of the time in early Texas, combined with a compelling, well-written story. Both history buffs and those who love a good read will enjoy!

Our book discussion on News of the World is on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm.

On Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am, we will have a related program: ‘Early Newspapers in Texas’ by Lisa Struthers, Director of the Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum of History. Lisa will talk about the newspapers at the museum library, and she will also tell us about her library’s involvement with The Portal to Texas History program, which is an initiative to digitize old newspapers from library collections in Texas. (This effort to put newspapers in digital format is something our library is interested in considering for La Porte.)

Both events are free and open to all! Please join us for one or both programs!

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