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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. 

Femme Fatales...Hardboiled Detectives... Red Hot Houston Noir Coming to your Library

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, each set in a single city, with the long-awaited Houston Noir, released in May 2019. Join the editor (and Houston's first poet laureate, Gwendolyn Zepeda) and authors from this exciting collection at a library near you for readings, workshops, mystery, and mayhem!

Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library
June 5, 6:30 PM
The editor and authors, including local Larry Watts, will talk about crafting dark stories in Clear Lake, Sunset Heights, and other Houston-area settings. Aspiring noir writers welcome!

Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library
June 6, 6:30 PM, 
Mystery writers, come to a workshop designed to jumpstart your imaginations. Get tips on story- and submission-crafting from award-winning novelist Stephanie Jaye Evans and editor Gwendolyn Zepeda.

Lone Star College - CyFair Branch Library
June 12, 7:00 PM
Join Houston’s former poet laureate and champion slam poet Deborah DEEP Mouton as she and other authors read from stories set throughout the city. Prepare for an interactive experience!

All events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event.

Poetry Reading at the Evelyn Meador Library

This Saturday at 2:00 PM, there will be a Poetry Reading at the Evelyn Meador Library in celebration of National Poetry Month. Five local poets, Choonwah Moon, Matthew Riley, Weasel Patterson and David E. Cowen, and Susan Musch, published in a variety of journals and anthologies, will be reading from their own works during this program. This program promises to be an inspiring and powerful presentation for Poetry lovers of all ages.

For more information on these poets and authors, use the links below. 

Library Beautification Day!

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd at Evelyn Meador Library for our 4th Annual Beautification Project. We will meet at the library at 10 am and work until around 1 pm. Everyone is invited to participate – Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, your organization -- or yourself! All are welcome. We’ll serve light refreshments and coffee too. You can help your community, maybe see your neighbors and share a cup of java. To register, click here.
Last year’s event was a great turnout. Students needing service hours are welcome. Please join us!

Click here to find out more and see a recap of last year's event! 

Hurricane Watch

Now that our Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close (come and get your prizes if you haven’t already), we at Evelyn Meador Branch Library are moving into a little bit of downtime until school starts. However, we still have a lot to offer the community that you should come in to see. With the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming up, and with hurricane season still in full swing, we want to help teach people how to deal with hurricanes. As such, on Tuesday, August 14, at 6:30 PM we have invited NOAA meteorologist Jeffry Evans, to come to the library and discuss some of these issues. With a lot of good information, like hurricane preparedness, a discussion on how much of an anomaly Hurricane Harvey was, and how weather watches work, this lecture is one that you are sure to want to attend.

Baldwin Boettcher: Popping up in the Community in January!

Ricky and Lucy-BB BirdsHello all. We have dearly missed each of you who made our library such a special place. We know it has been a dreadfully long time since we lost our local library, but fear not! We are popping up in the community starting in late January! Beginning January 22 through May 21st (except for March 12th, 19th, and April 2nd) a few familiar faces will be heading to Cypress Trails United Methodist Church with as many books as we can carry. Unfortunately, it will be a miniature collection since our arms are not that large, but we will be doing our best to bring material you'll love as well as a big smile as we anticipate your arrival!  Cypress Trails UMC is located at 22801 Aldine Westfield Rd.

Before The Great War...

As you may have seen on our website and Facebook page, this year’s Gulf Coast Reads will take place during the month of October.  Now you might ask, “What’s Gulf Coast Reads?”  Well, simply put, it’s an event encouraging residents of the Gulf Coast area to read or listen

Medical History Deep in the Heart of Texas

February is National Heart month. So, I thought that it would be fitting to highlight Dr. Denton Cooley, a man whose accomplishments in medicine are deeply rooted in Houston, but are know throughout the world.
 

Where the Wild West Still Lives

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is an event every Texan or “wanna be” Texan should attend at least once. It’s been an annual fixture on the Houston calendar since 1932. People come from all over to participate or partake of all the good things that happen at this event, from the rodeo itself to craft fairs, carnival rides, celebrity entertainers, and of course, good food.  But if you can’t get to the Rodeo, you can at least read some of the great books about rodeo life from our collection. Here are some adult-level, non-fiction titles where you can learn more about the cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo clowns and others we look forward to seeing every year.

A Rider On the Storm

Jason Manning, another of our Texas writers of western fiction, may not be a household name like Larry McMurtry, but he certainly deserves to be better known among western fans. With several series and numerous stand-alone novels under his belt, his work reflects a keen knowledge of the conflicts of the western frontier in the 19th century, as well as a thorough understanding of the motivations of human nature.

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