Spring Branch Memorial

October Computer Classes

In October we are offering the following computer classes:

Beginner Word—October 6
Intermediate Word—October 13

Beginner Excel—October 20
Intermediate Excel—October 27

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Train to Crystal CityTitle to be discussed: The train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell.  Date of meeting: October 11,  6:30 p.m.  Summary: "From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians to Crystal City. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families; subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war."

HACK THE PLANET: Round Three

HACK THE PLANET: Music and Sound

Learn beginning Computer Coding using GoogleCS . 

Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8

Grades 6 and up

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TEEN CHESS CLUB---FRIDAYS

Join the Spring Branch - Memorial Teen Chess Club!

Challenge other teens to a game of chess, we will provide the room and chess boards.

 

Starting Friday,  August 26

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Grades 6-12

 

 

This program has no instructor or teacher, but provides teens with a fun, safe place to practice the game of Chess.

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Preschool Storytime----Fridays

                                                         

We are adding a Preschool Story Time on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at Spring Branch-Memorial Library effective 8/5/16.

This is an "encore" program for those who are not able to attend the Preschool Story Time on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Preschool Story Time is for ages 3-6 and includes stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft.

Space is limited and free tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior to the program. For more information, call 713-464-1633.

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Read with a Furry Friend!

Did you know dogs love stories too?

This is a wonderful opportunity for beginning and reluctant readers to read aloud with a patient and gentle listener.
Our certified therapy dog teams are from Tender Loving K9s.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: For beginning readers ages 5+

Children will sign up for a 10-15 minute time slot to read with a Therapy Dog.                           

Space is limited.

Country Club: Costa Rica

Join our library “Country Club” and we will “travel” to a different country each month to sample food, culture, games and more!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will stamp our passports in Costa Rica!

íPura Vida!

Date: Wednesday, September 28

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m                                      

For ages 5-11

Space is limited.                                            
Free tickets will be issued first-come, first-served 30 minutes before the program.
Children must be able to attend on their own; adults will be admitted on a space-available basis.
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Creative Corner---LEGO

Build a Lego WeDo model and program it to move using simple coding!
Children ages 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Wednesday, September 21

Time: 4:00-4:50 p.m. for ages 8-11

Time: 5:00-5:50 p.m. for ages 5-7 with an adult

Pre-registration is required and opens September 14.

Space is limited.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Avast ye, Mateys!
Board the good ship Spring Branch-Memorial for some fun on the high seas!

There will be stories, songs, games and crafts!
If you miss it, you’ll say “AAAARRRRGGHH”

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages: 4-8 years

Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to program.

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Save the Rain--Rainwater Harvesting

Rain barretMaster gardener Teresa See will come to the Spring Branch-Memorial Library to discuss how to capture, divert and store rainwater for future use.  She will also show you how to make your own barrel at home and provide a handy set of instructions.

Date: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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