Spring Branch Memorial

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Small great thingsTitle to be discussed: Small great things by Jodi Picoult.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 2018.  Summary: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse.  During her shift, she begins a routine checkup on a newborn, but the parents, who are white supremacists, don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery.  Ruth hesitates and, when tragedy strikes, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong.

Teen Book Club: Love & Gelato

Join us for a delicious book club next Tuesday! We’ll discuss "Love & Gelato" by Jenna Evans Welch. As always, we’ll eat pizza, and we’ll even have an ice cream treat this month.

 

Date: Tuesday, March 27

Time: 4 PM – 5 PM

 

Ages: Grades 6 – 12

No registration required.

Creative Corner

Deaf History Month is observed from March 13-April 15. Join us as we learn more about deaf culture, explore some sign language and other tools utilized by deaf people.

 

Date: Wednesday, March 21

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

For ages 5-11

This program is for grades 1-5 and Kindergartners with an adult.

Space is limited! Please arrive early to ensure your participation; free tickets or sign-in sheet will be available 30 minutes prior to programs or 15 minutes prior to 10 a.m. programs.

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Soil and Composting

SoilWhile you're visiting garden shops looking for spectacular plants and seeds, don't forget about creating the environment in which your purchases will grow and thrive.  Come to the next meeting of the Harris County Master Gardeners, in which their experts will cover the topic of soils and composting.  Learn how to prepare your beds for the new growing season.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Cooks and Books

From the 2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet List, we will be reading “The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13” by Honest Lee and Matthew J. Gilbert. What would YOU do with a billion dollars?

We will be making a snack that taste like a million bucks!

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, March 14

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This program is for grades 3-5

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.

Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

Spring Break for Teens at the Library: Murder Mysteries and 3D Printing

Staying at home this spring break? Want something fun to do? Visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library for our special teen programs, including murder mysteries and 3D printing!

magnifying glassOn Monday, March 12 and Friday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., we’ll host a murder mystery brunch for teens (grades 6-12). You’ll be able to enjoy breakfast foods and hone your detective skills while you solve a mystery, hosted by The Murder Mystery Company, all while the library is closed!

Registration is required and is now open!  Please register for only one time:

Monday, March 12

Friday, March 16

On Tuesday, March 13 from 4 to 5 p.m., we’ll host a special 3D printing program for teens (grades 6-12). Join us to learn about 3D printing from a Harris County Public Library’s maker programming specialist. We’ll even have a 3D printer for you to see in operation!    No registration is required for this event.

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Read Across America Day

Join us under the Truffula trees for a celebration of the world of Dr. Seuss including stories, crafts, games, snacks and fun!

Schedule:

Date: Saturday, March 3

Time: 2:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss story in our Garden Area (behind the library).

          2:15-3:30 p.m. Enjoy crafts, games and snacks!

 

All ages are welcome! Costumes & hats encouraged!

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

People of the BookTitle to be discussed: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  Date of meeting: March 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up."

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Herbs

Mint--herbs program

Have you ever wondered whether gardening with herbs is challenging?  Have you attempted to grow herbs, but are getting tired of the constant trial and error?  Would you like to expand your gardening know-how or learn about the herbs’ various uses and benefits?  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will walk you through planting, growing, caring for, and using herbs.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  March 20
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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March Computer Classes

ComputerThe following computer classes will be offered in March:

Computer Basics—March 1
Beginner Internet—March 8
Beginner Typing—March 15
Beginner Email—March 22
How to Use Facebook—March 29

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.

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