Spring Branch Memorial

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library Opens

Harris County sealSpring Branch-Memorial Library will be open on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

We will be closed September 3-4.

Next week's hours (September 5-9) are tentatively scheduled for 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., as well.

Late fees will not be assessed through September 15.

If you have any questions, call 713-464-1633.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

Teen Escape Room: Sherlocked

LockThink you can solve Professor Moriarty's puzzles? Pit your wits against our clues in this special escape room event! Try to solve the puzzles and escape the library meeting room.

Ages: 12-18

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Registration is required and opens online on September 8. Please register for only one of the times listed:

Friday, September 15, 4 pm--5 pm

Saturday, September 16, 11 am--12 pm

Saturday, September 16, 2 pm--3 pm

Living Safely in Today's World

Hedwig Village Police Department will address topics such as robbery prevention, bank security and more.

 

 

Date: Tuesday, August 22

Time: 7:00 p.m.

All Adults Welcome!

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Book Buddies

Book BuddiesDo you have a child in grades K-3, or who is 5-8 years old?  Do you want your child to develop a love for reading?

Sign up your child to be a Little Buddy!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and teens together to share the joy of reading.  Trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies)  are paired with children (Little Buddies), and in 10 weekly sessions, they participate in 45 minutes of shared reading. 

When: Mondays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library's meeting room

Ask for an application at the information desk.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 713-464-1633.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

The unthinkableTitle to be discussed: The unthinkable: who survives when disaster strikes--and why by Amanda Ripley.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Amanda Ripley retraces the human response to some of history's epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917, a plane crash in England in 1985, to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center. Then, to understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts. Finally, Ripley steps into the dark corners of her own imagination, having her brain examined by military researchers and experiencing through realistic simulations what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain's fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses."

Lego Party and Movie

Celebrate your summer reading success with our celebration for all readers including games, crafts, snacks and fun for all.

Date: Tuesday, August 1

 

Schedule:

6:00-7:00 p.m. Celebration for all ages

7:00-8:30 p.m. Movie event PG-13

All ages are welcome!

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Rosie projectTitle to be discussed: The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date.... So when an acquaintance informs Don that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet Don must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical; most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things, and is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent, and on a quest of her own. Rosie is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie, and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper."

August Computer Classes

InternetIn August, we are offering the following computer classes:

Computer Basics—August 3
Beginner Internet—August 10
Beginner Excel—August 17
Intermediate Excel—August 24
Mobile Devices One-on-One—August 31

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.  You are welcome to bring your own device.

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

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