Spring Branch Memorial

Trek the Galaxy: NASA Event for Families

AstronautWant to visit the moon? Map the stars? Explore space technology? Cook like an astronaut? Then visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library’s Trek the Galaxy NASA event! This come-and-go event will feature activity stations for space explorers. Activities are geared for ages 5 to 9, but all space explorers are welcome.

Thanks to NASA@My Library for supporting this program.

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 2:30 – 4 :30 PM, come and go

Ages: All space explorers! (geared to ages 5-9)

No registration is required.

Teens! New CSS Coding Classes Start Soon!

CSSThe Spring Branch-Memorial Library is offering new coding lessons for teens, grades 6-12!  Teens will learn how to code with CSS, which is used to add design elements to websites created with HTML.  No prior coding experience is needed, since the first class will offer an overview of HTML. The program will last eight sessions.

Teens are asked to bring in a Windows laptop with Notepad and a browser, if possible. We will also provide laptops for teens to use.

Dates: Tuesdays beginning February 6
February 6,  February 13, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 10, April 17

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Spring Branch-Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Road, Houston, TX 77024

Grades: 6-12

No registration is required. 

February Computer Classes

In February, we’re offering the following computer classes:

WordMicrosoft Word pt.2--February 1
Microsoft Word pt. 3--February 8
ExcelBeginner Excel--February 15
Intermediate Excel--February 22

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.

Teen Book Club: The Hunger Games

Hunger gamesWant to hang out with other teens to discuss some good reads? Want to eat pizza? Most importantly, want to win a prize? Then join us for our Teen Book Club! We will be discussing The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins then hosting our very own Trivia Games competition. Test your Hunger Games knowledge to try and win a gift card!

Date: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12

No registration required.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Wright brothersTitle to be discussed: The Wright brothers by David McCullough.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world."

Board Game Nation

Join us the fun with a new game featured each week! Bring your own or play one of ours! We have classics like chess and Go, and new games like Munchkin, Fire & Ice and Ticket to Ride!

Bring a friend!

 

Date: Every Friday

Time: 4 PM – 5:30 PM

Ages: Grades 3+

No registration required.
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Cooks and Books: It's a Mystery!

Join the fun with our book group for grades 3-5.
For this meeting, read the MYSTERY book of your choice and we are making a mystery treat!

 

Date: Wednesday, January 10
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.

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Book Buddies

Book Buddies

Are you in 7th – 12th grades? Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy!

Or, do you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then apply for your child to be a Little Buddy!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This next session will run from February to May 2018 at Spring Branch Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Rd, Houston, TX 77024). You will meet once a week on Monday from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM to read with your Buddy.

If interested, stop by Spring Branch-Memorial Library to pick up an application to be a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! 

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

Green Thumb Gardening Series: Basic Yard Maintenance

Garden toolsSoon the weather will get warmer and it will be time to enjoy your garden again.  Before you can start hosting your backyard barbecues, however, you may want to spiff up your garden by following a few basic practices.  Harris County Master Gardeners will be happy to share their best advice on yard maintenance in their first presentation of 2018.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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Creative Corner

Join the fun as we build graham-cracker houses with all the trimmings!

For Grades K-5

Kindergartners must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Date: December 20

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.

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