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80's Movie Night: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

ferris bueller's day off80’s Movie Night!

We are continuing our flashback to the past with 80’s Movie Night! Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month for a different awesomely rad 80’s movie! This month, we will be watching the John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13), starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck. We’ll provide the popcorn, but make sure you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice!

The movie will be shown in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Monday, October 16th starting at 6:30 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Movie Artwork © Paramount Pictures

Creepy Mad Science Laboratory!

Hey kids!  Come to the Children's Area on Thursday, October 19th at 5:00 pm for Creepy Mad Science LaboratoryHave creepy fun and conduct ghoulish, gross experiments.  This is a FREE program for children ages 7 - 12.  Call 832-559-4235 to register! 

"What we remember - what we forgot - and what we never knew."

Join Harris County Public Library in its support of the PBS airing of The Vietnam War. This is a ten-part,18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Libraries around the county will offer public screenings and share the stories of this tumultuous time period with programs and presentations.

Teen Computer Classes!

Every month, our technology trainer holds computer classes for teens ages 10-18.  This month he will be teaching 3 Google classes.  The classes are taught in small groups in our computer lab by our experienced technical guru, Loyd Huhn. He can help you master Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides so that your next school assignment looks slick and professional! Register for these FREE classes through our website or call us at 832-559-4200 to reserve your spot.

  • Google Docs for Teens
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 4pm in the Community Computer Lab, L216
  • Learn to navigate Google Docs and use the basic functions to make professional looking documents. 
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  • Google Slides for Teens
  • Wednesday, October 18 at 4pm in the Community Computer Lab, L216
  • Learn to navigate Google Slides and use the basic functions to make professional looking presentations. 
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  • Google Sheets for Teens
  • Tuesday, October 24 at 4pm in the Community Computer Lab, L216
  • Learn to navigate Google Sheets and use the basic functions to make professional looking spreadsheets. 
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Celebrate Teen Read Week!

 Calling all teens! Join us on Thursday, October 12th at 5pm in Room L129 for a storytelling hour in celebration of Teen Read Week.  You are invited to read from an original story or poem or bring an excerpt of your favorite to share aloud.  We’ll have book giveaways and snacks.  Meet other readers and pick up a library card while you are here. Make sure to visit our awesome display to learn all about this years nominees. And, don't forget to vote for your favorite by accessing this link. For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Upcoming Book Clubs

autumn booksInterested in joining a book club? I guarantee we have one to fit your reading niche. Each month, we have book clubs for adults, teens and children that meet to discuss books in a variety of genres. Each of our 7 book clubs (yes, that’s right – 7!) is open to new members, so take a look at the list below to see what they are reading next. If you find a book club you are interested in joining, stop by the library and see if we have a copy of the book on hand!

Book Clubs for Adults:

Paranormal Book Club on Monday, 10/9 @ 6:30pm: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Inspirational Book Club on Thursday, 10/12  @ 7:00pm: The Second Half by Lauraine Snelling
Mystery Book Club on Thursday, 10/26 @ 1:00pm: The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron
After Austen Book Club on Monday, 10/30 @ 7:00pm: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
Afternoon Book Discussion on Tuesday, 11/7 @ 3:00pm: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henríquez

Book Club for Teens (Ages 13-18):

Homeschool Book Club on Monday, 10/16 @ 1:00pm: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Club for Children (Ages 8-12):

Chapter Chats on Tuesday, 11/7 @ 5:00pm: The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders

For more information about any of these book clubs, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: books Photo by: Elena Savelyeva

Art Explorers - Quilling!

 Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm, come to Art Explorers in the Children's Area and learn the art of Quilling!  Using a quill, you will roll strips of paper to create a simple pumpkin picture.  All supplies are provided for this FREE and FUN program for children ages 8 - 12Call 832-559-4235 to register. 

Program: News of the 1870s World

news of the world

During the month of October, libraries in the upper Texas Gulf Coast region celebrate Gulf Coast Reads, an initiative that focuses on bringing communities together through reading and discussing one pre-selected book. The 2017 pick is the historical fiction novel News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

In News of the World, the main character, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, travels across Texas in 1870, reading newspapers from around the country to people in remote locations. On Saturday, October 7, join us to hear actual news from that time period from a library crier! All articles thanks to the Portal to Texas History.

News of the 1870s World will take place in the library lobby on Saturday, October 7th starting at 2:00 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Teen Art - Dynamic Drawing!

    Hey Teens!  Are you interested in taking your drawing skills to the next level?  Join us for a drawing class in our next teen art series taught by artist, Paige Carpenter.  This FREE program on Wednesday, October 4th from 5-6pm will focus on drawing dynamic gestures and action poses inspired by comics and manga.  Required registration is currently ongoing by calling 832-559-4200 or by visiting the 1st floor reference desk.  For teens ages 13-18.

 

Pirates Only!

  Ahoy, me hearties!  Scallywags ages 8 - 12 can come to the Children's Area on Thursday, October 5th at 5 pm and have fun at a Pirates Only program!  Learn about pirates, play pirate games, design your own treasure map and more!   Required registration begins 1 week in advance by calling 832-559-4235.    Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite buccaneer...Arrgh…

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