Faithful Paws

We are pleased to announce a new program with Faithful Paws designed to help reluctant readers gain confidence in their abilities. When it comes to unconditional acceptance and sincere enthusiasm, dogs are a breed apart, so what better listener for a child who may be struggling with reading. Registered therapy dog, Nooska, and her human, Shawn Stibbard, will visit Northwest Branch Library.

Marsha's Petting Zoo







It's a goat! It's a donkey! It's Marsha's Petting Zoo!

Join the fun on Tuesday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and meet all the animals visiting Spring Branch-Memorial Library! A great kick-off to Summer Reading Program!

This free program is open to all ages. In the event of rain, program will be rescheduled.

23 Mind-Blowing Animal Pictures

owl and mouse photo

Oh, this is not going to end well. Check out 23 pictures of animals and insects both adorable and downright frightening. View the original website or try out StumbleUpon, a web discovery tool that helps you find websites related to your interests.

Precinct 1 @ Aldine Library

The Harris County Precinct 1 Traveling Naturalist Program came to the Aldine Library's Bilingual Storytime on Thursday, November 8th, 2013. The children enjoyed getting to meet some furry friends.

Animals Out of this World

Watch out! Exotic and native animals are coming to Galena Park! Come join us at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Center (1302 Keene St Galena Park, Tx 77547) at 3:00 pm for our Out of this World program. A Traveling Naturalist from Challenger Seven Memorial Park will bring some very interesting species and demonstrate which animals are exotic and which ones are native. See you there!
If you have not had a chance to register for our Summer Reading Program, do not worry, you can register online or visit your local library.

War Dogs

Military animals have been used in various wars and conquests throughout time. Alexander the Great made use of elephants. War pigeons were popular in WWII to ferry messages across enemy lines. And, of course, horses have been used in both ancient and modern warfare.

Dogs have also seen their share of war combat over time. Ancient Greek writings tell of their presence in various conflicts. Many countries still use canines today in both combat and peacetime missions.

Read about a few modern military dogs and their handlers in these gripping accounts:

Animal Signs @ Community Building!

Join us at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Building next door to the Galena Park Branch Library Thursday, June 14 th, at 3 pm for the special "Animal Signs" program to be presented by the Challenger 7 Memorial Park's Traveling Naturalist. Our presenter will bring live animals to show you! While the Galena Park Library is still closed due to ongoing remodeling, you may register online for Summer Reading fun on our website at  or each Thursday afternoon at the Community Building before and after our special program presentations. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

War Animals

Many film studios reserve some of their biggest releases for the last two weeks of the year. One of the movies premiering on Christmas day is called War Horse and is based on a historical fiction book of the same name written by Michael Morpurgo. The film is set during World War I but it is not a war movie, according to director Steven Spielberg.

That's Disgusting!

Why Dogs Eat PoopKids love books about poop, boogers, and slime.  Why shouldn't adults?  Francesca Gould and David Haviland bring this engrossing genre to adults with their latest book Why Dogs Eat Poop & Other Useless or Gross Information about the Animal Kingdom.  Don't think this is relevant for adults today?  Take a look at the section entitled "Are Cows' Farts a Major Cause of Climate Change?".

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