Contest

Winners of the Blackout Poetry Contest

We are proud to announce the first and second place winner of our Blackout Poetry Contest for April.  Drum roll please……………..The winner of the second-place prize, a cool journal book, goes to Makeda Memitee.  The winner of the first-place prize, the book “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur goes to Krista Wilson.  Congratulations ladies, and thank you to the poets that participated in the program!  Also thank you to all the wonderful folks that voted.  We had a great time celebrating poetry month in April with you all!

Blackout Poetry Contest for Poetry Month

Today is Tuesday, April 9, and Baldwin Boettcher Library will be having a program for teens and adults at 4 pm in celebration of National Poetry Month.   We will be making black out poems with pages provided  that will be set on display at the Little Blue Library in Mercer Botanic Gardens to be in judged by patrons in a contest .  At the end of the month, we will see who has the most votes and they will be the winner of the wonderful poetry book, “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur.  This will take place under the Tree House.  No registration is necessary.  Those that are unable to make it to the program on April 9, can bring in their black out poem to the library before, or for several days after the 9th.   They have until April 18 to bring in their contribution for the competition.  We will an

Saturday Happenings for the Family

Join us for Faithful Paws and a family storytime celebrating the Olympics at the Fairbanks Library on Saturday, February 17.
All school-age kids are welcome to practice their reading skills by reading a story to a furry, certified, non-judgmental audience starting at 2 pm. The kids can bring their own book or choose one from the library collection.

At the storytime we'll be reading winter sports books and making a craft. There will also be a contest for kids, teens, AND adults! The storytime starts at 3:30, but come in anytime to participate in the contest. The winner will be contacted on Monday, February 19.

For both programs, please call 713-466-4438

Holiday Book Tree Contest

holiday book tree Can you guess how many books the Reading Reindeer used in the holiday book tree? Visit the holiday book tree located near the first floor reference desk and enter for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

November 17 – December 29, 2017

Rules:

1. One entry per person. (located near the first floor reference desk)
2. LSCS/HCPL employees are not eligible to win.
3. In the event of a tie guess, a winner will be selected by random drawing of tied entries.
4. Winner will be notified by January 4, 2018, via email.

Books and gift card supplied by the LSC-CyFair Friends of the Library

Don’t forget to join us at Jacinto City Branch Library for our Halloween Costume Contest!

Dia de los Muertos face paintThursday, October 26th @ 6PM


Do you think you are the scariest witch in town? 

Do you have the coolest Dia de los Muertos facepaint? 

Come prove it!  Join us for a Halloween Costume Contest at Jacinto City Branch Library!

Join the Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Are you a puzzle master? Do you want to earn cool prize? Prove your skills and earn your prize on Saturday, July 22 at 2 PM. The Maud Marks Library is challenging our adults to make puzzles. We will be separating out into teams and each team will be given a table with a puzzle. The first team finished will win a special prize. Join us for food, fun, conversation, and a little bit of competition.

Recycling Robot Contest

The theme for our Summer Reading Program this year is "Build a Better World!" Join us on Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 3 pm and do your part by participating in this fun, team building, creative activity.  This contest is a great way for teens to create something out of items such as bottles, cans, cardboard, etc that would ordinarily go into the recycling box or the landfill.  Prior registration is required in person at the library or by phone at 713-941-2385.  Participants must be between the ages of 12 to 17 years of age.  Teams of 4 will be created on the day of the contest and will be allowed a maximum of 1.5 hours to create their robot.

Hats Off to the Winner!

Monday, June 5th we celebrated Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher.  Poeple were invited to come wearing their fanciest hat in honor of our Hat Lady Cindy Groover.  We are proud to announce that the winner with the grandest hat is................................

drum roll please................................................

Maurice Kness!  His hat was unique and loved by everyone.  Congratulations Mr. Kness!

Poetry Quiz Winner

 

In honor of April being poetry month, we had a display and a quiz for patrons to show what they know and maybe learn something in the process.  We are happy to announce that the poetry quiz winner for poetry month is Julie!  She really knows her poetry.  Congratulations, Julie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love to write short stories?

The Texas Association of Authors is hosting it's 3rd Annual Texas Short Story Writing Contest.  If you fancy yourself a writer, this is a great chance to submit your work for prizes and possible publication in a short story collection.
 
The contest is open from March 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017.   The author must live in Texas and the story must be between 1500-3000 words in length.  If you think you have what it takes, please go to the Texas Shorts website for more information.

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