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Family Chess Club - July 15 @ 1:00 PM

Whether you are learning, expanding your knowledge, or just want to have fun, come by our Family Chess Club! Chess Club will on Saturday, July 15, from 1:00-3:00 PM, in the Meeting Room.

This program is for school-aged children up to adults. For more info, contact the library at 281-360-6804.

An Ancient Tradition

Simple ingredients: Flour, water, salt, and possibly yeast. Bring them together with varying degrees of pressure, time, and heat and you have created a traditional staple of life celebrated around the world - homemade bread.

The smell of baking bread triggers warm memories of yesterday and creates new ones today. It brings us together to share our stories, memories, and experiences around a common space. Life magnified through nourishment and community.

Be inspired to bake your own homemade bread for your upcoming celebrations with these books:

Family Curses: When Writers Beget Writers

I am the luckiest of fathers and have been since the beginning. If any newborn can be said to be calm, it would have been our daughter. Even factoring in a big honkin' dollop of paternal bias, she was pretty much perfect. She didn’t even cry much, and the crying she did seemed almost perfunctory, as if she only wanted to assure us she had a superior set of lungs. Her personality hasn’t changed much since those first moments of life. She has grown up to be a remarkably poised and intelligent young woman. It seems like all my wife and I had to do was remind her of the basics: 1). Treat everyone with respect and kindness, and if, for whatever reason that proves impossible, then at least be polite, 2). Don’t cheat or lie, 3). Boredom is for losers, 4). Be open to new experiences, and 5). Don’t put things up your nose.  That’s about it.

Lost Family

Annie's GhostsImagine discovering that the person you know the most has secrets from you.  Much of what they've told you is opposite of the truth.  Steve Luxenberg found himself in this position when he unearthed the history of his mother and a family member he never knew.  Using his journalism skills and passion for family, he wrote Annie's Ghosts: a Journey Into a Family Secret. 

Forgotten Wisdom

Not long ago, I stumbled upon a book called How to Sew A Button by Erin Bried. The book contains a treasure of practical life tips that were common knowledge for many of our grandmothers but are no longer well-known for many today. You'll find simple tips and tricks for baking bread, writing thank-you notes, planting a vegetable garden, and more.

Para Los Ninos

Please join us this Saturday at noon for this month's Para Los Ninos family program! We will be reading several stories, followed by time for parents to participate in activities with their children. The theme is "Raise a Reader," and we hope you can make it!

Uncover Your Family's Roots

Curious about your family history? The library will offer a genealogy workshop to help you get started. In October, professional genealogist Lynna Kay Shuffield will teach an all-day basic genealogy workshop covering basic research, organization, and searching of databases and public records. Registration and more information will be available mid-September.  Want to get a headstart and read about it now?  The library has books, databases, and other resources to help.

Complete Idiot's Guide to GenealogyComplete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

 

 

Family Road Trip by Book

In 1953, a familiar-looking retired man and his wife hopped into their Chrysler and drove across the United States on a road trip. The man didn't receive a pension to help pay for the cross-country vacation, even though he was an ex-president. President Harry S. Trumann didn't even have secret service to protect him. Back then, he used some money from his memoirs, and drove with his sweetheart, former First Lady Bess, to see the country they had enjoyed in their younger years.

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