Mardi Gras

New Orleans

Next Tuesday is a day that means “Party!” to many people.

Mardi Gras!

And when it comes to Mardi Gras, most of us think of two place: Rio de Janeiro or New Orleans.  Of course, New Orleans is much closer and therefore more likely for a destination celebration.

While the city has been a center of commerce and tourism, it has also been a place of art, literature, and – perhaps most known -- music.  Artists over the decades have found homes there.  Numerous movies have been set or filmed there.  Writers have been inspired by the area and its history, as well as the legends of intrigue -- and maybe even magic.

The Month of March Madness

Why do we love the month of March?

We have so many events and several holidays. It may seem hard to keep up. Even the term "March Madness" immediately makes one think of basketball and rightly so, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is known as March Madness.  However, there are numerous other reasons to love the month of March. A few of the big ones are The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the start of Spring, Mardi Gras and of course, St. Patrick's Day.

Want to read about starting a Spring garden, the origins of Mardi Gras, why rodeo's are so popular or who is St. Patrick exactly and why do we have a day in his honor?

Teen Craftastic: Mardi Gras Masks

mardi gras masks

No need to go to New Orleans, celebrate Mardi Gras right here.  On Tuesday, March 4th @ 4:30pm, we will be making Mardi Gras masks in the Teen Area of the Kingwood Library.  This program is for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.  All materials are generously provided by FOLK; supplies are limited.  For more information, contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804.

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