October 16-21 Events at Octavia Fields Library

Newsprint Flowers - MON Oct. 16 @ 2:30
Learn to create fanciful flowers out of newspaper.

All materials will be provided!

Event Type: Gulf Coast Reads
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/16/2017
Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 


Family Movie - MON Oct. 16 @ 4:30
Family Movie with fresh popcorn provided by Movie Tavern Deerbrook.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
© Touchstone Pictures
1993 © Dreamworks
PG 76 minutes

Event Type: Family Program
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 10/16/2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Microsoft WORD Basics - MON Oct. 16 @ 5
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE computer operation instruction!

WORD is one of the BIG THREE OFFICE SOFTWARES employers want their prospective employees to know. Come get some experience!

Event Type: Computer Class
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/16/2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
 

 


Teen Tuesdays: Teen MakerSpace - TUE Oct. 17 @ 4:30
Join us for a craft and snacks. This week we will be making jack-o-lanterns and decorated pumpkins.

This program is for ages 11-18

Event Type: Young Adult/Teen Program
Age Group(s): Teens
Date: 10/17/2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

 

 

Club Po Go - TUE Oct. 17 @ 6
Spend an evening filling your Pokédex, talking strategy and keeping up with the latest information!  And as always, our ever present lures! All Pokémon Go players are welcome!

Event Type: All Ages
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 10/17/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 

 

Microsoft POWERPOINT Basics - TUE Oct. 17 @ 7
POWERPOINT is one of the BIG THREE OFFICE SOFTWARES employers want their prospective employees to know. Come get some experience!

Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE computer operation instruction!

Event Type: Computer Class
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/17/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 

 

Diabetes Academy - WED Oct. 18 @ 2
Diabetes management workshop.

Topics include:
*Diabetes 101
*Staying healthy
*Diabetes medication

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/18/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 


Kids' Crafternoon - WED Oct. 18 @ 4
Children ages 5 & up are invited to join us at this weekly craft program. Every week will be something new and engaging!

Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s): School-age Children
Date: 10/18/2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
 

 

 

 

Read It & Eat It Book Club - WED Oct. 18 @ 4:30
Join us for a lively discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

"In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember -- strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become -- in the eyes of the law -- a kidnapper himself."

Celebrate books and food!

Event Type: Gulf Coast Reads - Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/18/2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
 

 

Cuentos Para Niños - THU Oct. 19 @ 10:15 AM
Storytime fun for the whole family!
Come listen to stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish!

¡Tiempo de cuentos divertido para todos la familia!
¡Ven a escuchar historias, canciones, y rimas en inglés y español!

Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s): Children, Preschool Age Children
Date: 10/19/2017
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
 

 

Essential Oils 101 - Essential Oils of the Bible - THU Oct. 19 @ 7
As you read through the pages of nearly every major essential oil company, you will recognize several oils that are also mentioned in the Bible from the time of Christ. During this class we will identify these oils along with the Biblical references. At the end of this class, we reserve a time for mingling and sharing.

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/19/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 


Warriors Remembered - THU Oct. 19 @ 7
Meet the author and hear the stories behind the book.

WARRIORS REMEMBERED is a photo documentary of Vietnam Veterans Memorials from all 50 states with stories of their significant features, locations and the motivation and struggle faced by those who built them.

Presented by the author, Albert J. Nahas.

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/19/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 

 

Microsoft Office Online VS Google Docs - FRI Oct. 20 @ 2
FREE! Microsoft Office Online and Google Docs are free versions of powerful Office software - word-processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.

Come see how they work, learn their advantages, and see the power of these FREE softwares!

Event Type: Computer Class
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/20/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 

 

Genealogy Workshop - SAT Oct. 21 @ 2
Genealogy Workshop Topics Include:
-Basic genealogy search strategies
-How to build a family tree
-Overview of familysearch.org and ancestry.com

Please watch video at goo.gl/Pf1wDs (click here) to prepare!

Registration is required (click here)

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/21/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM

 

Fun with Furry Friends - SAT Oct. 21 @ 3
Faithful Paws will be here Saturday at 3pm. Come and read with these fabulous furry friends.

School age children (5-12) are invited to read aloud their favorite picture books to the certified therapy dogs from Faithful Paws.

Children can also have their pictures taken with their favorite Furry Friend. Join us for a tail-wagging good time!

For more information, please contact the library (832) 927-5500.

Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s): School-age Children
Date: 10/21/2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

 

Microsoft EXCEL and BUDGETS - NEW CLASS! - SAT Oct. 21 @ 3
We will be learning Microsoft Excel 2013 and working on BUDGETS!

We are going to cover Excel specifically for creating or editing budgets, whether personal or work-related. Bring your budget rough draft or some ideas and let’s get started on that budget!

If the students choose, we will work on business budgets and pro forma budgets!

Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE computer operation instruction!

Event Type: Computer Class
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/21/2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM