Birth Anniversary of Melvil Dewey

Melvil Louis Kosuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 in Adams Center, NY.  He was an American librarian invented the Dewey Decimal System.  Melvil was also an advocate of the spelling reform, urged people to use the metric system and was interested in many other education reforms.  He died in Highlands County, FL on December 26, 1931.

American Education Week, November 17- 23, 2013

This week is the 92nd annual American Education Week.  The week has been observed since 1921, spotlighting the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten to college.  For more information, National Education Association (NEA), www.nea.org

Gulf Coast Reads - Book Discussion on Peter Heller's Dog Stars. Thursday, October 17th, 2013

This Thursday, October 17th, from 5 pm to 6 pm we'll be having a book discussion on Peter Heller's Dog Stars. The title is this years Gulf Coast Reads title. Come and join us in the meeting room to discuss the book.


Contact Stephanie Orr at 713-673-3237 if you have any questions about the program.

 

Funeral Arrangements for Dorothy Bowyer

Funeral arrangements have been set for Dorothy Bowyer:

Friends are invited to the visitation and funeral at the Advantage Howard-Glendale Chapel, 1015 Federal Road, Houston 77015 . Visitation is on Thursday, September 26th from 5:00-8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 27th at 1:00 PM at the Advantage Howard Glendale Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.



 

Passing of Dorothy Bowyer, Jacinto City Branch Library's First Librarian

We have sad news to report today.  Jacinto City Branch Library's first Librarian, Dorothy Bowyer, passed away yesterday in her assisted living home, she was 92 years old.  Dorothy was a substitute teacher with Whittier Elementary School before she helped establish the Harris County Public Library in Jacinto City in 1958 and became the first librarian of the branch.