End of Summer Reading Program Party! 3:00 pm Wednesday, August 7th

We're celebrating the end of the 2013 Summer Reading Program with a Finger Painting Party for all ages.  So come on in to the Meeting Room and join us for some painting fun!  We hope to see all of you at 3:00 pm.

 

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla portraitYou might ask who is Nikola Tesla.

We have all heard of Thomas Alva Edison - the man behind the first commercially efficient light bulb and the direct current (DC). However, during the same time, Tesla and George Westinghouse - the man who funded Tesla's works -  were demonstrating how an alternating current (AC) was more practical to develop since it could transmit electricity to further distances than Edison's direct current and require even thinner wires. This is not unlike other competitions we have seen since then: the VHS/Betamax format war or the Apple vs Microsoft operating system battle or, the more current, Apple and Samsung smartphone war.

The Battle of Currents had begun and in the end the United States electrical grid switched to the AC form of electric power.

Aside from this, Tesla worked on several other things including a tower which

Name a Shuttle!

Drawing of shuttleHouston will soon have a new attraction at the Johnson Space Center. Although this is not one of the real orbiters from the retired shuttle fleet, Texas is still embracing it as a tribute to the shuttle program. The shuttle replica, scheduled to open in 2015, will be the only such attraction in the nation to allow visitors to actually step foot inside of it. A contest to name the shuttle will begin on July 4th. To see the rules and to vote, click here.

International Smurfs Day

Smurf posterSaturday, June 22 is International Smurfs Day! In honor of this, your Jacinto City Library will be showing a special movie at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. There will be several giveaways, including activity sheets, posters, and masks. So stop by and get your smurf on! For more information, please call (713)673-3237.

The 2013 Summer Reading Program @ JC

Have Work - Will Travel Giraffe

The Summer Reading Program for 2013 is well underway. Be sure to register in order to be eligible for awesome rewards! Children and teens who sign up will receive a free bracelet. Children will receive a free book after completing the required reading. Teens will receive a glow in the dark water bottle - supplies are limited. Finally, adults who register will be entered into a raffle for a gift card at each branch. Other rewards will be given throughout the summer but you will have to register now before it is too late! Click on the following links if you want to register today:

Children Summer Reading Program. (12 and under)

Teen Summer Reading Program. (13-18)

Adult Summer Reading Program. (over 18)

Be sure to stop by the next children's program! Ronald McDonald will stop by the library on Wednesday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call us at (713)673-3237.