Labor Day Library Hours

Labor DauWe will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:00 am.

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September Computer Classes

LeafNow that the school year has started, why not put yourself in a student’s chair and brush up on a few computer skills?  This month we are offering:

Beginner Excel 2013—September 3
Intermediate Word 2013—September 17
Mobile Device One-on-One*—September 24

*You must bring your own device.

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

OrchardistTitle to be discussed: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  Summary: "At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he's found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit at the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect them but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Transcribing America as it once was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in The Orchardist she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in."

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Indoor Gardening—Pest Problems and Animal Safety

Cat and plantThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their September lecture on growing plants indoors.  They will cover the topic of pest control and speak of pet-safe plants.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  September 15, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Read with a Furry Friend!

Did you know dogs love stories too?

This is a wonderful opportunity for beginning and reluctant readers to read aloud with a patient and gentle listener.

Our certified therapy dog teams are from Tender Loving K9s.

 

Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Ages: For beginning readers ages 5+

Children will sign up for a 10-15 minute time slot to read with a Therapy Dog
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Space is limited.