Book Buddies

Book BuddiesDo you have a child in grades K-3, or who is 5-8 years old?  Do you want your child to develop a love for reading?

Sign up your child to be a Little Buddy!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and teens together to share the joy of reading.  Trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies)  are paired with children (Little Buddies), and in 10 weekly sessions, they participate in 45 minutes of shared reading. 

When: Mondays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library's meeting room

Ask for an application at the information desk.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 713-464-1633.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

The unthinkableTitle to be discussed: The unthinkable: who survives when disaster strikes--and why by Amanda Ripley.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Amanda Ripley retraces the human response to some of history's epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917, a plane crash in England in 1985, to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center. Then, to understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts. Finally, Ripley steps into the dark corners of her own imagination, having her brain examined by military researchers and experiencing through realistic simulations what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain's fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses."

Pajama Storytime

Wear your pajamas and join the fun with new books, bedtime classics, songs and sleepy-time activities for the whole family!

Stuffed animals are welcome too!

Activities are targeted to ages 3-7

 

 

Date: Monday, September 11 and 25

Time: 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Space is limited for story time and after school programs. Please arrive early to ensure your participation; free tickets or sign-in sheet will be available 30 minutes prior to programs or 15 minutes prior to 10 a.m. programs. 

Cooks and Books--NEW!

NEW FOR GRADES 3-5!

Join the fun with our new book group!
Let’s bake a snack and talk about books! For our first meeting, bring one of your favorite books.

 

 

Date: Wednesday, September 13

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation. Free storytime tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to programs or 15 minutes prior to 10 a.m. programs.
Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.