Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series: Fruit Trees, Planting and Care

Homegrown always tastes better!  Learn how to select, plant, and maintain the right fruit trees for your yard and the Houston climate.  Find out which are the most important factors to consider when choosing varieties that will thrive here.  Who knows, maybe with the help from the Harris County Master Gardeners, you will be able to start your own orchard. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial LibraryCitrus Tree

Date: October 18, 2016

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Train to Crystal CityTitle to be discussed: The train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell.  Date of meeting: October 11,  6:30 p.m.  Summary: "From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians to Crystal City. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families; subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war."

Country Club: Costa Rica

Join our library “Country Club” and we will “travel” to a different country each month to sample food, culture, games and more!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will stamp our passports in Costa Rica!

íPura Vida!

Date: Wednesday, September 28

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

For ages 5-11

Space is limited.                                            
Free tickets will be issued first-come, first-served 30 minutes before the program.
Children must be able to attend on their own; adults will be admitted on a space-available basis.
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Creative Corner---LEGO

Build a Lego WeDo model and program it to move using simple coding!
Children ages 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Wednesday, September 21

Time: 4:00-4:50 p.m. for ages 8-11

Time: 5:00-5:50 p.m. for ages 5-7 with an adult

Pre-registration is required and opens September 14.

Space is limited.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Avast ye, Mateys!
Board the good ship Spring Branch-Memorial for some fun on the high seas!

There will be stories, songs, games and crafts!
If you miss it, you’ll say “AAAARRRRGGHH”

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages: 4-8 years

Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to program.

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