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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Using Your Library for Investment Research

Better InvestingWould you like to improve your investment knowledge?  BetterInvesting™ Houston Chapter will present a seminar on the investment resources offered by libraries.  The resources covered will include, among others, Value Line Investment Survey and Morningstar.  BetterInvesting™ of the national Association of Investors Corp was founded in 1951 with the mission to provide a program of sound investment information, education and support that helps create successful lifetime investors.  

Anyone who has an interest in building wealth is encouraged to attend.

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

When: Monday, August 17, 6:00-7:00 pm

Cost: Free

August Computer Classes

Check out the following computer classes offered in AugustBeach guy:

Mobile Device One-on-One*—August 6
Windows 8.1*—August 13
Beginner Word—August 20
Intermediate Word—August 27

*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

In falling snowTitle to be discussed: In falling snow by Mary-Rose MacColl.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 pm.  Summary: "Traveling to France during World War I to bring home her fifteen-year-old brother, who ran away to enlist, Iris, a young Australian nurse, decides to stay in Paris to help establish a field hospital staffed entirely by women."