Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Christmas bellsTitle to be discussed: Christmas bells by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia's music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn."

Creative Corner: Lego Fun

Get ready for a new Lego Challenge! Put on your thinking cap and get ready to build and create with Lego blocks.

Date: November 15

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

This program is for grades 1-5 and kindergartners with an adult.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.
Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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Teens! Tournament of Books Is Coming Soon!

Enjoy reading? Like competition? Join the Harris County Public Library system for Tournament of Books!


Tournament of Books is a reading competition for students in grades 9-12 or ages 14-17.

Participants will work with a team to read a set list of books. Teams will then compete doing review games about the books at library book parties! Book parties will take place in December, January, February, and March. In March, the top team from the Spring Branch-Memorial Library will also compete against teams from the other Harris County libraries in the final battle for the championship.

To register, visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library at 930 Corbindale Road and pick up an application. Completed applications are due by December 15. If you attend Memorial High School, you can also pick up an application at your school library.

Visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library or call 713-464-1633 and ask for Elizabeth, if you have any questions!

15 Books
13 Libraries
1 Championship Team


Cooks and Books--NEW!

Join the fun with our new book group for grades 3-5. For this meeting we are reading a Science Fiction/Fantasy book (your choice) and making an out-of-this-world snack!

This program is for grades 3-5.


Date: Wednesday, November 8

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

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.
Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library Teen Book Club

SteelheartWant to celebrate Halloween in a fun, new way? Join the Spring Branch-Memorial Library Teen Book Club as we discuss the book Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. If you like superheroes, then you’ll love this book!

At our book club meeting, we’ll have pizza and play games. We will also decide on a book club name, so bring your ideas to share. Feel free to wear a costume!

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Ages: 12-18 (Grades 6-12)