Star Wars Reads--This Saturday!

This Saturday, October 8, from 1-4 p.m., celebrate Star Wars Reads here at the library. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. Listen to a Star Wars story and watch it come to life as it is illustrated before your eyes! Learn cool Jedi moves from Jedi Master Whit at 3 p.m..

Enter your name in our prize drawing for a chance to win fun Star Wars stuff! Crafts! Photo booth! Snacks! Prizes! Trivia! 

All ages welcome.

STAR WARS READS DAY IS COMING!

 The force will be with you all day on Saturday, October 8th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm as we celebrate Star Wars Reads Day!
Listen to a Star Wars story at 1:30 pm.  Improve your intergalactic fighting skills and learn how to be a jedi warrior with Jedi Master Sifu Whit of Jade Mountain Martial Arts of Katy at 3:00 pm!  If that's not enough, we'll also have crafts, a photo booth, snacks, prizes, trivia and more!  Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!  All ages are welcome to come and join the fun!  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4235.

Bob Gardener Cuba Exhibit

In case you haven’t yet seen Robert Gardener’s spectacular “Cuba as I See it” exhibit in Room L-129 here at the library, this week gives you one last chance. Robert Gardener recently returned from Cuba as part of a cultural “Art Exchange” program that allows American citizens to visit Cuba under existing embargo laws. The exchange emphasized interaction with a variety of arts as well as participation in the everyday life of the people. Bob spent several days in Havana and Trinidad, photographing the old, colorful, and restored structures of both cities.

Havana and Trinidad both offer the visitor a rich experience of bustling streets filled with farm tractors, old cars and trucks, children everywhere, men on horseback, street vendors, bicycle and horse drawn taxis, smells of rich coffee brewing, food cooking, laughter and music everywhere.

The selections he has chosen are designed to give you a sense of the people, lifestyles, architecture and arts of today’s Cuba, before they become inevitably changed by increased tourism and outside influences.

This week is your last week to see it! Come on in.

The Train to Crystal City: This year's Gulf Coast Reads selection

Did you know that from 1942 to 1945 secret government trains regularly delivered American civilians to an internment camp in Crystal City, 110 miles southwest of San Antonio? The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children; the vast majority of whom were deeply loyal to the United States, were never charged with a crime, and were unable to understand why they had been forced to leave their homes. Jan Jarboe Russell, a writer at large for Texas Monthly and other publications has written a gripping record of the World War II Crystal City, and it has been chosen as the Gulf Coast Reads selection for this year.

Children's Area Changes 1.1

Much like Apple does with Iphones and computers, we’ll be sending you updates as we continue to make the upgrades/changes to the Children’s Area.  The most recent and recognizable one is that we have moved all the books previously shelved in the “series” section into Fiction.  The reason: there are so many fabulous books that are part of a “series” that we simply don’t have the room to highlight all of them in that area.  As of today, all series books are now shelved by author. We have pulled a few of the more popular series and they are located on one side of the 2x2 pyramid shelf near the center of the children’s area.  On this shelf, you will find favorites such as Disney, Star Wars and Superheroes. On the shelves at the front of the fiction section (the former series shelves) you will find our Spanish collection, which consists of biographies, fiction, non-fiction and picture books as well as a small selection of Chinese language books. As always, please ask at the reference desk if you need help finding or requesting a book.  More great changes ahead…we’ll keep you posted!