Register to vote!

Today, Tuesday October 9, 2012  is the last day Texans can register to vote in next month's election. We have voter registration cards here at the library at the Customer Service desk. You'll have to mail the card yourself today to get a valid postmark on that registration. As always, we're open until 9:30 tonight.

Gulf Coast Reads: the book and the movie

Every year at this time all the libraries of the Upper Gulf Coast conspire to get y'all on the same page. Or at least, reading the same book. This year's Gulf Coast Reads book is Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the story of a young boy's struggle to come to grips with the loss of his Dad in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11.

On Tuesday, October 2nd, you're invited to our conference room on the second floor, at 3 pm, to discuss the book and celebrate the occasion.

We also invite you to next week's showing of the film inspired by this amazing book, with a discussion to follow. That'll be on Tuesday October 9th, at 6 pm. in the first floor meeting room, L 129.

Art Explorers "travels" to Mexico!

 The next stop on our artistic trek around the world is Mexico!  Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in the Children's Department on Monday, October 8th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, October 9th at 4:30 pm.  Learn about art forms in Mexico and create a fabulous chalk rooster drawing inspired by the artist Chucho Reyes!  Each session is limited to 20 children (grades 2nd - 6th).  Call 832-559-4235 to register and for more information!

PUPPETS ALIVE! PUPPETS CREATION!

Register now for this exciting, NEW Afterschool Program in the Children's Department!  On Tuesday, October 2nd  at 4:30 pm use your imagination to create a puppet from an ordinary wooden spoon!  All supplies and instruction are provided and fun is guaranteed!  This program is limited to 15 children (3rd-6th grade).  Call 832-559-4235 to register and for more information about this program!

Seguin: Unsung Texas Hero

Join us for the premier performance of Seguin: Unsung Texas Hero, a new play for young audiences commissioned and produced by the Alley Theatre, on Monday, October 1st, at 2:00 p.m., in the Library meeting room, L-129.
The production is free and it's most appropriate for families and students in grades 4 through 10.

Seguin: Unsung Texas Hero is a high-paced and extremely informative 50-minute play about Juan Seguin, an authentic hero of the Texas Revolution. It's a play within a play in that it follows a Texas history teacher who interrupts a school performance about the Texas Revolution after discovering that the actors know little about their subject matter. In an effort to educate the actors about unrecognized Texas hero Juan Seguin, the teacher joins the actors in their story’s telling.

The three quickly improvise their way through the major and minor battles of the Texas Revolution, from the Grass Fight to the Battle of Concepcion. Events soon become status updates as the battle of the Alamo plays out like a wrestling match. The play is written by Alvaro Saar Rios, directed by Joe Angel Babb and features Chris Rivera, Kalob Martinez and Autumn Knight.