Battle of the Books – The Final Weeks

harry potterThe Battle of the Books is in its final three weeks! Have you been voting and keeping track of your favorites? We have had a few close races, and we’re getting closer to picking ultimate champions in all three categories. Here’s where we stand at the end of 8 weeks of voting:

This week, Gone with the Wind goes head to head with The Lord of the Rings in adult fiction, The Hunger Games races against The Maze Runner in YA fiction, and Harry Potter is up against Nancy Drew in children’s fiction.

Next week, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will battle against The Help in adult fiction, Eragon must stand against I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You in YA fiction, and Charlotte’s Web will duke it out with Bridge to Terabithia in children’s fiction.

The winners of these two weeks of voting will battle for the title of Battle of the Books Champion!

Each week’s winners have been marked on the brackets near the Reference Desk, so stop by to take a look at what didn’t make it! And if your favorite book was knocked out, you know what you need to do: VOTE!

Dinosaur's Rock in the Children's Department!

 Monday, July 29th at 3:00 pm come to the Children's Area for Dinosaur's Rock!  This unique [and FREE] program will literally bring the museum to you!  Children of all ages will learn about the prehistoric age, dig for specimens and see amazing visual displays of genuine and life size dinosaur fossils, footprints, eggs and many other objects that are millions of years old!  Call the library at 832-559-4235 for more information!

Room Art in a Jar

mason jarsSummer is winding down, but we still have awesome teen programs coming up! On Tuesday, stop by the library for Room Art in a Jar. Get creative and make something pretty with mason jars and craft supplies. All supplies provided. For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 30 from 3:00-4:30pm.

For more information call the library 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: The Humble Mason Jar Photo by: Chiot’s Run

Balloons, Movies and Story times, Oh My!

  Thursday, July 25th is gonna be thrilling all day long in the Children's Library!  Starting at 10:30 am, bring the kids to Preschool Story time. Enjoy zoo themed stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft!  At 2:30 pm, Joshua Creations will be in the Children's area to make special themed balloons!  At 3:00 pm, it's time for a movie!  We will be showing the animated PG rated  Despicable Me!  Gru, who delights in all things wicked, vanquishes all who stand in his way.  That is, until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen - a potential dad.  Bring a drink with a lid, we'll provide the popcorn!  And, end the day with Spanish story time at 6:30 pm!  It's a whole day of fun and best of all, it's FREE!

Bottle Cap Jewelry

bottle cap necklacesHey teens! Have you registered for summer reading yet? (If not, what are you waiting for?) If you’re looking for fun things to this summer, don’t forget the teen summer programs! On Tuesday, join us for bottle cap jewelry and make a charm for a necklace out of a bottle cap and craft supplies! All supplies provided. For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 23 from 3:00-4:30.

Are you participating in the Teen Summer Writing Contest? All entries are due by 5:00pm on Saturday, July 27. Don’t miss the deadline! Entry forms and more details are available at the Reference Desk or this post.

For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: 303/365: Pretty Photo by: LaCheryl