Mystsery Book Club

Come one, come all.  The Mystery Book Club is back!! We had a great first meeting since our hiatus.  We talked about one of our favorite authors who passed away this year.  There will be no more "The Cat Who..." books by Lillian Jackson Braun.  Her books will be missed.  They were a fun read.  However, we moved on and decided that this next month we would concentrate on "unusual occupations".  One of the group said there are books out there about a pet sitter.  One pet is even an iguana.  So see if you are able to produce a book with a more unusual occupation than that.

We will discuss the occupations, and eat a light snack.  Come join in the fun and lively discussion.  See you on October 19th at 2 pm.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

SulaTitle to be discussed:  Sula by Toni Morrison.  Time of meeting:  Monday, October 10, 2011, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  Two girls who grow up to become women.  Two friends who become something worse than enemies.  In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in a small Ohio town. 

New ESL Classes at Baldwin Boettcher

globeDo you know someone who wants to learn English?  Baldwin Boettcher Branch currently offers two ESL classes for adults, and more are planned to start in the next few weeks.  These free classes are geared toward helping new immigrants meet their work and personal goals through English conversation study and language exercises in small groups of two to eight people.  Those interested in joining a class may stop by the library or call us at 281-821-1320 for more information.  The library also has the Rosetta Stone language learning program, as well as a selection of ESL books, CDs, and DVDs which may be checked out for an extended loan period.   

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Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher!

 

Hats: Status, Style and GlamourEveryone is invited to wear a hat or cap to the library next Tuesday, September 13, for our first annual celebration of Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher.  We will have fun all day long and will award prizes for the best hat spotted in the building each hour.  Preschool Story Time at 11:00 AM will feature a special hat craft for the children, but this day is for all ages.  Hat Day is our own creation, so feel free to be imaginative!  Don’t miss out on the celebration -– go in your closet and find a hat to wear next Tuesday! 

Find out more about hats:

Hispanic Heritage on Display

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of LoveHispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, but we are getting an early start.  Beginning Tuesday, September 6, the display table in the center of the library at Baldwin Boettcher will show off books, audiobooks and music by writers and artists of Hispanic countries or heritage.  As materials are checked out, we’ll be adding more, so keep checking throughout the month. 

Hispanic Heritage Month programs at Baldwin Boettcher: