Monsters Arrive at 2:30 PM Wednesday, June 23rd!

Monsters

 Bring a blanket and pillow to hide from the horrible monsters arriving at the Barbara Bush   Branch's Earl Elliott Room this Wednesday, June 23 at 2:30 PM.  What powers a city with electricity, laughter or fright?  The answer is coming in a movie about monsters this Wednesday afternoon.

While you are here, check out our famous monster books. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendack is one of my all time favorite books and there is the great There's a Nightmare in my closet by Mercer Mayer and last but not least Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. McKissack and Onawumi  Jean Moss.

BARBARA BUSH AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Sarah's KeyTitle to be Discussed: Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay. Date of meeting: Thursday, June 24, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, June 25, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: In Paris during July 1942, Sarah, a ten year-old Jewish girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. On the 60th anniversary of that event, a reporter finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible day to the camps and beyond. July Selection: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.

Monsters, Wheels and Imagination!

Next week’s programs for children of all ages include: an animated Disney Pixar movie about monsters working in a large manufacturing plant, Wednesday, June 22 at 2:30 in the library Earl Elliot Room: an entertaining, funny and fun program presented by Mick Corley of Imagination Station Tuesday, June 23 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room: and an Arts Alive! Music and Movement program titled Whee for Wheels! on Thursday, June 24 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room.  It is not too late to join the Reading Club.  Have fun this summer and keep reading!

A VISIT FROM AUTHOR WARREN HANSON

Author Warren Hanson

Author Warren Hanson was a special guest at the Knowledge Exchange program on May 28. Warren has recently relocated to the Spring area from Minnesota. He is an author, illustrator, singer and musician who has written many books for adults and children, including "Reading With Dad", "Older Love", and "Beginning." He has become well-known as the illustrator of "A Cup of Christmas Tea."

The Knowledge Exchange is an intergenerational group that meets at the library every Friday at 2:30 to knit and crochet and share these skills with others. They knit chemo caps for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, lap blankets for the Veteran's Hospital, and helmet liners for active duty soldiers.

Warren read the group his very appropriate book called "Kiki's Hats," a lively story of a spunky and lovable woman who knits hats and gives them away, and in the process teaches everyone the joy of giving. Contact Warren about visiting your group through his website.
 

Encore of Splash Day for the Babies!

We will have an encore of Splash Day for the Lapsit babies this Monday, June 21st at 2:00 PM in the garden outside of the  Robin Bush Activity Room at Children's Services.  Please bring swimsuit, sunscreen, a change of clothes and a towel if you would like your baby aged three months through fifteen months to participate. 

Finger plays, singing, parachute play, reading books and listening to music will continue.  We will have use of the outdoor area when weather permits.

I'm looking forward to seeing you and your children this summer.