Crowns: LIFE Program Winners

ticket pictureToday, two lucky winners at the LIFE program, Barbara Puckett and Arvis Stribling, won a pair of tickets to the upcoming production of Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.  Crowns will run from October 8-18 in the Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theatre.  Adapted from Michael Cunningham's and Craig Marberry's book, Regina Taylor's "Crowns" captures the thrill of self-expression with a series of intimate gospel-infused musical portraits, as seen through the eyes of a Brooklyn teen sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina.

For information on these events, call 281-290-5201 or go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice.
 

 

 

Adult Summer Reading Program Branch Winners

SRP Prize WinnerFive lucky readers won gift certifcates by Participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program-Reader Nation.  Carolina Little, pictured to the right with library director, Mick Stafford, was one of the HCPL grand prize winners. She won $100 Amazon gift card.  Michelle Wright won a $50 Amazon branch winner gift card.  These two prizes were donated by Harris County Friends Coucil.  Three other readers won $50 dollar gift cards donated by the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library.  These winners were Mary Pegg, Linda Pence and Jennifer Jordan.  Linda Pence was so happy with the prize, she immediately became a member of the Friends of the Library.  Thanks to all the children, teens and adults who visited the library over the summer and participated in our library programs.

New "All Age" Storytime Coming Next Week

Many times we are asked, "Why can't you have more storytimes?" or "Why don't you have an all-age, daytime storytime?"

Well you wishes have finally been answered!

We are lucky enough to be teaming up with the English Department on campus to offer a new Multicultural Storytime on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30pm staring September 22nd, 2009.  The students from ENGL 0308 have been looking for a funway to practice their English skills and we jumped at the chance to be able to offer another program to our community.

Each week the students will take turns reading some of our favorite books.  They will also occasionally be sharing stories in their native languages which will also be translated into English for everyone

This storytime will be limited to 35 children of any age and, as most of our programs, tickets will be handed out in the hour prior to the storytime.

Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats - LIFE Workshop

hat image"CROWNS, a stand-up-and-testify musical based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother. As Yolanda encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of preparing for and going to Sunday church service, she begins to discover connections to older traditions and a deeper spirituality. CROWNS is a soul-stirring tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion by celebrating African-American women and their church hats."  --text from http://www.mcphotog.com/

What can you tell about a person by looking at her hat? See a preview of our upcoming play starting October 8-18. Celia Barnes and Ron Jones will present.