Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library

Location:
930 Corbindale
Houston, TX 77024
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Phone: 713-464-1633
Branch Librarian: Bryan Kratish
Branch Email: SM@hcpl.net


 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Train to Crystal CityTitle to be discussed: The train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell.  Date of meeting: October 11,  6:30 p.m.  Summary: "From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians to Crystal City. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families; subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war."

HACK THE PLANET: Round Three

HACK THE PLANET: Music and Sound

Learn beginning Computer Coding using GoogleCS . 

Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8

Grades 6 and up

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September Computer Classes

SmartphoneNow that the school year has started, why not put yourself in a student’s chair and brush up on a few computer skills?  This month we are offering:

Beginner Internet—September 1
Beginner E-mail Part 1—September 8
Beginner E-mail Part 2—September 15
One-on-One: phones/laptops/tablets—September 22—bring your own device
One-on-One: phones/laptops/tablets—September 29—bring your own device

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-One sessions are ½ hour long.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

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TEEN CHESS CLUB---FRIDAYS

Join the Spring Branch - Memorial Teen Chess Club!

Challenge other teens to a game of chess, we will provide the room and chess boards.

 

Starting Friday,  August 26

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Grades 6-12

 

 

This program has no instructor or teacher, but provides teens with a fun, safe place to practice the game of Chess.

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Preschool Storytime----Fridays

                                                         

We are adding a Preschool Story Time on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at Spring Branch-Memorial Library effective 8/5/16.

This is an "encore" program for those who are not able to attend the Preschool Story Time on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Preschool Story Time is for ages 3-6 and includes stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft.

Space is limited and free tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior to the program. For more information, call 713-464-1633.

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