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Book Hunters in Brief #154: Snow Fantasy

Like ice cream for breakfast, a pet boa constrictor, and face tattoos, snow sounds great in theory, but if you ask folks who have to face the stuff day in-day out, they have a very different take on it. This week, Book Hunters in Brief gives you and your young ones a chance to enjoy some winter wonderlands in the best possible way: from a nice, warm sofa with cups of hot cocoa. Enjoy!

December Events & Courses - Adult Services & Technology Training


 

Adults - December is around the corner! Check out what Adult Services at FM has planned at your library next month by clicking on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/j84ok3d

Book Hunters in Brief #153: Mythology & More from Oceania, Polynesia & Hawai'i

In honor of the release of Disney's Moana, Book Hunters in Brief presents a selection of mythology, folklore, and traditional tales from the South Pacific.

Tuesday Evening Book Club Readers Choice Edition, Tuesday December 13th at 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome.

This months selection will be Readers Choice. Participants are encouraged to re-gift recently read paperbacks that they would recommend to others. 

Participants can also select choices for the 2017 book club monthly picks.

The book club will meet in the Women’s Council of Realtors conference room on the 2nd floor. Please call 281-376-4610 for more information.

 

The Prettier Side of Politics

First Women by Kate Andersen BrowerLet's take a break from the deluge of political commentary and look at the prettier side of politics: the First Lady. This week someone mentioned a book to me that I immediately added to my list: First Women: the Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower. 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Dashing through the snowTitle to be discussed: Dashing through the snow by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm.  Summary: "In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are preparing for the first Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchased in the next town, but the winner hasn't come forward. Could Duncan have secretly bought it? Alvirah Meehan, the amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly have arrived in Branscombe for the festival. They are just the people to find out what is amiss. As they dig beneath the surface, they find that life in Branscombe is not as tranquil as it appears."

Book Hunters in Brief #152: Mickey Mouse's 88th Birthday

He's the original mouse that roared, and built an empire. From his beginnings as Steamboat Willie, he now has his four-fingered, white-gloved hand in some very lucrative pies ranging from the four-letter TV sports behemoth to far-flung amusement complexes in places like Paris and Hong Kong.

Even with a prodigious imagination like Walt Disney's, it is hard to imagine he dared to imagine his little flickering, black and white rodent would be so phenomenally successful.

So, let's all raise a cup of Ovaltine to Mickey on the occasion of his 88th birthday.

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 18, at 2 pm to discuss The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.  This coming of age/detective story is about a Native American family living on a North Dakota reservation in 1988.  After a terrible event, the family is traumatized, and 13 year old Joe struggles to help them get their lives back. 

Louise Erdrich is a member of The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  We recognize the contributions of Native Americans during November, National American Indian Heritage Month.

Book Hunters in Brief #151: Need a Laugh?

The Book Hunters have been thinking there are a lot of folks out there who could use a good laugh right about now.

Book Hunters in Brief #150: Citizenship Month

November is Citizenship Month in Houston which both civic engagement that true citizenship entails as well as "the vibrant mix of native Houstonians, transplants from other cities and states, Immigrants, refugees, foreign students and international resident workers."

Book Hunters is doing its part with this offering of reads for adult and youth:

For adults
Becoming Americans: Immigrants Tell their Stories from Jamestown to Today Edited by Ilan Stavans

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