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Book Hunters in Brief #146: Teen Read Week #146

It's our fault--us, adults. It's our fault that an awful lot of teens think the word "reading" and "fun" are, for all intents and purposes, opposites. Yes, our intentions are good. There's no doubt about that. We know how important literacy is for success. We know--because we've seen it--how hard life is for people who struggle with the written word. From traffic sign to mortgage contracts, the ability to read keeps you out of a lot of jams.

Teen Halloween Bag

Join us on Wednesday,October 12, 2016 from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm for some coloring fun. You can create your very own trick or treat bag for Halloween. All materials will be supplied by the Friends of the South Houston Library.  Craft is recommended for Teens ages 12 - 17. For more information please call the branch at 713-941-2385.

Halloween Teen Craft: Skull Art

Join us on October 15th at 2 pm for our monthly teen craft. Due to its overwhelming popularity, we are bringing back Skull Art using a board, nails, hammers and string for this spooky handman-inspired craft project. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Registration is available online at www. or at the information desk. 

Book Hunters in Brief #144: Banned Books Week 2016

Why do people ban books? Lots of reasons. But really, they all boil down to one reason: difference. Difference in opinion, in world view, in creed, in sexual orientation, and, yes, in views on race and ethnicity.

For Banned Book Week 2016, Book Hunters say celebrate the freedom to read by celebrating difference!

For Kids
George by Alex Gino
The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

Book Hunters in Brief #143: Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month and today, Book Hunters celebrates the occasion with some great titles for kids that are as entertaining as they are educational.