Katherine Tyra

One Year Later: Share your Stories of Disaster and Recovery with the Harvey Memories Project

Along with the flooded homes and interrupted lives, Hurricane Harvey left millions of stories and images in its wake. As we near the one year anniversary of the flood, a group of local archivists are gathering as many of them as they can. The Harvey Memories Project's mission is to collect, preserve, and share digital artifacts associated with the storm--stories of rescue, resilience, and recovery, as well as stories of painful loss and the lingering questions. 

As part of the project, HCPL's Outreach team will visit Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch Library on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM to collect your stories and images for the archive. We'll have audio and video recording equipment and laptops on which you can post your own files to the project website.

Bear Creek & Galena Park Set to Reopen

We are excited to announce that the Galena Park and Katherine Tyra branch libraries will reopen this month. Galena Park opens its doors Monday, April 23 after repairs to its roof and air conditioning system. The Katherine Tyra Branch Library at Bear Creek will welcome customers for the first time since Hurricane Harvey forced it to shutter on Monday, April 30.

Work is progressing at the Kingwood and Barbara Bush branch libraries, though we do not yet have reliable estimates for their return to service.

We want to thank you all again for your patience and support on the long road to recovery.

 

AARP Tax Aide

Because the Katherine Tyra Library @ Bear Creek is still under repair, the AARP will be providing their annual free tax preparation assistance services at the Living Word Church located on 16607 Clay Rd on Tuesdays from 1 to 5 PM and Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM, starting Friday, February 2nd.

If you have any questions, please call the church at 281-500-8913.

Where: 
Living Word Church
16607 Clay Rd
Houston, TX 77084

When:
Tuesdays: 1-5 PM
Fridays: 11 AM-3 PM

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Voter Registration

Do you need to register to vote? We will have voter registration at the pop-up library at Clay’s Restaurant on Thursday, January 25th from 1:30 -6:00 PM, and on Thursday, February 1st from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you are not already registered, or you need to change your address on your voter’s registration, please come visit us! Clay’s Restaurant is located at 17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084.

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Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Library Schedule

BC SubRenovations and repairs from Harvey are continuing on the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek structure located at 16719 Clay Road.  In the meantime, we continue to serve the community by providing weekly pop up library services at two locations in the Bear Creek area.


Please Join Us At One of our Pop Up Libraries.  We provide the following general library services at each pop up, but our programming services vary by location.

  • General Pop Up Library Services:
  • Book, Audiobook, DVD, and Magazine collections to browse and checkout
  • Item Checkout and Returns
  • New and Replacement Card Services
  • Free Wi-Fi and Laptops for Public Use
  • HCPL Hotspot Checkout

Tuesdays

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Bear Creek United Methodist Church, in the Village (located behind the church building in the tan structures) Room Hope 1 and Hope 2,
16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston, TX 77084

BCUMC
 
  • Tuesday Programming:
  • Storytime- (ages 18 months and up) 11:15 AM
  • ESL Conversation Class- 12:00 PM
  • Infant Time- (ages birth to 18 months)  2:00 PM

Thursdays

*Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PMclays
Location: Clay's Restaurant, 17717 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084.

  • Thursday Programming:
  • Storytime- (ages 18 months and up) 11:15 AM 
  • Savvy Stitchers- 1:00 PM
  • Pokémon Club- (all school age children) 4:30 PM
  • *Family Game Night- First Thursday of the Month ONLY
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Extended Library Service Hours on Family Night 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • NOTE: Not all of our library services may be available during our extended evening hours due to staff availability.

For more information contact Amy at 281-492-8592 or Melinda at 713-466-4438.

Wireless Hotspots Available for Check-Out

Wireless hotspots are now available for check out at our Pop-Up Libraries! Anyone can check one out, but limit one per household.

They check out for 1 week with 2 renewals. The hotspots have 2GB of high speed data, but will drop to dial up speed once that is used up. An internet provider is not needed to use them. Just connect them to your device with the login information that comes with the hotspot! This service is free. All you need is your library card!

 

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New ESL Conversation Class On Tuesdays!

Do you know an English Language Learner who would like to practice speaking in a non-judgmental place?  Let them know about our new ESL Conversation Class.  This laid-back class gives beginners and advanced learners a chance to practice their English skills.  While our building is closed, this class will take place every Tuesday at 12:00 PM at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water Drive.

Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Library on Tuesday, December 12th at BCUMC

Please join us at our Pop-Up Library on Tuesday, December 12th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church on 16000 Rippling Water. We’ll be in the tan buildings on the backside of the parking lot, in rooms Hope 1 and Hope 2. Programs and services at the pop-up library include:

  • Bilingual Storytime at 11:15 AM- Theme: Los animales en la granja/Farm Animals (Stories and songs in both English and Spanish.)
  • Infant Time at 2:00 PM
  • • Keepsake MakerSpace from 12 to 3 PM-  Tealight Snowman Ornaments
  • Library Material Check Out and Returns
  • New Card Services and Replacement Card Services
  • Internet Cafe

We are so grateful to the Bear Creek United Methodist Church for providing a space for us to serve the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

Pop In at the Katherine Tyra Pop Up Library Tomorrow, November 30 at Clay’s Restaurant

Please join us tomorrow, November 30,  from 11 to 3 PM at Clay’s Restaurant, 17717 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084  for:

*Storytime at 11:15 AM Theme: Moose
*Keepsake MakerSpace: Holiday Ornaments to replace any claimed by Harvey or just to add to your family collection.ornament
*Barnes & Noble Free Giveaway Books to Build Your Personal Library (one per patron while supplies last)Donated Books by Barnes & Noble
*Library Material Check Out and Returns
*New Card Services and Replacement Card Services
*Internet Cafe
*Savvy Stitchers at 1:00 PM
*Pokémon Club at 4:30 PM

pokemonPokémon Club will be held at Clay's Restaurant at 4:30 pm every Thursday. All school age children are invited to come and bring their Pokémon Cards or Nintendo DS for this event. We ask that parents remain at Clay's for the duration of the program. Contact Shandy Pittman at (713) 466-4438 with questions.

We love seeing our patrons. Pop in and say hello then enjoy all that's going on at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Libraries.logo

If you have any questions please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

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