Baldwin Boettcher

Fire Safety on Wednesday

This week on Wednesday, July 24th at 10:30 am we will have Fire Safety with Tom Petty and his trick performing wonder dog, Cinder.  This event will take place under the Tree House of Mercer Botanic Gardens and is for all ages.  We hope you all will join us for the wonderful and educational program.  To see what programs we have coming up, please check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us at the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens.  We would love to see you there!

The Tool Check Out & Raffle Winner

On Saturday, July 13th we had our Tool Check Out & Raffle and it was a wonderful success!  Many people checked out some tools and got their free book.  We are happy to announce the winner of the beautiful hanging plant provided by Plants for All Seasons is, Drum Roll Please………. The winner is Molena!  Congratulations Molena, and thank you to all the people that participated, and to Plants for All Seasons for donating the beautiful plant!

Houston Zoo Sprouts

Tomorrow, Wednesday July 17 at 10:30 am the Baldwin Boettcher Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens will have Zoo Sprouts.  It is a program geared toward children 18 months to 5 years old, and the Houston Zoo will be coming to us with a program to connect kids to the natural world.  It will take place under the Tree House.  For more information on this wonderful event please call Victoria at 832-927-5480.  No registration is necessary and like all other library programs, it is free.  We hope you will bring your little ones and join us! 

Tool Checkout & Raffle

Saturday, July 13 from 10 am to 3 pm the Baldwin Boettcher Library will be giving away a free book with a tool checkout.  Those who checkout a tool will be entered into a raffle to win a beautiful hanging basket generously donated by Plants For All Seasons. Please note that the tool checkout is for 2 weeks only and the tools must be returned to the same location which is Baldwin Boettcher Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens.  It is a great time of year to get some extra work done in your yard, and garden, so we hope you will participate in this wonderful service.  We hope to see you all Saturday!

Thomas the Snakeman is Coming!

Thomas the Snakeman will be visiting the Baldwin Boettcher Library on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 am.  Come join us under the Tree House inside Mercer Botanic Gardens to learn about snakes and get the opportunity to see and touch them.  This children’s program is for ages 5 to 12 years, and no registration is necessary.  We hope to sssssssssee you tomorrow!

Japanese Language Classes 4 Weeks in July

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will be having four beginning Japanese Language Classes for the public starting on Tuesday, July 9th at 5:30 pm.  There will be 4 consecutive classes each Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, and 30.  Learn the basics of the Japanese language, and culture and participate in a weekly craft. Registration limit is twenty and the class is free.  It will take place each week, under the Tree House of Mercer Botanic Gardens.  You can register on line while there are spots available at hcpl.net, or you can simply call us at 832-927-5480.  Attendees are required to attend all four classes.  We hope you will join us for these wonderful classes taught by Ms. Shamguchi.  

Library Closed July 4th


The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Mercer Botanic Gardens will be open, so you will have access to the book drop to return books.  We will reopen on Friday, July 5th at 10 a. m. for our usual hours the rest of the week.   We hope all of you in the community have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Paint by Number Was a Big Hit


Today at the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens we had our Paint by Number craft for all ages under the Tree house at 1:30 pm.  It was relaxing and everyone had a great time.  To see what programs we have coming up, please check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us at the Little Blue Library.  We would love to see you there.

Wednesday at the Little Blue Library


Today is Wednesday, June 26th and the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens has 2 adult programs in store for you.  First at 11 am we will have Spin-a-Yarn.  It takes place at the Mercer Botanic Center, and the address there is 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to knit, crochet, craft, stitch, and chat, then this is the group for you.  Later in the day at 5 pm we have our Word Crafters writing group meeting.  It takes place in the Starbucks at 1960 and Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to write or would like to start, come join us!  To see what programs we have coming up, please check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us at the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens.  We would love to see you there!

Kid's Cafe at the Little Blue Library

Do not forget the Baldwin Boettcher Library is hosting Kid’s Café’ at noon Monday through Friday each week through the summer.  Come enjoy a delicious and nutritious free lunch provided by the Houston Food Bank.  It takes place under the Tree House and is for kids and their accompanying adult.   

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