Evelyn Meador

Do You Want to Make a Difference in a Child's Life? Volunteer for HCPL's Book Buddies!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week in the afternoon for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Our next session will run from September to November 2017. We are still in need of adult volunteers at the following eight locations:  Atascocita, Evelyn Meador, Fairbanks, Freeman, Katherine Tyra, Kingwood, Maud Marks, Octavia Fields. If you are 18 years or over and interested in volunteering, please fill out the online application.

Happy Birthday, Evelyn Meador Library!

We can hardly believe it! Evelyn Meador Library in Seabrook celebrates its sixth anniversary in our new building this month. We will hold a birthday party to celebrate on Thursday, June 29 from 3 pm until 5 pm. Twenty-nine years old and we look great!

Come to the library to get out of the heat and enjoy conversation over cake and light refreshments. Happy the Clown will entertain and your children will be the stars of the show. The Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library will hold a children’s book sale from 2-5 pm with bargain prices to benefit the library. We also have gaming for tweens and teens at 4 pm.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodation can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Another Great Japanese Culture and History Display!

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, for May our display case (Elton Porter's Window on the World) is hosting another great Japanese culture filled collection. Each year Emily Egan Sensei of Clear Lake Iaido is gracious enough to lend us a new selection and we cannot thank her enough! Come check it out!

 

This Saturday: Indian culture mini-festival!

Join us this Saturday in the meeting room for a very special cultural event! In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Evelyn Meador Library will be hosting an Indian culture mini-festival! From 11am-12:30pm there will Indian kid's crafts and coloring and then from 1-4pm teen/tween and adult activities will include food tasting, a classical dance presentation, traditional remedies and more! This is a ticketed event so show up early!


"Teen Tycoons" Registration Starts May 1st!

Money management is a vital skill for everyone, so why not get an early start! In Teen Tycoons teens (ages 14-18) will learn everything they need to know about how money works! Where does our money come from? How much money is enough? How do we define a recession? What is a depression? How will I pay for college?  How does a business set sales prices? Income producing Real Estate, what are the risks and rewards? All these topics and many more will be covered in Teen Tycoons. The classes are scheduled to start on June 6th at 10:30am in the conference room, and will continue at the same time June 13th, June 20th, and June 17th. There is limited space for this great opportunity and registration begins this coming Monday, May 1st, at 1pm!

You're Invited! - The 2017 Friends of Evelyn Meador Annual Meeting

Today (4/25) starting at 7pm in the meeting room, the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library invite you to their 2017 annual meeting. Guest speakers include mayoral candidates Kim Morrell and Thom Kolupski as well as city council at large (position 2) candidates Laura Davis and Jared Kelly. Everyone is welcome, and no registration is required. Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm so show up early!

Next Wednesday: Rubik’s Cube! Variations and Tricks to Solving

Ever tried the cube!? The Rubik's cube that is. Join us next Wednesday (4/26) in solving this classic puzzle and some of its variations. A great way to stretch those brain muscles. The puzzling starts at 4:30 in the Teen Isle! No registration is required.

Flickr CC: Rubik By: Hernán Piñera

Next Tuesday: Coding with Scratch!

Ever wanted to learn how to code? The geniuses at the MIT Media Lab developed Scratch which is a great way to start! We will learn how to use Scratch.mit.edu/ to code our own interactive stories, animations, and games. No registration is required, just join us in the computer lab next Tuesday (4/25) at 4:30pm!

Next Wednesday, Make and Fly a Kite for Earth Day!

Earth Day is the 22nd, and it is National Kite Month! What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than making and flying a kite? Next Wednesday (4/19) at 4:30pm, join us in the meeting room and we'll make a great kite, learn how best to utilize the wind with them, and fly them in our lovely Rex Meador Park. No registration is required.

Closed for Easter!

Just a reminder that the Evelyn Meador Library, and all Harris County Public Library branches, will be closing early on Thursday April 13th at 5pm, and will remain closed until Monday morning (April 17th) when we will resume normal hours. Have a great and safe Holiday!

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