Evelyn Meador

Two Space Authors and an Astronaut

Join us at the the Evelyn Meador Branch Library as we host two children's authors and an astronaut on July 25 at 1:30 PM. Welcome Marianne Dyson and Melanie Chrismer as they present about space and their popular children's books and then get the opportunity to talk to them and ask questions. Also, look forward to a special visitor as a NASA astronaut also joins our presenters in teaching kids about space. 

All ages are welcome at this event. 

Closed for Independence Day!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library will be closing at 5:00 PM on July 3rd and be closed for the 4th of July. We will re-open on Friday for our usual hours.

If you miss us and want to see some librarians on July 4th, make sure to go to Seabrook's Fourth of July Children's Parade! It will take place from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at the Rex L. Meador Park. We will have librarians manning a booth and giving away treats and coloring pages! 

Join us at the Library in July!

During the month of July, the Evelyn Meador Branch Library will be continuing our Summer Reading Program with great events and awesome prizes! If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading yet, you still have time! You can sign up on our website until August 3 to get rewards for your reading. And remember, even if you aren’t signed up, or even a library member, you can still participate in our events. Here are some of the great things we have coming up this month:

Star Gazing Party: All ages are welcome to come to the library at 9:00 PM on July 9 to view the sky through telescopes with the expert help of the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society in this unique after-hours event!

Book Buddies Needs Volunteers!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library needs adult volunteers to to share the joy of reading with a young child. Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies will meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

This next season of Book Buddies will run from September 11th to November 13th, 2019 at Evelyn Meador Branch Library. You will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm to read with your Little Buddy.

If interested, please apply here: http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-adult-volunteer-application-and-agreement

Meet Astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz

Join us at the Evelyn Meador Library on June 29th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, for an afternoon with Astronaut and Author Franklin Chang Diaz. Dr.

Chang Diaz is Chairman and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, which he founded in 2005 after a 25-year career as a NASA Astronaut. He is a veteran of seven space missions and he has logged over 1,600 hours in space, including 19 hours in three space walks. He holds a PhD in applied plasma physics from MIT and he is Adjunct Professor of Physics at Rice University and University of Houston.
He will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, what's next in Space, current projects with his company, and sign copies of his books.

Program is free and open to all.

Evelyn Meador Library's Birthday!

On June 27th, starting at 3:30, come in to the library to celebrate our birthday! We'll have events all around the library, so come in and:

  • Meet Happy the Clown and eat birthday cake!
  • Make personalized buttons in the Teen Isle.
  • Play with electronics and learn about our maker materials in our Maker Space.
  • Learn about our technology classes in the Computer Lab.
  • Make crafts and play games in the Children's area.
  • Find out about our new seed exchange and much more!

This will be a great event, so make sure you come out and have fun with us!

Healthy Living With Chronic Conditions

Come to the library on June 13 at 1:00 PM to empower and improve your overall health and well-being! Join us for a special introductory presentation from Harris County Public Health on four self-management programs including chronic disease, diabetes, chronic pain and at matter of balance. While there, sign up for the two hour per week workshop over the course of 8 weeks.

Summer is Here, Time to Read!

The Harris County Public Library is starting it’s Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories”, on June 3rd, so it’s almost time to start reading! This year, record your reading on our website, or sign up on the Beanstack app, to earn points and prizes for all ages. Then come to the library to collect your prizes, like books, earbuds, and gift certificates.

Also, don’t forget to pick up a calendar of summer events at the library, or check them on our online calendar, so that you don’t miss out on great programs for all ages like educational classes, fun festivals, crafts, and other events. 

Meet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Come to the Evelyn Meador Branch Library Monday, May 20, at 11:00 AM for the special author appearance of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni! This wonderful local author will be discussing and signing her book "Before We Visit the Goddess", a powerful story about three generations of mothers and daughters who find strength in each other. Everyone is welcome to this event, so don't miss out!

Happy Mother's Day!

Just because the Evelyn Meador Library is closed on Sunday doesn’t mean that we don’t love and celebrate Mother’s Day. We appreciate all the moms in our community who do so much to help their kids and teach them to read and come to the library. To help you celebrate Mother’s Day, here are some great children’s books about mothers that would be perfect reads this Sunday (or any time you want to read about moms):

-My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell: A hard-working mother's extraordinary accomplishments are listed by her devoted child.

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