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Financial Literacy

piggy bankI know, I know...financial literacy. Not the most exciting of topics I agree, but it is a worthwhile one. It's also Houston Money Week, an initiative designed to provide individuals and familes with financial knowledge.

Theater Sketches for Teens

The South Houston Branch Library will be having a Theater Sketches program for teens ages 12 and older who are interested in theater and have a passion for acting. No experience is required! Teens will have fun challenging their acting skills while at the same time exploring literature. Registration is required and is open until Wednesday April 11th, and the program is Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 pm.

To register, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530 or register at the front desk when you stop by the library. 

Reading for Glory: The 2nd Annual Tournament of Books Is Huge Success!

Harris County Public Library held the 2nd Annual Tournament of Books on Saturday in which teams of local high school students tested their knowledge of a set of fourteen books compiled by HCPL literacy staff. Saturday's teams were the winners of preliminary competitions to determine the team that would represent each of the eight participating schools.

The tournament consists of two parts. The first is a short answer Jeopardy-style round that tests competitors' factual knowledge of the books they read. The top three finishers advance to the championship round which consists of long form answers in which participants' interpretive, critical thinking and communication skills are showcased. 

Kids and Teen Typing Class

Do you like learning with computer games?  Join us for a fun and interactive hour of typing games.

We will meet in the Katy Computer Lab.

Kids Schedule
4/9, 4/23
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Teen Schedule
4/2, 4/16, 4/30
4:30 - 5:30 pm

African American History Month Celebration

February is African American History Month, and we invite you to celebrate the importance of African American culture and history with us. The South Houston Branch Library will be having an African American History Month Celebration on Monday, February 19 at 5:00 pm. All ages are welcome to join us for fun and activities during this celebration. 

You can find a wide variety of historical and biographical books and resources in our library catalog, and if you would like more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Mardi Gras at the Library

Join us next Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 PM at the South Houston Branch Library for a fun Mardi Gras Carnival celebration! All ages are invited to come and enjoy wonderful masks, necklaces and more, so make sure to bring the whole family!

If you would like to learn more about Mardi Gras and perhaps make your own crafts, check out some of the great nonfiction books available at the library.  We even have Mardi Gras music CDs

Lego Mindstorms ® come to Jacinto City Branch Library!

Lego Mindstorm (R) and childJacinto City Branch Library is hosting Playbots!

Wednesdays, January 10th to February 21st, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Playbots is a coding club made possible by a generous grant from the American Library Association and Google.

Jacinto City Branch Library is taking applications for Little Book Buddies!

Book Buddies iconDo you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades?

Do you want to help them develop a love of reading?

Then stop by Jacinto City Branch Library and fill out an application for our Book Buddies program!

Citizenship Month Family Program With “Faithful Paws”

Dogs, cats, and rabbits are beautiful and incredible animals, but did you know that they can work as therapy pets? Have you ever wondered what therapy pets do, or how a dog, cat, or rabbit can become a therapy pet? Faithful Paws Pet Therapy is an amazing organization specialized in training animals specifically designed to administer unconditional love and therapy to adults and children in nursing homes or hospitals. We invite families and people of all ages to visit us on Tuesday, November 21 @ 2:00pm to learn more about pet therapy from Faithful Paws. 

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