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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. 

Do you have the best costume at Jacinto City Branch Library?

Stormtrooper CostumeThursday, October 26th @ 6PM

Do you think you are the scariest witch in town?  Do you have the coolest Stars Wars costume?  Come prove it!  Join us for a Halloween Costume Contest at Jacinto City Branch Library!

The costume contest will have two age categories, Kids (5-10 yrs) and Teens (11-17 yrs).

  • • Kids costume judging starts right at 6 PM
    • Teens will follow at 6:30 pm

There will be a prize for each age group!

Thursday After School Craft Corner @ Jacinto City Branch Library!

Mola craft created by GabyJoin us Thursday, October 12th @ 5 pm


We will feature a Hispanic Heritage themed craft inspired by the Kuna peoples of Panama (click on link to learn more about this fascinating country). 

Coding for Kids and Teens

If you've ever visited a website or played a game using an app on a phone or tablet, you have used something that was created using code. When someone codes, they create instructions for a computer to follow, and this makes it possible for us to play computer games, use apps, browse the web, and more. Learning to code allows someone endless opportunities, including creating their own games and even their own websites!

Recycling Robot Contest

The theme for our Summer Reading Program this year is "Build a Better World!" Join us on Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 3 pm and do your part by participating in this fun, team building, creative activity.  This contest is a great way for teens to create something out of items such as bottles, cans, cardboard, etc that would ordinarily go into the recycling box or the landfill.  Prior registration is required in person at the library or by phone at 713-941-2385.  Participants must be between the ages of 12 to 17 years of age.  Teams of 4 will be created on the day of the contest and will be allowed a maximum of 1.5 hours to create their robot.

PRACTICE SAT/ACT

Take the SAT or ACT before you take it! The Princeton Review is offering a practice exam at the library. Exams will be graded and scores released at a later time. The SAT will be held June 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the ACT held July 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information, contact Ellen Kaluza at the library, or go the Princeton Review website (PrincetonReview.com). Interested students can register through our events calendar or through the Princeton Review. Registration is required.
 

Galena Park High School's Cold Panic! Fallout! Wins The 2017 Tournament of Books

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Harris County Public Library was able to pilot The Tournament of Books, a literacy competition for high school students designed to develop and encourage a love of reading. 

The competition kicked off last October at four partnering high schools: Clear Lake High School, Galena Park High School, Humble High School / Quest Early College High School, and Memorial High School. Students at those schools, led by their school librarians, formed teams of 3 to 5 students. They then worked together to read all 20 books on a designated list of diverse Young Adult books. 

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