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Evelyn Meador Book Club Meeting in May

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The Evelyn Meador Book Club will meet at Coffee Oasis on Nasa Parkway on Monday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. to discuss The Help by Katherine Stockett. This event is open to the public.

Braggin' Rights & the American West

Names like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Kit Carson, Calamity Jane, Frank and Jesse James, conjure certain images in the American mind. For us, these people, who actually lived and died and left their marks, have become larger than life.  They are now a part of our American folklore right up there alongside Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Deadwood Dick, and live on as sources of inspiration. 

Coming Attraction

Coming soon, to a neigborhood near you - if you are anywhere in the vicinity of Seabrook, that is!

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Why is it, when we see these bird motifs we automatically think seagulls? Because it's Seabrook, of course!

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This is the view looking towards the teen area (on the left) and the children's activity space. The windows on the right overlook the park are and hiking / biking trails.

Where the Wild West Still Lives

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is an event every Texan or “wanna be” Texan should attend at least once. It’s been an annual fixture on the Houston calendar since 1932. People come from all over to participate or partake of all the good things that happen at this event, from the rodeo itself to craft fairs, carnival rides, celebrity entertainers, and of course, good food.  But if you can’t get to the Rodeo, you can at least read some of the great books about rodeo life from our collection. Here are some adult-level, non-fiction titles where you can learn more about the cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo clowns and others we look forward to seeing every year.

Evelyn Meador Book Club

Until the opening of the new building, The Evelyn Meador Book Club will hold their regular meeting in the conference room at Coffee Oasis (4650 Nasa Parkway) in Seabrook.

A Dramatic Entrance

As the library nears completion, I thought everyone might enjoy a preview. Here is a picture from the entrance (looking towards the interior doors). That's definitely something to look forward to!

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The Wacked Out West

With the remake of True Grit currently having a good run in theatres, interest in some of the more comic elements of the wild west are hopefully on the horizon. And there’s more gold in them there hills than you might have been lead to believe too! Some books are classics and some deserve to be better known than they are.

Detecting the West

Have you ever wondered where the term “private eye” came from?  Well, you can thank Mr. Pinkerton for that. Allan Pinkerton that is, of Pinkerton National Detective Agency fame. Mr. Pinkerton, along with his brother, started the first private detective agency in the United States way back in 1850. Pinkerton was a barrel maker by trade and a very successful one at that. Just how he got into the detective business is a story worth knowing. Furthermore, his Agency is still in operation today and many of his methods of detection and crime solving are still being used. The Pinkerton Detective Agency played a role in capturing or eliminating many of the criminals of the 19th century, among them, Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, the Wild Bunch, and others. He was a friend to President Lincoln and foiled an early assignation attempt. He organized a spy ring to infiltrate the Confederate Army and obtain vital wartime information.

Evelyn Meador - A First Look Inside

This week the Friends of Evelyn Meador and the librarians got their first look inside the new building. It's not finished yet, but it's coming along rather nicely, don't you think?

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The Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library get their first look inside. The excitement is running high.

Ms. Pearson scopes out the upcoming Teen Zone and Game Room.

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