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Where Will the New Evelyn Meador Branch Be Located?

Ever since the plans for a new Evelyn Meador Branch in Seabrook were announced, people have been asking me if the new building will be in the same location. Good question. The new building will actually be directly across the parking lot from the old building. That is the highest point of ground on the property, and the site will be raised another two feet before construction begins. The current scenario is that the old building will be torn down before work on the new one begins. This will give the contractors much more room to work. The site of the old building will be used as part of the new parking lot. In my next post, I'll highlight some of the great features planned for the new building.

Robert B. Parker Takes On the Wild West

Titus Welliver (of television’s Deadwood fame) does an excellent job of reading

Evelyn Meador Branch Has a Winner!

Barbara Whelton is the winner of the 2009 Adult Summer Reading Program drawing at the Evelyn Meador Branch!  Barbara has been a reader all of her life, and has a long association with libraries.  Her children have grown up reading as well.  She  plans to give her $50 gift certificate to her son for his birthday. Sounds like a good birthday present to me!

Evelyn Meador Branch Storytime

EV StorytimeCalling all parents with preschool age children!  Don't forget that Storytime is all year round.  Ms. Pearson will be at the Seabrook Community House every Wednesday morning at 10:30, waiting to share stories and song, fun and games.

The Legendary Sounds of the West

Ennio MorriconeBack in the ‘60s composer Ennio Morricone, along with director Sergio Leone (both Italians) gave the western a whole new look, feel and soun

NOTICE! Fast Forward for Evelyn Meador Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the new & improved Evelyn Meador Branch has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 6th at 10:00 a.m. from the original date of Thursday, October 8th. Same time, same place, though. Looks like things are starting to shift into high gear now, and we can't wait to show you all of the good things that will be in our new building!

EVELYN MEADOR BUILDING PLANS ARE MOVING FORWARD

Although we’ve reached the end of the 2009 Summer Reading Program, there is still plenty of excitement in store for the Evelyn Meador Branch! The groundbreaking for the new building is scheduled for October 8th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception at the Seabrook Community House (1210 Anders Lane) next to City Hall. Construction is planned to start shortly after this and we are hoping to open in late 2010 or very early 2011. Stay tuned for further developments!

 Evelyn Meador Parking Lot looking West

ANOTHER NOTCH IN ELMORE LEONARD’S GUN

Complete Western Stories of Elmore LeonardThis past June the Western Writers of America presented the Owen Wister Award to Elmore Leonard for his contributions to the literature of the west.

Have Gun Will Travel: the Western Heard

I’m a lucky man. I was caught in rush hour traffic coming out of Houston yesterday afternoon, but what could have been a miserable and frustrating trip was actually quite pleasant. I had Louis L’Amour in the car with me. At least, I had a collection of some of his western short stories on CD. Within moments after turning on the player I was completely tra

Evelyn Meador Branch Turns Twenty-one!

What would you do if you hosted a birthday party and no one came? That was a question we were asking ourselves up until the day of the party. But we needn’t have worried! In spite of the fact that the library has been closed since last September (thanks a lot, Ike), and the heat has been record-breaking, lots of kids and parents are joining us at the Seabrook Community House for our summer programming. Already this summer, almost 600 people have attended the various shows. That’s not bad for a library that is closed!

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