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Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

Half Broke Horses

Title to be discussed: Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 8, 6:30pm.  Summary: Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds -- against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, Jeannette W...

Movie Time

Join us in watching a popular 2010 movie.  Time: Thursday, January 20, 3:30 pm.  This PG movie was was a remake of a 1984 film and was nominated for the Teen Choice Award.  Why get on the waiting list when you can invite your friends and come see it with us.

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Let's Go to the Opera!

The respected Ann Thompson presented a opera preview on Monday, January 10 at 7 pm.  She introduced Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking and Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor.  The productions will be opening at the Houston Grand Opera on January 22 and January 28 respectively.  Please join us for this informative, fun, free program!

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Genealogy

Working on your family tree?  Try using the databases available through the website.  Just click on datatbases, Genealogy, and you will be able to access Heritage Quest remotely by using your library card number.  You will be able to search categories such as the Census 1790-1930, Revolutionary War, and even the Freedman's Bank.  Also plan to come by the library to continue your search in the database Ancestry.com which has numerous genealogical databases such as U.S. Immigration, Jewish Family History, and birth, marriage & death records. 

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