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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Junior Guild gift

Susan McKinney of the Junior Guild, Inc., presents Branch Librarian Nancy Agafitei with a check for $1,650 to be used to purchase children's books for the library. This organization has supported the library with generous donations and with volunteer service hours for many years.



Art of Racing in the RainTitle to be Discussed: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. Date of meeting: Thursday, May 27, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, May 28, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver. Next selection:

We Appreciate Our Volunteers!!

Volunteer's Mad Tea Party

It was "A Mad Tea Party," as over 65 people filled the Earl Elliott Room for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 19. Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Nandlal was the chief planner and organizer of this event, which thanked the many people who donate their time as processors of holds, menders, shelvers, book store sellers, and knitters of blankets and chemo caps for the Knowledge Exchange. Over 10,979 hours of service were provided by these volunteers, which is equivalent to adding 5.25 full-time employees. Harris County values this work at $16.84 per hour, for a total donation of $184,886!

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