Gulf Coast Reads

A Sculptor, a Rancher, and Pots of Chili

Ben ClaytonThe Fairbanks Library will host two events in conjunction with Gulf Coast Reads. On Monday, October 20, at 6:30 pm, we will host a chili tasting and recipe exchange. Participants will bring a pot of homemade chili, sample chili brought by others, and exchange recipes.

Gulf Coast Reads Author Stephen Harrigan at Museum of Fine Arts - Houston

Gulf Coast Reads, Harris County Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston invite you to a special evening with author, Stephen Harrigan at the MFAH on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

After introducing and reading from his novel, Remember Ben Clayton, Mr. Harrigan will sit for a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Houston Chronicle columnist and features writer, Lisa Gray, to be followed by a Q and A with the audience.

Remember Ben Clayton

 Each year a representative committee of librarians along the Gulf Coast encourage our communities to read the same title during the month of October in order to encourage readers to discuss it with neighbors, co-workers, friends, in classrooms and in libraries throughout the region. http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/
Throughout the month, participating Gulf Coast Reads libraries and school districts are offering educational programs that explore different topics and themes present in this year's Gulf Coast Read, Remember Ben Clayton. To explore the many events along the Gulf, go to http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/#sthash.XEMwKzQc.dpuf

Tuesday, our very own Afternoon Book Club will discuss Remember Ben Clayton, and whether or not you have read it yet, you are welcome to join them. Come to the library at 3:00 pm. 

 

 

Book Hunters in Brief #42: Further Reading for Gulf Coast Readers

BHinB#42Book Hunters is joining a whole bunch of readers across Southeast Texas in reading Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan for Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page.

Gulf Coast Reads -- The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Dog StarsJoin us on Monday, October 28, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.  This unforgettable novel is this year's selection for Gulf Coast Reads.

Gulf Coast Reads

Dog StarsGulf Coast Reads is an effort to get as many people as possible in the multi-county, greater Houston area to read the same book during October, so that we’ll all have something in common to talk about.  This year’s book is The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.  It describes the life of Hig, a small-plane pilot, after a flu pandemic has wiped out most of the population of the planet Earth.  We are having two events at the Fairbanks Branch Library in connection with Gulf Coast Reads.  On Thursday, October 17, at 4:30, we are hosting a discussion of the book.  Everyone is invited to read the book and come and talk about it.  Please let us know if you plan on coming.  In addition, bec

Join us for a Book Discussion and Movie Screening!

Come join us on Wednesday, Oct 9 at 10 am for the Gulf Coast Reads book discussion of Peter Heller's The Dog Stars at Stratford Library.  The following Monday, Oct 14, we will have a very special pre-hours screening of a movie detailing the true story of two climbers

Adult Services Programs This October

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our Adult Programs this October*.  We will continue with TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults), Freeman Needlecrafters, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), APPy Hour, and SCORE Counseling. MWA Advisors will continue to meet in October.

Movie Time - under 50 over - Tomorrow @ your library!

Adults of all ages, please join us for the under50over Movie Day tomorrow. The title is to be announced. The movie will start at 10:15 am. Movie Day will take place in the Children's Activity Space on the first floor of the library.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.

Flickr CC | DSCI1359 Regal movie theater in Nashville | Photo by: bresslau
 

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