Shrinky Dink Buttons

shrinky dinksHey teens! It's time for Shrinky Dink crafts! Draw on shrinking plastic to create awesome buttons. We will have needle and thread if you want to sew your finished buttons on clothing or a backpack from home. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 17 from 3:00-4:30pm.

For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

We're "Mad" about Science, are you?

...well, you can be when you come to the Children's Department on Monday, July 16 at 3:00 pm for the Mad Science special event show!  Learn all about science and do experiments with one of the wackiest scientists you'll ever meet!  FREE and fun for children of all ages (adults too!)  Meet in the Children's area prior to show time.  Call 832-559-4235 for more information.

Non-Toxic Band Performs Monday!

  ...Join Sesame Street songwriter, Joe Romano and his partner, Susan Elliot, "The Non-Toxic Band" as they sing and encourage audience participation with their lively, original musical concert for children of all ages (adults too!).   Meet in the children's area of the library by 3:00 pm on Monday, July 9!  For more information, call the Children's Reference desk at 832.559.4235.

Teen Steampunk Tea Party

teacupHey teens! Have you registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program yet? What are you waiting for? Create an account, read any 5 books (or for 600 minutes) this summer, log them online, and stop by the library for cool prizes!

And don’t forget the Steampunk Tea Party! Put on your best steampunk attire and sit down for a nice spot of tea (or lemonade!) and cookies. Whether you come in costume or not, join us for steampunk-inspired mustaches and flowers! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 10 from 3:00-4:30pm.

Felicitations for a Focused Fourth!--or the Alternative

When the Fourth of July holiday falls in the middle of the week we have neither the lead-time to prepare nor the down-time to recover from our over-indulgences. So either we have to be very focused or, alternately, we can stretch it out and declare a personal month of patriotic celebration.

We at the library can help you with the latter.

Our famous ‘round wall’ has a new display simply called ‘American History’. It’s full of lovely great biographies of the founding fathers and histories of the American Revolution. When you get through those, there are also Civil War, frontier history, and Texas revolutionary histories. You could celebrate 1750 to 1865 all through July.

You can also read David McCullough’s great book, 1776 and discuss it socially at the inaugural gathering of the History Book Club on Tuesday, July 17th. It’ll be in the Friends of the Library Room on the first floor, at 7:00 o’clock.

However you celebrate Independence Day, we send our best wishes for a wonderful time.