Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Hard Times by Charles DickensTitle to be discussed: First half of Hard Times by Charles Dickens.  Date of meeting: Monday, April 18, at 6:30 PM.

New Hours at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will have a reduction in hours starting April 6, 2011.  Renewals, requests and other online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net.  The new Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 1-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 12-8, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, and Saturday 10-5.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

Get "Money Smart"

In difficult economic times, getting "Money Smart" is more important than ever. Each April, the FDIC sponsors free financial education events around Houston with a goal of helping consumers learn about savings and money management on any number of topics.

Join us at any of the events at Harris County Public Library branches listed below. In the meantime, learn about other Money Week (April 2-9) speakers and events around Houston at http://www.moneyweekhouston.com/. And anytime during the year, take the Money Smart online class available on our databases page http://www.hcpl.net/ref/dbsubs.htm#business

Please contact the branch hosting the session you would like to attend:

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Mammy by Brendan O'CarrollTitle to be discussed: The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll. Time of meeting: Monday, March 21, at 6:30 PM. Summary: A popular Irish comedian chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s.  Here is the heartwarming and hilarious story of an Irish widow who raises her seven children alone, refusing to be overwhelmed by any obstacle in her path.

Beloved Book Characters Visit 5 Library Branches

madeline

In honor of Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2nd, some of our favorite characters from Main Street Theater will visit five library locations after school and share their stories.  There's Madeline, the French schoolgirl, Moose, the hungry guest from If You Give a Moose a Muffin, Drover, Hank the Cowdog's loyal sidekick, Farmer Alfalfa, the corn growing goat from Busytown, and our favorite Herdman from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, young Gladys Herdman.