Building Community Collaborations!

Red, White and Blue BlanketDriving like bank robbers, Val and I packed up the car with forty-eight hand knitted lap blankets to be dropped off at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center for local veterans receiving treatment at the hospital. These beautiful blankets, crafted by individual participants of the Knowledge Exchange, brighten the very sterile environment that our heroes are confined to, often for months, while they are patients on the Spinal Cord Injury Ward.
The San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution collects funds to purchase new yarn twice a year for the Knowledge Exchange. This collaboration has provided gorgeous yet “Manly” coverings for the men.
Lynn Katz delivered 230 chemo caps to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Thank you Knowledge Exchange!

Great Books Discussion Group Meets at the Library

The Great Books Discussion Group will meet Monday, August 16 at 7:00 pm to discuss Masks by George Santayana.

The group meets in the 2nd floor WCR conference room at the library on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Fun day at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for our families.

The Bhat Family

Illustrating postcards, sketching in the galleries, watching movies, drinking lemonade, story time in front of great works of art and listening and singing with Don Sanders were all incorporated into a fun filled Sunday at The Museum of Fine Arts this past weekend. Families from our area boarded a big luxurious air conditioned bus and rode with our gregarious bus driver to the Museum District. We were greeted at the Caroline Law building by friendly museum staff and given our pass to visit the Art Complex. Each family chose what was on their itinerary for the afternoon and proceeded to have a relaxing afternoon.

Thank you to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston for providing us with a glorious Sunday afternoon.

Last Week of Summer Reading Club Activities August 3-5, Aladdin & Jasmine Puppet Show, a Pooh film, End of Summer Party

Programs next week for children of all ages include: Tuesday, August 3 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room an Aladdin & Jasmine Marionette Puppet Show will delight children of all ages. On Wednesday, August 4 at 2:30 in the library Earl Elliot Room kids will see an animated movie featuring kid favorite Winnie the Pooh! Thursday, August 5 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club with our annual End of Summer party! It’s not too late for children to join the Summer Reading Club and Catch the Reading Express! Last day of the Summer Reading Club is Saturday, August 7. Make this your Readingest summer ever!

See the World from the Library

Visit sites around the world without leaving town! Checkout the library travel section for books on Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and more. Here are a few titles to get you started:


Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

The Other Side of Russia: a slice of life in Siberia and the Russian Far East by Sharon Hudgins

That Summer in Sicily by Marlena De Blasi

The River at the Center of the World by Simon Winchester