A Celebration of Black Cowboys

As February is Black History Month and The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo runs February 25 – March 17th, this seems like a great time to celebrate the contributions of the Black cowboys, who played a huge part in the winning of the west.
Some names may already be familiar to you, such as Nat Love or Bill Pickett; others such as George McJunkin or Bones Hooks may not be.
But whether you are familiar with any of the names or not, there is a wealth of information in the library covering the under-appreciated but fascinating history of the African American settlement in the west and the achievements of the Black cowboys.
There is a little something for everyone, so grab your rodeo boots and hat and check it out at your local branch library!

General histories of the Black cowboys include:

Come meet Rex, Evelyn Meador's ever changing book drop monster!

Amongst Evelyn Meador's many oddities, customers returning their library items are blessed with the presence of the ever book hungry book-drop-monster, Rex. Summoned and regularly made seasonally festive by Evelyn Meador's Ms. Jazmin, Rex is a benevolent beast who gently consumes your books, no matter how overdue.

You Are Invited To An Artist Reception

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The Friends of Evelyn Meador will host a reception for our current gallery artist, Mr. Everett Woolum at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, February 18th in the Meeting Room of the library.

This is a free event open to the public.

 

Teen Book Quote Challenge!

Evelyn Meador Teens and Tweens keep an eye out! Starting in February we will be beginning a Book Quote Challenge! Posted somewhere in the library (you'll have to find out where), will be a quote. Find the book it's from in the Library, and find the quote in the book, and you'll win a tasty snack for your efforts! Contact Mr. Ash or Ms. Pearson for details!

Flickr CCTo kill a mockingbird Photo by: emilbp

Now Online! Evelyn Meador Friends' Book Store

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Recently, the Friends of Evelyn Meador created an Amazon account to sell some of their more valuable book store inventory online.  They now have over 200 books on Amazon and are very happy with the way the books are selling. 


Remember, if you have books you would like to donate, all money raised by the Friends’ book store goes to support our wonderful Seabrook library.  Book donations can be brought to the book store during normal operating hours.


Friends Board Member, Kathy Viscariello, volunteered to spearhead the new operation. Kathy is hoping to recruit more volunteers to help with this ongoing project. To volunteer to help with the online operation, you can contact Mrs. Viscariello at 832-755-1125 or by email at ky123@yahoo.com.