Johnette Downing coming to Evelyn Meador for Spring Break!

The lovely & entertaining Johnette Downing will be at Evelyn Meador a week from today.

As a special Spring Break treat, Ms. Downing will be sharing her witty and rockin' songs for kids during storytime on Tuesday 3/12/13 @ 10:30.

Seating is first come first serve. For more information on Ms. Downing's work, please visit her website: http://www.johnettedowning.com/

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Coming to Seabrook

peter

New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will grace the library with a performance on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Mr. Fletcher began the study of guitar at the age of seven and made his formal debut at fifteen. He has studied under many of the great masters; Jose Tomas, David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2007, and returned in 2008, 2009, and 2010 to a completely sold-out house. He will be performing there again in April, 2013.

Mr. Fletcher has also performed extensively on radio and television and has three recordings available which have received critical acclaim.

We are honored to have him perform for us.

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

woolum

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.