Free Film Screenings with a Modern Day Marco Polo

HCPL hosts filmmaker Francis O’Donnell and free screenings of his Emmy®
Nominated Documentary, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo.

Still Photo from the documentary: In the Footsteps of Marco PoloWhat happens when two ordinary guys—one working as a wedding photographer, the other a former Marine turned artist--decide they need a little adventure in their lives? If they are Denis Belliveau and Francis O’Donnell, a 25,000 mile trek across Eurasia retracing the journey of 13th Century adventurer Marco Polo, and a PBS documentary that earns an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming.

This month, Harris County Public Library will host one of those intrepid travelers, Francis O’Donnell, for two free screenings of the film In the Footsteps of Marco Polo to be followed by lively discussions of the journey and the making of the film.
During the two-year journey from Venice to China and back, the pair traveled on foot, horseback, camelback, in jeeps, trucks, boats and trains, and survived everything man and Mother Nature threw at them, including the forbidding Taklamakan Desert, Tajik soldiers, bureaucrats, and border guards.

Election Day Voting at Evelyn Meador

 

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Election Day voting for Precinct #333 will be at the library in the Meeting Room on your right just inside the entry doors.

If you are in another precinct and/or don't know where to vote, we can help. Call (281-474-9142) or come by the library during our normal operating hours (10 am - 9 pm).  

You can also find voting location information online at www.harrisvotes.org

Skype Class at Evelyn Meador

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SkypeTM is a software application that allows you to make free video calls over the Internet. Many businesses are also beginning to use this app for long distance job interviews. Come let us show you how to talk to a friend using Skype on an iPad. You need to have an active email account already set up.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Please call to register in advance: 281-474-9142

This class is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Mummies invade Evelyn Meador!

On Wednesday mummies invaded the Evelyn Meador Library! Well... not real mummies, so much as toilet paper roll mummies brought to you by the creative imaginations of local kids and tweens. With a spent paper roll, construction paper, glue, and a hand full accessories, Wednesday's craft was a great success. Be sure to stop by for our next kid craft (usually the forth Wednesday of every month).

Evelyn Meador Branch Goes Green, Gets Gold

WhenEvelyn Meador LEED Plaque you walk up to Evelyn Meador Branch Library you will notice its sleek, modern look with its attractive mix of glass, metal and natural stone. You probably won’t notice all of the features, inside and out, that have earned it recognition for its energy-saving, environmentally friendly design  The building was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The library which opened in June 2011 replaced the previous one that was heavily damaged in Hurricane Ike, and it was designed, top to bottom, with energy and water conservation in mind.