Iaido Display for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Evelyn Meador Library's display case features items celebrating Japan's ancient warrior traditions. The display includes iaito (practice swords), an antique jingasa (samurai "war hat"), fascinating books, and more. Stop by and check it out!

Vote for Evelyn Meador in the In Your Space / Designer Pages Project Challenge!

Interior with Circulation Desk / Evelyn Meador Branch LibraryEvelyn Meador Branch Library has been chosen to compete in the Mohawk Group's In Your Space / Designer Pages Project Installation Challenge. The contest is intended to celebrate "spaces that feature carpeting by the Mohawk Group."

Think of it as a beauty contest for buildings and you can help choose the winner!

As most of you know, the original branch was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. The new Evelyn Meador Branch Library, designed by English + Associates Architects, opened in June 2011, and Harris County Public Liibrary and the people of Seabrook are justifiably proud of its innovative and elegant design.

Cast your vote(s) for Evelyn Meador Branch Library, now! at http://inyourspace.designerpages.com

For those very enthusiastic souls, there is no rule against voting more than once, so click as many times as your mouse-clicking finger can stand.

Japanese Sword Arts Demonstration at the Evelyn Meador Library

Iaido, or Iaijutsu is the art of drawing the Japanese sword. It was one of the Japanese martial disciplines paramount in the education of the classical warrior (samurai). Emily Egan Sensei of Clear Lake Iaido (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu), and Ash Welborn (Shin Shin Ryu Iaijutsu) will demonstrate some of their different schools' unique styles as the Evelyn Meador Library celebrates Asian American History Month! The demonstration will start in the meeting room at 1pm.

Flickr CCPhoto Photo by: Ametxa
 

Baby Time & Toddler Time starting Wednesday, May 2nd

Due to popular demand, the Evelyn Meador Branch Library is splitting Bookworm Babies into two programs.  Baby Time will be at 10:15 am and Toddler Time will be at 11:00 am on Wednesdays year round.  Baby Time will be geared to children aged 18 months and younger and Toddler Time to children between 18 months and 3 years. Join us for songs, fingerplays, and lots of fun.