Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Local Library Programs for July 2017

Lone Star College Libraries (LSC)
Harris County Public Library (HCPL)
Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS)
Houston Public Library (HPL)

Map of library locations

Featured Program

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SAGE: "Toxins In the Home"
Join us! For insightful information about household chemical products, that may be harmful to your health. Special guest Anne Ferrell will give a presentation on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Meeting room.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

 

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Paranormal Book Club
Meets at 6:30 PM on Monday, July 10, in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Will discuss Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Book Discussion
Will discuss Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty. Meets on Tuesday, July 11 at 3:00 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tullis - Adult Book Club
Join us for coffee and conversation as we discuss The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure as part of our Adult Summer Reading theme, "Build a Better World". Read books and win prizes! Newcomers always welcome.
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inspirational Book Club
Will discuss Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers. Meets on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room.LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Monday, July 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Fiction Book Club The All Fiction Book Club will discuss "On Second Thought" by Kristan Higgins.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Monday, July 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Book Discussion
You are invited to join in on the book discussion. This month's title is "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Monday, July 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Great Books
Great Books discussion group. Meets every 3rd Monday (except January when they meet the 2nd Monday).
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SOUTH Adult Walking Book Club
Exercise your mind and body by taking book discussions on the move! We will walk the Waterway together, then meet back up at the Library for refreshments.
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Book Clubs
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
MITCHELL Adult Evening Book Club
Not sure what to read next? Let us pick the book for you! The evening book club reads a mix of fiction and non-fiction selections and meets the 3rd Wednesday every month for a lively discussion of the current book. We meet from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Call us at 936-442-7728 or email jennifer.giele@countylibrary.org
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Books without Borders
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MITCHELL Nonfiction Book Club
The Nonfiction Book Club will discuss the bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Author Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as their poverty and often their behavior cause an intense struggle to find a place to rent, a place to call home. The economic situation of these families is fraught with exploitation by landlords, making this story even more heart-wrenching and eye-opening.
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
STEWART: ADULT BOOK CLUB - Fiction
This book discussion group meets every third Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30. (no meeting in December)
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

STEWART: ADULT BOOK CLUB - Fiction
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30:00 PM
This book discussion group meets every third Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30. (no meeting in December)
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Inspirational Book Club
Inspirational Book Club will discuss "A Simple Prayer" by Amy Clipston.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Books without Borders
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
I Love a Mystery Book Club
Enjoy the flexibility of a book club where everyone reads a different book from one theme or author—it’s a great way to add to your “to read” list! The club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. in LRNC 131. For more details, contact Cindy Hoffart-Watson at 281.290.3265 or cynthia.j.hoffart-watson@lonestar.edu.
Young Adult (YA) Mystery
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mystery Book Club
Will discuss Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. Meets on Thursday, July 27 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Afternoon Book Club
Adults who love to read, and talk about what they have read, gather to discuss selected works in informal conversation. Contact the library to find out the selection for the coming months. [This discussion is repeated Friday at 2:30pm.]
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meador - Adult Book Club
We will be discussing The Lake House by Kate Morton. This event is free and no registration required.
If you need help locating a book, please contact a library staff at 936-442-7740.MCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

Book Clubs
Friday, July 28, 2017, 2:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Afternoon Book Club
Adults who love to read, and talk about whey they have read, gather to discuss selected books in informal conversation. Call the library to find out the selections for the coming months.[This is a repeat of the Thursday afternoon discussion.]
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Monday, July 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
After Austen Book Club
Please join us for a discussion of The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig.LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes

Technology Classes
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Monday, July 10, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL and BUDGETS - NEW CLASS!
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction! We will be learning Microsoft Excel 2013 and working on BUDGETS!
We are going to cover Excel specifically for creating or editing budgets, whether personal or work-related. Bring your budget rough draft or some ideas and let’s get started on that budget!
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Special Programs

Special Programs
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meador: Adult Summer Reading Program - Medicare Advising
Medicare advisor, Barbara McLeane, will help make sense of your needs and the the steps to take to get the care and coverage you require!
MCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

Special Programs
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
GENEALOGY - Researching Scandinavian Roots - Denmark, Norway, & Swedish Records
Do you have ancestors from Denmark, Norway, or Sweden? If so, you are in luck: the Scandinavians were excellent custodians of historical records, with many critical records digitally available online. Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith (who’s  ¼ Scandinavian himself) for a workshop on Scandinavian genealogy research. Come learn about the methodology and records that will help you hunt trace your Scandinavian roots. To register please contact the Genealogy Department at 936.788-8363x6249, head online to www.countylibrary.org, or stop by in  person!MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Resale Shop Hop Trip - (RETURN TIME TBD)
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Fun4Seniors Resale Shop Hop Trip - (RETURN TIME TBD)
Rummage through three of Houston’s premier resale shops. Find something different each and every time you shop, including name brand clothing purses, bags, household items, and so much more!
There is no cost for the trip and lunch is on your own at Phoencia World Market.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Mini Mill Basics
Learn how you can use the mill to cut out designs such as friendly animals!LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, July 7, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Trip to Texas Quilt Museum (RETURN TIME TBD)
The summer exhibits include Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, and Motion and Along the Spice Route, which depict artistic interpretations of spices that refine modern cuisine.
Cost is $6 and lunch is on your own at Back Porch BBQ.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Friday, July 7, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Photography - Black and white photography
Photography - Black and white photographyHCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Meditation Class
Come and learn how to meditate and de-stress. A representative from Heartfullness.org will teach a non-religious method of meditation. Come and join us!
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Genealogy Workshop
Topics Include: *Basic genealogy search strategies*How to build a family tree *Overview of familysearch.org and ancestry.com
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Monday, July 10, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology hosts open house
CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology is hosting an open house at its facility, located at 910 E. Richey Road in Houston. Designed to introduce prospective students to the school’s offerings, the open house will take place on Monday, July 10 from 5 to 7 p.m
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Introduction to Golf Trip - (RETURN TIME TBD)
Cypresswood Golf Club provides a beautiful environment to learn a new skill, exercise, and enjoy the fellowship of others. Enjoy four 1½ hour lessons under the guidance of a professional. Participants will learn the details of the game, receive all equipment necessary for lessons, and have access to the club in July.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Genealogy - Adding memories to FamilySearch effectively.
Teens sometimes say "FamilySearch is facebook for dead people." Learn how to save documents, photos, and stories on your ancestors. Once you have these memories preserved you can share them and plan games on family night. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
MITCHELL Writers Group - Writing Lab
Writers Group - Writing Lab
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Special Programs
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Diabetes Academy
Diabetes management workshop
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Trip to Air Terminal Museum and Bass Pro Shops - (RETURN TIME TBD)
The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building at present-day William P. Hobby Airport. Next, visit Bass Pro Shops in Pearland where they have everything from a hand-painted map of Texas to a 30,000-gallon aquarium.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
All about VR
Experience VR in the library.
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Green Thumb Gardening Series
Presented by Harris County Master Gardeners all lectures will be horticultural including vegetables, flowers, trees, gardening basics such as irrigation, insects & composting.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, July 14, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Islamic Art: Henna and Calligraphy
Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about Islamic Art!
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Medicare Help Information
Presenter from medicare will be here to help with any questions are concerns
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Special Programs
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Genealogy - FamilySearch Open Lab
Get started on your own family history. Get one-on-one help and create a FamilySearch account. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
MITCHELL Writers Group
Is there a type of writing that interests you? Would you like to start journaling and leave your family some memories? Start that novel you've always thought about? If you would like to set aside some time to write and reflect join Mitchell Writers Group. You will find stimulation and encouragement from fellow writers. All writers welcome.
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Special Programs
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tullis - Adult Writer’s Group
Whether you want to write the Great American Novel, have a collection of short stories, or keep a drawer-full of poems, join us! We’ll be meeting once a month to talk about and share creative writing. Newcomers always welcome!
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Special Programs
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Nutrition Class: Mealtime Miracles
This summer, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension is offering free adult nutrition classes throughout the months of June and July at Kingwood Library. Today's topic is "Mealtime Miracles."
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Art Day
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts presents fun art/craft project for children of all ages. Every week will be a different art project to have fun with.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Origami Basics
Learn the basics of this art form.
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, July 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Wood Burning Basics
Learn the basics of wood burning.
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nursing Program Information Session
Lone Star College will be holding a series of Nursing Program Information Sessions this summer. JULY 27 from 1:00-2:00 pm LSC-Cypress Center, room CY 105
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, July 28, 2017, 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Trip to See the Kemah Fireworks - (RETURN TIME TBD)
Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous restaurants, amusements, retail shops and carnival games. Stroll through this unique area with water features and fun for all ages! Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the fireworks show over Galveston Bay, beginning at 9:30 p.m.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Small Business Marketing - Small Business Marketing Foundation
Setting the foundation for effective marketing that makes the most of your time and money.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

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