August 7 — How to Write a Rock Song
Celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, August 15—18, 1969, Scott Furtwengler, rock band lead singer and songwriter gives us tips on how to write a rockin’ song.
August 14 — Comfort Food, American Style
Our vibrant and diverse country has an amazing variety of cooking styles, ingredients, immigrant influence, and plain old Yankee ingenuity. We will prepare a few of our favorite down-home American dishes with the history behind them.
August 21 — Woodstock’s Greatest Hits
Rock and roll historian Steve Davis focuses on performances that forever represented some artists’ careers: Sly, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and more. Steve takes an historian's look at the myth of Woodstock as well. Was it really all that it was cracked up to be when one examines the reality of those three days in August of 1969?
August 28 — Beyond WebMD: The Best of Consumer Health Online
How do you distinguish between old wives’ tales or quackery and good science when it comes to your health? Librarian Lauren Dodd shows us where to find trustworthy, consumer-friendly information on topics such as drug information, lab tests, genetics, and more.
September 4 — Culinary Passport: St. Louis
Gooey butter cake, shrimp St. Paul, and toasted ravioli are specialties of the third most culinary city in the country. Native Missourians Susan Green and Diona West explore this unique foodie town.
September 11 — Macramé Is Back
Remember bead shops with incense and pottery and funky hanging planters held in place by knotted cords? Time to roll up your sleeves and give this geometric fabric art another chance with Leah Stark.
September 18 — History of the Piñata
It’s Hispanic History month and Assistant Library Director for Children’s Services, Paula Gonzales, treats us to stories on the origin of this party favorite.
September 25 — Winter Is Coming
Autumn begins September 23. Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and learn about the Moon Festival, Rosh Hashanah, and other fall holidays from around the world with Professor Carolyn Ho and friends.
October 2 — Gulf Coast Reads The Library Book
Susan Orlean wrote The Library Book, a novel about a fire in the Los Angeles Public Library that includes an ode to why she loves libraries. We will have an informal discussion of what libraries mean to you and a folding book art project. Also, join us on Tuesday October 8 for a book club discussion from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in library meeting room 131.
October 9 — Gardening with Nature
Fall for Houston gardeners means migrating monarch butterflies and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Lucy Abbott, gardener and children’s library specialist, demonstrates how to how to work together with nature to create a garden habitat.
October 16 — History in our Backyard
Lone Star CyFair’s anthropology professor David Bruner and some of his students report on their progress with UNESCO’s recognition of Houston’s Olive Cemetery and Freedman’s Town.
October 23 — Ask the Commissioner
Commissioner Steve Radack of Precinct 3 gives us an update on Harris County including flood control, parks, and other infrastructure.
October 30 — Cookin’ with Kim
Get ready for holiday festivities with these easy do-ahead dishes by Kim Liberta, the professional chef behind Cookin’ with Kim. More at https://cookinwithkim.com/.
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