April 2013 Events

March 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In addition to Book Club (first Monday of the Month) and Poetry Night (first Thursday of the Month), this is what’s going on at Half Price Books Humble in April. Keep checking back, there may be more to come!
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Martin Epi Raffle

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Spoken Word and Live Poetry!

March 8, 2013 at 3:32 am (Events) (, , , , , , )

For those that used to frequent EB5 off Aldine Westfield, Half Price Books Humble is the new place to be every first Thursday of the Month at 7pm:

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What’s Happening in March?

February 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

HortonHearsAWhoBookCoverRead Across America Day
Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join your fellow bookworms at Half Price Books for a special Dr. Seuss Story Time on Saturday, March 2, at 3 pm.  The Humble location will be reading Horton Hears a Who and crafting clover pinwheels.  Regular story time is every Wednesday at 10:30 am.

HPB Humble Book Club
Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at our HPB Humble Book Club. We meet the first Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 pm.
March – Lords of Finance
April – On Chesil Beach


Poetry night

Journaling 2ndthurs

 March 9 Humble

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February 2013 at Half Price Books Humble

February 1, 2013 at 12:06 am (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

See you there!

HPB Book Club Spring 13 730

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Poetry night

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Also, we will be journaling together February 14th from 7pm-9pm.

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Poetry Nights at Half Price Books

January 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm (Education, Events) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Make time in your life this Spring for student led Poetry Nights at Half Price Books in Humble.

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A Plethora of Poets

November 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm (Education, Events) (, , , , , , , , )

At Half Price Books Humble Poetry Night 11/01/12

Poetry readings are exciting, and often times, unique experiences.  Different poets bring a different vibe to each event.  But even more interesting is when the night is full of young poets, teenaged poets, High School poets.

These kids are bold, honest, and in some cases fearless in the way they expose their vulnerability in the most expressive form of art.  There are the shy, quiet poets sharing grief; the in your face exuberant poetess forcing you to feel every joy and sorrow; and there are simply down right honestly funny poets that are bound to make the next great comedians.

The group last night were students from the Humble High School Poetry Club and their parents and friends. I hope next time we’ll see some representation from other schools as well. Everyone and anyone is invited to join the fun.

All around, it was a great night and I can’t wait for December’s meeting!

HPB Poetry Nights are held the first Thursday of the month, 7 pm – 9 pm. Read your favorite poet or recite some of your own work. Hang out and chat with other students of poetry and maybe learn something new. Snacks are served.

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When We’re Not Reading – Fall Begins

September 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm (Education, Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Thursdays at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is free. I love taking the kiddo to see the ever-changing exhibits there, and this time we spent a lot of time watching the six-minute long digitally animated Tree changing through the seasons and blowing in the imaginary wind.  The exhibit is called “Mike Kelley” and was made by artist Jennifer Steinkamp. It is absolutely lovely, and I highly recommend taking time out of your busy schedule to go sit and experience its luminous, fake leaves.

Another fantastic and *free* thing to do in Houston when the weather is nice is to visit Sam Houston Park/ Heritage Square.  The real life trees you can see are simple amazing, fun to romp and climb, and just a wonderful place to have an outdoor picnic.  You can also go visit the Heritage Society Museum for no charge, the entrance is in the courtyard.  We didn’t stay long, however, because kiddo nearly killed a display and cost the city some priceless treasures.  We’ll try that museum when she’s a bit older.

I grew up visiting Sam Houston Park during the Christmas season, when the Heritage Society houses are lit and apple cider, coffee, and hot cocoa is served in the courtyard.  Choirs sing in gazebos, courtyards, along the paths, and on balconies (I participated every year until I graduated), and it’s just a pleasant way to spent a cold evening.  So I can’t wait to take kiddo to experience a park she already enjoys in its most festive capacity.

The same day we had our freebie adventures downtown, I finished up my day at Half Price Books in Humble at the first ever Poetry Night.  There were only three of us present, but we had a wonderful time eating chocolate chip cookies and discussing the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sylvia Plath, and Emily Dickinson.  It sounds melancholy and macabre, but I assure you it was quite pleasant.  I spent Friday afternoon talking the program up to teachers at Humble High School, so hopefully we’ll have a bit of a crowd next time.  Keep in mind, it’s the first Thursday of the month all semester, and its a great (and totally free) way to spend an evening.

Now its Saturday and we’ve got Corn Chowder cooking in the crock pot, in anticipation of a cold front, and home-made whip cream (flavored with Amarula) cooling in the fridge waiting for an Almond Cake with a Peach-Berry topping.  Kiddo is playing dress up in the library as I type this post.  I love my life.

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