The Flavors of Southern Cooking Lead GCR Programming This Week

Lots of readers have told us that reading Bluebird, Bluebird really builds up an appetite--not because it's hard work, but because Attica Locke does such a good job of evoking East Texas culture through its food. This week, several libraries are hosting events that let you learn more about--and taste!--the cuisine that you've read about in the book. 

Recipe Swap and Recipe Box Craft
Bring your favorite family recipe to share and make a unique recipe box to store new ones
North Channel Branch Library - HCPL
Tuesday Oct. 17, 1 - 2 PM

Southern Food Tasting
Come sample a variety of southern dishes like those served at Geneva Sweet's in Bluebird, Bluebird.
South Houston Branch Library - HCPL
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Southern Food Tasting with HEB
Our friends at HEB are supplying an array of Southern-style delicacies for you to try.
Katy Branch Library - HCPL
Wednesday, 4 - 5 PM

You say you're watching your calories? Well, we have plenty of non-food-related programs this week, too! 

Meet a Texas Ranger
Christopher Perkins, Texas Ranger, Company 'A' - Houston will speak about the history, mission, and specializations of the Texas Rangers of today, as well as share some personal experiences as a Texas Ranger.
Charles B. Stuart West Branch - MCMLS
Monday, Oct. 15, 2 - 3 PM

Drum & Strum with JAWAD
Through the use of voice, drum, banjo, and guitar, guitarist JAWAD and drummer Joseph demonstrate two basic elements of music: rhythm and melody. The history and evolution of the drum and stringed instruments are discussed, as well as their contribution to these basic elements. Students learn the true meanings of tone, pitch, rhythm, and melody as they become part of a collective, interactive performance piece.
Galena Park Branch Library - HCPL
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 4 - 5 PM

The History of U.S. 59 with DPS Trooper Richard Standifer
Trooper Standifer will share insights about and history of US Hwy 59. In addition, he will provide safety tips for driving on Texas state highways. 

Kingwood Branch Library - HCPL
Thursday, Oct 18, 6 - 7 PM

Texas Rangers
Learn about the historical development of the Texas Rangers, Ranger responsibilities, and more!
R.B. Tullis Library - MCMLS
Thursday, Oct 18, 6 - 7:15 PM

Tiny Library Blues Concert
Texas Bluesman, Johnny Riley, will be performing and teaching about the history and many variations of the Blues.
R.F. Meador Library - MCMLS
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 - 7 PM

Pllus oodles of opportunities to discuass Bluebird, Bluebird with your fellow Gulf Coast Readers!