Crafts for Kids (and Grownups, Too)!

If you haven't yet made it to a Gulf Coast Reads program, what are you waiting for? Here are some of Wednesday’s Gulf Coast Reads programs: kids can make mermaid crowns or picture frames from seashells at Harris County – North Channel Branch Library, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Grownups can mosey on over to Harris County – Kingwood Branch to make their own music and beach-themed trinket box at 6:30 p.m. We're not sure how, but Ann is still going strong and will be visiting Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library to talk about The Promise with you and friends, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., so please make plans to join us. Her visit is sponsored by Clear Creek ISD and the Freeman Branch Library.

One of the great things about well-researched historical fiction like The Promise is that it makes you look at your own time differently. The next time you grab a handful of ice out of your icemaker, consider that at the turn of the 20th century when the events of the novel take place, if you got a hankering for a tall glass of something cold, the ice had to be harvested from some frozen lake in places like Minnesota and Maine, then schlepped southward to your icebox.