Welcome to George & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Branch

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Branch Events Calendar

Hours

Monday–Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday–Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.

2014 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 1 – New Year's Day
January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 – President's Day
April 18-19 – Good Friday
May 26 – Memorial Day
July 4 & 5 – Independence Day
September 1 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veteran's Day
November 26 – close at 5:00 p.m.
November 27-29 – Thanksgiving
December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day


8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX 77382
936-442-7728

From Houston/Galveston: Take I‐45 North. Exit Woodlands Parkway (a flyover exit). Continue on
Woodlands Parkway for about 10‐15 minutes, past the shopping center at Kuykendahl Road. Take a left
at the light for Ashlane Way, just before the water tower. The library will be on the LEFT past the park
and ride entrance and across the street from the YMCA.


From Dallas/Huntsville/Conroe: Take I‐45 South. Exit Woodlands Parkway. Turn right on Woodlands
Parkway (after the mall). Continue on Woodlands Parkway for about 10‐15 minutes, past the shopping
center at Kuykendahl Road. Take a left at the light for Ashlane Way, just before the water tower. The
library will be on the LEFT past the park and ride entrance and across the street from the YMCA.

Printable map with directions

 

Contact Information

8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX 77382
936-442-7728

Branch Manager: Tim Walker

The George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library houses a collection of 102,005 items. During FY 2012, 175,573 residents visited the Library to attend programs, check out items, access computers and get assistance finding information.

Equipment
  • 30 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 10 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • 2 print stations
  • 3 photocopiers
  • 1 meeting room
  • 1 conference room
  • 2 study rooms
  • 2 self-checkout stations
  • wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.

Meeting Rooms - 1 large, 1 small

Study Rooms - 1 large, 2 small

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

2012 Statistics

Open since 2005
Square footage –  30,116
Collection Size – 102,005
Circulation – 519,126
Cardholders – 25,734
Staff – 28

Growing demands on the South Regional Library prompted the establishment of a new branch library in the western part of The Woodlands. January 2002 saw the acceptance of a Facilities Master Plan by the Planning Task Force. A $10 million bond issue was approved by the community in November 2002 for the replacement of the existing R.B. Tullis and West branch libraries and the addition of a new branch in the far western portion of The Woodlands. Design of the three new library facilities was initiated in 2003.

Land for the new branch in The Woodlands was donated by The Woodlands Operating Company. Ground breaking for the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library took place on July 21, 2004. The Grand Opening for the library was held on July 6, 2005.

 

For more information on SMC Friends of the Library book sales or other events, visit the SMC Friends of the Library homepage or email us for information on upcoming events and meetings.

2014 Spring Annual Book Sale
April 3rd - 5th

Location: South Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

April 3rd (Thurs.) 5:00pm-8:00pm $5.00 first night donation
April 4th (Fri.) 9:00am-4:30pm
April 5th (Sat) 9:00am-12:00pm
                $2 Bag Sale Sat. 12:30pm-3:00pm

 

Computer Classes are given on Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month.

Fiction Book Club

If you like to talk about good books and meet other book lovers, please join us! We will have light refreshments and a book discussion. The South Montgomery County Friends of the Library has graciously donated copies of the books being read. Names will be drawn and books will be distributed at Book Club. Questions? Call 936-442-7728 or email Emily Osburn.

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Community Room on first floor

Apr. 3rd - Doc by Mary Doria Russell
May 1st - A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Nonfiction Book Club

The Mitchell Library Nonfiction Book Club invites any adult who enjoys nonfiction to join us for interesting discussions, delicious refreshments, and the congeniality of like-minded readers.  Each month we give away several new copies of the next month’s book choice, all thanks to the generosity of the South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.

For more information, contact Jackie Greene, Reference Librarian, or 936-442-7728 ext. 6314.

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Community Room on first floor

Mar. 20 Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall
Apr. 17 The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
May 15 Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katharine Boo
June 19 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
July 17 Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
Aug. 21 When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin

 

Book Club Nights

Loved it, hated it, we want to hear about it! Join us for an evening discussion on the current month's selection. Thanks to the generosity of the South Montgomery County Friends of the Library, at each meeting copies of the next month's selection will be raffled off to a few lucky readers! Ages 18 and up. Questions? Visit us, call us at 936-442-7728 or email us.

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Community Room on first floor, Room 102

Apr. 23 - Aleph by Paulo Coelho
May 21 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Jun. 18 - Visit Sunny Chernobyl by Andrew Blackwell
July 16 - Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich
Aug. 20 - The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

 

Children's Activities

Contact Information – 936-442-7728 ext. 6327. Please call for dates/times

Family Storytime

More information about our programs and services can be found on the Events Calendar.

Adult Activities

Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events.