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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Herbs

Mint--herbs program

Have you ever wondered whether gardening with herbs is challenging?  Have you attempted to grow herbs, but are getting tired of the constant trial and error?  Would you like to expand your gardening know-how or learn about the herbs’ various uses and benefits?  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will walk you through planting, growing, caring for, and using herbs.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  April 18, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: Flickr: 52748818@N07 / Creative Commons

April Computer Classes

In April, we are offering the following computer classes:

ExcelBeginner Excel—April 6
Intermediate Excel—April 20
Mobile Devices One-on-One—April 27

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

Games and Lego!

Games and Lego! Come and play!

Date: Wednesday, March 29

Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

For ages 5-11

 

Space is limited for story time and after school programs. Please arrive early to ensure your participation; free tickets or sign-in sheet will be available 30 minutes prior to programs or 15 minutes prior to 10 a.m. programs.

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InfoDesk - Low Cost Healthcare - WED. March 29 @ 1-5 PM

InfoDesk - Low Cost Healthcare - WED. March 29 @ 1-5 PMhealth care
A Memorial Hermann representative will be present to provide information on how to access low-cost healthcare.

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/29/2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
 

After School Retreat - Thursday March 30 @ 4:30

After School Retreat - Thursday @ 4:30yarn
After-school Retreat is a chance to create, explore, relax, and have fun.

Come and have some fun after school!

Today’s activity is Egg Yarn Art!!

This program is for ages 6-12.

Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s): School-age Children
Date: 3/30/2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM


 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Spool of blue threadTitle to be discussed: A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler.  Date of meeting: April 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family."

IMPORTANT: Annual Friends of Library Meeting Rescheduled for Monday, May 15!

Please note that the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Harris County Friends of the Library has been rescheduled for Monday, May 15 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held at HCPL's new administration building located at 5749 South Loop East.(Map).

If you are currently a member of one of HCPL's branch friends' groups or would like to be one, you are encouraged to attend.

After a brief businees meeting, Harris County Public Library Director Edward Melton will report on the State of the Library, and Linda Stevens, Division Manager for Programs, Partnerships & Outreach will speak on the upcoming Summer Reading Program. There will also be a discussion of fundraising and ways to increase friends group membership, so bring your ideas.

March Computer Classes

In March, we will be having new classes on the downloadable materials offered at HCPL.  We will also have two weeks of one-on-one sessions.  Laptops are available at the library, but you’re welcome to bring your own device.

PowerPoint—March 2
eBooks/Overdrive—March 9
Mobile Devices One-on-One—March 16
Mobile Devices One-on-One—March 23
Hoopla/Flipster—March 30

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

FlipsterHooplaoverdrive

Teens that Code--Level 3---CANCELED

Teens that Code—Level 3----Tuesdays

We will be continuing our Coding Lessons for Teens with Animation from Google CS First. This is an 8 week program. Teens should have some previous experience with coding in Scratch if they have not attended our other classes.

Dates: February 7, 14, 21 and 28
            March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: Teens/Tweens

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AARP Tax Assistance at the Northwest Branch Library

Every year, the Harris County Public Library partners with AARP  to offer free in-person tax assistance through trained volunteers. AARP Volunteers will be in the Northwest Branch Library Community room on:

  • Fridays: 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Duration: February, March, and part of April

 Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis and customers are asked to bring all applicable paperwork.  Customers who are interested in receiving assistance should bring:

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