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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed Monday, January 21st, 2019

The Northwest Branch Library will be closed on Monday, January 21st, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Northwest Branch Library will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019. The library will open for business at 10:00 am. In the meantime, materials can be returned to this location via the after hours drop box, which is located to the left of the entrance doors. Customers will have access to to Overdrive, databases, and the other electronic resources during the holiday closure. Have a happy and safe New Years break.

The Page Turners

Keep quietTitle to be discussed: Keep quiet by Lisa Scottoline.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.  Keep quiet is a powerful novel that examines the consequences of a lie and how far parents should go to protect their children.

Green Thumb Gardening: Spring Vegetable Gardening

Carrots and radishesThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present this year's second topic: Spring Vegetable Gardening.  Come learn what to plant in the coming season and enjoy fresh produce from your own garden.

 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  February 19, 2019

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

Photo credit ©-2009-Michaela-at-thegardenerseden.jpeg

SAGE: Russian Cultural Center Our Texas

You're invited! On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 11:00 am. The Russian Cultural Center Our Texas presents the exhibition Constructivism. The Soviet Avant-Garde Poster with guest speaker, Mr. Igor Alexander.

Find out about a unique part of Russian History and how it became a powerful way to deliver influential propaganda messages and encourage calls for action!  All are welcome!

For additional information, please contact Adult Services, Kingwood Branch Library at 832-927-7830. 

Library Book Sale 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, January 19th, 2019

Too late, too late, will be the cry, when the sale with the deals has passed you by. The Friends of the Northwest Library is hosting a book sale at the Northwest Library located at 11355 Regency Green Drive in Cypress, TX on January 19th, 2019 from 10am - 4pm. The sale will help to raise money for use in furthering the library’s commitment to making top quality resources and programming available to the community. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to show support for the library while also enjoying bargain prices on a wide selection of books and materials. Please contact the library at 832-927-5460 or email at NW@HCPL.NET if you have questions.

The Green Thumb Lecture Series returns Thursday, 1/17 @ 6:30 with topic: Preparing Garden Beds & Lawns

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension - Harris County Horticulture and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures at the Freeman Library from January to October of 2019. Lectures will be held on the third Thursday of every month on a variety of topics. These Lectures are FREE.

The Friends of Freeman Library supports the Green Thumb Lecture Series.

Adults - We Have 2 Sessions in January - FamilySearch Genealogy Help Sessions!

2 Sessions in January! 

  • Friday, 1/4 @ 3:45 PM 
  • Friday, 1/18 @ 3:45 PM 

Learn how to use the free FamilySearch website (www.familysearch.org) to research your family history. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations and is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

January Computer Classes

In January, we are offering the following computer classes:

Windows 10Windows 10—January 3—you MUST bring your own device
Computer Basics—January 10
Beginner Internet—January 17
Beginner Typing—January 24
Beginner Email—January 31

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.  You are welcome to bring your own device.

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

Holiday Hours Winter 2018

holiday hours winter 2018

HOLIDAY HOURS
Winter Break 2018

December 17–20, Mon–Thur
8:00am–8:00pm

December 21, Friday
10:00am–6:00pm

December 22, Sat–Tue
CLOSED 

December 26–27, Wed–Thur
8:00am–8:00pm

December 28, Friday
10:00am–6:00pm

December 29–January 1, Sat–Tue
CLOSED

January 2, Wednesday
8:00am–8:00pm

Pick Up HCPL Items at the Texas Medical Center Library

tmc libraryIt’s not always easy navigating the area around the Texas Medical Center, so HCPL and the TMC Library hope to reduce daily stress for those who work or seek treatment in the Medical Center with the availability of public library items for pick-up and browsing in the TMC Library.

Starting January 3, 2012, Harris County Public Library materials will be available for convenient pickup at the TMC Library location (1133 John Freeman Boulevard).  Simply select the materials you want in the library’s catalog at www.hcpl.net, place a request using your library card, select TMC as the pickup location, and the items will be delivered to the TMC Library.  Once your items arrive, you will receive a notification by e-mail or phone and have one week to pick them up.  If you would just like to browse, the library will have a small collection of books for adults, children and teens available on site.  If you don’t currently have a HCPL library card, you can apply for one online or at the HAM-TMC Library.

Please note that parking is not free at this location.  More information is available through the TMC website.

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