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Job Search Skills Seminars

Are you looking for a job or is a change in career in your future? Come to the Galena Park Library on 8/29/17 and 9/19/17 for presentations from representatives from Workforce Solutions.

August 29th's seminar is about Interviewing. You will learn steps to help you make a great first impression, appropirately respond to questions, and effectively follow-up to improve your chances at getting an offer!

September 19th's Seminar will be about the Energy Industry. This seminar will cover what this industry includes, why it's important to Texas, how your skills transfer, and where to find "hidden" opportunities!

Book Buddies

Book BuddiesDo you have a child in grades K-3, or who is 5-8 years old?  Do you want your child to develop a love for reading?

Sign up your child to be a Little Buddy!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and teens together to share the joy of reading.  Trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies)  are paired with children (Little Buddies), and in 10 weekly sessions, they participate in 45 minutes of shared reading. 

When: Mondays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library's meeting room

Ask for an application at the information desk.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 713-464-1633.

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.

October 23-28 Events at Octavia Fields Library

Family Movie - MON Oct. 23 @ 4:30
A Family Movie with fresh popcorn provided by Movie Tavern Deerbrook.
Despicable Me 3
© Walt Disney Pictures
PG 90 minutes

Event Type: Family Program
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 10/23/2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM


 

 

 

Pumpkinfest has been rescheduled! See Jacinto City Branch Library there next Saturday!

Pumpkins in a patchDue to the weather, Pumpkinfest has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 28th starting at 5 PM.

Come out to see Jacinto City Branch Library at the 25th Annual Jacinto City Pumpkinfest!  We're selling nachos!

Image credit : pixabay.com - CC0 Public Domain

Anime Club – My Hero Academia Re-Do (TV-14) October 27th @ 5 PM [14+]

“In a world populated with superhumans, the superhero-loving Izuku Midoriya is without power. However, after the Quirkless dreamer Izuku inherits the powers of the world's best superhero, All Might, his hopes of becoming the top hero are now possible. Once enrolled in the high school for heroes, A.U., Izuku soon discovers being a hero is much more complicated than it appears.”-imdb

Due to Hurricane Harvey arriving on August 26th, we never got to view My Hero Academia.

Since it is such an awesome series, we are dedicating the time to view it.

Events for Adults

Medicine wagonWe have some great events for adults coming up next week.
Texas Pioneer Life: Wednesday, 10/25, 5:00-6:00 pm. An expert on life in Texas in the 1800s will bring lots of artifacts that you can actually touch! For all ages.
Free Medicare workshop, Saturday, 10/28, 10 am – noon. It’s Open Enrollment time, so this is especially important now. Even if you’re not on Medicare yet, though, if you’re over a certain age, you should start gathering information about it.
Bandana Pumpkin Craft, Saturday, 10/28, 2:00 pm. Get in an autumn mood by making one of these cute little pumpkins. (for adults!)

Halloween Party

On the spookiest day of the year, we at High Meadows are throwing a fun Halloween Party! Join us in our Meeting Room from 3-5pm for some bone chilling games, creepy crafts, and ghoulish treats! 

Come dressed up and ready to party with us on Halloween! 

Don't forget to stop by before then and make your guess for our Candy Corn contest. If you guess right, you can win the jar of candy corn! A winner will be chosen on October 25th. 

If you have any questions about this program, please give us a call at 832.927.5540

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Family Storytime on Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am

Families looking for something fun to do before lunchtime can join us for Family Storytime this Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 am.  This relaxed storytime features books, fingerplays, and songs.  We meet in the Children's Department, so no tickets are needed.   Family Storytime lasts about 30 mintues and it is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.  

Toddlers in Motion this Friday, October 20 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers and their caregivers will be dancing around on Friday morning October 20 at 10:15 am during Toddlers in Motion.  This program is recommended tor children 18 months to 3 years old.  There will be lots of movement and dance, so children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  The children also will get to play with fun toys such as toddler-size grocery carts and vacuum cleaners.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding many of the toys.

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