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Free Tax Help

Need help with your taxes?  Come to our Free Tax Help!  Starting February 1st the AARP will be coming on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-5:00 PM throughout tax season.  Please bring a copy of your previous year’s return, W-2 forms from each employer, all 1099s, and receipts or cancelled checks for itemizing.  You must have Social Security card for self and dependents.


Saturday @ the Movies

Join us this Saturday at 2:00 PM for another installment of Saturday @ the Movies. We’ll be showing a big movie on a big screen! Call the branch for title and rating information.

IRS Small Business Workshop

Money TunnelDo you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? Join us this Saturday, January 15th at 1:00 PM. This Free workshop is designed to inform business owners of their federal tax obligations. Gregory E. Vernon CPA, MBA, is scheduled to be the featured guest speaker at all workshops. Please call (713) 302-6249, for reservations to the workshops.


Money Tunnel image by Flickr user RambergMediaImages.

Bear Creek Book Club

Story of Edgar SawtelleThe Bear Creek Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, January 5th at 7 PM to discuss the book The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. The book selection for February is Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving.




Holiday Party!

Happy Holidays!Are you ready to party? Parents, bring your little ones to our Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 22nd from 10:00-11:30 AM. We’ll be having crafts, snacks, songs, and Rudolph face painting! Jingle into the Holidays at your library!


Happy Holidays picture by Flickr user Zizzybaloobah.

Saturday @ the Movies

Movie ReelDon’t let the fact that we’re closed on Sundays get you down—you will be able to get your movie fix at our NEW Saturday @ the Movies Program. Our fun, FREE, family movie will next be shown on Saturday, December 18th starting at 2 PM. For title and rating information, please ask at the Information Desk or grab one of our December issues of Check It Out for full details!

Just as an important note, our Saturday @ the Movies program will only be shown if we have a volunteer to monitor the movie. If you would like to help out and volunteer, please stop by the Information Desk for more information. Our volunteers make important programs like this one possible!

It's time for Toys for Tots!

Toys for TotsThe holidays are here again, and that means it’s time to give as well as to receive. The Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library has been designated as a drop off location for Toys for Tots. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in our Toys for Tots barrel located near the front of the library. These toys will be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as gifts to needy children in our community.

Bear Creek Book Club

The Bear Creek Book Club is meeting tomorrow, December 1st at 7 PM to discuss the book Little Bee by Chris Cleave. They meet the first Monday of each month at 7 PM. Anyone is welcome to attend! The book for January 5th is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewksi.

Leaf Etchings!

Leaf EtchingThe leaves are finally changing color on the trees! Celebrate the fall with Preschool Picassos on Thursday, November 18th at 10:30 AM. We will be making leaf etchings today, so come and get creative and colorful with us!


Leaf photo by flickr user jurvetson.

Teen Advisory Board

Teens, did you know there’s a great way you can get involved and have a say about the sort of programs the library offers? Come to the Teen Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, November 11th at 5 PM. Meet with our Teen Services Librarian, Jennifer Finch, to plan the exciting future for our programs! Snacks and drinks will be provided for teens that come and get involved!

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