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Wireless Hotspots Available for Check-Out

Wireless hotspots are now available for check out at our Pop-Up Libraries! Anyone can check one out, but limit one per household.

They check out for 1 week with 2 renewals. The hotspots have 2GB of high speed data, but will drop to dial up speed once that is used up. An internet provider is not needed to use them. Just connect them to your device with the login information that comes with the hotspot! This service is free. All you need is your library card!

 

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New ESL Conversation Class On Tuesdays!

Do you know an English Language Learner who would like to practice speaking in a non-judgmental place?  Let them know about our new ESL Conversation Class.  This laid-back class gives beginners and advanced learners a chance to practice their English skills.  While our building is closed, this class will take place every Tuesday at 12:00 PM at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water Drive.

Yoga

Join us for Yoga on Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 PM.  Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat or towel!  All ages are welcome to attend.

 

Image Copyright © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd

Financial Literacy Class

Join us this Saturday, April 22nd at 3:00 PM for a Financial Literacy Class.  Learn how to build wealth and asset accumulation in this free class taught by expert Danny Lu.

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Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet this Thursday, March 16th at 11:00 AM.  Join them to discuss the book The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 20th when they will discuss Moving Target by J.A. Jance.

Volunteers Needed!

Are you:

  • Dependable?
  • Curious?
  • Enjoy People-Watching?
  • Wanting to learn how to volunteer at the library?

We are currently looking for volunteers for Patron Count Week (April 3-8th).  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer on their own, though volunteers under 14 are welcome with a parent or guardian. 
Patron Count Week volunteers will sit in our lobby and count customers as they enter the building.  We need one volunteer every hour that our building is open to the public.  If you are interested in signing up, please email our Volunteer Coordinator Shandy Pittman at shandy.pittman@hcpl.net or call 281-550-0885.

Free CPR Class

Do you need to brush up on your CPR skills?  You're in luck!  On March 8th from 3-5 PM and March 22nd from 5-7 PM we will be offering a free CPR class led by Partners Emergency Centers.  To sign up, please call 832-230-1284.  All are encouraged to attend and learn this life-saving skill!

 

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Passport Service

Once a month, the District Clerk’s Office comes to our library for Passport Services.  Their next dates are:

Tuesday, February 28th 12:00-4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 1st 1:00-6:30 PM
Thursday, March 2nd 1:00-4:30 PM

Walk-ins are welcome!  However, if you want to make an appointment or have questions, please call 713-755-1674. 

For more information about this service or to view Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the District Clerk’s Office Passport page:
http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/common/Passport/Passport.aspx
 

Harlem Renaissance Party

Join us on Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 PM as we celebrate African American History Month.  We’ll be having a very special Harlem Renaissance Party.  Hear music from Roaring 20’s and enjoy snacks.  Enjoy hearing poetry from iconic African American poets.  Families can create art inspired by the artists and musicians of the period.  All are welcome to attend.

Louis Armstrong photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
 

Savvy Social Security Planning For Baby Boomers

Are you a Baby Boomer?  Come and learn about the important rules and strategies for collecting your retirement benefits! 

Saturday, February 11th at 10:00 AM.

To RSVP for this free workshop, please email mramos@2020fa.com or call 832-924-2600.

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