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Summer Reading 2019 at Atascocita!

Hello Atascocita!  We have so many things going on this summer, and you don't want to miss out.  There are programs for all ages.  Some programs have registration and some do not, but all the most current information can be found through Events Calendar, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ESL/ELA Tutor Training on May 14!

Want to help others learn English? Register now to train to be a volunteer ESL/ELA Tutor for Harris County Public Library.
Our community has a great need for volunteer ESL/ELA tutors!

No prior experience is necessary and there is no charge for training or materials.

To register for the training session to be held here at the Atascocita Branch on May 14 from 10 AM - 2 PM go to https://bit.ly/2W8PyIA .

Did you know about Atascocita Book Clubs?

There are a few book clubs at Atascocita for children through adults!

The Atascocita Library Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club - This club is for readers 18 and over. Join us as we discuss a good book and feel free to bring your lunch! Each month we have a new book. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

TEEN Book Club- This book club is for teens 12-18. They meet on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM. We have a different theme every month so you can read what YOU want! Come to meet new people, have a snack, win a prize, make a craft, find something new to read, and share what you have read lately.

Children's Book Club is called The Book Habit. Each month they will do a fun activity relating to the selected book and enjoy a snack. This program is for children 8-12 years of age and registration is required each month.

Have a 2019 Resolution? Start at the library!

Happy New Year! Did you make a new year’s resolution for 2019? Do you want to learn to cook, sew, crochet, wood work, fish, paint, or play an instrument? What about losing some weight or building muscle? Are you interested in learning a new language, starting a business, or maybe you just want to branch out and read new things? We have a variety of resources that can help you accomplish your goals this year! We have a variety programs, books, DVDs, and e-resources to help you on your way! Stop by the branch or visit www.hcpl.net to get started.

The HCPL App

Android users: did you know that Harris County Public Library has a new app? The new HCPL app makes it quick and easy to access Harris County Public Library resources on the go!

The app allows you to:

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? Signing up for a library card is a great step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Harris County Public Library cards are free to Texas residents of all ages. Registered borrowers may borrow materials from any Harris County Public Library branch and have full use of all HCPL online resources, such as eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive and OneClickDigital, streaming video through Kanopy and OverDrive, magazines through Flipster, and research databases for business, genealogy, language learning and more. To receive your full service card, visit any Harris County Public Library Branch to fill out an application and provide proof of mailing address, such as your photo identification.

FOAL: Book Sale, August 18

The Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) will be holding their annual book sale August 18. The sale will have donated teaching materials, children’s books, fiction and nonfiction, hard backs and paperbacks, 25¢ music CD’s, 25¢ magazines, and much more. Most items are priced at $.50 – $1.00. FOAL reusable book bags are available for $3. A preview sale for FOAL members will be on Friday, August 17th from 5PM-7PM. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership at the door. August 18th, individuals with disabilities may shop from 9AM-10AM, and the sale will open to public from 10 AM-5PM.

Reading on the go!

Are you driving to your vacation destination this year? Why not try an audiobook to keep you and the family occupied and entertained in the car? Did you know Harris County Public Library has thousands of audiobooks? You can borrow CD audiobooks at your local branch, or you can use the following apps. You can check them out for free instantly using just your smart device.

Libby

Libby is an app by OverDrive. You can begin using Libby by downloading the app from your preferred app store, then search for Harris County as your library. You will then be prompted to enter your Harris County Public Library card number. After that, you can begin to search, borrow, and enjoy audiobooks.

Music Expo: Learn about singing and playing

Ever wanted to make your rock star dreams a reality?  Today is the day!  Ask a variety of local musicians what it takes to play and sing, either as a hobby or as a professional career. Get your start at this music expo for all ages on Saturday, June 16 from 11am to 2pm.

Teens: Online Book Club

Dr. Strange Superpowers through reading
 
(img via Pinterest)

Schedule booked up, but you'd like to share about a great read?  Want to learn about some books before you have to read it for school?  Join the Atascocita Teens online book club.  We read 10 books a year.  Tell your thoughts about a book, help out your friends in finding a good read, and find that next great read for yourself.

The online book club is through Goodreads and will require a Goodreads account.  Request joining here: Atascocita Teens Read

 

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