Carolyn Dial's blog

AARP tax help @ your library!

April 12th is your last chance!!  The **FREE** AARP tax help program ends with the Thursday, April 12th session. Please come into the North Channel Library starting at 10 am to sign up for your time slot. AARP volunteers will see customers from 12 to 4 pm this Thursday. Please see the American Association of Retired Persons website for tax tips:  www.aarp.org/money/taxes/

super book sale @ your library!

Buy one, get one Free!!! The super extra special Book Sale is in progress!! Movies are 50 cents, paperbacks are 25 cents and hardback books are 50 cents. Come make your selections today! All proceeds go to support the Friends of the Galena Park Library. Our Friends help us by providing money for craft supplies and special performers for the Summer Reading Club!

we're still open!

No doubt you have seen the construction fencing at the back of the Galena Park Library. So far two trees were removed to make room for the new Computer Lab! We will remain OPEN while construction of the addition proceeds. We hope to give you a two week notice before we close for interior renovations. Please see the regular schedule of hours above this post. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

see www.irs.gov for tax info to go!

Since the United States government no longer mails tax forms and instructions to your home, please go to the IRS website to view and print needed materials:  www.irs.gov  Because the Galena Park Branch Library will soon close for renovations, we will only carry the basic 1040, 1040 A and 1040 EZ forms and the instruction booklets for each.  Please ask us for help with finding and printing out the forms and information that you need this tax season. 

 

computer classes @ your library!

Clases de Computación gratis en la biblioteca de Galena Park!

Sign up TODAY!!! FREE computer classes for adults continue on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 pm. Teacher Ray Nuño will answer your questions. He teaches the basics of the Internet as well as the Windows operating system. Computer classes will be held in the Meeting Room. To register or for more information, please call: 713-450-0982  

Clases GRATIS de computación para adultos todos los martes de 5 a 7pm con el profesor Ray Nuño. Las clases consisten de aprendizaje básico del uso de internet, e-mail, y el sistema operativo Windows. Las clases se llevarán acabo en el salón de conferencias. Para inscribirse o para más información favor de llamar al 713-450-0982

happy new year @ your library!

It's time to resolve to bring your children to Story Time on Wednesdays at 11 am and your babies to Baby Time on Thursdays at 11 am! These interactive programs will help the little ones learn hand/eye coordination, how to sing silly songs and the skill of sitting to listen to short, interesting stories. If you need more information on these programs, please see the Branch Calendar (above) or  call us: 713-450-0982

Galena Manor and Fidelity Schools History & Artifacts Needed

Photo Credit: Youhoustonnews.com Fidelity Schools Historical Marker UnveilingDo you have photographs, maps, report cards or other historical documents or artifacts that describe, detail or illuminate the Galena Manor community and the Fidelity schools in the Galena Park area? If so, we would like to see your special treasures! The Friends of the Galena Park Library are looking forward to planning a program and exhibit to highlight local community history to be presented after the Galena Park Library reopens following the remodeling project that will soon begin. If you have items or memories to share, please e-mail or call Branch Librarian Carolyn Dial: cdial@hcpl.net or 713-450-0982

 

 

donate used books, dvd's and magazines @ your library!

Remember when you clean out your closets and bookcases, the Friends of the North Channel Library are GLAD to receive your no longer needed, gently used books, dvd's, cd's and magazines. These materials are placed on sale at the Book Sale which is scheduled for the first weekend of each month. All proceeds from the sales go to support the North Channel Branch Library. For example, when the Library needs furniture, books or  children's performer fees, these are paid for by the Friends of the North Channel Library. Your support of the Friends Book Sale helps us in tight economic times. Tax receipts are available upon request. Please call for more information: 281-457-1631 

monday movie madness!!

Join us after school on Monday, October 11th at 4:30 pm for Monday Movie Madness! Elementary school aged children may attend on their own. For younger children, we ask that a parent stay in the Meeting Room with them throughout the movie. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with lids to the movies. Call us at the Library for the name of the film: Ph. 281-457-1631

scrapbooking @ your library!

TOO MANY PHOTOS? CREATE SCRAPBOOKS!

Come to the North Channel Branch Library Saturday, October 9th, to learn how to create beautiful scrapbooks! Our resident expert, Mia, shares her knowledge from 10 am to 3 pm the second Saturday of every month. She also brings in numerous die-cuts to share. Please call 281-457-1631 for more information. See you there!
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