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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

We hope that you enjoy the Memorial Day holiday! The North Channel Branch and all Harris County Libraries will be closed both Sunday, May 30th, and Monday, May 31st. We will reopen Tuesday, June 1st, at 10 am. If you need to renew materials, please remember to phone the Renewal Line at 713-747-4763 or visit our website at:  www.hcpl.net  You will need your library barcode number and 4 digit PIN to renew using either of these services. If you return materials to the Book Drop, do NOT leave them on the Front Porch if the Book Drop is full. Please keep your materials. When you bring the materials back once we reopen, just let us know that the Book Drop was full and we will waive your fines. See you after the holiday!

EARTH DAY @ YOUR LIBRARY

Go GREEN! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by taking simple steps that can make a big difference. Green gardening and home care are featured in books on display near the entrance to the North Channel Libary: check one out and see easy changes that you can make to improve the state of our home, Planet Earth. See how you can join in the clean energy revolution! Teens and interested adults, join us for the viewing of a pivotal Earth friendly movie, Monday, April 19th at 4 pm. 

 

EARLY VOTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

Exercise your right to vote in the Democratic and Republican Party Primary Runoff Elections. These elections will be held at the North Channel Library in the Meeting Room Monday, April 5th, through Friday, April 9th from 7 am to 7 pm each day. Make your vote count!
 

CENSO EN SU BIBLIOTECA

 ¿Tienes algunas preguntas sobre cómo llenar la forma del US Censo que recibió por el coreo la semana pasada? Ayuda está disponible en la North Channel Library! Tenemos empleados del Censo en la biblioteca cinco días por semana hasta y incluyendo Abril 18. El horario es: Miércoles 10 am a 6 pm; Jueves 10 am a 6 pm; Viernes 1 pm a 6 pm; Sábado 10 am a 5 pm; Domingo 1 pm 5 pm.   Llenado y regresado su forma de Censo es confidencial y seguro para que la comunidad reciba dinero para servicios comunitarios. Está en nuestras manos: Sea Contado!  

CENSUS @ YOUR LIBRARY

Do you have questions about filling out the US Census form that you received in the mail last week? Help is available at the North Channel Library! Census staff will be available to answer your questions five days each week, up to and including April 18th.  Here is the schedule: Wednesday-10 am to 6 pm; Thursday-10 am to 6 pm; Friday-1 pm to 6 pm; Saturday-10 am to 5 pm; Sunday-1 pm to 5 pm. Filling out and returning your confidential Census form is safe--and will help to ensure that we receive the monies we need for critical community services. It's in our hands: Be Counted!!

PARENTING ORDER LEGAL CLINIC

Are you confused about your legal rights as a parent? Do you have problems seeing or locating your child? If so, please come to the "Parenting Order Legal Clinc" held at the North Channel Branch Library Wednesday, March 17th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Family law attorneys will be available to discuss how to change your visitation plan as well as where to go for mediation or more legal help.  *Please bring any prior court orders with you.* This community service is offered monthly with support from the Attorney General of Texas and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Future clinic dates include: 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21 and 8/18/10.

PLAYGROUP @ YOUR LIBRARY!

Parents and caregivers of precrawlers, crawlers and toddlers, bring your little ones to the "Discover with Me Playgroup" guided by Ms. Claudia! You and your little ones will learn fun things while you play together, like basic sign language for "I want some milk." You will be guided in unique, developmental play strategies. For example, you will learn new ways to play with a laundry basket-! Play dates are: Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4 pm on March 3rd, 24th and 31st; Fridays from 2 to 2:45 pm on March 19th and 26th. Ms. Claudia is an educator with extensive pre-school background. The playgroup is designed for one adult working with one child, so sorry, no groups may attend. Please give us a call if you need more information: Ph. 281-457-1631

TAX HELP @ YOUR LIBRARY

Free tax help provided by the AARP volunteers begins this Thursday, February 4th at noon. You may pre-register inside the North Channel Library starting at 10 am. Please bring your W-2's, last year's tax return if possible and any other important papers. We also have numerous tax forms available in the Lobby for your convenience.

TASTE OF AFRICA @ YOUR LIBRARY!

Come try a "Taste of Africa" as we celebrate African American History Month on Monday, February 1st from 3 to 5 pm in the Meeting Room. We will offer coffee, juice and finger foods from Africa so that you can sample the many flavors that traveled to America. If you were born in Africa and have special treats, photographs or items you would like to share with the community, please contact Carolyn or Christina. We would love to have you add to the fun! And for kids, we will have an African craft to make!

EXERCISE @ YOUR LIBRARY!

Need to shape up in the New Year? In addition to checking out an exercise book or video, consider volunteering at the North Channel Library. You can see all our new books and DVD's as you lift and shelve them! This will increase your mental AND physical agility! We are looking for the few, the proud, the brave adults who can help us shelve materials weekday mornings. Ask for Christina or Carolyn to volunteer. Start your day out right with a Library workout!

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