Carolyn Dial's blog

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!

LEARN ARABIC @ YOUR LIBRARY

Are you interested in learning the Arabic language? Then come to the North Channel Library this Saturday, January 16th,  at 11 am. We have a volunteer instructor who speaks and writes the Arabic language fluently. If enough people come to show an interest in learning Arabic, we will schedule more classes. Make your participation count! See you @ the Library this Saturday!

PROCTORING @ YOUR LIBRARY

Do you need to have a test proctored? Please contact us to see if we can help you. If you are studying on your own online, but still need to have your final exam protored, we may be able to help. Call us or come in to speak to us about the requirements of your educational group. If we are able to protor your test, the most appealing factor is that we offer this service for FREE at the North Channel Library! We also have quiet Study Rooms that you can reserve for testing. Please call for more information: Ph. 281-457-1631

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