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Would You Like Help With Your Taxes?

Do you dread having to do your taxes? Need Help? 

Each week through April 15th, AARP will be here on Mondays to assist tax filers with electronic tax returns. You do not have to be an AARP member to benefit from this program. In fact, it is free to to anyone needing assistance with most standard tax return filings.  

The program begins at 10:00 am and will run through 2:00 pm. Please be aware that it is offered as a first come first served basis, and make sure to bring appropriate documents.

Additional Resources

You can also find helpful information on the IRS website.

 

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It's Chilly Out There

The temperature has dropped and it will be cooler for the next several days.  So, get your comforter, crawl into bed and read a few of these chilly tales.

 

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Nest week, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day during our storytimes. These programs are free for children and their families.  We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, Feb. 11th @ 7:00 pm, Family Storytime

Wednesday, Feb. 13th @ 1:30 pm, Toddler Storytime

Thursday, Feb. 14th @ 10:00 am, Pre-School Storytime

If you are unable to attend storytime or would like to extend your experience you can checkout these books.

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The 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Books Are Now On Display

We have recently placed the new 2013 - 2014 Bluebonnet nominees on display in the Children's area. These items are often included in required reading lists and are recommended  for grades 3-6. Each year children throughout Texas get to vote of their favorite book. 

If your child is looking for something else to read, the Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners list is a great place to start. As I have stated before, these items have been chosen by children, so typically everyone likes them.  

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Celebrate the 100th Day of School with a Book!

 

 

Sometime this month, your child will celebrate the 100th day of school. This is a great opportunity to practice basic math skills and hands on projects. In addition to the books listed below you will find several other activity links. Happy reading!

  100th Day Worries.  Margery Cuyler.

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The 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Books Are Now Available

Books for the Bluebonnet Award List 2013-2014 are now available at HCPL locations.
According to the Texas Library Association, "The Texas Bluebonnet Award reading program encourages Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books."  These books are recommended  for grades 3-6.

 

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Our Leaders

 

Presidents’ Day is a little less than a month away. So, the question is how much do you really know about the men who have lead our Nation? What makes a leader? Do you want to learn more?

Stop!...before you answer that question, let me tell you that the books I have chosen are not like text books. Luckily, they not only include facts, but they also have a visual story to tell through illustrations. Children, especially ones who are visual learners, use these clues to help link information about each President with the historical events that took place during his presidency.

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The Story of The White House

 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20500 is probably the most famous address in America. It is the location of  The White House,  which is official residence of the president of the United States. Given it's age, over 200 years old, it has many stories to tell. 

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