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AARP Tax Aide

Because the Katherine Tyra Library @ Bear Creek is still under repair, the AARP will be providing their annual free tax preparation assistance services at the Living Word Church located on 16607 Clay Rd on Tuesdays from 1 to 5 PM and Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM, starting Friday, February 2nd.

If you have any questions, please call the church at 281-500-8913.

Where: 
Living Word Church
16607 Clay Rd
Houston, TX 77084

When:
Tuesdays: 1-5 PM
Fridays: 11 AM-3 PM

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Voter Registration

Do you need to register to vote? We will have voter registration at the pop-up library at Clay’s Restaurant on Thursday, January 25th from 1:30 -6:00 PM, and on Thursday, February 1st from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you are not already registered, or you need to change your address on your voter’s registration, please come visit us! Clay’s Restaurant is located at 17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084.

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Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Library on Tuesday, December 12th at BCUMC

Please join us at our Pop-Up Library on Tuesday, December 12th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church on 16000 Rippling Water. We’ll be in the tan buildings on the backside of the parking lot, in rooms Hope 1 and Hope 2. Programs and services at the pop-up library include:

  • Bilingual Storytime at 11:15 AM- Theme: Los animales en la granja/Farm Animals (Stories and songs in both English and Spanish.)
  • Infant Time at 2:00 PM
  • • Keepsake MakerSpace from 12 to 3 PM-  Tealight Snowman Ornaments
  • Library Material Check Out and Returns
  • New Card Services and Replacement Card Services
  • Internet Cafe

We are so grateful to the Bear Creek United Methodist Church for providing a space for us to serve the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

Pop Up Library on Tuesday, November 28th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church

After a short break, the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Libraries are back this week! Please join us on Tuesday, November 28th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church on 16000 Rippling Water. We’ll be in rooms Hope 1 and Hope 2, which are located in the tan buildings on the backside of the parking lot. This week we are particularly excited about our first Keepsake MakerSpace from 12 PM to 3 PM! Programs and services at the pop-up library include:

  • *A bear themed Storytime at 11:15 AM.  (Storytime is an early literacy program for children of all ages where we share stories, sing songs, and enjoy a craft.)
  • *Infant Time at 2:00 PM -Theme: Senses (Infant Time is an early literacy program for children birth to 18 months of age. In Infant Time we learn finger plays, share stories, sing songs and socialize during playtime with developmental toys)
  • *Keepsake MakerSpace from 12 to 3 PM- Did Harvey take away any of your holiday keepsakes? Everyone is welcome to join us to make new keepsakes either to add to your current collection or replace those lost.
  • *Library Material Check Out and Returns
  • *New Card Services and Replacement Card Services
  • *Internet Cafe

We continue to be so grateful to the Bear Creek United Methodist Church for providing a space for us to serve the community.

If you have any questions please contact Amy at  (281) 391-3509. 

Preschool Storytime Moving Back to Tuesdays!

Starting next Tuesday, August 29th, Preschool Storytime will move back to Tuesday mornings at 10:15 AM! Preschool Storytime is a ticketed program, so make sure you pick up a ticket from the children’s area when the library opens at 10 AM.

Only the participating child needs a ticket to attend the program; caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend. This storytime is geared towards children ages 3-6 years.

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Adult Coloring

Do you need a break from the busyness of your everyday schedule? Come join us at the Katherine Tyra Library for a relaxing Adult Coloring program on Monday, August 21st at 3:00 PM! Coloring sheets and supplies are provided. Hope to see you there!

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Birding 101

Are you interested in learning more about the hobby of birding and the types of birds native to our area? Then join us at the Katherine Tyra Library for a free Birding 101 presentation on Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30 PM! This fascinating program is presented by Wild Birds Unlimited. All ages welcome!

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Lily's Library Tales

Join Lily, a certified therapy dog, and Ms. Betsy, her person, in the children’s area of the library this Saturday, August 5th at 2:00 PM for Lily’s Library Tales, a family storytime for children of all ages! No tickets are required to attend this program. Lily would love to see you there!

Please note that there will be no Lily’s Library Tales on Saturday, August 12th, but Lily and Ms. Betsy will be back on Saturday, August 19th.

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Last Week to Register for the Summer Reading Program!

There is only one more week left to sign up for the Summer Reading Program before registration ends on Saturday, August 5th! Sign up and log your books and activities at www.hcpl.net and win prizes for all of the reading and learning activities you have done this summer.

Summer Reading is open to all ages. Earn 10 points for every book you read, 5 points for 20 minutes of reading, 5 points for activities, and 5 points for book reviews. You earn a prize for every 100 points (up to 500 points).

While registration ends on August 5th, you have until Saturday, August 19th to log your books and activities and pick up your prizes!

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Preschool Storytime: Superheroes

Join us for a superhero themed Preschool Storytime on Monday, July 24th at 1:15 PM! This storytime is a ticketed program, so make sure you pick up a ticket from the children’s area when the library opens at 1:00 PM. Only the participating child needs a ticket to attend the program; caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend. Preschool Storytime is geared towards children ages 3-6 years.

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