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Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

Workforce Solutions: Interviewing, April 27, 2017 @ 1:00pm

The interview is where jobs are won or lost! Learn steps to help you make a great first impression, appropriately respond to questions, and effectively follow-up to improve your chances of getting an offer. Workforce Solutions will provide a free workshop to the public. No registration required. If you have questions, please call the Northwest Branch Library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net

Workforce Solutions: Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters, April 20, 2017 @ 1:00pm

Get noticed! Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate you are the right person for the job. Workforce Solutions will provide a free workshop to the public. No registration required. If you have questions, please call the Northwest Branch Library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net

Smart Parents. Ready Kids.

What is ReadyRosie?

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.

All it takes is 2 minutes a day.

Here's How:

Henna Design Workshop April 29 at 2:00 pm

Teens and tweens aged 12 – 17 can come to the library on April 29 to learn about henna. Not only will they get to paint henna, they’ll get to create their own designs and learn the basics from experts. They’ll also get an introduction to Bollywood dancing. The program starts at 2:00 pm. If you have questions, please call the Northwest Branch Library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net.

Recycled Poetry Teen Program on April 25 at 4:30pm

Reuse old words to create new ones! Teens and tweens aged 12 – 17 can come in to the library on April 25 and make their own poetry by dismantling books and recreating their words. Learn to make poetry by collage, and mix and match meaning to make your own. The program starts at 4:30 pm. If you have questions, please call the Northwest Branch Library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net.

Teen Game Nights for April

Game night is on for teens and tweens! Every Wednesday, ages 12 and up can play games like Super Smash. The doors to the meeting room open at 4:00. For more information about teen programs, check the Northwest Branch calendar, or call 281-890-2665.

Free Community Swap Shop Event April 22 2017, 1:30-3:30pm

Personal Accessories and Craft Supplies! Spring Swap to refresh and reset yourself. Bring usable accessories such as scarves, belts, bangles, shoes, jewelry, wallets, bags and purses to rotate your own style. Also stretch your creative side with supplies for arts and crafts which could include sewing notions, fabrics, knit/crochet supplies, beads, buttons, clay, craft sticks, paper, stamps, pencils, pens, markers, and more.

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April Book Clubs

Inspirational Book Club April 20th, 2017 (2:00pm)

The Inspirational Book Club will discuss "The Case of the Sin City Sisters" by Lynne Hinton.

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Workforce Solutions: Soft Skills--Thirty Second Commercial, April 13, 2017 @ 1:00pm

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Learn to effectively communicate your value to a future employer. Tips, tricks, and strategies will be discussed as part of this workshop. Workforce Solutions will provide a free workshop to the public. No registration required. If you have questions, please call the Northwest Branch Library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net

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