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Technology Topics for October

To register for a technology class at the Northwest Branch Library, please visit the calendar here. Technology education classes and topics for the Month of September include:

Business Card Design with Microsoft Publisher

Whether you need to replenish your stock of business cards in an hour, not a week, you need look no further than Microsoft Publisher to easily make quality business cards. Use Publisher's templates to ensure you’ll get the measurements and positioning correct and that you’ll always have a saved version to reprint or adjust for new employees. Ability level:beginner. Requirements:typing, mouse. October 3rd at 10:30am.

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 .

Friends of the Northwest Branch Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Northwest Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm in the meeting room. Stock up on low-cost, quality books while supporting your library. If you need more information regarding the book sale or are interested in becoming a Friend of the Northwest Branch Library, please call 281-890-2665 or email us at NW@hcpl.net for more information.

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:

Technology Topics for September

To register for a technology class at the Northwest Branch Library, please visit the calendar here. Technology education classes and topics for the Month of September include:

Texas Legal Forms

September Book Club Selections

The Northwest Branch Library has several active book clubs that meet regularly each month. If you would like to participate, consider joining one (or all) of the clubs. Fellowship and fun for all. If you have any questions related to the book clubs, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net and a staff member will assist you. This months meeting times and selections are:

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 .

**** The Northwest Branch Library Will Close at 1PM Friday and Will Remain Closed Through Monday***.

All Harris County Public Libraries will close at 1PM Friday, August 25 and will remain closed through Monday, August 28.

Branches that have not opened as of 11:30 AM Friday will remain closed through Monday.

A decision as to Tuesday operating hours--if any--will be made Monday afternoon. Please monitor this site, Facebook or Twitter @harriscountypl for further announcements.

NO LATE FEES WILL BE CHARGED DURING THESE CLOSURES: Borrowing dates will be adjusted when libraries reopen.

 

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:

S.C.O.R.E.S. Workshop - Funding Sources: Simple Steps, November 10th at 3:30 pm

Another quality small business workshop c/o SCORES. Financing your business is one of the most important issues facing small businesses today. Learn about the various sources of funds in the marketplace, the best place to start, what the lenders look for when reviewing a funding application and the key ingredients for success when borrowing money. The workshop will also cover sources of equity and how to use equity as an alternative to borrowing funds.

SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success. Our Mission: Help Small Businesses Succeed. Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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