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Friends of the Northwest Branch Library book sale this Saturday at 10:00am

The Friends of the Northwest Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday, May 20th 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.

Workforce Solutions for Teens during May

5/4/17: Evaluating Your Skills (4:00pm)

Most job seekers can't describe their skills! Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, research labor market opportunities, and develop a job search plan with daily schedules and goals. Brand Name You!

5/11/17: Soft Skills – Thirty Second Commercial (4:00pm)

5/18/17: Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters (4:00pm)

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.

5/25/17: Interviewing (4:00pm)

Technology Topics for May

Technology education classes and topics for the Month of May at the Northwest Branch Library include:

 

Emedia & Apps Workshops

 A staff member will be available to provide hands on assistance with ebook/eaudiobook downloads through Overdrive/HOOPLA/Recorded books on devices such as I-Pads, Kindles, and Smart Phones. Staff will answer questions and troubleshoot problems that customers may be encounter while using a digital library service. Tuesday's at 3:00pm and Saturdays on 5/6 & 5/20 at 10:00am.

Learning Express Graduate School Edition

Harris County Master Gardeners - Container Gardening Program May 13th at 10:30am

Container gardens are the perfect way to liven up your front entrance, create a small herb garden or soften the look of your deck, porch or patio. They can provide instant color in drab areas, and you can create your own mini-garden in an hour or less. Best of all, they’re easy to care for and maintain. Harris County Master Gardener Kathy Keeney will  present a program focused on Container Gardening.  The Harris County Master Gardeners are a volunteer arm of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. If you have questions, please call 281-890-2665 and a staff member will assist you.

Craft Brewology 101 Saturday, May 27 at 2:00pm

Have you ever noticed the  growing number of unfamiliar beers at the grocery store? What in the world is an IPA?! Curious about craft brewing? Join us for a presentation from Lone Pint Brewery about the brewing  process and get a  virtual tour of the brewery!      Q & A session to follow. Please note **No alcohol will be served or sold at this event**. If you have questions, please contact the library at 281-890-2665 and a staff member will assist you.  

S.C.O.R.E.S. - QuickBooks for Beginners May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

Are you a small business owner who is wondering how to keep track of sales, inventory, or assets? Perhaps you need help with accounts receivable/payable, payroll, sales tax, payroll taxes and how to beter determine cash in and out. Or, maybe you have questions regarding profitablility or how to file tax returns easier. This workshop will provide you an overview of QuickBooks that will help you decide if this is the tool for you and what can you get by using this software. Also, how much will it cost and what kind of technical support can you expect.

If you have questions about the program, please contact the library at 281-890-2665 and a staff member will assist you.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Northwest

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. To celebrate, Northwest staff would like to shine a spotlight on the New Zealand film industry. Here is a small selection of films currently availabe in the Harris County Library's collection.

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

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