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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

Workforce Solutions: Evaluating Your Skills, April 6, 2017 @ 1:00pm

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! 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

Interviewing

Interviewing workshop scheduled March 23rd, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Northwest Branch Library.

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. Staff from Workforce Solutions will be on hand to assist customers with their resume needs.

For more information, contact the library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net. For other Workforce Solutions workshops in the Harris County area, click here.

AARP Tax Assistance at the Northwest Branch Library

Every year, the Harris County Public Library partners with AARP  to offer free in-person tax assistance through trained volunteers. AARP Volunteers will be in the Northwest Branch Library Community room on:

  • Fridays: 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Duration: February, March, and part of April

 Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis and customers are asked to bring all applicable paperwork.  Customers who are interested in receiving assistance should bring:

Toys for Tots

Precinct 3, in a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, is collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Currently new, unwrapped toys for girls and boys are being collected, and the Northwest Branch Library is serving as one of the collection sites. Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 16.  For more information on this program click here.

Harry Potter Day

The Northwest Branch Library is celebrating the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by bringing you back to where the magic started. We’ll be showing the first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, on November 21 st starting at 3:30 pm in the meeting room. There will be snacks and Harry Potter themed things to take home. 

HOOPLA demo this Friday, August 19th , at 5:00pm in the computer lab.


Did you get a new phone, tablet or laptop recently?

 

Do you need more ebooks, streaming music & video in your life?


If the answer is YES then you need HOOPLA in your life. You can get hands on assistance with HCPL newest digital content provider, HOOPLA at our library. A library staff member will assist participants with the download, installation, setup, and use of this service and to answer questions as well. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or other device for hands on assistance. A valid HCPL library card is required to use this service

HOOPLA Demo this Friday, April 22nd, at 5:00PM in the computer lab

Did you get a new phone, tablet or laptop recently?

 

Do you need more ebooks, streaming music & video in your life?

 

If the answer is YES then you need HOOPLA in your life. You can get hands on assistance with HCPL newest digital content provider, HOOPLA at our library. A library staff member will assist participants with the download, installation, setup, and use of this service and to answer questions as well. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or other device for hands on assistance. A valid HCPL library card is required to use this service.

HOOPLA demo this Friday, April 8th, at 5:00pm in the computer lab.

Did you get a new phone, tablet or laptop recently?


Do you need more ebooks, streaming music & video in your life?

If the answer is YES then you need HOOPLA in your life. You can get hands on assistance with HCPL newest digital content provider, HOOPLA at our library. A library staff member will assist participants with the download, installation, setup, and use of this service and to answer questions as well. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or other device for hands on assistance. A valid HCPL library card is required to use this service

Ann Weisgarber's visit and local history

If you have time, consider visiting the Handbook of Texas Online and reading up on local history. Many of the places and events mentioned in The Promise have entries in this excellent resource. Noted historians have contributed to this fantastic, free online resource

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