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PRACTICE SAT/ACT

Take the SAT or ACT before you take it! The Princeton Review is offering a practice exam at the library. Exams will be graded and scores released at a later time. The SAT will be held June 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the ACT held July 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information, contact Ellen Kaluza at the library, or go the Princeton Review website (PrincetonReview.com). Interested students can register through our events calendar or through the Princeton Review. Registration is required.
 

Technology Topics for June

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 June include:

Website design with WIX

In the online age that we live in, having a professional website is an absolute necessity for nearly all career choices and business ventures. A great website can simultaneously operate as a marketing tool, a store platform, a display of works and skills, a communication channel and as an engine for branding. Dates: June 10th and June 24th at 10:00am. Register for a spot here.

Emedia & Apps Workshops

Commit for Life Blood Drive at Northwest Branch Library

Want to help save a life? Then come and donate blood with the Northwest Branch on Friday, June 16th from 10:30 to 3pm! Northwest is partnering with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to hold a blood drive! Be sure to Eat, Drink and Have ID before coming! All those who donate and credit KPRC will receive a commemorative Commit for Life T-shirt! Visit www.giveblood.org or call 1(888) 482-5663 to schedule your donation, walk ins are welcome.

Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

The Northwest Branch Library will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance  of Memorial Day. The library will resume normal operating hours at 10:00a am on Tuesday, May 30th. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.   A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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 .

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:

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

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.

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