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College Series: Personal Statement/Essay Writing

Join us Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Activity Space to help you or your child in the college application process. Dean Scott R. Furtwengler will present on "Personal Statement/Essay Writing".

Fall College Series

Do you have a college-bound teenager?  Join us this fall for the College Series

Kaplan will be administering free SAT practice exams on Saturdays, 9/7 and 10/5 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  The exams require registration as space is limited.  Registration for the September exam is currently open, and opens for the October exam on Tuesday, 9/3 at 10:00 a.m. 

United Way Benefits Fair

United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center will be hosting a Benefits Access Fair on Thursday, August 22nd from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.   Free assistance will be provided in applying for services such as food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid and CHIP.  There will also be free information and resources on other health-related services, free employment and financial/education counseling, and much more. 

SCORE Houston Presents Business Planning Workshop

Join us Saturday, July 20th from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Community Room for a business planning workshop presented by Jeff Jones and SCORE Houston.  SCORE Houston describes this program in the following way:

In all phases of a small business, whether you're ready to start a business or are in the process of growing your successful small business, writing a business plan is more than a document. It is your path forward, a road map. It is a planning process that will help your business be more successful!

United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center Workshops

Two new workshops from the United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center (FOC):

Immigration Information Workshop
presented by Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Thursday, June 6th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
United Way Bay Area Service Center, Conference Room A

Adult Programs in June @ your library

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our Adult Programs this June*.  We look forward to TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults, Freeman Needlecrafters, Girl Scout Express, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), and SCORE Counseling. Summer Reading Program (SRP) starts on Friday, 6/7, but you can start registering as early as Monday, 6/3.  Sign up for your chance to win a bookstore gift card or an eReader!

Researching Asian-Pacific American History & Genealogy

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so this month I’m going to share some resources for researching Asian-Pacific American history & genealogy.  Some of the most well known events tied to the Asian experience in the United States are negative:  the Chinese Exclusion Acts and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. 

Social Media Marketing & Business Marketing/Branding Seminars

Join us in the Community Room at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th and Saturday, May 25th for two different business seminars.  On Saturday, May 11th, SCORE will be sponsoring a presentation entitled, "Social Media Marketing Made Simple", presented by Celina Enamorado.  She will discuss how Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be  used as powerful business marketing tools.  

Genealogy: Researching Texan Ancestors

We celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2nd, but 21 April 1836 is the date of the Battle of San Jacinto, the final battle in the Texas Revolution.  The 2013 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment will be held on April 20th at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, and in honor of this event in history I’m going to focus on resources for researching your Texan ancestors and Texas history for this month’s post.  If you want to learn more about the battle of San Jacinto or th

United Way Financial Opportunity Center - April Workshops

United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center wants you to know about these April programs:

South Texas College of Law Legal Clinic - Thursday, April 11th, 9 a.m.  This workshop is first come first served and aims to provide free assistance in applying for social security benefits.  It will be held at the United Way Bay Area Service Center (1300 Bay Area Blvd., Building A, Houston, TX 77058).  See the flyer or contact Alec Lawton, J.D., South Texas College of Law Legal Clinics, at (713)646-2933 or alawton@stcl.edu. 

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