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Free Help with Income Tax Forms / Ayuda Gratuita con Declaraciones de Impuestos Federales

1040 2016From January 25-April 18, trained volunteers from Neighborhood Centers will be at the Aldine Library to complete federal income tax forms for area residents and file them electronically. This service is completely free. There is an income limit of $58,000. The volunteers don’t accept appointments and do not have access to a phone. Take advantage of this great, free service!

Games for Grown-ups

GamesJoin us this Friday and every Friday at 1:00 pm for card games, domino games, and jigsaw puzzles. We can play whatever kinds of card and domino games you want. The idea is to get out of the house, interact with nice people and have a fun!

Test stress?

TestDo you have to take a standardized test sometime soon?  Are you having trouble getting your hands on a study guide for the test?  Never fear; Learning Express Library is here.  Learning Express Library is a database available through the Harris County Public Library web site.  It has practice tests for the GED, STAAR, SAT, ASVAB, real estate license, and many, many other exams.  Simply go to www.hcpl.net, click “Databases,” click the “Education & Libraries” cat

Medicare Explained

Medicare 2On Thursday, March 23, at 1:00 pm, the Aldine Library will host an information session covering
When am I eligible for Medicare benefits?
When can I start Medicare benefits?
How does Medicare work?
What are parts A, B, C, and D?
What is a Medicare supplement?
What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?
What is a prescription drug plan?
Please join us. The presenter, Lou Allen, has been a licensed insurance agent in Texas since 1997. She has offered Medicare seminars to the community for four years.

Beginner Email Class / Clases de Correo Electrónico para Principiantes

Computer helpWe see a lot of people at the library applying for jobs online. It seems like every online job application requires an email address.  Doctor’s offices, insurance companies, and utility companies also ask for email addresses so that they can communicate with customers. If you still don’t have an email address and you think you might need one, you are invited to attend one of our basic-level email classes next week. There will be one on Monday, March 20, 5:00-7:00 pm, in Spanish and one on Tuesday, March 21, 5:00-7:00 pm, in both English and Spanish.

Art Workshop

Painting-abstractTeens: Join us for an art workshop! Because March is Women’s History Month and Youth Art Month, we are doing workshops honoring women artists. On Friday, March 17, at 3:00 pm, we will talk about the art of Helen Frankenthaler and then do watercolor paintings in Ms. Frankenthaler’s American abstract expressionist style. [Image ©2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Back to Basics

computers

Next week’s computer classes will be all about the basics. Las clases de computación de la semana que viene van a ser muy básicas.
Monday, 3/13, 5-7 pm, Internet básico (español)
Tuesday, 3/14, 5-7 pm, Internet basics (English y español)
Wednesday, 3/15, 5-7 pm, Bases de correo electrónico (español)
Thursday, 3/16, 5-7 pm, Email basics (English y español)
Saturday, 3/18, 2-4 pm, Computación básica (español)
Friday, 3/17, 2-4 pm, the Technology Specialist will be available for individual help.
It is not necessary to register. No es necesario inscribirse.
[Image ©2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday, the library will be hosting a special Read Across America event on March 2 from 4:00-6:00 pm.  Join us and play wacky games, try to guess how many goldfish are in a jar,  make green eggs and ham cookies and fish lollipops, and have all kinds of fun!.Green eggs and ham

Easy Volunteer Project!

Volunteers neededWhether you’re a student who needs volunteer hours or an adult who has some spare time, we could really use your help the week of March 13-18.  Three weeks per year, we have to count every person that walks in our front door.  It’s really difficult to watch the door and serve our customers at the same time.  So, we would love to have some volunteers to just sit where they can see the door and make marks on a tally sheet whenever someone walks in.  It’s easy for you and extremely helpful to us.  If you’re interested in helping, just let a staff member know what days of the week and hours of the day you will come.  The staff would really appreciate you!

Black History Movie of the Week

Please join us this Friday, February 24, from 2:30-4:30 pm, for this week’s Black History movie. On December 1, 1955, a brave Alabama woman refused to give up her seat on a city bus and was arrested as a result. In response, for over 12 months, the local African-American population refused to use the city bus system. Come and witness the events that brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the forefront of the American Civil Rights movement.

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