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Spooky E-Reads

If you're looking for fun craft and cooking books to dive into this October, make sure to check out OverDrive's Spooktacular Cooking & Crafts e-book collection. You'll find tons of creative cooking, craft and costume ideas to put together, including knitting crafts, ideas for parties and snacks, and fun do-it-yourself cosplays. E-books are free through our OverDrive and Libby apps using your library card number. 

If you haven't had a chance to stop by the library for a free library card, you can always get instant access to our e-materials by signing up online for your iKnow Digital Library Card.

 

Computer Class: New Time

Starting in October, computer classes in English will take place on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm. Computer classes in Spanish will continue to take place on Thursdays at 10:30 am. Next Wednesday, October 3, at 1:30 pm, the topic will be Microsoft Excel Basics. Come and learn how to create tables and format them with different styles. Computer classes are free and no registration is required. For a complete schedule of our computer topics, take a look at our events calendar.

For more information, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Craft: Hispanic Basket

This week, teens ages 14-17 will have the opportunity to design their own Hispanic Basket using colorful yarn. Teens are invited to come by the library this Thursday September 27 at 4:30 pm for this fun craft. All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the South Houston Library.

For more information about this and other library programs, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

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Chilton Library Database

The Chilton Library Database provides information on vehicle maintenance and repair, and includes a Vehicle Selector tool, step-by-step repair procedures, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs. With your Harris County Public Library card, you can access the Chilton Library Database absolutely free. You can also access the Chilton Library from any library computer without a card. Make sure to look into the valuable automobile repair resources we have available at http://www.hcpl.net/ref/dbsubs.htm#auto

Hispanic Heritage Month Craft: Mini Piñata

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the South Houston Branch Library invites you to join us for several fun programs. This Thursday, September 20, kids ages 8 to 13 will have the opportunity to create their own “Mini Piñata” and fill it with candy. Join us for this fun activity at 4:30 pm. All materials will be provided by the Friends of the Library. 

For more information, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

 

Picture Credit: Somewhat Simple at https://www.somewhatsimple.com/mini-kid-pinatas/.

 

Free Computer Classes

The South Houston Branch Library offers free computer classes for adults every week. Tuesdays at 10:30 am we have computer classes in English, and the class subjects repeat on Thursdays at 10:30 am in Spanish. Classes are free and no registration is required. Take a look at our online event calendar to view our upcoming classes. 

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Internet Basics

Are you interested in learning how to use the Internet? Join us at our next free computer class Tuesday, September 11 at 10:30 am, and learn how to visit websites, perform searches, and change your Internet settings. We will visit popular websites for news, information, directions, job searches and more. No registration is required.

For more information please contact the library at 832-927-5530.

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Learning Express Library

Did you know that Harris County Public Library provides free access to the Learning Express Library database? This database has GED practice tests available in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies, and includes a GED en Español section as well. Adults are invited to join us this Saturday, September 8 @ 1:30 PM to learn how to access this valuable resource with a library card.

For more information please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Computer Class: Mouse and Keyboard

If you would like to learn how to use the mouse and keyboard on your computer, join us at our next computer class Tuesday August 28 at 10:30 am. We will practice using the left and right mouse click, highlighting, dragging, and the different keyboard keys. We will also work on our typing skills using a practice website that is free for all user levels. Classes are free and no registration is required. 

For more information, please contact the branch at  832-927-5530.

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E-Mail Basics Computer Class

Perhaps you have an e-mail account but haven't used it in some time, or maybe you have never had an e-mail account before but would like to begin to receive mail electronically. If you are interested in getting an e-mail account and becoming familiarized with how to use your account to keep in touch with family members and friends, we invite you to our free E-Mail Basics computer class next Monday, August 20 @ 5:30 pm. No registration is required, and you don't have to have an existing e-mail to participate.

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