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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.

Flipster Digital Magazines

If you're looking for a new hobby or ideas for current hobbies, make sure to check out our Flipster magazine database. Flipster is free with your Harris County Public Library card and provides free access to digital magazines such as Crochet World, Astronomy, and Taste of Home. 

Take a look at the many magazines available. You're sure to find new recipes, craft ideas, and fun reading material to browse. 

And don't forget to check out the many databases available for free with your library card.

Creating a Resume

Do you need help creating a resume to use during your job search? Adults are invited to our free Resume Class on Monday, August 6 at 5:30 PM where participants will be able to create a basic resume. Please bring previous job employment dates, names, as well as job duties and descriptions which will be used to create a new resume or update your existing resume. It is recommended to bring your e-mail information or a USB drive to e-mail or save your resume. 

If you are interested in checking out our physical and e-materials with resume tips and ideas, make sure to browse our catalog.

E-Summer Reading for Kids and Teens

Are your kids and teens searching for titles to read for school, or for recommended reading for their grade levels? Our e-book service through OverDrive and Libby has e-books and e-audiobooks for kids and teens that are categorized by grade level and include books on lists such as the Bluebonnet, Lone Star and the Tayshas.

If your kids are searching for something to read, check out our e-books at https://hcpl.overdrive.com/ and select Collections>Kids or Collections>Teens. You can also download the OverDrive or Libby app and log in with your Harris County Public Library card to check out e-materials.

Happy Reading!

 

Microsoft Publisher Basics

Do you want to learn how to create a flyer or business cards? The South Houston Branch Library will be having a Microsoft Publisher Basics class next Tuesday, July 31 @ 10:30 AM. Adults are invited to join us to learn how to use Microsoft Publisher and to create items such as flyers, invitations, and more. Computer classes are free and no registration is required.

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

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Adult Movie Mania: La La Land

Adults are invited to join us this Friday, July 20 at 3:00 PM for our Adult Movie Mania program. Come and enjoy the movie musical La La Land, a 2016 American musical romantic comedy film starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles while pursuing their dreams. 

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

Learning Express Library: GED Practice Tests

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, July 14 @ 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.

Houston Ballet presents: Sleeping Beauty Spanish Ballet

Does your child or a child you know love ballet? Children ages 4 to 13 are invited to come and join the Houston Ballet as they present the Spanish Ballet Sleeping Beauty this Monday, June 18 at 3:00 PM. This program will be a one-hour storytelling experience that introduces students to the art form of ballet. This educational program guides them through the plot of a Sleeping Beauty ballet by sharing abbreviated video clips of a Houston Ballet production. The interactive hands-on experience will include costumes, props and pointe shoes for students to examine.

iPads for Kids: ABCmouse

ABCmouse is a computer-based program for young children that helps them learn to read through phonics, and also provides lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and more. Harris County Public Library provides free access to ABCMouse at all branches. Children ages 5-8 are invited to come and explore the world of ABCMouse with iPads at the South Houston Branch Library on Thursday, June 14 at 3:00 PM

Come by the library any time to explore ABCmouse on our computers. For more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Hands holding iPad image : pixabay.com : CC0 Creative Commons

Adult Movie Mania "Grease"

Come have a fun time at the movies without having to buy a ticket tomorrow at our Adult Movie Mania! This Friday June 8th at 3:00 PM adults are invited to enjoy the movie musical Grease, a 1978 old time favorite romantic comedy film based on the musical of the same name. 

If you are interested in checking out Grease, Grease 2, or Grease Live!, check out the items in our catalog. For more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

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