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SCORE Presents: Growing Your Sales

Sales revenue brings life to a business, and growing sales is very critical to a startup. On Saturday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m., SCORE (formerly known as Service Corps of Retired Executives), will help entrepreneurs identify the various factors that will help boost and sustain sales:

Eating healthy on a budget

We can all use more knowledge about tasty foods that keep us healthy, are not too difficult to prepare and save money compared to fast food or eating out. The Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Program will help us learn about foods that meet these qualifications on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. To register, please call us at 281-484-2036 or visit our events calendar.

Volunteer as an ESL tutor

Teaching English as a second language classes is a great way to help people with a very important skill while also creating an interactive setting to help learners practice speaking and listening with each other. Volunteers meet once or twice per week on a convenient schedule following activities and lessons provided by the library. No need to speak a second language yourself -- classes are in English. A training session takes place on Saturday, September 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information or to register for this session, please call the library at 281-851-2727 or see the events calendar.

Help your fall vegetables grow

It is a little hot right now, but soon it will be time to prepare your garden for planting vegetables in order to enjoy them in the fall and winter. Of course, you will also want to learn about some good vegetables for planting in our area. Harris County Master Gardener Teresa See will help you with these topics and more. Join us Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 3. Please register by calling 281-484-2036 or by visiting our online calendar.

Finding the right health care

The health care system is complicated. There are many providers, not to mention billing systems. Learn about the difference between primary, urgent and emergency care; the difference between specialty and preventive care; and how to pay for medical services including public and private insurance programs. Presented by Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Program. Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m. Register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by clicking on the library events calendar.

Social Security 101: what you need to know before you retire

It's important to prepare for retirement well before you do so, and that includes understanding the Social Security program and how it fits into your retirement. Learn about eligibility dates and how your age at retirement affects benefits; qualification for disability, survivors and spouse benefits; how to get the most from your benefit, the future of Social Security, and more. Presented by Andy Hardwick, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration. Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. Register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by visiting our events calendar.

Learn about nutrition and flea prevention for your dog

A dog's diet can depend on a variety of factors, just like a human's. Join Renee Harbaugh, Petco dog trainer, in Room 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 and learn how to make sure your dog is getting the right amount and kinds of food. Ms. Harbaugh will also discuss how to keep your dog free of fleas. Please register by contacting us at 281-484-2036 or visit our events calendar.

Game night: Monday, August 7

Bring your favorite board or tabletop game and play it with the rest of us. Or, learn about a new game from someone else. Join us in the Library Community Room. Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

Two escape rooms on July 31 - teens and adults

Something seems a little out of place today at today's class ... when you're professor steps out of the lab, you decide to take a look at his desk and discover that he has plans to release a deadly virus. You and your classmates have less than an hour to find the code that activates the antidote he has created to save himself and his family.

Join us on Monday, July 31, when we will be running the escape room twice: for teens at 4 p.m. and for adults at 6 p.m. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for participation. Individuals interested in participating can register at the Reference Desk or by calling 281-484-2036.

Microsoft Publisher for flyers, postcards, invitations and more

Do you need to make flyers, brochures, invitations, postcards, newsletters, or other kinds of publications for your small business, church group or other organization? A good option is Microsoft Publisher, which enables you to easily place text and pictures on the page in whatever sizes or configurations look best, and it is available on library computers (easily save as PDF to open up on any other computer). Come to a free introductory session on Thursday, July 20 at 3 p.m. to learn the basics. Then get started on your project -- the librarians are here to help and you can also attend a follow up session. Register by calling 281-484-2036 or by clicking on our events calendar.

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