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Trek the galaxy with the UH Astronomy Club

NASA is building a vehicle that one day will take humans to Mars and beyond. Better learn more about the solar system to keep up with the news when they do -- and who knows, maybe you or a family member can be on one of those flights!

In the meantime, enjoy a presentation, engage in some fun activities, and see the moon through club members' telescopes when the Astronomy Society at the University of Houston visits the Parker Williams Branch on Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Adults, teens and kids of all ages are welcome. Please RSVP by calling (281-484-2036) or by clicking on the event on our calendar.

Quickbooks for Beginners

Are you a small business owner who is wondering how to keep track of the following?

  • Your sales, inventory and assets
  • Accounts receivable/payable and payroll
  • Sales and payroll taxes
  • Cash in and out
  • Profit or loss
  • Getting ready to file tax returns

This Saturday's workshop (10:30 a.m.) here at the Parker Williams Branch Library, sponsored by SCORE Houston, will provide you an overview of QuickBooks that will help you decide:

Photo Organizing: From Chaos and Clutter to Organized and Accessible

Are your photos trapped in your devices, scattered in shoeboxes, or bound in sticky albums?  Do you have family vacations, special moments, and treasured recollections captured on slides?  Are your digital directories messy, cluttered and difficult to navigate?  Do you want to protect your photos from equipment malfunction or natural disasters? Join us on Saturday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss solutions for photo sorting and organizing problems. Presented by Amire Hemme, a retired project manager, certified photo organizer and owner of PreciousMemories.

To register or for more information, phone the library at 281-484-2036 or click on our events calendar.

News About Our Area: Southbelt Since the 70s

Learn the story behind some of the most important and interesting events in our area since the 1970s, when Marie Flickinger, editor of the Southbelt Ellington Leader, and her friend Bobby Griffin started the paper. Presented by Marie Flickinger. Join us Thursday, December 7 at 2 p.m. (rescheduled from earlier this fall). Register please by calling 281-484-2036 or visiting our events calendar

The Amazing Brain: What Neuroscience Research Says About Raising Children in the iPhone Era

Cell phones, the internet and social media are woven into almost everyone's daily life nowadays. Join us on Tuesday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m. to learn what affect these technologies may be having on us, especially on children who grow up with them. Our speaker will be Curtis Neveu, PhD from the UT Health Science Center at Houston/McGovern Medical School. Dr. Neveu will give some background about the neuroscience of the developing brain and also talk about how iPhones, internet, and social media affect development. Children are welcome to come too. For more information or to register, please call us at 281-484-2036 or see our events calendar.

Learn about the US citizenship application and interview

Considering applying for citizenship, or already in the process of doing so? Rosa Ramirez, community relations officer for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services department, will visit the library on Thursday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. to provide information and answer questions about applying for citizenship and preparing for the interview. Register please by calling 281-484-2036 or click on our events calendar.

Eat healthy and tasty

Learn about small changes you can make to choose healthier foods. Presented by Memorial Herman Community Benefit Corporation.

News About Us: Southbelt Since the 70s

Visit on Thursday, October 26 at 2 p.m. to hear some of the most important or most interesting stories about people and events in our area since the 1970s, when Marie Flickinger, editor of the Southbelt Ellington Leader, and her friend Bobby Griffin started the paper. Presented by Marie Flickinger. This program is part of a series of events and book discussions at libraries throughout the area for Gulf Coast Reads.

Get ready for Gulf Coast Reads

Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. for a discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles. It is the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2017. Click on the book's title for a link to our catalog to read more about it, place a hold or download an ebook. Or, you can always drop by the library and we will help you get a copy. 

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:

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