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Transform your life through meditation

The new year is a time of great reflection and positive changes that can be put into action in our lives. Discover strategies to help you let go of anger, fear and worry and create more harmonious relationships, which will help you achieve a deeper sense of personal peace. Join long time meditator Daya Sharma and receive first-hand experience of this meditation practice which can be used daily to reduce stress and find inner fulfillment. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. 

Improve your resume and interviewing skills

Our "Interviewing, Resumes and Applications" series, sponsored by the United Way Thrive Center at Bay Area, continues this Friday at 1:30 p.m. The following topics will help you get better results in your job search:

Make your own hypertufa pot

Learn how to create an attractive and lightweight pot or trough for your yard using any mold you wish -- two plastic pots close to the same size, a cardboard box, or aluminum tins taped together. We supply the materials, and you make your own pot and bring it home to dry. Join us at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Space is limited. To register, call us at 281-484-2036, or sign up at the events calendar. Photo by Sara Gies.

Microsoft Word class returns next week

Improve your skills in Microsoft Word by joining our next class on this topic, taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.. Our volunteer instructor Sony Philip will be leading this class.

We also have our regular basic skills computer classes each Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (upcoming topics this month are Internet Security on Feb. 15 and Files and Folders on Feb. 22). Raymond from the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library visits to lead these classes.

To register for any of these classes, call us at 281-484-2036 or click on the classes you would like to attend in our events calendar.

United Way Thrive Money Basics

Learn from a United Way Thrive coach about some techniques to get ahead on your finances and how to take advantage of the money you save. Meet on Thursday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please register by calling the library at 281-484-2036 or by visiting the library's events calendar.

New computer class: Microsoft Word

Our regular basic skills computer classes continue each Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (upcoming topics this month are Internet Basics, Internet Security and Files and Folders). In addition, we are happy to be able to host a new class this month: Microsoft Word Basics, led by volunteer Sony Philip on Thursday, January 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. To register for any of these classes, call us at 281-484-2036 or click on the classes you would like to attend in our events calendar.

Learn how to make your own rain barrel

Rainfall has been plentiful for most parts of the past year, but this is Houston -- weather patterns change quickly. Your garden or foundation will need watering at some point. Rather than running up your water bill, join Teresa See, Harris County Master Gardener in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, on Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. to learn about the process of capturing, diverting, and storing rainwater for future use. Teresa will also show you how to make your own rain barrel at home. Free! Call us at 281-484-2036 to register or sign up on the library's events calendar.

Interviewing skills, resumes and applications

Learn from a United Way job coach how to better communicate your qualifications effectively on applications, your resume and at job interviews next Thursday, December 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Please call 281-484-2036 or click on the library events calendar to register.

Neuroscience of the aging brain

Can a brain in middle age and beyond learn new tricks? Learn what new research says about how the brain changes as we age, and some actions you can take to keep your brain healthy as you get older, in this presentation by Curtis Neveu, PhD at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Please register by calling 281-484-2036 or sign up at our events calendar.

Citizenship application help

Planning to apply for citizenship, but have some questions about the application form? Join BPSOS representatives who are certified to assist in filling out the citizenship application form (N400) here at the library on Wednesday, November 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. Contact the library at 281-484-2036 or through the events calendar to register and to receive a list of the kinds of information needed to complete the application. 

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