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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:

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.

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