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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. 

November book: Too Much Happiness

Join us November 29 at 2 p.m. to talk about Too Much Happiness, a book of short stories by Alice Munro, of whom Booklist says "No one can match her short story genius." Drop by anytime before then to check out the book or CD.

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 this Wednesday, November 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. Please call 281-484-2036 or click on the library events calendar to register.

Plants of the Bible

Join Jean Fefer, Harris County Master Gardener with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, next Saturday, November 5, at 10:30 a.m. for a talk on "Plants of the Bible." Learn about plants referred to in the Bible, including some familiar plants and some that are new and interesting, and learn about uses of many of them in Biblical times. Please register on our events calendar or call us at 281-484-2036.

Crystal City: America's only World War II family internment camp

Learn about an often forgotten chapter of U.S. and Texas history in a talk at 3 p.m. this Thursday by Dr. Abbie Grubb, history professor at San Jacinto College, about life in the U.S. during World War II, both in and out of internment camps, for people of Japanese and German descent.

Estate Planning and How to Avoid Probate

Join attorney William D. Archer on Tuesday, November 1, at 1:30 p.m. here at the library to learn about the importance of having a will, documents to save, and about power of attorney. This program is free, but please register by signing up on our events calendar or calling the library at 281-484-2036.

Neuroscience of the aging brain

Learn what new research says about the brain and some actions you can take based on these findings in this presentation by Curtist Neveu, PhD at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11. Please register by calling 281-484-2036 or sign up at our events calendar.

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