Looking for Income Tax Help?

It's that time again! W-2s are in and everyone's gearing up to get their income taxes filed and sent before the April deadline. If you are looking for forms, the Barbara Bush Library has a select few: 

1040 Form
1040A Form & Instruction Booklet
1040EZ Form & Instruction Booklet

If you are in need of additional forms, you can print them by going to You can also order them by mail by going online at or calling 1-800-829-3676

City of La Porte Event: Mardi Gras on Main Street

Mardi Gras on Main Street info from City of La Porte is hosting Mardi Gras on Main Street at Five Points Town Plaza, 100 S. Broadway, on Saturday, February 20, from 4 pm to 9 pm. Come for hours of fun with the Mambo Jazz Kings, food trucks, stilt walkers, face painters, the King & Queen, and much more! While this is a free event to the public, the Craft Beer Garden (pay to get in!), Market (free to browse but vendors will be selling their products), and food trucks will not be free. Entertainment, balloon artists, band, dancing, and fun are all on the house!

Big Hats, Little Hearts

February is American Heart Month!  Our Savvy Stitchers supported the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts project by knitting red hats to be given to babies born in February at participating hospitals.  This project raises awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. Thank you, Savvy Stitchers!


TGIF Programs Hosts Robert Jacobus, Author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s

TGIF Programs is pleased to host Robert Jacobus, author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century, at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 5. Mr. Jacobus' book and presentation, which focus on the integration of the University of Houston athletic teams, is part of the Freeman Cultural Series.

The Freeman Cultural Series This February

The Adult Services and Young Adult (YA) Services Departments invite you to join us for our new programming called "Freeman Cultural Series" in February. We'll offer events at various times of day throughout the month. Below is our lineup: 

Moore Elementary Community Night @ 6-7 PM [All Ages]

Mr. John from the Parkers Williams Branch will be at Moore Elementary for their Community Night from 6-7PM on February 1st, 2016.

If you have any questions about the library or library programing, please feel free to ask him.

If you would like a HCPL library card for you or any children, he will be happy to issue them to you. Photo ID is required for new library cards. If the address is not current, you will be asked to show proof of address. 

February in Adult Services & Technology Training Courses


Adults - Check out what Adult Services & Technology Training Courses have in store this February! Click on the following link to download copies of the schedules:

You Could Be a Winner!

PBS KIDS Writers ContestKindergartners, 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-graders!  Have you heard about the PBS KIDS Writers Contest?  It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent by sharing your illustrated story: fact, fiction, prose, poetry—anything you like.  Winners will receive great prizes and have their stories published online, and every child who enters will receive a certificate of achievement.  If you are creative and love writing, this is the perfect opportunity for you.  But you need to hurry!  Submit your best work by Monday, March 22, 2016.  We’ll keep our fingers crossed!

Don’t forget to include the entry form!

Pick up a contest entry form in the library's children's area or go to the Houston Public Media website.

Have fun writing and illustrating!

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ESL Classes (Clases de Inglés) at Jacinto City Library

Want to learn or improve your English? Or know someone who does? Jacinto City Branch Library is currently offering free ESL classes (Clases de Inglés gratis) on Wednesdays (los Miércoles) 12:30 -1:30 pm and Fridays (los Viernes) 1:00 - 2:00 pm. You can register anytime at the library and call us for more information at 713-673-3237 (para más información, llame al Biblioteca de Jacinto City, 713-673-3237).

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Continues This Friday!

The Friday Film Series continues on Friday, January 29 at 10:15 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. We will be showing Despicable Me (2010), an animated film which features the vocal talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, and Russell Brand.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.

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