Computer Class

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Have you met Overdrive's newest app, Libby? Want to learn how to download or stream #eBooks & #audiobooks? Join us in the Computer Lab at #KingwoodLibrary on Tues 6/19 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Self-register online for this class at http://bit.ly/2LYkkhD or by calling 281-360-6804

Want to Learn Another Language - for Free?

PronunciatorThis Saturday, June 16, the Aldine Library will offer an introduction to a fun and easy way to learn to speak, read, and write any of 80 languages. It includes live tutors, feature films, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, quizzes, and more! Also features ESL for 50 non-English languages, plus free apps for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fire devices. The class is 10:30-11:30 am. Space is limited, so please register here.

FREE Microsoft Word Classes

Need computer help? Take advantage of our FREE Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1 classes right here at your Kingwood Library! Sign up for classes on either Mon 6/11 or Thurs 6/14

Self-register online at bit.ly/2M5mP2F and bit.ly/2LCTVWH or by calling 832-927-7830.

Don't miss out!

Adult Programs at La Porte Library in June

Logo for Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock!Adult Programs at the Library in June:

Crafting For Adults-Felt Penny Rugs-Part 1: Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make a beautiful felt penny rug! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register or send an email to irene.cantu@hcpl.net. Part 2 will be on Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 am.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Begins!: Monday, June 4. Sign up for the free Adult Summer Reading Program and win prizes. 

Beginner Origami for Adults-Quilling Art, Part 1: Thursday, June 7, 11 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to learn the beautiful art of quilling. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-eMail Safety, Attachments, & More: Thursday, June 7, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Poetry by the Bay: Poetry Reading by WiVLA: Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am. Members of Women in the Visual and Literary Arts of Houston will read their original poetry. Light refreshments will be served and there will be time for questions from the audience. Free. No registration required. All ages welcome, but most appropriate for 13+.

Computer Class-WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips: Thursday, June 14, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, June 18, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the discussion for Five-Carat Soul by James McBride. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have a copy of the book put on hold for you.

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, June 21, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Antiques Fair at the Library: Saturday, June 23, 10 am – noon. Bring an antique or collectible (or a photo of the item) to La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway St., La Porte. Antique Dealers and Appraisers from Vicki’s Antiques on Main will be on hand to assess the item. Free. No registration required.

The History of Red Wolves in La Porte: Saturday, June 30, 10:30 am. Did you know that a relatively short time ago the now endangered red wolf species lived in La Porte? Hear guest speaker Edward Craven tell the fascinating history of the red wolf and his own memories of the animal from his childhood in La Porte. Appropriate for all ages! Free. No registration required.

Your Vacation Power Point [8+] - Wednesday, May 30th at 5 PM

As we get closer to summer, we are all thinking about the places to go and fun activities to do.

When you get back, you may want to share the wonderful time with your friends and family.

What better way to do it than with a slideshow!

No, not that old, boring presentation by Uncle Ned droning on about the fantastic time he had at the stamp collector’s convention.

We’re talking about a modern Power Point that highlights the best parts of your time.

Learn how to create title slides, insert pictures, use transitions and animations, and add in a voice over to narrate your pictures.

Join us on Wednesday, May 30th at 5 PM in the Computer Lab. 

Teen Typing Classes

In an increasingly computerized world, sharpen up your keyboarding skills. Learn techniques for typing and compose yourself a brightened future.

Classes happening at 4pm on Wednesday, May 16 & 23; and are continuing during the summer at 2pm on Friday, June 8 & 22 and July 6 & 20.

fingers on computer keyboard

Photo courtesy of Kiran Foster

Free Preparation for All Kinds of Tests

TestAnother one of Harris County Public Library’s many electronic resources is Learning Express Library. Not only does it offer test preparation for the tests that you would expect, like the GED, SAT, and ACT, it also covers an amazing variety of occupational exams, the ASVAB, AP exams, various STAAR tests, the US Citizenship test, and many more. They also have skill building components for math, science, reading, grammar, and writing. In addition, there are career-building components like searching for jobs, internships, colleges, and careers and tools for getting hired, and skills and strategies to help students succeed in college. Come to our computer lab on Saturday, May 12, at 10 am, and let us show you how to access these great resources.

Adults - Friday, 5/11 @ 10:30 - TGIF Programs - Technology Q&A Series - Last 1 Before Summer Break

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Let's talk about the technology issues concerning you! People from Freeman Library will be here to address questions about desktops/laptops, smartphones, digital tablets, HCPL eMedia, and more.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

May Activities

May activities are up on the library's event calendar. Check out the many programs and services that are available to you here. Proudly serving the community of Cypress since 1984, Northwest Branch Library strives to provide innovative services, programs, and activities for customers of all ages. If you would like to ask a question about a particular service or program, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. 

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

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