Literacy

Help a Neighbor to a Better Life. Become an ESL Tutor!

Most of us take for granted that we can speak and be understood. That is a luxury many of your neighbors don't have. But with only a few hours a week and a willingness to help, you can change that: Become an ESL tutor at HCPL.

Our next free training session is Tuesday, May 26. 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Evelyn Meador Branch Library.
No teaching experience is necessary.
For more information or to register for any of our upcoming training classes, call 713-749-9000 or email alisha.hall@hcpl.net

Upcoming Tutor Training: May - June 2015.

For more information and to register for any of the training sessions below, please contact Literacy Services Specialist, Alisha Hall: 713-749-9000 or alisha.hall@hcpl.net.

ESL Tutor Training
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
22248 Aldine Westfield Road
Humble, TX 77338

ESL Tutor Training
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Evelyn Meador Branch Library
2400 North Meyer Road
Seabrook, TX 77586

Volunteer to help adults learn English

If you enjoy helping others learn important skills, becoming an English as a second language tutor may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a training session on Saturday, February 28, to help new volunteers learn about the materials provided by the library and the kinds of activities common in ESL classes.

Citizenship Classes

The Maud Marks Library has begun a new session of Citizenship Classes. These free classes, taught by a retired U.S. Immigration officer, will help with all aspects of the citizenship process. Topics covered will include preparing for the citizenship interview, application and filing instructions, and general knowledge of U.S. government and history.

You can attend all or just some of the classes which will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 January 26, & February 9, 16, and 23.

Harris County Public Library Seeks Citizenship Tutors

Would you consider helping someone become a U.S. Citizen?  A little of your time can make a huge difference.

Harris County Public Library will begin offering free citizenship classes this month.  We are in need of volunteers to help teach the classes in this program, to be held in various library locations.  Volunteers are required to attend a 3-hour HCPL Citizenship Tutor Training.  Training topics will include eligibility requirements, the citizenship process, the Naturalization test and Civics.

The initial training opportunity will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Parker Williams Branch Library, located at 10851 Scarsdale Boulevard, Suite 510, Houston, TX 77089.  For more information, or to register, call Alisha Hall at 713-749-9000 or email alisha_hall@hcpl.net.

 

Keep on reading through the Holidays


Encouraging a love for reading is one of the best gifts you can give your child. 

To help them keep their minds sharp during the winter break, sneak reading into their daily activities.  Here are a few fun tips from Baldwin Boettcher Library:

The Page Turners

All the Page Turners are thankful for the benefits of the book club;  the camaraderie, intellectual discussions, idea sharing and best of all the warm friendships.

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