Literacy

TGIF Programs Tech Q&A Series - This Friday @ 10:30 AM

The TGIF Programs' popular “Technology Question & Answer” Series continues in the upstairs Training Lab this Friday at 10:30 AM. Here’s a chance to ask Freeman Library staff and other attendees about computers, smartphones, mobile devices, and eMedia from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog. Please feel free to bring along your portable, technology devices.

Coming March 22: ESL Tutor Training

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, attend the training session to learn how to teach English as a Second Language. You can make a huge difference in someone’s life by volunteering to be an ESL tutor.  

Register online, at the library, or call Beth Krippel @ 281-812-2162 or Alisha Hall  @ 713-274-6620 or  e-mail Alisha.Hall@hcpl.net.
 

New GED Distance Learning Program @ Your Library

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present a free distance learning program for area residents who want to earn their GED. Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

New ESL Distance Learning @ Your Library

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present a free distance learning program for area residents who want to learn English. Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

For more information including dates and times of registration and orientation sessions: ESL at Parker Williams

GED & ESL Distance Learning Programs @ HCPL

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present free distance learning programs for area residents who want to learn English or pursue their GED. English as a Second Language registration and orientation will be held at Parker Williams Branch Library and GED registration and orientation at North Channel Branch Library.

Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

Hour of Code - Scratch II January 14th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

     Hour of Code is a program to help give school aged children some exposure to various computer programming languages.

     We are going to build on the Scratch lessons that we learned from the previous Hour of Code by creating various visuals using MIT’s Scratch platform (https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted). 

     We will be meeting in the Parker Williams Branch Computer Lab on January 14th at 4:30 PM.

 

Make a Difference—Volunteer

You can make a huge difference in someone’s life, by volunteering to be an ESL tutor.  Attend one of our upcoming training sessions to learn how to teach English as a Second Language.  You can meet with students once or more per week, at your library, and help them to learn to speak, read, and understand the English language.  To register, contact the literacy coordinator at 713-274-6620.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LSC Tomball Community Library
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX  77375

Children's Hour of Code [8+] - Scratch - December 10th @ 4:30 PM

Children's Hour of Code [8+] - Scratch - December 10th @ 4:30 PM 

Hour of Code is a program to help give school aged children some exposure to various computer programming languages.

To celebrate Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week (December 7th-13th), the Parker Williams Branch will be doing a small workshop on the computer programming language Scratch in the Computer Lab at 4:30 PM.

For those interested in coding, check out a few book from our collection:

Gulf Coast Reads Events @ your library this October


Freeman Library is proud to host three different Gulf Coast Reads events this October. Please contact the library for more information. All programs at Freeman Library are free, open to the public, and supported by the Friends of Freeman Library

 

Upcoming Literacy Tutor Training

HCPL Adminstration Offices (near NRG Stadium)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
9220 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX  77054
9:30AM - 2:30PM

High Meadows Branch Library
Saturday, October 24, 2015
4500 Aldine Mail Route Road
Houston, TX  77039
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Octavia Fields Branch Library
Monday, November 16, 2015
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX  77338
1:00 PM - 6:30 pm

Register now for one of the upcoming literacy tutor training. Call 713-274-6600.

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