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Smart Parents. Ready Kids.

What is ReadyRosie?

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.

All it takes is 2 minutes a day.

Here's How:

S.C.O.R.E.S. Workshop - Funding Sources: Simple Steps, August 25th at 1:00 pm

Another quality small business workshop c/o SCORES. Financing your business is one of the most important issues facing small businesses today. Learn about the various sources of funds in the marketplace, the best place to start, what the lenders look for when reviewing a funding application and the key ingredients for success when borrowing money. The workshop will also cover sources of equity and how to use equity as an alternative to borrowing funds.

SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success. Our Mission: Help Small Businesses Succeed. Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

August Book Clubs

The Northwest Branch Library has several active book clubs that meet regularly each month. If you would like to participate, consider joining one (or all) of the clubs. Fellowship and fun for all. If you have any questions related to the book clubs, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net and a staff member will assist you. This months meeting times and selections are:

Inspirational Book Club, August 17th at 2:00pm

Summer Is Not Over Yet

Sand CraftJoin the fun this week as we wrap up another great children's summer reading storytellerprogram.  Remember to come and pick up your prizes for reading and join us for some of these wonderful programs. Thursday, August 3rd at 4:00 pm is the last Indian dance class.  Come and learn about Indian dances, stories, culture and activities.  Friday, August 4th at 2:00 pm first make a sand bottle with eye catching layers of multi-colored sand then at 4:00 pm watch Disney's Moana. Saturday, August 5th at 2:00 pm come listen to storyteller Leona Hoegsberg tell exciting stories from near and far.

Technology Topics for August

To register for a technology class at the Northwest Branch Library, please visit the calendar here. Technology education classes and topics for the Month of August include:

How to Make Business Cards with Microsoft Publisher

Whether you need to replenish your stock of business cards in an hour, not a week, you need look no further than Microsoft Publisher to easily make quality business cards. Use Publisher's templates to ensure you’ll get the measurements and positioning correct and that you’ll always have a saved version to reprint or adjust for new employees. August 1st at 10:30am.

Learning Express Graduate School Edition

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

Blogging Basics in August

Introducing Blogging Basics. A blog, short for weblog, is a website in which a person shares his or her personal thoughts, opinions, activities, and experiences. It is an online version of a personal diary or journal. People called bloggers typically blog, or share posts, about whatever interests them. Some people blog about their personal lives, jobs, and families, while others blog about a particular topic or subject of interest such as food, politics, home decorating, health and fitness, sports, or pets. People blog for a variety of reasons such as to share their lives, educate others, and make money. In addition, blogs allow writers to interact with readers known as followers by letting them leave comments about blog posts.

Work Smarter Not Harder Show

Julian FranklinSaturday, July 22nd at 2:00 pm join us for the Work Smarter not Harder Show presented by Julian Franklin. This hands-on workshop allows learners to handle wheels, pulleys, levers, wedges, incline planes and screws in a way that makes abstract concepts "concrete" (yes, the pun was intended!).

Julian comes in dressed as a construction worker, but the children from the audience are the ones who do the work.

Tactile learners will come to life as they help figure out how to lift a 50 pound bucket of rocks with a 5 pound weight, and why a wedge is such a handy tool. Using levers your youngest students will be able to easily accomplish feats that NO human being can accomplish bare handed. This is a presentation that will be remembered and talked about for a VERY long time.

Princess Belle Visted the Library

Princess BelleToday we had a special vistor, Princess Belle came and read her story the Beauty and the Beast, sang songs and danced with the children.  Everyone had an enchanted time.  Belle took a tour of the library and reminded everyone how important it is to read, invent and have adventures. Be sure to check the calendar for more fun at the library.   

Smart Parents. Ready Kids.

What is ReadyRosie?

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.

All it takes is 2 minutes a day.

Here's How:

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