Northwest

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business 

Starting a business remains very challenging to many aspiring entrepreneurs.  In this workshop, participants will learn simple yet proven and tested steps for starting a new business.  At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to meet SCORE  certified mentors who are readily available to provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL mentoring.

Participants will learn and understand the following:    

  • Realities of entrepreneurship
  • Critical success factors
  • Components of Business Ownership
  • Making your Business Legal

Time: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

For more information on SCORE, click here.

E-Media and Apps Workshop

 E-Media and Apps workshop are available at the Northwest Branch Library in December. If you need help with downloading eBooks through Overdrive, or help with Hoopla, Flipster, or One Click Digital please bring your device for hands on assistance.

The workshops are being offered on December 7, 14, and 21 @ 3:00 PM and December 10 at 10:00 AM.

Please contact the library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net if you have questions.

 

Festive Fizzy Shapes

Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club and make Festive Fizzy Shapes. First, listen to the book Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle. Next, the kids will be putting baking soda, glitter, etc. along with colored vinegar in Christmas cookie cutters and the fizziness will make the shape of the cookie cutter.  Get a free ticket 30 minutes early at the desk. Limit 10, For kids 1st-3rd grade.

Books Alive! from the page to the stage

Join us Tuesday, December 6th at 10:30 AM for a professionally staged, original 45 minute musical adapted from the beloved book Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester. It will be performed by the group Books Alive! from the page to the stage. Discover how Tacky teaches the other Penguins about acceptance by saving them from the Hunter!  What a wonderful way to introduce your child to the theater. This is a show for children 3-6 years. Please come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket, it will be limited to 70 people.

Toys for Tots

Precinct 3, in a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, is collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Currently new, unwrapped toys for girls and boys are being collected, and the Northwest Branch Library is serving as one of the collection sites. Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 16. For more information on Toys for Tots, visit here.

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:

1. Watch a quick daily video.
2. Do the interactive activity.
3. Learn: both child and adult grow.
Quick & easy daily activities to do with your child. Every activity modeled on video in English & Spanish. Delivered to you via email and/or SMS text message.

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 .

ABC mouse is available for free at the Northwest Library

ABCmouse is now available to Northwest Library customers. ABCmouse is an online, educational software that provides 5000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for children, ages 2-7 years old.  ABCmouse is available only on the library computers; there is no remote access to this resource. Contact us at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

 

The Northwest Branch Library will have reduced hours during the 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday. The holiday hours of operation for the Northwest Branch Library are:

  • Wednesday, November 23, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving), Closed
  • Friday, November 25th, Closed
  • Saturday, November 26th, Closed

Please use the exterior book drop for your holiday return needs. Regular branch operating hours resume on Monday, November 28 th, 2016 at 1:00 pm. 

 

Teen Game Night

Game night is on for teens and tweens! Every Wednesday, ages 12 and up can play games like Super Smash. The doors to the meeting room open at 4:00. For more information about programs, check the Northwest Branch calendar, or call 281-890-2665.

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