Northwest

AARP Tax Assistance at the Northwest Branch Library

Every year, the Harris County Public Library partners with AARP  to offer free in-person tax assistance through trained volunteers. AARP Volunteers will be in the Northwest Branch Library Community room on:

  • Fridays: 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Duration: February, March, and part of April

 Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis and customers are asked to bring all applicable paperwork.  Customers who are interested in receiving assistance should bring:

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 .

S.C.O.R.E.S. - Exploring Franchise Opportunities, 03/02/2017 @ 1:00pm

 If you have stopped short of looking into franchising because you think it’s all fast food or it’s too expensive, take a second look! There are many opportunities and  options that can meet your budget while maximizing your earnings. Discover how to choose a business that will not only fit you well but also give you control over your finances and plans for retirement. Learn why it is so important to make the right choice up front. 

Presenter:
Diana Trondsen is a franchise Consultant with FranNet, the oldest and most respected Franchise Consulting firm, with 75 offices in the US and Canada, that has helped thousands of people find the right franchise.

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:

All Fiction Book Club meets on 2/20/2017 @ 2:00pm

This months selection is The Burning Room by Michael Connelly.

Synopsis

In the LAPD's open-unsolved unit, not many murder victims die t a decade after the crime. When a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise. 

Adventurous Bookworms Book Club meets on 2/17/2017 @ 4:00pm

This month's selection is Confess by Colleen Hoover.

Synopsis

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn't expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

Making Connections

Making Connections workshop scheduled February 9th, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Northwest Branch Library.

80% of jobs do not get advertised!  Learn techniques to access the "hidden" job market, leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and make effective phone calls.

For more information, contact the library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net. No registration required, this program is free and open to the public. For other Workforce Solutions workshops in the Harris County area, click here.

High-5 Club presents Milk and Popcorn

What is Density?Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club and experiment with density. First, listen to the book What is Density? by Joanne Barkan. Next, the children will take turns putting stones in a glass of water and seeing the water displaced because of the dense stones. Next, the children will take turns putting a glass of popcorn in a glass of milk with little noticeable displacement because of the very airy popcorn. Predictions will be made beforehand and discussions will be made after the activities about why this happened. Get a free ticket 30 minutes early at the desk. Limit 10, For kids 1st-3rd grade.


 

African American Heritage Month Book Display

Black History Month BiographiesTwo new displays in the children's area to celebrate African Coretta Scott King Award BooksAmerican Heritage Month, one is biographies from the lives of those past and present and the other is the Coretta Scott King award books.  There are so many lives to learn about and be inspired by to give us hope and a better understanding of the world we live in. Discover someone new to learn about.

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