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 .

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:

Barbara Bush & Northwest Libraries Awarded Grants from North Harris County American Association of University Women

We would like to thank the American Association of University Women - North Harris County Branch for the generous grants it has awarded the Barbara Bush and Northwest branch libraries. The $1500 grant Barbara Bush Branch received will go toward expanding the library's early reader collection. Northwest Branch received the Special Award in Memory of Dr. Massy Williams. The grant which reflects Dr. Williams' passion for science, will fund the library's Discover & Build Bots program. Discover and Build Bots actually consists of two programs, one for children, grades 3 – 5, and the other for teens and tweens, grades 6 -12.

Spring Break Fun for Kids

Oasis for ChildrenThere will be some special performers at the library this Spring Break for kids of all ages.  On Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30 am for preschool storytime we will have Oasis for Children perform Wigles Twiggles and Giggles. The program will include songs such as Twiggle, Movin and Groovin which all have the children up and moving. Characters to be included in the show include the Bird in the Hat (Not the Cat in the Hat! Now fancy that!), chef Boyardee (who cooks green eggs and ham!), and a smart alecky, Spanish-speaking rabbit named Taco who helps to retell the story of the "Tortoise and the Hare".

Women's History Month Trivia @ Northwest

March is Women's History Month. In celebration, customers can try their hand at a trivia game. Visit our location and play the guessing game currently on display behind the information desk. Customers who attempt to guess the names of the images on display will be entered into a drawing that will take place in April. The submission sheet is available at the Northwest Branch Library.  Make sure to include your name and a telephone number. Please call the Northwest Branch Library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net if you have any questions. 

Children's Rodeo Reads

Rodeo Reads DisplayHowdy, y'all! It is time for the Houston Livestock and Rodeo and we are ready at the library with a Children's Rodeo Reads Display. Learn more about farm animals, cowboys, cowgirls, the wild west, bullriding and more.  Kick back and read a tall tale about Pecos Bill or a biography about  Annie Oakley.  Rodeo Reads has a book for all cowpokes, if you like picture books, early readers or something more advanced.  Giddy-up or mossey on down to the library and check out a rodeo read today.

Create a Constellation

Zoo in the SkySaturday, March 4th at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by theSpots of Light University of Houston Be a Teacher Club and learn about the constellations. You may have seen animals at the zoo, but have you ever seen them in the sky?! Come learn about the most popular constellations and even create your own constellation projector! First, listen to the books The Zoo in the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton and Spots of Light by Dana Meachen Rau. Next, children will use toothpicks to poke holes in paper in the shapes of constellations.

March Computer Classes at Northwest Branch Library

Computer Classes are available at the Northwest Branch Library. Classes will be held daily in the common area near the non fiction collection. March classes that will be offered include:

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Keyboarding, Internet, Computer Basics.
  • Computer Classes in Spanish

For more details on individual classes and times, please visit the events calendar here. If you need help or would like more information, call us at 281-890-2665 or email the branch at nw@hcpl.net

All Fiction Book Club meets Monday, March 20th @ 2:00pm

The All Fiction Book Club will discuss Cross Fire by James Patterson.

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

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