Northwest

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:

Technology Topics for July

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 June include:

Website design with WIX

In the online age that we live in, having a professional website is an absolute necessity for nearly all career choices and business ventures. A great website can simultaneously operate as a marketing tool, a store platform, a display of works and skills, a communication channel and as an engine for branding. Ability Level: Intermediate. Requirements: Must be able to type, use mouse, have an email address and have some familiarity with social media. Dates: July 8th and July 22nd at 10:00am. 

Saturday Wild Things Zoofari

Wild Things ZoofariSaturday, July 8th at 2:00 pm come to the library to see Wild Things Zoofari. They will be bringing a variety of exotic animals to learn about, see, hear, smell and touch. The aim is to inspire the children to learn about these wonderful animals and in the process be inspired to do great things for the protection of exotic animals and their native habitats as adults. Be sure to check out some books about animals, which will be on display during the program. Come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk.  This program is for children 5-11 years old and is limited.

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 .

Community Swap Shop July 13th, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Kids Clothes, Toys, and Games

KIDS CLOTHES, TOYS AND GAMES!
Mid-summer swap out - supplies for babies and kids of all ages. Refresh the kids’ toys, games and puzzles.
Reset the wardrobe for growing bodies. Bring your outgrown but still usable items and go home with something
different.

Put out your items where others can shop. Selection will be based on what others bring; first-come, first-serve and condition is as-is. Item donations are encouraged, but not required for participation. Please collect only for personal use. Items remaining at the end of the swap will be given free to those in need, donated to community non-profits, or recycled, is deemed appropriate. 

THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY SHARING EVENT!

 

Discover and Build Bots with Meccano

RobotsMondays, June 26th, July 10th and July 24th from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm come and build a robotrobot at the library.  Build one of three different robots by Meccano using tools, then learn how to program and play with them.  Must have the assistance of one adult. This is a great summer family project to do with your child. We are limited to 15 at each 2 hour session.  Please come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk. This program for for ages 8-11. If you are older ages 12 and up, we have a program called Bot Build on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm.  You will group build the large 4 foot robot pictured.

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