Northwest

Commit for Life Blood Drive at Northwest Branch Library

Want to help save a life? Then come and donate blood with the Northwest Branch on Friday, June 16th from 10:30 to 3pm! Northwest is partnering with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to hold a blood drive! Be sure to Eat, Drink and Have ID before coming! All those who donate and credit KPRC will receive a commemorative Commit for Life T-shirt! Visit www.giveblood.org or call 1(888) 482-5663 to schedule your donation, walk ins are welcome.

Make a Fairy Garden House

Fairy GardenJoin us for an art adventure; discover an artist or new art style and the materials used to create it. Friday, June 9th at 2:00 pm we will make fairy garden homes. First, listen to the story Thumbelina then, make your own fairy garden house.  Bring bits of nature like twigs, pinecones, acorn tops and leaves to add.  We will have buttons, foam and fabric flowers, gems and paint to help make your fairies house special. Tickets are issued beginning 30 minutes in advanced.  This program is for kids ages 5-11 and is limited to the first 30.  After the program at 4:00pm we will be showing Strange Magic from the mind of George Lucus.  It is rated PG.

Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

The Northwest Branch Library will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance  of Memorial Day. The library will resume normal operating hours at 10:00a am on Tuesday, May 30th. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.   A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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:

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Children's Events

Visit us Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 pm to make a Chinese Dragon Puppet then stay to watch the Disney movie Mulan.  This Fish Printsevent is for children ages 5-11 and is limited to 30 kids.  Visit us Friday, May 26th at 3:30 pm to learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku, otherwise known as fish prints.  You can be serious and paint the fish realistic or fun creative colors.  When you leave take your fish painting with you as evidence of the cool fish you "caught" while at the library.  This event is presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife and is for children 6-11.  Limited to 20 kids. Get a free ticket for these programs 30 minutes before the program starts at the desk.

Workforce Solutions for Teens during May

5/4/17: Evaluating Your Skills (4:00pm)

Most job seekers can't describe their skills! Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, research labor market opportunities, and develop a job search plan with daily schedules and goals. Brand Name You!

5/11/17: Soft Skills – Thirty Second Commercial (4:00pm)

5/18/17: Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters (4:00pm)

Get noticed! Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate you are the right person for the job.

5/25/17: Interviewing (4:00pm)

Technology Topics for May

Technology education classes and topics for the Month of May at the Northwest Branch Library include:

 

Emedia & Apps Workshops

 A staff member will be available to provide hands on assistance with ebook/eaudiobook downloads through Overdrive/HOOPLA/Recorded books on devices such as I-Pads, Kindles, and Smart Phones. Staff will answer questions and troubleshoot problems that customers may be encounter while using a digital library service. Tuesday's at 3:00pm and Saturdays on 5/6 & 5/20 at 10:00am.

Learning Express Graduate School Edition

Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Northwest

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. To celebrate, Northwest staff would like to shine a spotlight on the New Zealand film industry. Here is a small selection of films currently availabe in the Harris County Library's collection.

Harris County Master Gardeners - Container Gardening Program May 13th at 10:30am

Container gardens are the perfect way to liven up your front entrance, create a small herb garden or soften the look of your deck, porch or patio. They can provide instant color in drab areas, and you can create your own mini-garden in an hour or less. Best of all, they’re easy to care for and maintain. Harris County Master Gardener Kathy Keeney will  present a program focused on Container Gardening.  The Harris County Master Gardeners are a volunteer arm of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. If you have questions, please call 281-890-2665 and a staff member will assist you.

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