Monday ESL Class

Today is Monday, March 25, and we will have our ESL class at 6 pm.  It takes place in the Mercer Botanic Center.  The address there is 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  It is a free service for those in the community that want to learn English or improve their English speaking skills.  No registration is necessary.  For more information on the class or location, please call Cindy at 832-927-5480.  To see what programs we have coming up, please check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by the Little Blue Library at Mercer Botanic Gardens.  We would love to see you there! 

Friday ESL & Citizenship Class

Today is Friday, Feb 1st and Baldwin Boettcher Library will have ESL at 1 pm in the Mercer Botanic Center.  The address there is 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  The class will be taught by Teresa Allen.  It is a fee service to the community members that would like to improve their English skills.  No registration is necessary.  Then at 3:30 pm we will have a new session of Citizenship Classes with our beloved Cindy Groover.  It takes place at the same location.  It is also a free service, but registration is needed to participate in this class.  Please, go to our website at hcpl.net, and click on the Baldwin Boettcher location, then click on events calendar.  Then you simply click on that class and you will be prompted to register.  For more information on th

More Events at The Little Blue Library

Today is Wednesday and we had a nice turn out for our Spin-a-Yarn group that gets together every Wednesday at 11 am.  We gather at the Mercer Botanic Center at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to knit, crochet, create, and chat, then this is the group for you.  Later today at 5 pm, Word Crafters will meet in the Lone Star Café of Lone Star College North Harris.  If you like to write or would like to start, come join us.  If you have any questions about the writing group, please call Carrie at 281-765-7726.  On Thursday, we will have Motion Animation Adventures at 3:30 pm.  This activity is for teens and tweens and will be located under the tree house.  Test your creativity and mad picture taking skills with our monthly stop-motion animation club.  Each month will be a different theme.

New Location and Class for ESL @ Baldwin Boettcher Library

English as a Second Language Classes are still going strong at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library.  We continue to have our Monday basic class with our beloved Cindy at 6 pm, but the location has recently changed.  It is now in a building, which is located at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  We now also have our Friday class back with the wonderful Teresa Allen.  It is another basic English class for the community members who want to learn the English language or improve their English speaking skills.  That class starts at 1 pm every Friday at the same building as the Monday evening class.  It is a free service to the community and there is no registration necessary.   For more information, please call Cindy at 832-927-5480.  

ESL End-of-Session Party

Coffee courtesy of Clker.comCome celebrate with us the end of the fall session of English classes at the Katy Branch Library on Saturday, 11/11 at 10:30am. Bring a breakfast dish from your country and visit with students from all our classes. We also invite those interested in joining the Spring classes to come see what it's all about.

English Classes are Back

Speaking courtesy of Clker.comOur new semester of English as a Second Language classes have started back up. If you or someone you know wants to increase their English-speaking skills, point them our way. We have different levels to help at each stage. Here are this semester's offerings:

Beginning English class: Saturdays at 10:15am - until November 11

Intermediate English class: Thursdays at 10:15am - until November 9

Advanced English Conversation Practice: Mondays at 5:30pm 

To register or for more information, call us at 281-391-3509.

The History of a Language

Would you be surprised to find out Shakespeare's works are written in Modern English? It's true! Modern English started in about 1450. Granted, Shakespeare's time included the early years of the Modern English period (1450-1800), while we live in the Late Modern English period (1800 onward). There are some differences, but not many. See for yourself

English Victorian Novels: Four Golden Oldies

We tend to think of the life of the English population a century and a half ago as quaint, cluttered, and repressed. However they saw themselves on the frontier of a great social change. The aristocracy saw their social position and role in society challenged by a new and wealthy class of merchants and manufacturers. Reform Bills were hotly debated and then passed by the parliament increasing the size of the electorate. At the same time traditional gender roles were beginning to be questioned and challenged. It was an exciting time and it produced a feast for fiction fans, especially fans of the weighty tome stuffed with intriguing characters and spiced with surprising, and often ironic, twists of plot and phrase. 

 Dickens, Brontë, Thackeray, Eliot


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