Northwest

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!

 

PRACTICE SAT/ACT

Take the SAT or ACT before you take it! The Princeton Review is offering a practice exam at the library. Exams will be graded and scores released at a later time. The SAT will be held June 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the ACT held July 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information, contact Ellen Kaluza at the library, or go the Princeton Review website (PrincetonReview.com). Interested students can register through our events calendar or through the Princeton Review. Registration is required.
 

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.

Interviewing

Interviewing workshop scheduled March 23rd, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Northwest Branch Library.

The interview is where jobs are won or lost!  Learn steps to help you make a great first impression, appropriately respond to questions, and effectively follow-up to improve your chances of getting an offer. Staff from Workforce Solutions will be on hand to assist customers with their resume needs.

For more information, contact the library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net. For other Workforce Solutions workshops in the Harris County area, click here.

Inspirational Book Club meets on Thursday, March 16th @ 1:00pm

The Inspirational Book Club we will be discussing Dawn's Light by Terry Blackstock.

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Brannings face a choice. Will they hoard their possessions to survive or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others?

Just Us Bookclub meets March 17th @ 4:00pm

 A new adult book club for readers ages 18-25 will meet at Northwest Branch Library. We will be discussing Confess by Colleen Hoover.

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.

Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters

Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters workshop scheduled March 9th, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Northwest Branch Library.

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. Staff from Workforce Solutions will be on hand to assist customers with their resume needs. For more information, contact the library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net. For other Workforce Solutions workshops in the Harris County area, click here.

 

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.

Evaluating Your Skills

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

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!

For more information, contact the library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net. For other Workforce Solutions workshops in the Harris County area, click here.

Interviewing

Interviewing workshop scheduled January 26th, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Northwest Branch Library.

The interview is where jobs are won or lost!  Learn steps to help you make a great first impression, appropriately respond to questions, and effectively follow-up to improve your chances of getting an offer. Staff from Workforce Solutions will be on hand to assist customers with their resume needs.

For more information, contact the library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net. For other Workforce Solutions workshops in the Harris County area, click here.

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