Literacy Blog

Citizenship Class

The Maud Marks Library has one more Citizenship Class before the summer break! This free class, taught by a retired U.S. Immigration officer, will help with all aspects of the citizenship process. Topics covered will include preparing for the citizenship interview, application and filing instructions, and general knowledge of U.S. government and history.

The last class will be held on Monday, May 23, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Summer Reading Program is Coming to North Channel

Summer ReadingMark your calendars, the 2016 Summer Reading Program will kick off on June 6th, 2016 and run through August 6th.
There is a program for all ages including babies, kids, teens, and adults.

This year there will be prizes when you read or complete 10 activities – any combination works! Read 5 items and do 5 activities, read 7 items and do 3 activities or read a total of 10.

We have many activities scheduled for all ages, so be sure to check the Summer Programs on the online Events Calendar. Some programs require tickets that are available Mondays, the week of the program at the front desk.
Get ready for lots of fun.

TGIF Programs Tech Q&A Series - This Friday @ 10:30 AM

The TGIF Programs' popular “Technology Question & Answer” Series continues in the upstairs Training Lab this Friday at 10:30 AM. Here’s a chance to ask Freeman Library staff and other attendees about computers, smartphones, mobile devices, and eMedia from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog. Please feel free to bring along your portable, technology devices.

Coming March 22: ESL Tutor Training

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, attend the training session to learn how to teach English as a Second Language. You can make a huge difference in someone’s life by volunteering to be an ESL tutor.  

Register online, at the library, or call Beth Krippel @ 281-812-2162 or Alisha Hall  @ 713-274-6620 or  e-mail Alisha.Hall@hcpl.net.
 

New GED Distance Learning Program @ Your Library

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present a free distance learning program for area residents who want to earn their GED. Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

New ESL Distance Learning @ Your Library

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present a free distance learning program for area residents who want to learn English. Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

For more information including dates and times of registration and orientation sessions: ESL at Parker Williams

GED & ESL Distance Learning Programs @ HCPL

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present free distance learning programs for area residents who want to learn English or pursue their GED. English as a Second Language registration and orientation will be held at Parker Williams Branch Library and GED registration and orientation at North Channel Branch Library.

Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

Hour of Code - Scratch II January 14th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

     Hour of Code is a program to help give school aged children some exposure to various computer programming languages.

     We are going to build on the Scratch lessons that we learned from the previous Hour of Code by creating various visuals using MIT’s Scratch platform (https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted). 

     We will be meeting in the Parker Williams Branch Computer Lab on January 14th at 4:30 PM.

 

Make a Difference—Volunteer

You can make a huge difference in someone’s life, by volunteering to be an ESL tutor.  Attend one of our upcoming training sessions to learn how to teach English as a Second Language.  You can meet with students once or more per week, at your library, and help them to learn to speak, read, and understand the English language.  To register, contact the literacy coordinator at 713-274-6620.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LSC Tomball Community Library
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX  77375

Children's Hour of Code [8+] - Scratch - December 10th @ 4:30 PM

Children's Hour of Code [8+] - Scratch - December 10th @ 4:30 PM 

Hour of Code is a program to help give school aged children some exposure to various computer programming languages.

To celebrate Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week (December 7th-13th), the Parker Williams Branch will be doing a small workshop on the computer programming language Scratch in the Computer Lab at 4:30 PM.

For those interested in coding, check out a few book from our collection:

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