Play, Learn and Grow Together at your new Family Place Library

Explore the Early Childhood Area: A safe and fun environment where you and your young child can read, play, and learnFamily Place Library Kitchen. This space features toys for infants, toddlers , and preschoolers to explore. By playing with your child, you are helping their intellectual, physical, social, creative, Family Place Library Carsand emotional development.  Browse our Parenting Collection: It covers every aspect of child rearing and parenting. Find books on nutrition, literacy, child development, and more. Resources include books, DVDs, magazines, and pamphlets. Our staff is here to support you and your little one. We hope you enjoy our new services.

All Around Fiction Book Club will discuss The Train to Crystal City

The All Around Fiction Book Club will discuss the 2016 Gulf Coast Reads selection, The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell on Monday October 17th at 2:00 pm. 

During World War II, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during the war, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." Hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City were exchanged for other more ostensibly important Americans--diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, and missionaries--behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany.

Computer Classes in October

Computer Classes are now available at the Northwest Branch Library. Classes will be held on Tuesday's in the common area near the non fiction collection. October classes that will be offered are:

October 11th, 2016- Excel -- Basic features will be covered in this class.

October 18th, 2016- Internet Searching -- Tips for better searching online will be discussed.

October 25th, 2016-Power Point -- Basic functions and slide creation will be covered. 

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 .

E-Media Workshop

Adults If you want assistance in using your Kindle, IPad or phone to download eBooks, a workshop is being held at the Northwest Branch Library on Saturday Oct.1st at 10:00 am. Assistance with the library apps like Hoopla, Overdrive, One click digital or Flipster will be provided. If necessary contact the branch 281-890-2665.