African American History Month Activities

The following activities are planned for African American History Month:

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2:00 p.m.  Movie "Akeelah and the Bee"

Monday, Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.  Scavenger Hunt.  Learn about the legacy of famous African Americans with this fun scavenger hunt.

Thursday, Feb. 26,  11:00 a.m.  Book Discussion on "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride.

AARP Tax-Aide

Beginning Monday, February 2, volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you with your tax questions and filing your tax return.  Please bring social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, copy of last year's income tax return, W-2 forms from each employer, unemployment compensation statements, and other necessary forms to help the volunteer complete your return.  This service will be available on Mondays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., from Feb. 2-April 13, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Unplanned Movie Time

Due to requests to show another movie this month, we will be showing "Dial M for Murder" on Friday, January 23, at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for little suspense, a little popcorn, and a lot of fun!

Harris County Public Library Seeks Citizenship Tutors

Would you consider helping someone become a U.S. Citizen?  A little of your time can make a huge difference.

Harris County Public Library will begin offering free citizenship classes this month.  We are in need of volunteers to help teach the classes in this program, to be held in various library locations.  Volunteers are required to attend a 3-hour HCPL Citizenship Tutor Training.  Training topics will include eligibility requirements, the citizenship process, the Naturalization test and Civics.

The initial training opportunity will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Parker Williams Branch Library, located at 10851 Scarsdale Boulevard, Suite 510, Houston, TX 77089.  For more information, or to register, call Alisha Hall at 713-749-9000 or email