Roller Girl and Roller Derby at the Library!

 At the Monday, February 20th meeting of the Children's book club Chapter Chats at 5 pm, the Newbery honor book "Roller Girl" is being discussed.  As an extra added surprise, members of the Houston Roller Derby team, The Psych Ward Sirens, will be here in person!  Learn [first hand] about the sport of roller derby, take pictures and see a [library style] roller derby demonstration!  All are welcome to attend!  If you would like to read the book and participate in the discussion, please stop by the children's reference desk to check out your copy!  For more information, call 832-559-4235. *The John Newbery award is presented annually to authors of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for Children.

 

Cody Bear Checks In!

Recently our long time Children's Department bear - Cody Bear - retired to Florida and we received a new bear named Theodore!  Theodore has settled in nicely and has been enjoying getting to know all of the children here at the library.  The other day we received a postcard from Cody Bear and while he misses the library and all the children, he wants us to know that he is thoroughly enjoying his retirement.  Here is the postcard for you to read for yourself! *click on blog entry to enlarge postcard

Explore Magical Creatures in Art!


Learn about magical creatures in medieval art on Tuesday, February 14th at 5:00 pm at Art Explorers and create a one of  a kind mythical beast! This program is limited to 20 children ages 8 - 12.  Call 832-559-4235 for more information and to register.

Hey, Chocolate Lovers!

 Registration is now open for our very first Chocolate Olympics!  Children (ages 8 - 12) can participate and have fun in easy-to-win tabletop games, challenges and relays – all involving chocolate!
This yummy program will meet on Thursday, February 9th at 5:00 pm in the Children's Area and is limited to 20 children.  Please call 832-559-4235 to register.
*not recommended for children with peanut allergies

AARP Tax Aide

taxesApril 18th will be here before you know it, so why not get a jump on your taxes? AARP is back at the library this year and ready to help individuals with simple tax returns. Assistance is on a first come first serve basis, so get here early to secure your spot. AARP Tax Aide begins Wednesday, February 1, and will be provided on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm and Saturdays from 11:00am-3:00pm until April 17.

Please bring these items with you:

  • 1. Valid identification with current address for yourself & your dependents
  • 2. Social security cards for yourself and your dependents
  • 3. Your wage, salary and income statements (W2 and/or 1099)
  • 4. Last year's income tax return statement
  • 5. If you are a homeowner, the amount of property tax paid in 2016
  • 6. If you bought a new vehicle (or anything of high value, i.e., a ring, a boat, etc.) in 2016, the amount of sales tax you paid or the value of the item
  • 7. Documentation for deductible expenses (mortgage interest, real estate taxes paid, medical expenses, charitable contributions, mileage for volunteer work)
  • 8. Documentation for items that qualify for tax credit (child care, post-secondary education, home purchase contract & closing statement for homes purchased in the past year)