Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Programs at HCPL

HC fun for seniorsHarris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program (SAP) will begin offering special programs at the Barbara Bush Branch Library and the Fairbanks Branch Library in February for adults 50 years of age and older. SAP events are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents.

Barbara Bush Branch Library:  Tuesdays, February, 5 and 12:

10 a.m.  Senior Fitness Class
Safe, effective, and fun fitness class designed for active older adults!

1 p.m.   Art Class
Pursue any type of artwork, in any media, in this class led by an award-winning artist. Students work at their own pace; no prior experience is necessary. A list of supplies for the media you choose will be provided in class.   

Fairbanks Branch Library:  Tuesdays, February, 19 and 26:        

10 a.m.  Senior Fitness Class
Safe, effective, and fun fitness class designed for active older adults!

1 p.m.   Art Class
Pursue any type of artwork, in any media, in this class led by an award-winning artist. Students work at their own pace; no prior experience is necessary. A list of supplies for the media you choose will be provided in class.

Valentine Preschool Story Time @ Your Library

Save the Date!  Our Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 will feature a valentine theme program.  Please join us then as we share picture book stories featuring valentines plus a valentine craft.  Mark your calendar and we would love to see you then.  Happy Reading!

Design for Change

For those who are thinking about making some home improvement changes, please browse our newest display featuring books useful for planning and implementing remodeling plans--"Display for Change."  Whether you are changing the style of your kitchen, bathroom, den, bedroom or other parts of your home, the Fairbanks Branch Library is your source of books to help you.  If we don't have the resources you need, please ask us and we will reach out and interlibrary loan books for you.  Happy Reading!

Tax Forms Delayed

Tax FormsThe IRS sent out an email on 1/8 that said: “The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, is impacted by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when products will become available on IRS.gov or in print.”  As a result, the library has not received the 2012 tax forms and we don’t know when we will receive them.  I discovered yesterday, though, that some of the forms were posted to the IRS web site on 1/10.  So, the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and many other forms are available

Texas Libraries Need Your Help

BudgetIn the last session of the Texas State Legislature, funding for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission was cut by 64%, and 80% of that 64% was money that the Texas State Library used to pass on to public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over the state.  In addition, because the legislature cut state funding so dramatically, Texas lost matching federal funds.  The state legislature reconvenes today.  If this library is important to you, please consider contacting our local state Senators and state Representatives and asking them to restore funding to Texas libraries.  You can call or stop by our reference desk to ask how you can help, or you can go to this link to find out who your state Sen