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September Computer Classes

Computer, studentNow that the school year has started, why not put yourself in a student’s chair and learn a few essential computer skills?  This month we are offering:

How to Use Facebook—September 4
Beginner Word 2013—September 11
Intermediate Word 2013—September 18
Beginner Excel 2013—September 25

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

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Fun4Seniors September Excursions from Kingwood Branch Library

Fun4Seniors Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program is offering the following Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips for library customers in September 2014.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

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Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students. All you need is a desire to help your neighbors and 1½ to 2 hours per week of your own choosing.

Free Computer Classes for September

LaptopBeginner Word 2013, Saturday, 9/6, 11:00
Intermediate Word 2013, Saturday, 9/6, 2:00
LinkedIn, Monday, 9/8, 4:00
Facebook, Wednesday, 9/10, 4:00
Computer Basics, Monday, 9/15, 4:00
PowerPoint 2013, Saturday, 9/20, 11:00
Beginner Internet, Monday, 9/22, 4:00
Beginner Excel, Wednesday, 9/24, 2:30
Intermediate Excel, Monday, 9/29, 4:00

Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

Death Comes for the ArchbishopTitle to be discussed: Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30pm.  Summary: "The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe."

 

September Adult Crafts-to-Go Project

Our next Adult Crafts-To-Go project will be available beginning Tuesday, September 2. The craft for September is a ladybug plant pal. This free kit will include all materials necessary as well as instructions. Please visit the upstairs Reference Desk for your own ladybug plant pal kit while supplies last.

Reducing Stress Through Meditation

Daya Sharma, who has been meditating for over 15 years, will discuss the extraordinary effect of meditation to help reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.  He will also present a simple yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally and spiritually.

Join Us in October: Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Jacket for Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen HarriganGulf Coast Reads is an annual program for readers on the Texas Gulf Coast to read and discuss the same book. The title selected for this year’s Gulf Coast Reads is Remember Ben Clayton: A Novel by Texas author Stephen Harrigan.

We will have a book discussion for Remember Ben Clayton at La Porte Community Library on Wednesday, October 8, 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Meeting Room. The event is free and registration is not required.

The novel revolves around a bronze statue commissioned by Lamar Clayton to memorialize his son Ben who was killed in World War I. The artist commissioned for the sculpture is Francis ‘Gil’ Gilheaney, a New Yorker who relocated to San Antonio along with his wife and adult daughter Maureen, who works as his assistant. The characters in the novel are richly drawn and memorable.

One of the underlying themes of the book is the power of art to move us, and the way an artist must wrestle to bring a work to completion. Another focus is the relationship of parent to child and the misunderstandings that are inevitable. Also explored is the erosive effect of secrets upon relationships.

Remember Ben Clayton is compelling historical fiction that will appeal to both men and women. It is available from Harris County Public Library in book format as well as audiobook on CD, eBook through HCPL Digital Media Catalog, and as an eAudio through OneClickdigital.

If you would like to be part of this community-wide event, read or listen to Remember Ben Clayton and join us for the book discussion at the library on October 8.

Start the Year off Right!

Now that school has started, why not start the year off right? Come in to get a head start on those assignments and required reading. Don't forget that our website has research databases to help you when those term papers are due. And don't forget that we have the friendliest, most helpful staff in the world! We want you to help you make great grades this year!

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