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eBooks and More with Your Kindle, Nook or iPad

Did you know that in addition to the vast collection of physical books and CDs, the Harris County Public Library has books, audiobooks and music available online?  If you have not yet checked out an item using your new (or maybe not-so-new) gadget, the library staff at Spring Branch-Memorial will be offering a help session on Friday, January 31st, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  The workshop will cover downloading materials onto your Kindle, Nook or iPad.

Device dayBring your devices, bring your questions, bring your desire to learn!

This program is intended for adults.

For more information, stop by the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.
 

Calling All Young Authors and Artists!

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Kindergartners, 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-graders!  Have you heard about the PBS KIDS Writers Contest?  It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent by sharing your illustrated story: fact, fiction, prose, poetry—anything you like.  Winners will receive great prizes and have their stories published online.  If you are creative and love writing, this is the perfect opportunity for you.  But you need to hurry!  Submit your best story by March, 17, 2014.  We’ll keep our fingers crossed!

Don’t forget to include the entry form!

Ask for a copy of complete rules and a contest entry form at the Information Desk or go to the HoustonPBS website.

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Computer Classes, Anyone?

Our last computer lesson of the year, on Beginner Word, has produced an unprecedented level of enthusiasm, and Mr. Kenneth’s* fans are already registering for the upcoming January classes.  So if gaining or brushing up on your computer knowledge is on your “new year’s resolutions” list, do not procrastinate.  We have five exciting classes coming up next month.  They are free, but space is limited.

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

Beginner Excel--January 2
Intermediate Excel--January 9
Intro to PowerPoint--January 16
How to Use Facebook--January 23
Computer Basics--January 30

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

*Mr. Kenneth is our phenomenal technology trainer.

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Spreading the Cheer

Toys for TotsOur Toys for Tots box has filled up!  The Marine Corps volunteer has already been twice to pick up the toys, and today, one of our patrons brought gifts donated at his Open House Christmas party.  Thank you, all!  If you’re thinking of helping out, please remember that there are only a couple of days left to drop off your presents! 

Final collection will take place on Friday, December 20, 2013. 

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

It is here!  The red metal bin has transformed itself into a white cardboard box, but the spirit behind it has remained the same: to help every child experience the joy of Christmas.  Please drop off new unwrapped toys at our library by Friday, December 20, and the Marine Corps Reserve volunteers will deliver the gifts to children in need. 

What a wonderful opportunity to share happiness this holiday season!

Don't forget--collection runs through Friday, December 20, 2013.

 

New Computer Classes at Our Library

Computer classWould you like to be able to exchange messages with your family and friends using a computer?   Or write personal and business letters without needing a pen?  Then come to one of our computers classes offered on Thursdays in December:

Beginner Email part 1--December 5, 3:30-5:00 pm
Beginner Email part 2--December 12, 3:30-5:00 pm
Beginner Word--December 19, 3:30-5:00 pm
 
Our teacher, Mr. Kenneth, is looking forward to seeing new students!

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

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