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Our Library's Best Friends

Have you enjoyed a program or the services at the library?  Thank the Friends of the Library!  Or better yet, join the Friends of the Library!  So much of what we are able to do here is because of the effort of the Friends of the Bear Creek Library.  Do you use our library, but you’re not sure what programs the Friends benefit?  Click the video to see a small sample of the things we are able to do, thanks to our Friends!

 

Free Tax Help

It’s almost here—Tax Day, that is!  Taxes will be due on Monday, April 15th…are you prepared?  If you’re not, then we have just the program for you!  On Tuesday, April 9th and Friday, April 12th volunteers from the AARP will be at our location to assist you with your taxes—for the low, low price of free!  Please bring a copy of last year’s return, W-2 forms from each employer, all 1099s, and receipts or cancelled checks for itemizing.  You must have Social Security cards for yourself and dependents. 

Sign-up sheets for the free tax help will be available at our Information Desk starting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, and posted to our front doors between 12:00-12:30 PM on Friday.  First come, first served.  Don’t delay!  This is the final week the AARP volunteers will be at our location for 2013!

We're on the Trail for Snails!

SnailSlimey, ooey gooey, and everywhere!  That describes snails in the springtime.  Join us Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM for a Preschool Storytime all about snails!  Free tickets will be available at the Information Desk starting at 10 AM.  Some of the books we’ll be reading include:

The Guest by James Marshall

Snail Started It! by Katja Reider

New Volunteer Orientation

Do you want to help make your community and library a better place?  Volunteer at the library!  Our next new volunteer orientation will be Monday, March 4th at 6:30 PM.  All ages are welcome, though anyone under the age of 12 must volunteer with a parent or guardian.  Pick up an application at our Information Desk and join us for the fun!

Black History Month Saturday @ the Movies

Join us this weekend to celebrate Black History Month with a special movie!  On Saturday, February 16th at 2:00 PM we will be showing a special movie about the famous Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.  Call the branch for title and rating information.

IRS Small Business Workshop

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? Join us this Saturday, February 9th at 1:00 PM.  This free workshop is designed to inform business owners of their federal tax obligations. Gregory E. Vernon CPA, MBA, is scheduled to be the featured guest speaker at all workshops. Please call 713-302-6249 for reservations to the workshop.

Where's My Mitten?

While the weather may not be cooperating for a wintry feel, we’re still celebrating Winter here at the library!  Join us on Tuesday, January 29th at 10:30 AM for a Preschool Storytime all about mittens!  If you’re not able to attend but still want to take part, here are some books you can read to your child about mittens, as well as a fun craft!

What is Free Play?

Have you ever wondered exactly what Free Play Day for ages 0-5 is?  We often get that question, and it's difficult to answer.  But it's easy to show!  Watch the video below and be charmed by this amazing program that we have the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM!

 

New Volunteer Orientation

Do you want to learn how to be a volunteer at the library so that you can get volunteer hours for school or other organizations?  Join us tonight for our next New Volunteer Orientation!  Volunteers must be 12 years old or older, though anyone younger is welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.  Pick up applications at the Information Desk.  The orientation starts promptly at 6:30 pm, so please be on time!

It's a Holly Jolly Time of Year

 

Ho, ho, ho!  Join us for a very special Holly Jolly Preschool Storytime all about Santa on Tuesday, December 18th at 10:30 AM!  In case you’re not able to make it to hear the stories in time, you can look for these books at your local library or request them to come specially for you if they are checked out!

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