Barbara M's blog

Scheduled Computer Network Maintenance Tuesday Morning

Before you head off to the library to do your computing on the morning of Tuesday, January 29th, please know that our Network Services will be performing a scheduled maintenance and that the public library computers will be without internet connection for about an hour starting at about 10:00 a.m.  The college computers will NOT be affected by this.

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Amelia Bedelia Celebrates a Landmark Birthday

Amelia Bedelia, the well-meaning housemaid in Peggy Parish's famous children's books of the same name, is fifty years old! We are celebrating her birthday with an interactive display. Those of you who have loved her books will remember that Amelia had difficulty understanding English idioms, with hilarious result. So when Amelia's boss leaves her a note to change the towels, dust the furniture, draw the drapes, put the lights out, measure two cups of rice, and dress the chicken, --well, check out our display on the first floor to see what she did. 

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Where are all the tax forms?

You can find tax forms on the first floor across from the Reference
Desk. Please note that the production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form
1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, were impacted by the recent
passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and are delayed. Know that as soon as the forms arrive, we will place them out for pickup and blog about them here.

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Delores "Moon" Smith Exhibiting in Room L129

This month we have the pleasure of exhibiting the oil and water-soluble oil paintings of Delores "Moon" Smith. Delores is a local painter, who grew up painting and drawing portraits, landscapes, and more. She's a member of the Tomball Art League and she gives private and semi-private lessons. What you see here is a self-portrait.

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We Need Even More ESL Tutors

Ten weeks ago I wrote that our English as a Second Language programs are burgeoning and that we need tutors. A number of people have signed up and we’re so grateful. But now we need even more tutors because even more people are asking to learn English.

In case you’re not aware of our programs, every week at the library we hold discussion groups that provide forums for practicing speaking English, and we also offer individual tutoring sessions--also at the library--at times convenient to the tutor and the student. We're looking for more volunteers to tutor people who want to learn to speak, read, and write English. We provide training and support and no, you do not need to know a second language to teach people English. Are you interested? If you'd like to vol...

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