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Gulf Coast Reads "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Join readers across the City of Houston for a Book Discussion of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer. We will discuss this engaging novel in the Meeting Room at the Galena Park Library at 2 pm on Thursday, October 4th. Please call for more information:  713-450-0982

HCPL Online Computer Class Wednesday!

Join us Wednesday, September 26th, at 1 pm to learn about the many services your Library offers online, ranging from databases to accessing your Library account  to renew and request materials. This class will be taught in our brand new Computer Training Lab!  For more information, please call: 713-450-0982

Learn More About Facebook Accounts

Join instructor Hugo Ortega Wednesday, September 19th at 1 pm in the new Computer Lab at the Galena Park Library to learn more about using the Facebook web site.  Learn how to use this most popular social media tool to find long lost friends and to keep in touch with your long distance family members. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

Learn How to Use Digital Cameras @ Your Library!

Join instructor Hugo Ortega at 1 pm on Wednesday August 8th to learn about using digital cameras! If you have a digital camera, please bring it with you to the class in the new Computer Lab at the Galena Park Library. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

eBooks & More @ Your Library!

Adults, join us in the Computer Lab at 1 pm this Wednesday August 1st, to explore the HCPL digitial media catalog. You will also learn how to download eMedia to your iPad, Nook or Kindle. If you have an eReader, please bring it to class with you. If you don't have an eReader, the Galena Park Library eReaders will be available for sharing among class members during the computer class.  Library cards are required for this class. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

Galena Park Library Reopens July 9th

Galena Park Branch Library exteriorHCPL is pleased to announce that the renovation of Galena Park Branch Library is nearly complete, and the library will reopen on Monday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m.  The extensive, grant-funded renovations, that include new paint, carpet and furniture, as well as a spacious, new computer lab, are the first undertaken since the library opened in 1997.

HCPL thanks you for your patience during the construction process and assure you that these improvements will not only make your library-going experience more pleasant, but will also translate to an even higher level of service to our customers and the community at large. The new computer lab will also allow us to continue to expand the number and variety of free computer classes we offer.

Stranger Danger @ Community Building!

Kids and parents, join us Thursday, June 28th,  at 3 pm at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Building at 1302 Keene Street. Officer Dan will teach us the facts about "Stranger Danger." We will learn how to ensure our personal safety when we meet strangers. For more information, please call:  713-450-0982

Pizza Fun @ Community Building!

Come join the fun at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Building at 1302 Keene St. Thursday, June 21st, at 3 pm when Domino's Pizza comes to show us how to make pizza!  Kids and teens will get a chance to work with the dough--and toss it in the air like the pros! Then you will get to eat some hot, tasty pizzas at the end of the program. We give special thanks to the Friends of the Galena Park Library for providing drinks and supplies for this fun program! For more information, please call: 713-450-0982

Animal Signs @ Community Building!

Join us at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Building next door to the Galena Park Branch Library Thursday, June 14 th, at 3 pm for the special "Animal Signs" program to be presented by the Challenger 7 Memorial Park's Traveling Naturalist. Our presenter will bring live animals to show you! While the Galena Park Library is still closed due to ongoing remodeling, you may register online for Summer Reading fun on our website at  www.hcpl.net  or each Thursday afternoon at the Community Building before and after our special program presentations. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

Ronald McDonald @ Community Building!

Kids, teens, adults!  Join us this Thursday, June 7th, as we kick off the Galena Park Branch Library Summer Reading fun at 3 pm at the Community Building, near the Library. While the Library is still closed due to the ongoing remodeling project, we will offer programs each Thursday at 3 pm at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Building to encourage summer reading fun! If you come early, or stay a little after the program, we will help you get registered online to report your reading progress. If you need more information, please call:  713-450-0982

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