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Teen Program Mania!

Hey teens, are you bored?  Sitting at home with nothing to do?  Come to the North Channel Library this week for 3 different programs.  On Tuesday, June 15th @ 3pm we will be learning how to create our own tiny magazines called zines.  On Wednesday, June 16th @ 3pm, come and show off your Rock Band skills with our Wii Game Day.  And finally, join us on Thursday, June 17th @ 4pm to create your own magnetic poetry set.  And of course, don't forget to sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program!

No storytime next week

Parents of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers-take note.  There will be no storytimes at the North Channel Library next week on Tuesday, June 15th and Thursday, June 17th.   But don't worry, we still have great programs for the family to enjoy!  Join us on Wednesday, June 16th as our children's staff and librarians from other branches perform our annual Library Variety Show.  There will be puppets, silly songs and skits to enjoy!  We'll have 2 showtimes on Wednesday, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.  Please join us for the fun!

Summer Reading Program starts Friday!

School is almost out and that means it's almost time to registers for the 2010 Harris County Summer Reading Program.  Beginning this Friday, June 4th, registration will be available online at www.hcpl.net or here at the North Channel Library.  We have reading programs for everyone.  Children age 0-12 can "Catch the Reading Express" by logging either 10 books, 500 minutes of reading, or 500 pages read.  After reaching this level, come in to the library to collect your certificate of completion and free book.  Teens (12-18), did you know that "Within Arms Reach...The Future Is Yours?"  Read 5 books or complete 600 minutes (10 hours) of reading this summer for your certificate and book.  And adults (18+), we didn't forget about you!  "

Teen Volunteer Training

Jasmine helps out during SRP 2009!

The North Channel Library is holding two volunteer training sessions for teenagers who are interested in volunteering at the library this summer. Teens who need to earn volunteer time for National Honor Society or other service organizations can earn two hours of volunteer time by attending a Teen Summer Volunteer Training Session on
Saturday, May 22 from 11 am to 1 pm or Wednesday, June 9 from 12 pm to 2 pm. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. Volunteers help the library by shelving books, signing up customers for the library’s Summer Reading Program, and assisting with other programs as needed.  Any questions, just ask! 

Library Snapshot Day

Library Snapshot Day at North ChannelOn Tuesday, May 4, 2010, the North Channel Library participated in Library Snapshot Day. Acting in partnership with the Texas Library Association and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, all branches of the Harris County Library Systems chose one day from April 26th to May 7th to collect information and comments from their customers about why they love their library.  

Taste of Asia

It's that time of year again! The North Channel Branch Library is hosting our Taste of Asia program on Wednesday, Marcy 12 from 3 pm to 5 pm in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  This program features a fun children's craft as well as a samplling of various Asian foods from Japan, Thailand, China and Korea.  Please join us!

Read your mind

The North Channel Library is happy to support Read Your Mind, a mental health literacy and awareness program of Mental Health America of Greater Houston, with a book display in the center of the library.  On this display, you can find a selection of the many titles North Channel has to help you understand mental health issues in addition to a very helpful reading list provided by Mental Health America of Greater Houston.  Remember, if you cannot find the book title you are interested in, please let a staff member know and we will be happy to request it for you.  Understanding issues in mental health brings wellness to your life.

Great time had at Para Los Ninos!

Para Los Ninos at North Channel LibraryToday was the last program day for Para Los Ninos here at the North Channel Library before summer.  Over 100 children and parents have enjoyed a spring full of Para Los Ninos programs.  Lots of fun was had with stories, activities, and face painting!   Be sure to keep a lookout for our Para Los Ninos sessions to start up again in the fall. 

September-Raise a Reader

October-Loving Limits

November-How You Child Learns

December-Taking Time, Taking Turns

Para Los Ninos is a parent/child workshop series which features bilingual stories and activities developed by the Children's Museum of Houston for children ages 0-7.  Attendees recieve a free ticket to the Children's Museum at the end of the program.  See you in September

Are you smart?

Smarty PantsHey teens, are you smarter than your friends?  Wanna prove it?  Then join us for our Wii Game Day today, Wednesday, April 21 at 4 pm as we play Smarty Pants.  Smarty Pants is a fun, no-frills party game where you can strut your grey matter.  Come and play with us today!

Last Day for Tax Assistance

Do you still need to file your taxes?  Tomorrow, April 15th, is the last day AARP Tax Assistance will be at the North Channel Library.  AARP will be at the library from noon to 4 pm to help prepare tax returns for low income and elderly customers.  Please bring your tax return from last year as well as your W-2's and other papers for this year. You may sign-up when the library opens on Thursday at 10 am.

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