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Workforce Solutions Job Hunting Series

Workforce Solutions Job  Search Seminars will continue in 2012 at the library.  On Thursday, January 5 @ 1:30 pm Workforce  Solutions will present a seminar on creating resumes and completing applications.  The focus will be on online applications, since that is the way most are done these days.  There will be another seminar on Thursday, 19 @ 1:30 on networking and using the Internet to job hunt. Registration is not required.  Just drop in.

Knowledge Exchange

This knitting, crocheting, and conversation group meets every Friday from 2:30--4:30 pm in Earl Elliott Meeting Room.  Help us make lap blankets for Veterans and chemo caps for M. D. Anderson patients and neck warmers for soldiers.  Call 281-376-4610 and ask for Rebecca or Val for more information.  Please come in before 4:00 pm if you want assistance in learning to knit or crochet.

 

Genealogy Research Database Demo

                                   Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research?  Or do you need to consult the U. S. Census for past years?  Come and see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com at our Genealogy Research Database Demo presentation.

Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, December 2, Classic Movie Morning will show a film from 1944 starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, and Mary Astor.  "A family is crushed to learn that father has accepted a transfer to New York City.  Leaving  their friends is bad enough, but to miss the 1903 St. Louis World's Fair?  Tragedy!"  The movie is scheduled to start at 10:00 am in the Earl Elliot Meeting Room on the first floor.

 

Workforce Solutions Job Hunting Series

The Workforce Job Search Seminar Series will continue in November.  On November 17th at 1:30 the topic will be "Creating a  Resume," select the best resume format for you and develop an objective or summary statement for your  resume. Come and learn how to highlight your skills to interest an employer.

Workforce Solutions Job Hunting Series

The Workforce Job Search Seminar series will continue in November.  On November 3rd at 1:30 the topic will be " Evaluating Your Skills and Making a Job Search Plan."  Come and learn how to highlight your skills  to interest an employer.

Workforce Solutions Job Hunting Series

Networking and Using the Internet, Thursday, October 13, 1:30--3:30 pm

Networking is not limited to who you know, it's learning how to find out about jobs that are not advertised and how to get your foot in the door,  Learn to develop a list of contacts that can help you and create a marketing profile to promote your skills and abilities.

Many  job seekers spend time on the Internet.  Is there really an employer on the other side of the screen?  Learn how to use the Internet effectively in your job search and research labor market information to identify occupations that are growing and have openings.

Business Development Seminar Series

In October, Vijay Patel, library volunteer and former HP employee, will continue his Business Development:  Small Business Series: Starting and Growing Your Dream Business. The seminars will be held on Fridays in October from 4:00--5:45 pm in the WCR Conference Room.  Here are the topics for October:

October 7:  How to write and present your Dream Business Plan

October 14:  How to finance your business

October 21:  How to keep and grow customers

October 28:  How to build, motivate, and lead the team

No registration required.  Just come and learn how to start and grow a business.

Digital Media Demo

Did you buy an e-reader recently?  If you got a Nook, Kindle or a Sony Reader, for example, you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library's Digital Media Catalog.  Or did you receive an iPad or an iPhone recently?  You can also download e-books from the Digital Media Catalog to these devices.

The Digital Media Demo presentation  will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:00 am in the second floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.  These classes are popular so please register by going online or calling the library at 281-376-4610.

 

Adult/Senior Games at the Library

The Adult/Senior Games Morning will meet every Wednesday in the Robin Bush Meeting Room on the first floor from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Senior Game Morning will be canceled on October 19, 26 and November 2 due to a programming conflict.  The games will resume on November 9 at 10:30 am. Come and play dominos, traditional and Chicken Foot or Rummikub with others in the community. Meet new friends or bring a friend. Any questions, comments or suggestions?  Please call Adult  Services at 281-376-4610.

 

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