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Fall Volunteers Needed

With the end of summer vacation and the start of back to school, the library is looking for new volunteers.  If you love reading and need volunteer hours for school, or would just like to help your community, we would love to have you.  Library volunteers help with shelving, book sales, and other projects as needed.  You can download an application or pick one up at the front desk.  Both teens and adults are welcome.  New volunteer orientations are given Mondays at noon.  For more information on volunteering click here.

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Create Your Own Wearable Art

All teens and tweens are invited to join us at the library for Sharpie Tie-Dye on Thursday July 25 from 2:00-3:30 in the meeting room.  Learn the fun and easy way to tie-dye your own unique designs.  White bandanas will be provided, however participants may bring their own white T-shirt.  Space is limited, so please register at the library, or by calling 713-466-4438.  You can also still register for the Summer Reading Program; logging five books or 600 minutes of reading will earn teens a Have Book—Will Travel glow-in-the-dark water bottle, while supplies last.

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Computer Classes for July

There is still space available in our upcoming computer classes in July.  You may register in person or by phone for any or all of these free classes.  If you can’t make it, check out some of our other available resources, including books and DVDs for computer literacy, or for more topics search our catalog or browse our shelves from 004-006.  Visit our Learning Express Library for

Summer Volunteers Needed

The summer is a great time to volunteer at your library.  Library volunteers help with shelving, book sales, and other projects as needed.  You can download an application or pick one up at the front desk.  Both teens and adults are welcome.  For more information on volunteering click here.

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Celebrate Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week is the perfect time to enjoy new juvenile and teen literature.  Do an advanced search of the library’s online catalog to limit your search to picture books, or juvenile or young adult materials.  Use the library’s online databases like NoveList or Read the Books to find new books that interest you or a young person that you know, or try Tumblebooks, the database that brings storybooks to life with animation, audio, video, and activities.  Also, don’t forget about our weekly Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:30 for ages 3 to 5, and Wednesdays at 10:30 for infants through age 2.

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Summer is nearly here, and May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month,so start making plans to have fun and be fit.  Check out some of the library’s books and videos on physical fitness, browse our online catalog for the subject “sports”, or browse our shelves in the 613.7s and 790s .  Visit the following websites for more great resources to help kids, adults, and seniors find fun ways to stay fit, including opportunities to participate in local sports and activities.

Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is national poetry month, and tomorrow happens to be Poem in Your Pocket Day, which provides the perfect opportunity for sharing your favorite poem with others.  Get started by checking out some of our staff picks.

Shel Silverstein

Jack Prelutsky

Edward Gorey

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