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New college planning and financial aid resources

Applying to colleges?  If so, A Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar 2014-2015, which we just received, arrives at a good time.  Actually the entire book, sponsored by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, is available on the internet too.

Talk with Kat Kirst about writing and then "write in"

Talk with Kat Kirst, author of four books for young adults, this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. about writing or publishing a novel.  And then do some writing yourself.  For the latter, you could be part of  National Novel Writing Month,  a national program every November that enables you to join a local and national community of writers and  find great resources on its website, nanowrimo.org.

Need health coverage?

If you need health coverage or would like to change your plan, join us this coming Wednesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. for an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace. This program is presented by the Light and Salt Association, a non-profit organization that received a federal grant to provide outreach and in-person enrollment assistance.

November book club: Water for Elephants

Our branch book club meets next on Wednesday, November 19, at 11 a.m.  We will be discussing Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, a best seller when it originally was published and then a movie.

Write your novel here

Maybe you have thought, seriously or not, about writing a novel.  Or maybe you haven’t at all --once you’re done, you will have to go through all the more work of finding a publisher or it just isn’t worth it, right?

How do artists work?

Learn about how San Jacinto College Professor Jeff McGee became an artist and talk about what constitutes any artist – whether an independent artist or someone who applies that same type of creativity and problem solving skills to any line of work.  You can also see some of his work at his website www.jeffmcgeeart.com  His work has been featured in numerous local, national and international exhibit

Welcome new citizens

Congratulations to Linh Nguyen (from left) and his citizenship students (also from left) Anh Tieu, Chi Tran, Diep Ho, Toan Nguyen, Dung Nguyen and Loi Nguyen.  They had become citizens in the past few months and got together to celebrate Citizenship and Constitution Day.  They meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the library.

Gulf Coast Reads selection "Remember Ben Clayton" available

It’s not October yet, but it’s a good time to pick up a copy of this year’s Gulf Coast Reads selection.

September book club discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

.On Friday, September 26, at 2:30 p.m., our book club will be discussing "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2008.  Come in ahead of time to pick up a copy and then join us Sept.

Learn basic computer skills and learn about health too

Here is the perfect computer class for someone who would like to learn basic skills such as how to use the mouse and basic website navigation, and who also is interested in finding reliable health information online. Learn new computer skills and practice them on sites such as MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth.

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