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Snack and eat right this summer

With kids home this summer, the pantry and refrigerator will see frequent action. Learn about some additions to these summertime staples that can make sure kids (and adults too) find foods that are both tasty and healthy. Jicela Longoria, health educator for the Harris Health System, will talk about some fast and tasty foods that you and the kids can prepare, foods to avoid and healthy alternatives, preparation tips, and more.  Monday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 3.
 

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Be fit (financially)

No one has a mastery of all things financially-related that can affect us during our lives.  In recognition of this fact, Houston Money Week, scheduled this year from April 6 through April 13, provides practical information sessions on topics such as credit, banking, investing, homeownership, starting a business, saving for college, and numerous others.

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For those who love books

If you love to read and enjoy talking about books, gather with us for informal conversation on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m.  Share a book that has lifted your spirits or feeling recently, or changed the way you look at the world -- or find the next book that could do so for you.  We will also briefly discuss some resources for keeping up with your favorite author and to find new favorites.

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Family's history comes to life in Cane River

Lalita Tademy, writing her first novel after a career as a vice president of Sun Microsystems, searched the historical record and oral histories of five generations in the life of her own Louisiana family.  Their story became an Oprah book selection. Join us on February 28 at 3 p.m. to for a two-part discussion.  Part of our discussion will focus on Cane River and Tademy's research into her family history.  We also would like to hear about your own recent reading and other books you would like to read as we plan for future discussions.
 

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Volunteers needed for adult literacy, ESL

Reading, writing or speaking English can be used for most anything – from getting around on a day to day basis to gaining work or school opportunities for oneself or family.  Learn how you can help adults improve their literacy skills.  Parker Williams Branch Library hosts an orientation for volunteer tutors on Monday, October 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 281-484-2036.

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