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GED class begins soon

Does lack of a high school diploma prevent you, or someone you know, from moving forward in your work? If so, there is an opportunity to overcome that hurdle.  College of the Mainland, which sponsors a free preparation class for the General Educational Development test at the library, will host registration on April 5 from 10 a.m....

Put your small (or very small) business idea to work

Do you have an idea that might benefit others? If so, join us for a presentation by SCORE on March 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m....

Black History Month: Read and discuss "Red River"

Join us on Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. to discuss Red River, a historical novel  by Lalita Tademy.  Tademy tells the story of two families in Louisianna beginning after the civil war and continuing into the 1930s.  After speaking with relatives about family history and finding vague accounts, Tademy, vice president of Sun Microsystems before becoming an author, found that they were tied to a state historical marker near the town that told the story of a tragedy from only one point of view.  As Tademy says in Red River, “This novel attempts to overlay the rich anecdotes passed down in my family lore with the times in which they unfolded, a blend of fact and fiction told from the point of view of people whose voices were lost in official records.”

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Register for a free GED class

Register for a GED classRegister for a GED class here at Parker Williams Branch Library on January 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must have access to the internet and a valid email address to be able to participate in the free class, which is sponsored by College of the Mainland. For more information, please call the college at 409-933-8294 or 888-258-8859, extension 8294. 

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Download library books to your new ereader

A man uses his ereader.So, someone gave you a new ereader as a gift and you are looking forward to putting it into full use – with full use meaning accessing books from the library? HCPL's digital media catalog has thousands of books for a variety of interests. Join us on Wednesday, January 11, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. to learn how to download ebooks from HCPL’s digital media catalog. Call 281-484-2036 for more information.

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