April - National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

 Do you long to wax poetic?  Can you haiku? Are you a poet who just doesn't know it?

Join the North Channel Creative Writing Club as we celebrate National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 23 at 2:30 pm.  Experiment with new poetry forms and read works by authors you have not tried before.

Join the Academy of American Poets on Thursday, April 14th to celebrate Poem in your Pocket Day:  "The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends."

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Become an Adult Literacy Tutor

 

How would you like to give a gift that can truly change somebody’s life?  The library is looking for individuals who want to learn how to be a literacy tutor to adults.  You can volunteer at any Harris County library branch and help someone learn how to read.  We will train you how to be an effective tutor.  The next training session will be at the North Channel library on Saturday, April 30th from 9 am to 1 pm.  To register, or for more information, please call the library at (281) 457-1631.

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Business Plan Workshop

Do you dream of starting your own business?  Then you need a plan!  Join us on Monday, March 28th at 6:15 pm for our "Business Plan Workshop" presented by the San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center.  Lots of useful information and tips will be discussed.  Call the library to register at 281-457-1631.  Start planning your future now!

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Get "Money Smart"

In difficult economic times, getting "Money Smart" is more important than ever. Each April, the FDIC sponsors free financial education events around Houston with a goal of helping consumers learn about savings and money management on any number of topics.

Join us at any of the events at Harris County Public Library branches listed below. In the meantime, learn about other Money Week (April 2-9) speakers and events around Houston at http://www.moneyweekhouston.com/. And anytime during the year, take the Money Smart online class available on our databases page http://www.hcpl.net/ref/dbsubs.htm#business

Please contact the branch hosting the session you would like to attend:

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St. Patrick's Day Craft

Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break?  Come to the library on Wednesday, March 16th @ 2:30 for a fun St. Patrick's Day craft!  We will be creating Lucky Leprechaun Puppets.  See you there!

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