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:

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Mammy by Brendan O'CarrollTitle to be discussed: The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll. Time of meeting: Monday, March 21, at 6:30 PM. Summary: A popular Irish comedian chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s.  Here is the heartwarming and hilarious story of an Irish widow who raises her seven children alone, refusing to be overwhelmed by any obstacle in her path.

Beloved Book Characters Visit 5 Library Branches

madeline

In honor of Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2nd, some of our favorite characters from Main Street Theater will visit five library locations after school and share their stories.  There's Madeline, the French schoolgirl, Moose, the hungry guest from If You Give a Moose a Muffin, Drover, Hank the Cowdog's loyal sidekick, Farmer Alfalfa, the corn growing goat from Busytown, and our favorite Herdman from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, young Gladys Herdman. 

American Dream for English Language Learners

 The American Dream Starts @ Your Library

Do you know someone who wants to learn English?  We can help.

AARP Tax Help isn't just for AARP members!

The Baldwin Boettcher Library confused many of our customers.  The AARP tax help is free and is offered to anyone who may need help getting their taxes done.  This free service is not just for AARP members.  You must have the social security cards of all the people on the return, have your 2009 tax return and finally gather all your 2010 tax papers, such as 1099's W2's, house information for those of you who own a home.  Did you contribute to a retirement account?  Bring that too.  Our specially trained AARP tax helpers will complete your taxes and file electronically.  The IRS is encouraging paperless transactions.  So if you want free tax help come on Monday between 1 and 6 pm, Wednesday between 10 am and 5 pm, Friday between 1 and 5 pm and Saturday between 12 and 4 pm.  Our great AARP team will happily file your return.  If you have any questions, call the Baldwin Boettcher Library at 281-821-1320 and we will answe