Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Local Library Programs for February 2017

Lone Star College Libraries (LSC)
Harris County Public Library (HCPL)
Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS)
Houston Public Library (HPL)

Map of library locations

Featured Program


Inside the mind of an astronaut at Lone Star College-Montgomery
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00:00 PM
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Imagine you are on a dangerous mission to Mars in a cramped, cold spacecraft. If you leave the facilities without a bulky space suit you will not survive and your only in-person interactions are with your fellow astronauts who you will live with in these conditions for years. Could you handle the pressure? Industrial/organizational psychologist, Dr. Kelley J. Slack can tell you if you have what it takes to mentally make it on a trip to Mars. Dr. Slack is part of NASA’s Behavioral Health and Performance group and she is speaking at Lone Star College-Montgomery Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. in building G, Room 102. Her talk is free and open to the public.http://www.woodlandsonline.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=59163
LSC-Montgomery College Library
Building F
3200 College Park Dr.
Conroe, TX 77384
936.273.7390

 

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Back in Time Book Club
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. Legal and moral power struggles between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse with Nikola Tesla as a pawn between them. “A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.”
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stewart - Nonfiction Book Club
Nonfiction Book Club meets on the First Thursday of each month to discuss a nonfiction book title.
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CENTRAL - Historical Fiction Book Club
Join us for tea, snacks, and discussion! We will be reading a different work of Historical Fiction each month and discussing at the meetings.
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Book Clubs
Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mystery and Suspense Book Club
New members always welcome! February's book selection is "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott. Copies available at the information desk.

Book Clubs
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tullis- Adult Book Group
Join us for coffee and conversation as we discuss Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas, as part of Black History Month. Newcomers always welcome.MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Inspirational Book Club Join us for a discussion of Life Support by Candace Calvert. Newcomers are welcome! For further information, contact the library at 832-559-4200
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Friday, February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
History Lover's Book Club
New members always welcome! February's Book Selection is Washington Square by Henry James. Copies are available at the Information Desk.
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Book Clubs
Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Paranormal Book Club
Please join us on February 13th in the second floor conference room for a discussion of this month's book selection, Rooms by Lauren Oliver. Newcomers are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Book lovers of all ages are welcome, but some books will contain material inappropriate for a younger audience.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2nd Tuesday Evening Book Club
Join us for a fun discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Even if you haven't read the book, come and meet fellow book lovers! For more info, call 281-376-4610.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mitchell Library - Evening Book Club
Loved it, hated it, we want to hear about it! Join us for an evening discussion on the current month's selection.  No registration required, just show up ready for great discussion with fellow readers!
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Books without Borders
The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer Facilitator: Susan Green, Interim Library Director
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mitchell Nonfiction Book Club
Join us for a discussion of the haunting book City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence. His book is a look at the people living in limbo in a camp in the desert of northern Kenya; the inhumanity circumscribing their existence has international repercussions.
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Books without Borders
The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer Facilitator: Susan Green, Interim Library Director
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Friday, February 17, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adventurous Bookworms Book Club
Adventurous Bookworms Book Club for ages 18-25.We would read the book and discuss the issues. Auburn Reed has lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. True love and family are ties that can never be broken
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Monday, February 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Fiction Book Club
In the LAPD's open-unsolved unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. When a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Discussion Feb. 20th @ 2:00pm.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Book Discussion
Treat yourself to a cup of coffee while discussing "The Pittsburgh Cycle" a selections of plays written by African-American Playwright August Wilson, author of the famous play and now motion picture "Fences" starring Denzel Washington. Choose any one of the ten plays to read and discuss. Refreshments are provided by FOLK.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
I Love a Mystery Book Club
Death of the Valentine Mysteries. Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper, Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan, Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts), Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton, Far Gone by Laura Griffin.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Book Discussion with author and professor Mignette Dorsey
Book Discussion with author and professor Mignette Dorsey - Speak Truth to Power: The Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Book Clubs
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meador - Adult Book Club
We will meet and discuss Roses by Leila MeachamMCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

 

Technology Classes

Technology Classes
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Digital Audio Basics
This course explains the various characteristics of digital audio. It describes the concepts of recording, copying, and converting digital audio. It also explores key features of digital audio players.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Monday, February 6, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SAGE: 3-D: TinkerCAD for Beginners
On February 7, 2017 at 10 am to 12 pm, beginners will be able to use a basic computer aided design applications to create a file and convert object files into a STL (STereoLithography) file and save it to a flash drive. Registration is Required!HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Technology Classes
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Social Media
Learn how you can connect with people and advertise your business using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networking websites.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Technology Classes
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Digital Audio Basics
This course explains the various characteristics of digital audio. It describes the concepts of recording, copying, and converting digital audio. It also explores key features of digital audio players.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Digital Audio Basics
This course explains the various characteristics of digital audio. It describes the concepts of recording, copying, and converting digital audio. It also explores key features of digital audio players.HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
An Hour of Code - Programming Basics
A Tutorial for Beginners --- Write your first computer program using Code.org --- Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Monday, February 13, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Monday, February 13, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Android Tablet/Phone App E-Book Database Demo
See how to download the Overdrive app for e-books & e-audio to your Android Tablet/Phone. Bring your Android tablet or phone and your library card.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Basic PowerPoint
Students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia. Students will also learn to identify the various printing options for their presentations.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Basic PowerPoint
Students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia. Students will also learn to identify the various printing options for their presentations.HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Monday, February 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Identity Theft – Cyber Security
Identity Theft – Cyber Security
Learn how to protect your identity online.HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

 

Special Programs

Special Programs
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Evaluating Your Job Skills (TX Workforce)
Different techniques on evaluating one's job skills will be discussed. Job development planning will be discussed. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Trip to Lunar New Year Houston - (RETURN TIME TBD)
Celebrate a 2,000-year old tradition when the 2017 Chinese Lunar New Year arrives in Houston. Admission is FREE Registration is required; individuals are responsible for their own meals at the festival.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family History Research Class
Come and learn how to find your ancestors on our computers!
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Monday, February 6, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
STEWART: The Writers By the Lake
Do you write?  Would you like to be involved in a writers’ group that costs nothing, accepts all members, has a friendly and welcoming approach & supports your writing goals? We have no dues or education/experience requirements.  Our only expectation is that you have an interest in writing.  Give us a try ! We meet Every first Monday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00.
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Trip to Senior Day at the Capitol - (RETURN TIME TBD)
Celebrate the contributions made by Older Texans to our State. Visit with state representatives about issues affecting senior adults and priorities for this legislative session. Lunch is on your own at the State Capitol cafeteria.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Senior Day at the Capitol. Lunch is available at the State Capitol cafeteria. Please note: extensive walking is required. Participants are responsible for the cost of their meal. For additional information and registration, please call Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726 or sign up online at www.hcp4.net/sap/events. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 years and better through Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Job/Career Workshop - LinkedIn Professional Network
Learn how to create a powerful LinkedIn profile for online networking. The first part of the workshop will be a demonstration of how to create an effective profile, and time will be provided at the end of the workshop for participants to receive guidance on creating or revising their LinkedIn profile.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - The Think Factory
Philosophy Professor Mark Thorsby gives us food for thought with The Think Factory at LIFE.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 10:15 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Trip: Houston Food Bank Outreach - (RETURN TIME TBD)
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library for a group volunteer outreach to the Houston Food Bank's warehouse. There is no cost to volunteer; early lunch is on your own at Dinner Bell Café & Bakery. Your meal is not included in the admission price; individuals are responsible for their own meals. PLEASE NOTE: For this trip, each volunteer is required to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and no jewelry.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workforce Solutions Seminars
Interviewing
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip: Resale Shop Tour & Phoenicia
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to tour Houston's premier resale shops and more. This trip is free; lunch is on your own at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Store around 1:30 PM, followed by a tour and time for shopping.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Evaluating Your Skills
Most job seekers can't describe their skills! Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, research labor market opportunities, and develop a job search plan with daily schedules and goals. Brand Name You!
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Special Programs
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
French Conversation class
Class will cover the following -
Basic conversation, everyday situations, travel and grammar tips will be provided. No registration needed.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Central - Black History Month
Black History Month will be celebrated with a movie night featuring The Help, based on the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Join us for a night of fun, including free movie theater refreshments of popcorn, hot dogs, and candy!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tullis - Adult Writer’s Group
Whether you want to write the Great American Novel, have a collection of short stories, or keep a drawer-full of poems, join us! We’ll be meeting once a month to talk about and share creative writing.
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Special Programs
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Dreams and Hopes of the Slave: The Middle Passage to The Middle Class
Join us as Lone Star College-Kingwood’s vice president of Student Success Darrin Q. Rankin, PhD presents this free Black History Month program on the history, struggles, and progress of African Americans in the United States. No registration necessary.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning Seminar
The goal of the program is to raise awareness of the importance of having a will, trust, powers of attorney, medical directives, or other estate planning documents; and to alleviate any anxiety or expel common misconceptions about estate planning.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fun4Seniors Trip to musical STOMP at Jones Hall - (RETURN TIME TBD)
This unique musical experience has been inspiring audiences around the world since it began in 1991. The show is part dance, part concert and part theatrical performance. Enjoy lunch with the group at Spaghetti Warehouse. Lunch is not included in the ticket cost, participants are responsible for their own meal. Tickets are $30 per person.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Monday, February 13, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Getting back on track financially after a loss or a divorce
In this session we will discuss how to set up an objective review of your finances, stay socially involved, consider a physical checkup, making house decisions carefully, as well as other points to consider. No registration required.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Genealogy - Where is your Family History hiding?
Do you know where your family history is hiding? In this beginning genealogy class, you will find where the pieces of your family history puzzle are lurking. Once you uncover these hidden treasures, you will be better prepared to turn to genealogical tools to expand your story. Please register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Valentine's Night at the Makerspace
Valentine's Night at the Makerspace
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Painted Churches of Texas Tour. $23 per person. Lunch is included in the ticket cost. For additional information and registration, please call Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726 or sign up online at www.hcp4.net/sap/events. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 years and better through Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Gotta Have Fitness Devices
Join Kinesiology Professor Tim Mousel and his students for a look at the various fitness aids available, both high and low tech. Meet in CASA 110 (enter the second entrance, not student services).
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions:
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions:
Managing Stress, Time and Finances - Losing a job can make you feel like you've lost control of your life! Learn to take control of the things you can (stress, time and finances) to help build resilience.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
GENEALOGy - Discovering the Women In Your Family Tree
None of us would be here today if it weren’t for our mothers and  grandmothers! What better way to pay tribute to them than to learn about their lives and contributions to families and societies thru time. Join the MCMLS Genealogy Department for a special presentation on finding the women in your family tree, with topics ranging from source to consult, legal ramifications  related to women, and methodology & best practices to   discover more about all those ladies in your family tree!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Trip to Hemi Hideout & Katy Veterans Memorial Museum (RETURN TBD)
Be amazed at this Texas-sized man cave that houses Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. There is also a '50s-style soda fountain. After lunch, visit the military exhibit in Katy. Enjoy lunch with the group at the Rainforest Café. Lunch is not included in the ticket cost; participants are responsible for their own meal. Tickets are $5 per person.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Resume Tips - TX Workforce
Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that will make the widest impact. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
3D Printing and Scanning
3D Printing and Scanning
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
French Conversation class
Class will cover the following -
Basic conversation, everyday situations, travel and grammar tips will be provided. No registration needed.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Monday, February 20, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Monday, February 20, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Journal Group
Everyone is invited to this beginner's writing group. Participants write a few pages each time in response to suggested prompts, and share if they wish in an informal setting.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence inside and outside the workplace. Free workshop. Learn skills to help you increase your emotional intelligence at work and at home.
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mitchell Writers Group
Is there a type of writing that interests you? Would you like to start journaling and leave your family some memories? Start that novel you've always thought about? If you would like to set aside some time to write and reflect join Mitchell Writers Group. You will find stimulation and encouragement from fellow writers. All writers welcome.
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - The Games Presidents Play: From Golf to Big Game Hunting
History Professor Tom Kelly spotlights the sports, hobbies and interests of our elected leaders, past and present
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Transforming Social Security into a Winning Retirement Strategy
John Taphorn of Merrill Lynch will present strategies to optimizing one's social security distributions. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Job/Career Workshop - Interview Skills
Learn tips and techniques to improve interview performance and discuss how to approach a variety of interview questions.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Making Connections
80% of jobs do not get advertised! Learn techniques to access the "hidden" job market, leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and make effective phone calls.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Special Programs
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Friends of Conroe Book Sale
Library Friends of Conroe Book Sale!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
French Conversation class
Class will cover the following -
Basic conversation, everyday situations, travel and grammar tips will be provided. No registration needed.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Library Friends of Conroe Book Sale
Library Friends of Conroe Book Sale!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Art Booklet inspired by African American artists
During this craft for Black History Month, we will learn about six African American artists. In order to celebrate their skills and messages we will create a booklet of mixed media collages that will inspire you in your future creativity.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Library Friends of Conroe Book Sale
Library Friends of Conroe Book Sale!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Grow your business online - Doug Mansfield
Kingwood small or home business owners - You can learn the basics of promoting a business online including: SEO, SEM, advertising, social marketing, building websites, and more. Avoid common and expensive mistakes by learning from the mistakes, and success, of others.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Monday, February 27, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Research Database Demo
Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research? Need to consult the US Census for past years? Come see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com!
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Genealogy - FamilySearch Open Lab
Get started on your own family history. Get one-on-one help and create a FamilySearch account. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Local Library Programs for January 2017

Lone Star College Libraries (LSC)
Harris County Public Library (HCPL)
Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS)
Houston Public Library (HPL)

Map of library locations

Featured Program

GENEALOGY - Land Lubbers-Ahoy! : Uncovering the Genealogical Treasures From Land Records
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM
Avast ye mateys! Come join the Dread Pirate-Genealogist Carl for an overview of using Land records in your research. Topics will include types of land records and where to find them, state-land states vs public land states records, Texas land records, and more. Yargh!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Outlander Obsession: A Book Study
A book/character study of the Outlander's male lead, Jamie Fraser.
You must register online or by calling 281-376-4610. All 8 books will be used to illustrate and have an open discussion. Attendees need not have read all the books but should be familiar with the story. This is a 4 part study.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 4:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Mystery Book Club - Field Trip
The group plans to carpool to Murder By The Book for an author program and book signing by Deanna Raybourn. For more information on the event, please call the library Reference Desk or stop by the desk for the contact information of the group. They need information for carpooling and reserving seats (seating is limited).
For information about the event, click the link below.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inspirational Book Club
Will discuss Skip Rock Shallows by Jan Watson
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
History Lover's Book Club
Book Discussion
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Book Clubs
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
South Regional Library - Walking Book Club: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
Exercise your mind and body by taking book discussions on the move! We will walk the Waterway together, then meet back up at the Library for refreshments.  Adults ages 18 and up. Seating is limited.MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Book Clubs
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Outlander Obsession: A Book Study A book/character study of the Outlander's male lead, Jamie Fraser.
You must register online or by calling 281-376-4610. All 8 books will be used to illustrate and have an open discussion. Attendees need not have read all the books but should be familiar with the story. This is a 4 part study.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Back in Time: Historical Fiction Book Club
If you like a bit of fiction with your history, join us for great discussions each month at 1:00 p.m. in LRNC 131 on the following dates. For more information, please contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or susan.e.green@lonestar.edu for more information.
Wonder book coverJanuary 5 - The Wonder by Emma Donughue
"Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who is said to be living without food, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl." - publisher's summary excerpt
Last Days of Night book coverFebruary 2 - The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
Legal and moral power struggles between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse with Nikola Tesla as a pawn between them. “A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.” publisher's summary excerpt
Moon in the Palace book coverMarch 2 - The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel
Fictionalized account of Empress Wu Hou's early years as a concubine and the power struggles of the 7th century Chinese court.
Hild book coverApril 6 - Hild by Nicola Griffith
“Sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. Hild is born into a world in transition.”- publisher's summary excerpt
Magdalen Girls book coverMay 4 - Magdalen Girls by V.S Alexander
“In 1962 Dublin, there still existed the commercial laundries in convents, known as Magdalen laundries, run by nuns and worked by young women of "ill repute"--prostitutes, petty thieves, unwed mothers, and girls abandoned by their families for various reasons.” - review excerpt from Library Journal
Books without Borders
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Facilitator: Rachel Renick, Reference Librarian
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mitchell Nonfiction Book Club
Join us for a discussion of the fascinating book Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina.  If you wonder what goes on in the minds and lives of animals such as wolves, elephants, and killer whales, you will enjoy Safina's weaving of scientific fact with field observations.
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Inspirational Book Club
Adult Book Club Discussing the book Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Monday, January 23, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Fiction Book Club
Discussing The Apartment by Danielle Steel
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Outlander Obsession: A Book Study
A book/character study of the Outlander's male lead, Jamie Fraser.
You must register online or by calling 281-376-4610. All 8 books will be used to illustrate and have an open discussion. Attendees need not have read all the books but should be familiar with the story. This is a 4 part study.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
I Love a Mystery Book Club
Mysteries by Ruth Rendell (and the pseudonym of Barbara Vine)
View suggested titles.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mystery Book Club
Will discuss Six Years by Harlan Coben
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Book Club
Adults who love to read, and talk about what they have read, gather to discuss selected works in informal conversation. Contact the library to find out the selection for the coming months. [This discussion is repeated Friday at 2:30pm.]
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Friday, January 27, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Afternoon Book Club
Adults who love to read, and talk about whey they have read, gather to discuss selected books in informal conversation. Call the library to find out the selections for the coming months.[This is a repeat of the Thursday afternoon discussion.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Monday, January 30, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
After Austen Book Club
Please join us for a discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

 

Technology Classes

Technology Classes
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Digital Technology Help
Learn about new digital technologies that will help keep you informed in today’s world.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Friday, January 13, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Facebook
Are you new to social networking? This class is here to help you understand social networking, create a Facebook account, make friends, and learn how to protect your private information.LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Computer Workshop - Excel: Intermediate
Learn intermediate formatting, layout, and application-specific skills.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Technology Classes
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Google Drive Basics
This course presents an overview of Google Drive and highlights some features of Google’s cloud storage.HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Technology Classes
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital worldHPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Digital Technology Help
Learn about new digital technologies that will help keep you informed in today’s world.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
An Hour of Code - Programming Basics
A Tutorial for Beginners --- Write your first computer program using Code.org --- Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Monday, January 23, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital worldHPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Computer Workshop - Excel: Beginner
Learn about creating, formatting, printing, and saving documents.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Technology Classes
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Master your iPhone
Got a new iPhone? Register for this class! You'll learn all that you can do with it. Be sure to bring your iPhone with you. Class lasts 2 1/2 hours. Warning: If we don't get enough people registered, we won't be able to offer the class. So please do register!
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
iPad Basics
Have an iPad but don't know how to use it? Learn the basics of your iPad such as customizing your apps, settings, and more. Class will NOT cover anything from the recent iOS 10 update. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
All classes start within five minutes of the announced time; classes are cancelled if no registered attendees arrive within fifteen minutes of announced time.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Technology Classes
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

 

Special Programs

Special Programs
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - eMedia or Bust
Start the new year right with free ebooks from the library. Join Librarian Dorrie Scott to learn how to tap into the library’s eBooks, eAudio, movies, magazines, and comics.LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workforce Solutions Seminars
Resumes
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters
Get noticed! Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate you are the right person for the job.HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Special Programs
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tullis - Adult Writer’s Group
Whether you want to write the Great American Novel, have a collection of short stories, or keep a drawer-full of poems, join us! We’ll be meeting once a month to talk about and share creative writing.MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Special Programs
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Photography - Digital Scrapbooking
Scrapbooking has gone digital! Put you images (either scanned or from your camera), along with various graphic elements together into a digital scrapbook and make memories. You'll learn about software available, as well as where and how to acquire the graphics you'll want for a fun and beautiful scrapbook project. (Best for beginner and intermediate photographers who would like to extend their art to the printed, scrapbook world)HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Fraud Seminar
You've invested considerable time planning and building your business.
Are you aware and informed of the threat of fraud? Fraud is out there and can't be completely eliminated.
This seminar presents the impact of fraud on business, anti-fraud fundamentals, and examples to aid your awareness and be better informed to protect your business investment.HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
InfoDesk - Medicare and ACA
Healthcare will be at the library to provide free information and enrollment assistance for health programs such as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Medicare. The open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15, 2015 – December 7, 2016, and for Marketplace, November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. During this period, we will be able to answer any questions about health coverage and get you covered for 2017.HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Housing 101
Thinking about buying your first home? This workshop will show what you need to know .
Presented by local real estate and financial professionals.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy - Family history begins with stories.
The stories start spilling out during family reunions, social gatherings, or when looking at photo albums. We will discuss memory triggers to help generate stories, how to preserve them, and how to expand them.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Going Solar at LSC-CyFair
Dean Kelly Gernhart reveals the often untapped value of solar power past, present and future.Wear your walking shoes and see how Lone Star College – CyFair uses our brightest star.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions:
Evaluating Your Skills and Develop a Plan - Most job seekers can't describe their skills! Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, research labor market opportunities, and develop a job search plan with schedules and goals. Brand Name You!
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Making Work Connections/Networking - TX Workforce
Learn how to access the "hidden" job market, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and how to make effective phone calls. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Grow your business online.
Kingwood small or home business owners - You can learn the basics of promoting a business online including: SEO, SEM, advertising, social marketing, building websites, and more. Avoid common and expensive mistakes by learning from the mistakes, and success, of others.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
How to Bust Your Sugar Addiction
Learn how to remove sugar from your life for better health. Presented by Heidi L. Smith, Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Author.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
InfoDesk - Medicare and ACA
Healthcare will be at the library to provide free information and enrollment assistance for health programs such as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Medicare. The open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15, 2015 – December 7, 2016, and for Marketplace, November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. During this period, we will be able to answer any questions about health coverage and get you covered for 2017.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Identity Theft – Cyber Security
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Identity Theft – Cyber Security. Learn how to protect your identity online.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mitchell - Resume Workshop
Update your resume and cover letter, and be ready for the New Year!  Learn how to give your resume a polished, professional look.  Email your resume or bring it on a flash drive.
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Special Programs
Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Research Database Demo
Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research? Need to consult the US Census for past years? Come see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com!
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
GENEALOGY - Grassroots Genealogy: Using USGenWeb, RootsWeb, PERSI & More
While large genealogy databases like Ancestry.com and Fold3 often take the spotlight, they aren’t the only place to find useful one-of-a-kind genealogyinformation online. Come join the MCMLS Genealogy Department for a special presentation on Grassroots Genealogy, and learn about the thousands of free sites, hosted by the local little guys, that can provide the missing information that you’ve been hunting for!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Houston Food Bank. Free event. Participants are responsible for the cost of their meal. For additional information and registration, please call Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 years and better through Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
InfoDesk - Medicare and ACA
Healthcare will be at the library to provide free information and enrollment assistance for health programs such as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Medicare. The open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15, 2015 – December 7, 2016, and for Marketplace, November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. During this period, we will be able to answer any questions about health coverage and get you covered for 2017.
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Local Library Programs for December 2016

Lone Star College Libraries (LSC)
Harris County Public Library (HCPL)
Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS)
Houston Public Library (HPL)

Map of library locations

Featured Program
Dogs for Finals Stress Relief
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Got Stress? Let the puppies help. Teams from the Montgomery Pet Partners will visit LSC-University Center at The Woodlands to be petted and played with, and to help students chill out from finals. All are welcome.
LSC-University Center Library
3232 College Park Dr.                                         
The Woodlands, TX 77384
936-273-7562

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mitchell Fiction Book Club - Holiday Tea
Drop by to relax and start off the Holiday Season with your fellow book lovers.
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stewart - Nonfiction Book Club
Nonfiction Book Club meets on the First Thursday of each month to discuss a nonfiction book title.  Nonfiction Book Club meets at 3pm
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Book Clubs
Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Paranormal Book Club
Meets at 6:30 PM on Monday, Dec. 5, in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Will discuss Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Mystery Book Club

Join others to read "Booked to Die" by John Dunning. A policeman who enjoys rare books finds himself getting too close to a case when a bookscout is murdered.

HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inspirational/Christian Book Club
Will discuss Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson. Meets on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room.LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Friday, December 9, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 AM
Friday Afternoon Book Club Adults who love to read, and talk about whey they have read, gather to discuss selected books in informal conversation. Call the library to find out the selections for the coming months.[This is a repeat of the Thursday afternoon discussion.]

HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mystery Book Club
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Mystery and Suspense Book Club
Discuss the book Silken Prey by John Sanford
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Book Clubs
Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
KW Book Club Holiday Cookie Exchange
Come join the library's Book Club for their annual Cookie Exchange and Holiday Games!

HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
After Austen Book Club
Meets at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 12 in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Please join us for a film and holiday party
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Meador - Adult Book Club
The Meador Book Club will not meet at Meador Library and will instead lunch at the Toasted Yolk at 12:00pm for a holiday meeting. Address: 2129 W. Davis St. Conroe, TX 77304 Read a holiday themed book of your choosing and write a quote from the book that
MCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

Book Clubs
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Book Discussion
Will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Meets on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 3:00 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Evening Book Club
Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. This months selection will be Readers Choice. Participants are encouraged to re-gift recently read paperbacks that they would recommend to others.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mystery Book Club
Will discuss The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews. Meets on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room.

LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Inspirational Book Club
Inspirational Book Club will be discussing: The Other Side of Divine by Vanessa Davis Griggs.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday Afternoon Book Club
Adults who love to read, and talk about what they have read, gather to discuss selected works in informal conversation. Contact the library to find out the selection for the coming months. [This discussion is repeated Friday at 2:30pm.]
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mystery and Suspense Book Club
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Mystery and Suspense Book Club
New members always welcome! Book TBA
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Book Clubs
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Books without Borders
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers by Simon Winchester. Facilitator: Monica Norem, Reference Librarian
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Monday, December 19, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Fiction Book Club

All Fiction Book Club will be Discussing: The Clue Is In The Pudding
by Kate Kingsbury.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Monday, December 19, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Great Books
Great Books discussion group. Meets every 3rd Monday (except January when they meet the 2nd Monday).
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

 

Technology Classes

Technology Classes
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Basic Excel
This course explains the components of a spreadsheet and how to store data in it. Students will also learn to perform basic mathematical tasks, create charts and graphs in a spreadsheet, and learn about the various options available for printing a spreads
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PowerPoint: Beginner
Learn about creating, formatting, printing, and saving documents with PowerPoint 2013.LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Technology Classes
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Microsoft Word 2013 - Level 1
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2013. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
All classes start within five minutes of the announced time; classes are cancelled if no registered attendees arrive within fifteen minutes of announced time.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Technology Classes
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
An Hour of Code - Programming Basics
A Tutorial for Beginners --- Write your first computer program using Code.org --- Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerbe
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Basic Publisher
Students will learn how to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations using Publisher.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Apps & E-Media Workshop
Apps & E-Media Workshop. Learning how to download apps to your phone, kindle, and whatever device you have. Also, Learning to download books.

HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Technology Classes
Friday, December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Word for Writers
Have you thought about writing a book? Come learn about the many tools Word has to help you format and edit your writing!

LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PowerPoint: Intermediate
Learn intermediate (and some advanced) formatting, layout, and application-specific skills.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Technology Classes
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Apps & E-Media Workshop
Learn to download apps to their device such as Kindle, Phone and IPads. Also, Learn to download books as well.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Technology Classes
Monday, December 12, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
eBooks
Come see what the library has to offer! We’ll help you learn to use your device and access library resources to borrow eBooks for free
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Website Creation Part 1
Join the more than 20 million people who have created their websites using Weebly!   Weebly has a large variety of templates and an easy, drag and drop interface that makes creating your own website a breeze.  It’s free, powerful, and professional lookingMCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Excel
Excel can help you create tables and
organize data. This class is going to help you
understand the tools available in Excel to make lists, charts, tables, and budgets.LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Word
This class will cover opening, saving, & closing
documents, using the mouse and keyboard with Word, and the different tools available for creating professional-looking documents.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft PUBLISHER Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!

HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Microsoft WORD Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!

HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft PUBLISHER Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!

HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Android Devices
Come learn about your new android device in this class. We cover basic functionality, as well as some of the popular apps of today.

LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fifty Plus Computer Club
Enhance your computer skills and learn how to operate in today's digital world.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Thursday, December 29, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft WORD Basics
Bring all of your questions for another hour of FREE Basic computer operation instruction!

HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

 

Special Programs

Special Programs
Friday, December 2, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Special Programs
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Trip to Dickens on the Strand:Galveston
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to attend the famous Victorian Holiday festival "Dickens on the Strand" in Galveston TX. Admission is $10 per person; Registration is required; individuals are responsible for their own meals.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Legal Sessions - Immigration and Naturalization
Do you need legal advice about anything in relation to the Immigration and Naturalization process? Have questions about your N-400 application?
In an exclusive collaboration with the Adan G Vega and Associates (Immigration Law Firm). We will offer one-on-
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Dickens On The Strand. $10 per person. For additional information and registration, please call Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 years and better through Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adu
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LDS Family Search Program
Learn how to use LDS family search, Ancestry Library Edition, and Heritage quest to trace your family lineage. Representatives will be on hand to assist customers in English or Spanish with their questions. This event is free and open to the public.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
STEMtastic Stations
Join us to experience STEMtastic Stations and explore topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Pre-service teachers host this fun hands-on learning event with the partnership of the Lone Star College-CyFair Children’s Library. Take home explo
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Grow Your business online - Doug Mansfield Marketing
You’ll hear about the basics of website design and management as well as how to get free business listings and paid advertising solutions. Social marketing and modern search engine optimization techniques will also be discussed. You’ll leave with a better
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
InfoDesk - Medicare and ACA
iHealthcare will be at the library to provide free information and enrollment assistance for health programs such as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Medicare. The open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15, 2015 – December 7, 2016, and for Mar
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Monday, December 5, 2016, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Stress Buster Coloring Station
Keep Calm and Color On: December 5 - 17 LSC-Kingwood Library. Join your friends & reduce your stress at the coloring station.
LSC-Kingwood Library
20000 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77339
281.312.1693

Special Programs
Monday, December 5, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
STEWART: The Writers By the Lake
Do you write?  Would you like to be involved in a writers’ group that costs nothing, accepts all members, has a friendly and welcoming approach & supports your writing goals? We have no dues or education/experience requirements.  Our only expectation is t
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Therapy Dogs
Therapy Pet Pals of Texas will be back on campus for another snuggly, fuzzy session to de-stress you!
LSC-University Park Library
Building 12, Room 800
20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070
281.401.5390

Special Programs
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
South Library - Gardening with Bob Dailey: Key to Successful Gardens
Creating an Earth-Kind Landscape involves the use of a variety of environmentally friendly practices ranging from design considerations to irrigation.
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
PB&J Bar
Take a study break and make a PB&J sandwich in the SLRC! (Gluten-free bread and almond butter will be available as well.)
LSC-University Park Library
Building 12, Room 800
20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070
281.401.5390

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fun with Legos
Release stress from finals: have fun with Legos. Wednesday, December 7, 1 - 2 pm. LSC-North Harris Library Makerspace, 3rd floor
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions
12/07 - Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters - Get noticed! Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate y
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Downloading eBooks and Audio Books
Join us in this class to learn how to search for, place a hold on, checkout, and download/stream e-books, audio books, music, TV shows, and videos for free from your library. Bring your library card, your Amazon account password if you have one, and your
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Special Programs
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Genealogy - Facebook for dead people, FamilySearch memories
FamilySearch.org is a resource to organize and research your family lines (all free). A great place to save documents, photos, and stories on your ancestors. Please bring digitized photos and a few memories. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tullis- Adult Writer’s Group
Whether you want to write the Great American Novel, have a collection of short stories, or keep a drawer-full of poems, join us! We’ll be meeting once a month to talk about and share creative writing
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Special Programs
Friday, December 9, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Come Laugh with Us!
Come and learn about Laughter Yoga. It sounds weird, but Laughter Yoga is a new way to de-stress. and the health benefits are wonderful. So come ready to relax and enjoy!

HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Special Programs
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Trip to Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to the Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival in Tomball, TX. Admission is FREE Registration is required; individuals are responsible for their own meals.

HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Liberty Opry. $12 per person. Prior to the performance, enjoy dinner with the group at Olive Garden. Participants are responsible for the cost of their meal. For additional information and registration, please call Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program at 281
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
College Information Nights
Lone Star College-North Harris and its satellite centers will host a series of College Nights for prospective students and their families. The first event will kick-off at LSC-North Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the college’s Student
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Job/Career Workshop - LinkedIn Professional Network
Learn how to create a powerful LinkedIn profile for online networking. The first part of the workshop will be a demonstration of how to create an effective profile, and time will be provided at the end of the workshop for participants to receive guidance
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workforce Solutions Seminars
Interviewing
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions
12/14 - Making Connections - 80% of jobs do not get advertised! Learn techniques to access the "hidden" job market, leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and make effective phone calls.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wordcrafters
Love to write? So do we. Please join us for this fun and informal critique and support session
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Special Programs
Friday, December 16, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Special Programs
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LDS Family Search Program
Learn how to use LDS family search, Ancestry Library Edition, and Heritage quest to trace your family lineage. Representatives will be on hand to assist customers in English or Spanish with their questions. This event is free and open to the public.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Identity Theft – Staying Protected
Do you want to learn about how to prevent identity theft and be protected? Join us for the Identity Theft Prevention series of four seminars - in collaboration and partnership with Legal Shield.
The four in the series is Identity Theft – Staying Protected
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
InfoDesk - Medicare and ACA
iHealthcare will be at the library to provide free information and enrollment assistance for health programs such as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Medicare. The open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15, 2015 – December 7, 2016, and for Mar
HCPL - Octavia Fields Branch
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377

Special Programs
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Facebook
Are you new to social networking? This class is here to help you understand social networking, create a Facebook account, make friends, and learn how to protect your private information
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Monday, December 19, 2016, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Journaling Group
Everyone is invited to this beginner's writing group. Participants write a few pages each time in response to suggested prompts, and share if they wish in an informal setting.

HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wordcrafters
Love to write? So do we. Please join us for this fun and informal critique and support session
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Special Programs
Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Research Database Demo
Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research? Need to consult the US Census for past years? Come see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com!

HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wordcrafters
Love to write? So do we. Please join us for this fun and informal critique and support session
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Special Programs
Friday, December 30, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Job Lab
Complete a job application, work on a resume or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Staff is available for one-on-one assistance if needed.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700