Thursday, June 2, 2016

Local Library Programs for June 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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Bring your ukulele and tuner and join us for a fun jam session.  Beginners and experienced players welcome!
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. 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
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club
Adults 18 and over, please join us at 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM in the Small Meeting Room on the second floor for engaging book discussion and trivia.The featured book for June 9th is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Book Clubs
Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Paranormal Book Club
Please join us on June 13th in the second floor conference room for a discussion of this month's book selection, The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston. 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, June 14, 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 book will be Demian : The story of Emil Sinclair’s youth by Hermann Hesse. Please call 281-376-4610 to reserve a copy today.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club
The Mitchell Library Nonfiction Book Club invites you to a discussion of David McCullough's popular history of the two brothers who were aviation pioneers: The Wright Brothers.MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Monday, June 20, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
History Mystery Book Club History Mystery Book Club Discussion All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark. Who ever is behind Amanda's disappearance plans to keep the truth hidden"until death do they part.
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Discussion
Come join the Library's Book Group for a lively discussion. This month's selection is "Blessings" by Anna Quindlen.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Monday, June 20, 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

Book Clubs
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Books without Borders
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende Facilitator: Macarena Aguilar, ESOL Professor. “Internationally revered for her truth-seeking historical fiction, Allende takes on the present with equal bewitchment and intensity"
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, June 23, 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, June 23, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meador Library Book Club
June's book: After You by Jojo Moyes
MCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

Book Clubs
Friday, June 24, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 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
Celebrate the 207th birth anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe by reading one of the Mystery Writers of America’s 2016 Edgar Allan Poe nominations.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

 

Technology Classes

Technology Classes
Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft WORD - C
Merging/making mailing labels, merge letters
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Friday, June 3, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft EXCEL - C
Using Charts, Pivot Tables, formatting, spreadsheet readability, etc
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT - A
A presentation graphics slide program. Create attention-grabbing slides quickly. Show family photos, vacations, etc.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Saturday, June 4, 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 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
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT - B
A presentation graphics slide program. Create attention-grabbing slides quickly. Exciting slides with animations AND MUSICHCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Monday, June 6, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Using Social Media : Facebook
Setting up an account, Staying in touch with friends & family using the Internet, Uploading your photos, chat
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Monday, June 6, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Facebook
This class is here to help you get familiar with using a computer! We’ll start from the beginning discussing the different parts of the computer, using the keyboard and mouse, and how to turn the computer off and on.LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Monday, June 6, 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, June 7, 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, June 9, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEM @ Your Library
Explosions, gadgets, and pulleys, OH, MY!  Join us for exploratory activities that make Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math FUN! Please contact your library for further detailsHPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Computer Workshop - Word: 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
Monday, June 13, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Word for Business: Resumes
Microsoft Word has many excellent tools for building your resume. Come and learn techniques for formatting your resume from scratch, and how to access resume templates.LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Monday, June 13, 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, June 14, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
iPad/iPhone App E-Book Database Demo
See how to download the Overdrive app for e-books & e-audio to your iPad or iPhone. Bring your iPad/iPhone and your library card.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, June 14, 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, June 16, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Code Park: Drawing with JavaScript
This class is an introduction to coding for students aged 12-18 using Minecraft: Pi Edition and Python. With Coding in Minecraft, students will learn real world programming skills through guided lessons, creating their own in-game content along the way. For tweens and teens age 12-18. Please note that registration is required. Please call the library to register.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft WORD - E
Greeting cards, columns, tabs, tables, recipe cards, footnoting, etc.HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Friday, June 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL - E
Creating a checkbook ledger; MACROS, Logical Functions ( If )
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Friday, June 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 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, June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft WORD - A
Editing : Copy/Cut/Paste; Using internet content; Online ResumesHCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL - A
Editing, formatting cells, the addition ( SUM function ) formula, relative referencingHCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Monday, June 20, 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, June 21, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Library eBooks for iPad
Learn to download free library eBooks to your iPad! 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 timeHCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Technology Classes
Tuesday, June 21, 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, June 23, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEM @ Your Library
Explosions, gadgets, and pulleys, OH, MY!  Join us for exploratory activities that make Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math FUN! Please contact your library for further details
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Friday, June 24, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 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
Tuesday, June 28, 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, June 30, 2016, 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM
American Robotics Academy
The time has arrived to expand your creativity to the edge of “innovation". This course will revolutionize the way you think. Through this class, create abnormal contraptions with the help of LEGOs and teamwork. This is a “never ending venture” to break the limits of imagination in robotic designs. Due to limited space registration is required.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Technology Classes
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Code Park: Drawing with JavaScript
This class will guide students to coding their very own Pong. They’ll learn to animate their drawings and make their drawings react to keyboard input from players. For teens age 14-18. Prerequisite: Drawing with JavaScript. Please note that registration is required. Please call the library to register.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950


Special Programs

Special Programs
Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kingwood's First Inhabitants - Clovis Age Culture
Artifacts of an ancient culture were discovered in a Kingwood subdivision. Learn about the culture and what it means about the aboriginal residents of the Kingwood area. Presented by Wilson Crook. No registration required.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Monday, June 6, 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
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 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, June 7, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Marathon Prep Talk at South Regional Library
Come learn how to conquer the ultimate runner's challenge! Nora Wilson, a founder of The Woodlands Running Club and veteran marathon runner, will give you her pro tips for preparing your body to run.
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Special Programs
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Bring in the Drones
Professor Buck Buchanan found amazing uses for drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at Lone Star College. Learn about how drones will change the face of our world in the near future.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, June 8, 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
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bigfoot
Tony and Ken, Field Investigators of the North American Wood Ape Conservatory share their phenomenal investigations.MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Special Programs
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Writers’ 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, June 10, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, June 10, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GENEALOGY
Genealogy research presentation by Carl Smith, genealogy specialist. Everyone welcome!MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Monday, June 13, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GENEALOGY HELP
Get help with your genealogy research 10:00 to  noon at Stewart Library,
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Monday, June 13, 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, June 13, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Exercise Healthy Eating with Author Joshua Weissman
Come meet and experience the healthy eating tips and personal accomplishments of Joshua Weissman, local author of The Slim Palate! Book signing to follow presentation with books available for purchase through the Friends of the Library.
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip to Precinct 4 Adventure TourFun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to participate in the Precinct 4 Adventure Tour. Tour includes activities at Jessie H. Jones Park, lunch at Big Stone Lodge, and a tour of the 1910 Courthouse in downtown Houston. A suggested donation of $10 per person is recommended and must be pre-paid. Catered lunch is included in this trip.HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 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, June 14, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogy Basics
Carl, our Genealogy Librarian from Central Library will  teach a  basic course on how to get started with  genealogy using
various resources from our very own library system!
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Special Programs
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Hemi Hideout and Katy Veterans Memorial Museum. $5 per person. Enjoy lunch with the group at Rainforest Cafe. Lunch is not included in the ticket cost; participants are responsible for their own 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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Literature and Movies, New Orleans Style
Let’s get literary with a whirlwind tour of New Orleans and the books and movies that come from or were inspired by the Big Easy. Scott Furtwengler presides. Meet in Recital Hall ARTS 102.LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, June 15, 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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions
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
Friday, June 17, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, June 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
HEALTHY EATING
Join Michele Scaife, specialist from  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Montgomery County, for a fun exploration of healthy eating.
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hero Library at South Regional Library
Meet local Heroes! Ask them about their life journeys and how you can be a Hero too.  Then BE A HERO that very day by donating blood and saving a life through Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center! Heroes Attending: The Woodlands Township Fire Department, Veggie Village, CASA, SPCA, Ralph Dickson WWII Veteran, Altrusa of The Woodlands.MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Special Programs
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SCORE - Legal Issues, what small business owners must know.
SCORE representatives will cover different types of legal issues with owning a small business. Registration is recommended and can be done through the SCORE website: www.scorehouston.org/workshops.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Job LabComplete 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, June 20, 2016, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Journaling GroupEveryone 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
Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Prepare Sushi with Benihana Experience tastes of the Orient with a healthy flair! Sushi-making demonstration with samples to savor.MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 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, June 21, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Essential Oils
Be your own family physician with essential oils. Join us as we learn to save money by using essential oils for almost any issue we might encounter in the home. Take control of your health naturally with Stephanie Kutterer of doTERRA essential oils.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, June 22, 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
Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, June 24, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cancer Prevention
A representative from the American Cancer Society will speak on cancer preventionMCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Friday, June 24, 2016, 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip to Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball Game
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to watch Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, TX. Admission is $6 per person. Food may be purchased at the game; individuals are responsible for their own meals.HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Starting Your Business-Service Corps of Retired Executives workshop
Lots of people have great ideas about starting their own business, but what is really needed to make the business a success? In this presentation you will learn the following: The steps you have to take to start, and grow your business. Where can you turn for help to make your dreams come true? What are the available Business opportunities? You will learn to stop dreaming and take positive steps to have a plan
to achieve this goal. Presenter: Joe Palochino
Joe worked in his family’s business learning business skills from his father, uncles, brother and trusted family confidants. Joe is an entrepreneur. Since his early years he has been an owner in two dozen businesses. Each one has brought learning opportunities that honed Joe’s skills in leadership, collaboration, innovation, planning, marketing, mentoring, training, customer service and communication. His experience in owning and managing businesses plus his knowledge of business start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, sales and turnarounds gives him the expertise to advise and mentor business owners and managers in small and mid-size companies. His clients include restaurant owners, dentists, bank services, real estate investors and mortgage companies.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Monday, June 27, 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, June 27, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Design Your Own Terrarium with a Master Gardener
Join us for building the ultimate container garden - a terrarium! Montgomery County Master Gardeners provide a hands-on demonstration in designing your own container garden. Back by popular demand!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Tuesday, June 28, 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
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Red Hatter's Roaring 20's Gala: Puttin' On The Ritz. $10 per person includes a catered lunch. 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
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip to Red Hatter's Roaring 20's Gala
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to attend the Red Hatter's Roaring 20's Gala: Puttin' on the Ritz at Humble Civic Center. Admission is $10 per person and includes catered lunch.HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Take a Trip Down Under, Mate
Abraham Korah leads us on outback wanderings on the smallest continent, Australia, specifically Sydney, Melbourne, and Cairns on the eastern coast.LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, June 29, 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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Local Library Programs for May 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


Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
Lone Star College-Montgomery hosts the 25th annual Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration. This year’s theme is Walt Whitman: the first hippie. There will be a scholarly panel discussion at LSC-Montgomery Thursday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Center Room B-102 followed by the annual Walt Whitman gathering of poets at Black Walnut Café 9000 New Trails Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381 at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
LSC-Montgomery College Library
Building F
3200 College Park Dr.
Conroe, TX 77384
936.273.7390

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Book Discussion
Will discuss Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. Meets on May 3 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
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Back in Time: Historical Fiction Book Club
Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell
A young woman leaves Sweden in 1904 in hopes of a better life but is stranded in Portuguese East Africa when she is widowed where she becomes the owner of a brothel. She finds herself alienated from most of society and must draw on her inner strength. - publisher's summary excerpt
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mitchell Fiction Book Club
A Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Book Clubs
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Historical Fiction Book Club
The Heretic's Daughter - Kathleen Kent
Thursday, May 5th, 2016. 6-8pm.MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Book Clubs
Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Paranormal Book Club Meets at 6:30 PM on May 9 in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Will discuss Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Paranormal Book Club
Please join us on May 9th in the second floor conference room for a discussion of this month's book selection, Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. 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, May 10, 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 book will be Heroes are my weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips . Please call 281-376-4610 to reserve a copy today.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tullis- Adult Book Group
Join us for coffee and conversation as we discuss The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea. New members are always welcome!
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Book Clubs
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Books without Borders
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Facilitator: Stephanie Krueger, Spanish Professor
"Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love." – from Junot Díaz's website
A young woman leaves Sweden in 1904 in hopes of a better life but is stranded in Portuguese East Africa when she is widowed where she becomes the owner of a brothel. She finds herself alienated from most of society and must draw on her inner strength. - publisher's summary excerpt
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inspirational/Christian Book Club
Will discuss All Things Hidden by Tracy Peterson & Kimberly Woodhouse. Meets on May 12 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, May 13, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
History Book Club
Join our history book club, and participate in our discussions of a Peony in Love by Lisa See. In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage month, We will read this historical novel about a fifteen year old daughter of the wealthy Chen family who is facing an arranged marriage. Complications arise when Peony falls in love with another person.

HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Book Clubs
Monday, May 16, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Book Discussion
Come join the Library's Book Group for a lively discussion. This month's selection is "Defending Jacob" by William Landay
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Monday, May 16, 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

Book Clubs
Monday, May 23, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
After Austen Book Club
Meets at 7:00 PM on May 23 in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Please join us for a discussion of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
I Love a Mystery Book Club
Mystery Books Made into Movies. Suggested titles: The Maltese Falcon, Manchurian Candidate, Drowning Pool, Presumed Innocent
Facilitator: Stephanie Krueger, Spanish Professor
"Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love." – from Junot Díaz's website
A young woman leaves Sweden in 1904 in hopes of a better life but is stranded in Portuguese East Africa when she is widowed where she becomes the owner of a brothel. She finds herself alienated from most of society and must draw on her inner strength. - publisher's summary excerpt
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mystery Book Club
Will discuss The Last Child by John Hart. Meets on Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 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, May 26, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mystery Book Club
Please join our Mystery Book Club for our discussion of The Last Child by John Hart. We meet on May 26th at 1 pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Newcomers are welcome!

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

Book Clubs
Thursday, May 26, 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, May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meador Library Book Club
May's book: The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux
MCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

Book Clubs
Friday, May 27, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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

 

Technology Classes

Technology Classes
Wednesday, May 4, 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
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft WORD - B
nputting images from your camera and Word Art, internet images
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL - B
Sorting, searching, worksheet password protection, Printout readibility
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Word
Building on Intermediate Word, students will learn about headers and footers, how to create tables of contents, indices, cover pages, and using merge and track changes features.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kindle E-Book Database Demo
See how to download e-books to your Kindle. Please be sure your Kindle is registered to your Amazon.com account & bring your device, your LIBRARY CARD, & your Amazon.com login.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT - A
A presentation graphics slide program. Create attention-grabbing slides quickly. Show family photos, vacations, etc.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library eBooks for iPad
Learn to download free library eBooks to your iPad! Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
**MUST BRING DEVICE CABLE**
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT - B
A presentation graphics slide program. Create attention-grabbing slides quickly. Exciting slides with animations AND MUSIC
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Technology Classes
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Excel Part 6 Tips & Tricks
If you’re already familiar with Excel, join us for this class to discover shortcuts and tricks that will make you a faster and more efficient user.
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft WORD - E
Greeting cards, columns, tabs, tables, recipe cards, footnoting, etc.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL - E
Creating a checkbook ledger; MACROS, Logical Functions ( If )
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Friday, May 13, 2016, 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, May 14, 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 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, May 16, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central - Excel Part 4
This is a class for the advanced Microsoft® Excel user.  The use of Formulas and Functions is explained in detail.  Intermediate to advanced keyboarding, computer knowledge and Microsoft® Excel is needed for this class.
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Library eBooks for Kindle Paperwhite
Learn to download free eBooks from the library to your Kindle Fire. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
**MUST BRING DEVICE CABLE**
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kindle E-Book Database Demo
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.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft WORD - F
Tracking changes, editing forwarded emails, tables to make forms
Protecting a document, calendars, Macros.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL - F
Averaging numbers, Mortgage curtailment, financing a car, investing
VLookup, Sales Forecasting
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Technology Classes
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 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
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft WORD - A
Editing : Copy/Cut/Paste; Using internet content; Online Resumes

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

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL - A
Editing, formatting cells, the addition ( SUM function ) formula, relative referencing
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Digital Library Magazines - OverDrive
Digital Library Magazines - OverDrive now has digital magazines that library patrons can access from their iPads and Android tablets. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft WORD - C
Merging/making mailing labels, merge letters
Protecting a document, calendars, Macros.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL - C
Averaging numbers, Mortgage curtailment, financing a car, investingUsing Charts, Pivot Tables, formatting, spreadsheet readability, etc.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Shepard Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Word for Business: Resumes
Microsoft Word has many excellent tools for building your resume. Come and learn techniques for formatting your resume from scratch, and how to access resume templates.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Technology Classes
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Computer Help Session
Session content is based on student questions about computer use.
HPL - Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 Irvington
Houston, Texas 77076
832-393-1950

Technology Classes
Friday, May 27, 2016, 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
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT - A
A presentation graphics slide program. Create attention-grabbing slides quickly. Show family photos, vacations, etc.
Protecting a document, calendars, Macros.HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Technology Classes
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT - B
A presentation graphics slide program. Create attention-grabbing slides quickly. Exciting slides with animations AND MUSIC
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379

 

Special Programs

Special Programs
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 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. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Interview Tips (TX Workforce)
and effectively follow up to improve your chances of getting an offer. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 4, 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
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions:
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.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
50+ Bus Trip to Houston Zoo
Join us for a bus trip to the Houston Zoo! Bus will leave at 8:30 am on Thursday, May 5th and return around 3:30 pm. Cost for the zoo is $17. Lunch will be at your own cost at The Spaghetti Warehouse. Must be 50 or better to attend.
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Stewart - Friends Book Sale
Friends of Charles B. Stewart West Library Annual Book Sale.
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Yoga for Stress
Yoga for stress with Linda Popinski, a certified yoga instructor. Men and women welcome. Bring your own mat and a beach towel
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, May 6, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Stewart - Friends Book Sale
Friends of Charles B. Stewart West Library Annual Book Sale.
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga & Meditation
Free! No registration. Just show up. Recommended: participants should bring Yoga mats, water bottle & wear comfortable attire for stretching.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stewart - Friends Book Sale
Friends of Charles B. Stewart West Library Annual Book Sale.
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cypress Creek Book Festival
Come and hear successful author DiAnn Mills speak about "Writing in the 21st Century." Then visit with local authors, buy some books and get them signed!
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
STEWART: GENEALOGY HELP
Come to the library to work on your genealogy. Brandi Spurgin will be at the Stewart Library to help you with your research, every 2nd Monday of the month from 10-12, in the computer lab.
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Monday, May 9, 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, May 9, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Spanish Conversation Club
Spanish-speaking native will facilitate this program.
Basic conversational skills in Spanish is required.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 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, May 10, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meador Branch Library - Gardening Series: Container Gardens
Join us the second Tuesday of May at 2:00 PM for the next lecture in our Gardening Series with Lucy Harrell! Lots of fun combinations and ideas for drought tolerant containers.  We will also discuss problem solving for lawns and preventing insect and disease. No registration required!
MCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Yellowstone Paddlewheeler, Brazoria. $20 per person. Lunch at Small Town Cafe is not included in the ticket cost; participants are responsible for the expense of their meals. 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
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dogs for Finals Stress Relief
Got Finals? Got Stress? Let the puppies help! Volunteers and their dogs from the Montgomery Pet Partners will be visiting LSC-University Center at The Woodlands on Wednesday, May 11 from 11 am to 1 pm. All are welcome.
LSC-University Center Library
3232 College Park Dr.                                         
The Woodlands, TX 77384
936-273-7562

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 11, 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
Wednesday, May 11, 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
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Yoga for Stress
Yoga for stress with Linda Popinski, a certified yoga instructor. Men and women welcome. Bring your own mat and a beach towel
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GENEALOGY - Preserving Your Home Sources
Do you have shoeboxes, file folders, and attics full of old genealogy sources? Are some of your old pictures starting to fade? Do you want your hours of genealogy work and your treasured findings to last for future generations, but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for a special presentation on preserving your home sources. Come learn what to do (and not do) to preserve your documents, memorabilia, and pictures to last more than just a lifetime! Registration is Required. Please contact the Genealogy Department at  936-788-8363 x6249, stop by in person, or go online (www.countylibrary.org) to register!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Green Thumb Gardening Series
Presented by Harris County Master Gardeners all lectures will be horticultural including vegetables, flowers, trees, gardening basics such as irrigation, insects & composting.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tullis - Writers’ 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, May 13, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga & Meditation
Free! No registration. Just show up. Recommended: participants should bring Yoga mats, water bottle & wear comfortable attire for stretching.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
General Sam Houston 2016 Folk Festival, Huntsville, Texas. $5 per person. Enjoy lunch at the festival. Lunch is not included in the ticket cost; participants are responsible for their own meals. 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, May 14, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Japanese Internment Camps during WWII
Dr. Abbie Grubb of San Jacinto Jr. College will present a program about the Internment Camps where the Japanese Americans were housed during World War II. This program is presented in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Monday, May 16, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Spanish Conversation Club

Spanish-speaking native will facilitate this program.
Basic conversational skills in Spanish is required.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Monday, May 16, 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
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Tasting at South Regional Library
You are Invited to a Book Tasting at South Regional Library. May 17th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lobby Meeting Room. Expand your reading palate! Join us for nine courses of reading, covering different genres. Find new favorite authors and discuss reading by candlelight. Adults 18 and up only. Seating is limited. Register online.
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions:
Evaluating Your 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!
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Genealogical Proof Standard Part Three: Analyzing Evidence & Resolving Conflicts
Join the MCMLS Genealogy department for the third workshop in a series on the Genealogical Proof Standard. The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), established by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, is the standard for establishing genealogy proof set for professional genealogy researchers, but you don’t have to be a professional genealogist to benefit from adopting the GPS into your research. Part Three will tackle problems of analyzing evidence and resolving conflicts in your research. Come learn some tips and pointers for resolving conflicting sources. Also feel free to bring your own examples of conflicting evidence to share with the group, and maybe get some new insights along the way! Registration is Required. Please contact the Genealogy Department at  936-788-8363 x6249, stop by in person, or go online (www.countylibrary.org) to register!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 18, 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
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Genealogy - FamilySearch Reason Statements
Unlike other genealogy programs, FamilySearch Family Tree asks users to document why they are adding sources to individuals, making changes, merging people, and editing relationships. If you're uncertain of what to write in those boxes, this class will help ease the pain.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Yoga for Stress
Yoga for stress with Linda Popinski, a certified yoga instructor. Men and women welcome. Bring your own mat and a beach towel
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
KSAP Coffee & Conversation with Lee Ann Hyatt, BSN
Sugar and Cholesterol: Is there a difference? Is sugar linked to cardiovascular disease? Find out information on how to recognize sugar on food labels and discover worthwhile substitutes.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip to Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to attend the 43rd Annual Strawberry Festival in Pasadena, TX. Admission is $5 per person and can be purchased at the gate. Lunch is not included in the admission price and can be purchased at the festival; individuals are responsible for their own meals.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Voter Registration
Ed Dohn will assist customers with the voter registration process at the library. If you need help with filling out the new Harris county voter registration form, a volunteer will be on hand to assist.

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

Special Programs
Monday, May 23, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Spanish Conversation Club
Spanish-speaking native will facilitate this program.
Basic conversational skills in Spanish is required.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Tuesday, May 24, 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
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GENEALOGY - Decoding The 1900-1940 US Federal Census Records
The United States Federal Census records are some of the most widely used genealogical record types for United States Genealogy. But are you getting the most from your census research? Each federal census is crammed full of bits of information, some obvious and some well hidden. Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special presentation on getting the most from the 1900-1940 US Federal Census records by learning some tips and tricks to extract all the details from census records and take your census research to the next level. Registration is Required. Please contact the Genealogy Department at  936-788-8363 x6249, stop by in person, or go online (www.countylibrary.org) to register!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Yoga for Stress
Yoga for stress with Linda Popinski, a certified yoga instructor. Men and women welcome. Bring your own mat and a beach towel
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish with Oscar
Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register, just drop in and give it a try.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, May 27, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
French with Marie
Come and learn French. The class is at an Intermediate level.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Local Library Programs for April 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

Friday, April 8, 2016, 12:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
Nationally and internationally known authors will come to LSC-Kingwood to speak to audiences about their ideas, meet with attendees, and sign copies of their works. With over 100 authors attending, the Lone Star Book Festival promises to be an exciting cultural event.The Lone Star Book Festival is free and open to the public and takes place in Kingwood, Texas at the Lone Star College—Kingwood campus. The 2016 Festival will take place April 8-9 with additional special events that week. http://kwlibguides.lonestar.edu/book-festival
LSC-Kingwood Library
20000 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77339
281.312.1693

 

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Back in Time: Historical Fiction Book Club
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans. Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small-time con artist and a young orphan evacuee. - publisher's summary excerpt
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, April 7, 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
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Historical Fiction Book Club
Join us for tea, cookies, and discussion as we read a different work of Historical Fiction each month at the Central Library in Conroe! For ages 18 and up. The Light Between Oceans — M.L. Stedman
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Book Clubs
Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Paranormal Book Club
Meets at 6:30 PM on April 11 in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Will discuss Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Book Clubs
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Books without Borders
Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene
Facilitator: Matt Turner, Interim Dean and English Professor. Praying for Sheetrock, by Melissa Fay Greene, has been selected as the campus shared book for 2015-16. While the events of Greene’s book occurred in the 1970s, the issues she covers are still very relevantLSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Tuesday, April 12, 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 book will be Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Please call 281-376-4610 to reserve a copy today
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Book Clubs
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tullis- Adult Book Group
Join us for coffee and conversation as we discuss The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. New members are always welcome
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Book Clubs
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inspirational/Christian Book Club
Will discuss The Cherry Orchard by Lucy Sanna. Meets on April 14 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
Monday, April 18, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
History Mystery Book Club
Adult Book Club. We will discuss Sticks & Stones by K.J. Larsen
What does a women do when she discovers her husband is an incurable cheater?
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Book Discussion
Come join the Library's Book Group for a lively discussion. This month's selection is "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Monday, April 18, 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 – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Book Clubs
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Inspirational Book Club
Adult Book Club. We will discuss Miss Julia Paints the Town.
Miss Julia is faced with saving the towns courthouse
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Book Clubs
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
I Love a Mystery Book Club
Mysteries Set in Ireland. Suggested titles: Haunted Ground, Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story, Buried in a Bog
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Book Clubs
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mystery Book Club
Will discuss The Son by Jo Nesbo. Meets on Thursday, April 28 at 1:00 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, April 28, 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
Friday, April 29, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday  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.

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

Book Clubs
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 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!  Ages 18 and up
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

 

Computer Classes

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft WORD - B
Inputting images from your camera and Word Art, internet images
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft EXCEL - B
Sorting, searching, worksheet password protection, Printout readibility
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 6, 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

Computer Classes
Monday, April 11, 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

Computer Classes
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 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

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 13, 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

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft WORD - C

Merging/making mailing labels, merge letters
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft EXCEL - C

Using Charts, Pivot Tables, formatting, spreadsheet readability, etc
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Monday, April 18, 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

Computer Classes
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 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

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft WORD - B
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft WORD - E
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft EXCEL - E
Creating a checkbook ledger; MACROS, Logical Functions ( If )

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

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 20, 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

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft WORD - C

Tracking changes, editing forwarded emails, tables to make forms
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft EXCEL - F

Averaging numbers, Mortgage curtailment, financing a car, investing
VLookup, Sales Forecasting
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Word
Building on Intermediate Word, students will learn about headers and footers, how to create tables of contents, indices, cover pages, and using merge and track changes features.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Computer Classes
Monday, April 25, 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

Computer Classes
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 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

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft WORD - C
Merging/making mailing labels, merge letters
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft EXCEL - C

Using Charts, Pivot Tables, formatting, spreadsheet readability, etc

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

Computer Classes
Wednesday, April 27, 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

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft PUBLISHER - A

Make Brochures, Word Art,3-COLUMN Brochure, grouping objects; etc
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Computer Class - Microsoft EXCEL - F

Averaging numbers, Mortgage curtailment, financing a car, investingMake mailing labels, business cards; drawing tools etc
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Computer Classes
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Word
Building on Intermediate Word, students will learn about headers and footers, how to create tables of contents, indices, cover pages, and using merge and track changes features.
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

 

Special Programs

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 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
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions:

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

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 6, 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
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Yoga for Stress
Yoga for stress with Linda Popinski, a certified yoga instructor. Men and women welcome. Bring your own mat and a beach towel

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

Special Programs
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Etsy and Pinterest
Learn how to sell and advertise your crafts on Etsy and Pinterest
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Relaxation from Taxation
Is worrying about taxes making you stressed? Come in for a special session of our Thursday yoga classes. One hour of stretching and relaxing...ahh! Bring a mat or a towel to sit on
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, April 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Computer Class- Useful Tips for Using Smartphone Apps
Learn all about the world of Apps. What are the Best ones, how to download them, their features, How to set them up and use them, taking pictures and sharing AND SAVING them
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga & Meditation
Recommended: participants should bring Yoga mats, water bottle & wear comfortable attire for stretching
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Monday, April 11, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
STEWART: GENEALOGY HELP
Come to the library to work on your genealogy. Brandi Spurgin will be at the Stewart Library to help you with your research, every 2nd Monday of the month from 10-12, in the computer lab
MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Special Programs
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meador Branch Library - Gardening Series: Plant it Right
Join us the second Tuesday of April at 2:00 PM for the next lecture in our Gardening Series with Lucy Harrell! Learn how to have the best garden you can with a good start that just keeps getting better every year.  We will also discuss trimming spring bloom shrubs and annual color that lasts until October.

MCMLS - Meador Branch
709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 442-7740

Special Programs
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Civic Engagement: Harris County Appraisal District Forum
Civic Engagement: Harris County Appraisal District Forum
LSC-Kingwood Library
20000 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77339
281.312.1693

Special Programs
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tullis - Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basics processes of accounting and become familiar with the QuickBooks interface.  Space is limited and registration is required. The class is limited to 9 participants with a waiting list of 5 additional.  The first 9 participants will be guaranteed a computer and those on the waiting list may attend but will not have access to the computers with the program.
MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357
(936)-442-7705

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fun4Seniors Bus Trip
Sam Houston Park and Rienzi. Enjoy lunch with the group at Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. Lunch is not included in the ticket cost; participants are responsible for their own meal. Call Fun4Seniors at 281-893-3726 to reserve a place on the bus. 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
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Biotech Research at Lone Star College
Commemorate San Jacinto Day coming up on April 21 with historian Dr. Eddie Weller who enlightens us about the Texas Revolution and the crucial role this legendary clash played in securing Texas IndependenceLSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
How To Start Your Own Business
Do you desire to start your own business, but don't know where to begin? Mr. Donald Ball of Small Business administration will advice the public on how to start a business
HCPL-Baldwin Boetcher Branch
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 13, 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
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lyceum Speaker Series Welcomes Historian Luis Martínez-Fernández
Historian Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández will discuss the
Cuban Revolution at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker Series on Thursday, April 14 at noon in the Recital Hall (building H). The event is free and open to the public
LSC-Montgomery College Library
Building F
3200 College Park Dr.
Conroe, TX 77384
936.273.7390

Special Programs
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workforce Solutions-interviewing
Help with resumes, interviews and more
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Etsy and Pinterest
Learn how to sell and advertise your crafts on Etsy and Pinterest
HPL - Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead Rd
Houston, Texas 77016
832-393-2030

Special Programs
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Spring 2016 Open House
We're opening our doors! LSC Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to take a close-up look at our campuses and really get a feel for what college life is all about. Each Open House event will have: Campus Tours, Financial Aid, Information, Transfer Opportunities, Campus Life,
Clubs & Organizations.
LSC-Montgomery College Library
Building F
3200 College Park Dr.
Conroe, TX 77384
936.273.7390

Special Programs
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Green Thumb Gardening Series
Presented by Harris County Master Gardeners all lectures will be horticultural including vegetables, flowers, trees, gardening basics such as irrigation, insects & composting
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tullis - Writers’ 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, April 15, 2016, 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

Special Programs
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga & Meditation
Recommended: participants should bring Yoga mats, water bottle & wear comfortable attire for stretching
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kindle Fire Workshop
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Library eBooks and eAudiobooks for All Devices - OPEN LAB
Kindle fire and App Workshop. Come and bring your device that you have and we will show you how to download books or other apps to your device
HCPL - Northwest Branch
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
281-890-2665

Special Programs
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Voter Registration
Ed Dohn will assist customers with the voter registration process at the library. If you need help with filling out the new Harris county voter registration form, a volunteer will be on hand to assist
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Citizenship class
The course is 6 weeks long (April 16th to May 21st). The student commits to the entire 6 weeks and must register within the first two weeks of the class. Prepares the student to take the citizenship exam on their own. Register at the adult reference desk or by calling 281-360-6804
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mitchell - Library-to-Go Downloading e-books and audiobooks
Join us in this class to learn how to search for, place a hold on, checkout, and download e-books and audio books for free from your library. Bring your library card, your Amazon account password if you have one, and your devices (laptops, tablets, phones, and cords) for hands-on-experience
MCMLS - George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX77382
936-442-7728

Special Programs
Monday, April 18, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dremel 4000 at your Library
Free workshop, learn the basics on how to use a Dremel 4000 for engraving and much more. LSC-North Harris Library Makerspace For more information, call 281.618.5707.
LSC-North Harris Library
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5707

Special Programs
Monday, April 18, 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
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"Investing in a Changing World" with John Taphorn
Join us for Coffee & Conversation and learn about “Investing in a Changing World” and other economic opportunities. This activity is open to all adults
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gardening with Bob Dailey: Keep Your Lawn Healthy
Have the nicest lawn in your neighborhood! Learn the latest techniques in lawn care, plus new grass varieties for Montgomery County.
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Ground Yourself for Earth Day
Irene McDonald, meditation instructor, demonstrates simple practices that will help you achieve mindfulness and serenity on this everything-but-calm planet
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Job Search Skills Seminars - offered by Workforce Solutions:

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, April 20, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GENEALOGY - Genealogical Proof Standard Part Two : Sources & Citations
Join the MCMLS Genealogy department for the second workshop in a series on the Genealogical Proof Standard. The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), established by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, is the standard for establishing genealogy proof set for professional genealogy researchers, but you don’t have to be a professional genealogist to benefit from adopting the GPS into your research. Part two will cover the importance of creating accurate source citations, and provides tips and tricks to help you save time with sourcing, without losing accuracy!
MCMLS - Central Branch
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
936-442-7712

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 20, 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
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip to Painted Churches of Texas, Schulenberg
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library to tour the Painted Churces of Texas in Schulenberg, TX. The cost is $13 per person and lunch is on your own at Oakridge Smokehouse. Lunch is not included in the admission price; individuals are responsible for their own meals
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Genealogy - Pruning your family tree
FamilySearch Family Tree is creating "one tree" rather than the individual trees normally presented. As consolidation happens, the family tree is in need of pruning, and this class will discuss how. Register online or by calling 281-360-6804.

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

Special Programs
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga & Meditation
Recommended: participants should bring Yoga mats, water bottle & wear comfortable attire for stretching
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SCORE: The Power of Email Marketing
Permission-based email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in businesses and organizations. This session will teach business owners how to master email marketing communications
LSC-Tomball Community Library
(a joint-use public/academic facility)
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200

Special Programs
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Citizenship class
The course is 6 weeks long (April 16th to May 21st). The student commits to the entire 6 weeks and must register within the first two weeks of the class. Prepares the student to take the citizenship exam on their own. Register at the adult reference desk or by calling 281-360-6804
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prom Closet - Prom Dress Give-Away!
Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library’s 12th Annual Prom Dress Give-Away! IF YOU NEED A PROM DRESS contact the Youth Service Specialist at your high school or Prom Closet organizer LSC-CyFair Teen Librarian Elise Sheppard. Your dress is FREE & for you to keep! We can accommodate the first 100 girls in line each day. No registration. First come, first served. Large groups, please contact Elise in advance. While supplies last. We are limited in Plus sizes.
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Monday, April 25, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Prevent Identity Theft
Presented by The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch, this program will teach you how to protect yourself against identity theft. Find out the facts about this huge issue facing Americans today
MCMLS - South Regional Branch
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

Special Programs
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Research Database Demo
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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, April 27, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFE Workshop - Meet Therapy Horses from SIRE
Learn how these noble creatures can help those with disabilities or those in need of a little extra loving care. Natalie DeJong will bring her horses to campus for this special visit. She is a trainer at SIRE Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, a charitable organization. More details about SIRE at http://sire-htec.org. Meet outside the library between CASA and the library
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Wednesday, April 27, 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
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 10:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Fun4Seniors Volunteer Outreach Trip to Houston Food Bank
Fun4Seniors will depart from Kingwood Branch Library for a group volunteer outreach to the Houston Food Bank. There is no cost to volunteer; early lunch is on your own at Dinner Bell Cafe & Bakery. Lunch 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
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workforce Solutions-Making Connections
Help with resumes, interviews and more
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
281-376-4610

Special Programs
Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogy - "How to Research"
Learn up-to-date techniques and "How to Search" successfully with Genealogist Devon Lee. This activity is open to all adults.
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Google Chrome Basics
Internet Explorer isn't the only internet browser on the block! Learn the basics of using Google Chrome such as how to access toolbar options, searching, and more. Registration is required as space is limited. All classes start within five minutes of the announced time; classes are cancelled if no registered attendees arrive within fifteen minutes of announced time. For more information, please call 281-360-6804 or visit 4400 Bens View Lane
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804

Special Programs
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga & Meditation
Recommended: participants should bring Yoga mats, water bottle & wear comfortable attire for stretching
LSC-Cyfair College Library (also a Harris County Public Library)
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214

Special Programs
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Citizenship class
The course is 6 weeks long (April 16th to May 21st). The student commits to the entire 6 weeks and must register within the first two weeks of the class. Prepares the student to take the citizenship exam on their own. Register at the adult reference desk or by calling 281-360-6804
HCPL – Kingwood Branch
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281-360-6804