Local Library Programs

Local Library Programs for January 2017

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

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Featured Program

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

Book Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Technology Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Special Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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