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Hillcrest Heights Branch Events

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30am

screenshot of MS Word

Just the basics! Learn how to compose, modify, format, save and print documents.

*Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

 

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

image of Excel 2010

 

Learn how to move through and select cells, add worksheets, rows, and columns, resize and format cells, sort, use headers and footers,basic formulas, and save/print worksheets. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. Registration required. Limited to 4.

*Participants are welcomed to bring their personal laptops if the class fills up due to the limited amount of laptops available.  

Introduction to MS Publisher 2010 Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:00pm

Learn how to make newsletters, brochures, cards and more. *Advance mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration required.

*Participants may bring their own personal laptop due to the limit number of equipment available. 

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

eReaders: Drop-in Assistance Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Bring your own electronic device to learn the basics of eBooks and eReaders, including how to borrow and download library eBooks from Overdrive or read magazines from Zinio or check out movies from Hoopla, check your account or browse the catalog using Owl iLibrary and other mobile apps.

***Note: Subject to staff availability on Tuesdays around 4 pm.

 

STEM for Families Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

Legos: Creative Club Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Come build and create with LEGOS! Ages 6-11

 

After-School Homework Help Monday, November 3, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

eReaders: Drop-in Assistance Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
Bring your own electronic device to learn the basics of eBooks and eReaders, including how to borrow and download library eBooks from Overdrive or read magazines from Zinio or check out movies from Hoopla, check your account or browse the catalog using Owl iLibrary and other mobile apps.

***Note: Subject to staff availability on Tuesdays around 4 pm.

 

After-School Homework Help Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

STEM for Families Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

Facebook: Getting Started Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Learn how to get connected and set up a user profile. Learn to use Facebook as a networking tool or just for fun. In addition, learn about additional features such as uploading photos, making friends, sending private messages and much, much, more.

*Registration Information:
You must have an email account to register for Facebook.  Mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. Registration required.

Computer Basics for Beginners Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:30am

mouse image

Learn basic components of the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and work with Windows 7. No computer skills required. Registration required. Limit 8 per class.

After-School Homework Help Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Legos: Creative Club Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Come build and create with LEGOS! Ages 6-11

 

Computer Basics for Beginners Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30am

mouse image

Learn basic computer components of the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and work with Windows 7.

Registration required.  Limit 8 per class.

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

 

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm

Learn the basic features of creating a dynamic slide show presentation. Make a great impression when giving presentations in the workplace and/or in educational settings. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. 

Registration required. Limit 4.

*Participants can bring their own personal laptop due to limited laptops available in the branch.

 

Adult Book Discussion Nikki Turner's Always Unique Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 3:00pm

book jacket Nikki Turner's Always Unique

Urban Shades afternoon discussion features  Nikki Turner's Always Unique

"Unique I: With only two hundred dollars, Unique packed her suitcase and headed to New York City for a brand new start. It's there that Unique meets big time boxing promoter, Kennard, and it is love at first sight. After nine months of living in the lap of luxury with Kennard, skeletons from Unique's past show up and it will cost her a cool million dollars to not only keep her relationship but her life. Unique isn't about to lose it all. With the help of her best friend, she devises a major heist, to pull it off all she has to do is stay alive. Unique II: betrayal: Living the life she has always dreamed of, Unique isn't about to let her past ruin her future with her fiancé, Kennard. But the tables are turned on her and Unique is fighting for her very life. As for Kennard, he is stunned to learn about her past, but more importantly he is not about to let anyone get away with hurting his woman. As Unique and her best friend, Teeydah, set out on a path of revenge, a new menace and a new betrayal rises. Unique III: revenge: The blade of revenge cuts both ways. However, that is not going to stop Unique from getting those who are out to get her. And she is determined to be the last woman standing."-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

After-School Homework Help Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Friends of the Hillcrest Heights Library Meeting Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Friends of the Library provide generous support for Library programming, service and collections. Come support your library and share your ideas at our monthly meetings.

After-School Homework Help Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Echoes of Nature presents Dinosaurs Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Discover up-to-date information about T-Rex, Brontosaurus, and other dinosaur relatives. Touch "living fossils" and find out who might be a living descendent of these prehistoric creatures. For grades 1st-4th.

Genealogy 101 Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

The best things in online genealogical research are free at your library. This workshop takes a look at using two databases the library has to offer: Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. Instructor mediated practice time on the computer included.

Internet Basics Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:30am

an image of a lady sitting at the computer

Learn how to use web browsers, search engines, and evaluate information. Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required, limit 8.

 

After-School Homework Help Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Legos: Creative Club Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Come build and create with LEGOS! Ages 6-11

 

Internet Basics Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:30am

an image of a lady sitting at the computer

Learn how to use web browsers, search engines, and evaluate information. Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required, limit 8.

 

Resume Start-up using MS Word 2010 Templates Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm

Discuss the different types of resumes. Learn about different tools to help you design one that best fits you using Microsoft Word templates, free resources from the Testing & Education Resource Center and the Internet. Bring your information and a flash drive to create and save your own resume.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills required.

Registration required. Limit 8.

After-School Homework Help Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Google Tips: Search like a Wizard Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Search the Web like an expert using Google search tips and tricks. Quick, fun, and easy! ***Registration required. Must have basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

eReaders: Drop-in Assistance Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
Bring your own electronic device to learn the basics of eBooks and eReaders, including how to borrow and download library eBooks from Overdrive or read magazines from Zinio or check out movies from Hoopla, check your account or browse the catalog using Owl iLibrary and other mobile apps.

***Note: Subject to staff availability on Tuesdays around 4 pm.

 

Historical Fiction Book Discussion-Sarah Dunant's Blood & Beauty: the Borgias Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:00pm

blood and beauty book jacket

Let Your Mind Rewind with this intriguing historical fiction title- Sarah Dunant's Blood & Beauty: the Borgias. 

A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucretia and Cesare traces the family's rise in the aftermath of Rodrigo Borgia's rise to the papacy, during which war, a terrifying sexual plague, and the family's notorious reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister.

 

After-School Homework Help Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

STEM for Families Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

Email Basics Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:30am

new message image

Using Google, create an email account. Compose, send and receive messages, send attachments, create folders and much more. Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. 

Registration is required, limit 8.

After-School Homework Help Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Legos: Creative Club Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Come build and create with LEGOS! Ages 6-11

 

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:30am

screenshot of MS Word

Just the basics! Learn how to compose, modify, format, save and print documents.

*Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

 

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

After-School Homework Help Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Introduction to MS Publisher 2010 Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Learn how to make newsletters, brochures, cards and more. *Advance mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration required.

*Participants may bring their own personal laptop due to the limit number of equipment available. 

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

eReaders: Drop-in Assistance Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
Bring your own electronic device to learn the basics of eBooks and eReaders, including how to borrow and download library eBooks from Overdrive or read magazines from Zinio or check out movies from Hoopla, check your account or browse the catalog using Owl iLibrary and other mobile apps.

***Note: Subject to staff availability on Tuesdays around 4 pm.

 

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 2:00pm

image of Excel 2010

 

Learn how to move through and select cells, add worksheets, rows, and columns, resize and format cells, sort, use headers and footers,basic formulas, and save/print worksheets. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. Registration required. Limited to 4.

*Participants are welcomed to bring their personal laptops if the class fills up due to the limited amount of laptops available.  

After-School Homework Help Monday, December 1, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

eReaders: Drop-in Assistance Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 4:00pm
Bring your own electronic device to learn the basics of eBooks and eReaders, including how to borrow and download library eBooks from Overdrive or read magazines from Zinio or check out movies from Hoopla, check your account or browse the catalog using Owl iLibrary and other mobile apps.

***Note: Subject to staff availability on Tuesdays around 4 pm.

 

After-School Homework Help Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

STEM for Families Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

Facebook: Getting Started Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

Learn how to get connected and set up a user profile. Learn to use Facebook as a networking tool or just for fun. In addition, learn about additional features such as uploading photos, making friends, sending private messages and much, much, more.

*Registration Information:
You must have an email account to register for Facebook.  Mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. Registration required.

Computer Basics for Beginners Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:30am

mouse image

Learn basic components of the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and work with Windows 7. No computer skills required. Registration required. Limit 8 per class.

After-School Homework Help Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Legos: Creative Club Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Come build and create with LEGOS! Ages 6-11

 

Computer Basics for Beginners Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:30am

mouse image

Learn basic computer components of the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and work with Windows 7.

Registration required.  Limit 8 per class.

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

 

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

After-School Homework Help Monday, December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Friends of the Hillcrest Heights Library Meeting Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Friends of the Library provide generous support for Library programming, service and collections. Come support your library and share your ideas at our monthly meetings.

Successful Job Search Techniques Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:00am

Are you having trouble navigating or getting started with job searching? Drop-in to learn about successful job searching techniques and how the Prince George's County One-Stop Center can provide guidance to job-seekers.

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

eReaders: Drop-in Assistance Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
Bring your own electronic device to learn the basics of eBooks and eReaders, including how to borrow and download library eBooks from Overdrive or read magazines from Zinio or check out movies from Hoopla, check your account or browse the catalog using Owl iLibrary and other mobile apps.

***Note: Subject to staff availability on Tuesdays around 4 pm.

 

Computer Science Education Week-Hour of Code Challenge Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Computer Science Education Week is December 8-14. For one day, for one hour join 41,547,044 kids who have tried an Hour of Code. Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour. Join us as we provide fun, easy tutorials that teach you the coding science behind popular games like Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Ages 6-12

Genealogy 101 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

The best things in online genealogical research are free at your library. This workshop takes a look at using two databases the library has to offer: Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. Instructor mediated practice time on the computer included.

Internet Basics Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:30am

an image of a lady sitting at the computer

Learn how to use web browsers, search engines, and evaluate information. Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required, limit 8.

 

After-School Homework Help Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Legos: Creative Club Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Come build and create with LEGOS! Ages 6-11

 

Internet Basics Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:30am

an image of a lady sitting at the computer

Learn how to use web browsers, search engines, and evaluate information. Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required, limit 8.

 

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 2:00pm

Learn the basic features of creating a dynamic slide show presentation. Make a great impression when giving presentations in the workplace and/or in educational settings. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. 

Registration required. Limit 4.

*Participants can bring their own personal laptop due to limited laptops available in the branch.

 

Adult Book Discussion J.D. Mason's Beautiful, Dirty, Rich Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 3:00pm

book jacket J.D. Mason Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

Urban Shades afternoon discussion features  J.D. Mason's Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

When the illegitimate daughter of an oil baron is released from prison twenty-five years after being convicted for his murder and promptly inherits millions from his estate, she agrees to an interview with a true-crime reporter to reveal what happened on the night of the man's death"--NoveList Plus.

 

After-School Homework Help Monday, December 15, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Google Tips: Search like a Wizard Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

Search the Web like an expert using Google search tips and tricks. Quick, fun, and easy! ***Registration required. Must have basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

After-School Homework Help Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Historical Fiction Book Discussion-Elizabeth Fremantle's Queen's Gambit Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

book cover of Queen's Gambit

Let Your Mind Rewind with this intriguing historical fiction title- Elizabeth Freemantle's Queen's Gambit. 

A tale inspired by the life of Henry VIII's sixth wife follows her reluctant marriage to the egotistical and powerful king in spite of her love for Thomas Seymour, a situation that compels her to make careful choices in a treacherous court. 

 

 

After-School Homework Help Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

STEM for Families Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12

Email Basics Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 9:30am

new message image

Using Google, create an email account. Compose, send and receive messages, send attachments, create folders and much more. Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. 

Registration is required, limit 8.

After-School Homework Help Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Library isn't just a place where students can do their homework. Our branch now offers homework HELP.

Students in grades 1-6 can receive free after-school help with:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

After-school Homework Help is a drop-in program for students in grades 1-6 to get help with their daily homework assignments. The Homework Help is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Although this is a drop-in program, we advise that children under the age of 8 to be supervised by a parent and/or legal guardian. Children are free to leave once homework is completed  and checked by a volunteer. A light snack will be provided.

  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • Students will be engaged in learning activities and follow the posted Library Rules of Conduct.
  • For more homework help, students will be exposed to our premium online database resources like Brainfuse and print sources.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are currently in need of student and adult volunteers interested in helping elementary students complete their homework assignments. Students should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student and adult volunteers should be comfortable helping children in any of the following subjects: language arts, math, reading, social students and science. High school students can earn up to 2 hours of community service per day.

Contact the branch for more information about volunteering.

 

 

Legos: Creative Club Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.

Come build and create with LEGOS! Ages 6-11

 

Email Basics Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 9:30am

new message image

Using Google, create an email account. Compose, send and receive messages, send attachments, create folders and much more. Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Crocheting and Knitting Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:30pm

picture of crotcheting supplies

 

Join us for an afternoon of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome.

Resume Start-up using MS Word 2010 Templates Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

Discuss the different types of resumes. Learn about different tools to help you design one that best fits you using Microsoft Word templates, free resources from the Testing & Education Resource Center and the Internet. Bring your information and a flash drive to create and save your own resume.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills required.

Registration required. Limit 8.

Introduction to MS Publisher 2010 Monday, December 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

Learn how to make newsletters, brochures, cards and more. *Advance mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration required.

*Participants may bring their own personal laptop due to the limit number of equipment available. 

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 9:30am

screenshot of MS Word

Just the basics! Learn how to compose, modify, format, save and print documents.

*Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. Registration is required, limit 8.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 2:00pm

image of Excel 2010

 

Learn how to move through and select cells, add worksheets, rows, and columns, resize and format cells, sort, use headers and footers,basic formulas, and save/print worksheets. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. Registration required. Limited to 4.

*Participants are welcomed to bring their personal laptops if the class fills up due to the limited amount of laptops available.  

Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squares

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. Ages 3-5 Limit 25

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

Learn the basic features of creating a dynamic slide show presentation. Make a great impression when giving presentations in the workplace and/or in educational settings. Advanced mouse, keyboard, and word-processing skills required. 

Registration required. Limit 4.

*Participants can bring their own personal laptop due to limited laptops available in the branch.