Thursday, October 9, 2014

Library Offering Free Health Information Class

Please join us on Wednesday, November 5,  9:30-10:30 am at the Haltom City Public Library for a presentation provided by UNT Health Science Center and the National Library of Medicine.
Myriam Martinez-Banuelos MLS will be the visiting instructor.
 Myriam is the Outreach Librarian at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and a representative of the National Library of Medicine within 24 counties in the North-Central Texas area.

 Participants will receive information covering many areas of health and wellness. Some of the topics discussed will be: prescription medications ,supplements, heart disease, osteoporosis, clinical trials, nutrition, and exercise.
Did you know that health videos and tutorials are available to anyone wanting more visual information pertaining to health issues? Attendees will be shown how to access these at home or in the library for their convenience.
Participants will even be introduced to educational games for kids. Myriam will teach how to access these games online. What a fun way for kids to learn about good health practices!
This class is free and no registration is required. Please note that this class is designed for adult education. Childcare will not be provided.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

National Friends of the Library Week: October 19-25

Please join us for National Friends of the Library Week, October 19-25. Activities commemorating this nationally recognized event, will be Monday, October 20- Friday, October 24 from 3-5pm.

The Friends of the Haltom City Public Library has been at the heart of programs hosted at the library. Not only is this group of volunteers responsible for raising funds via annual book sales, but these wonderful people also assist with various events throughout the year. During the Summer, volunteers have helped with program promotion, reader registration, meeting room set up, refreshment preparation and craft  preparation.
Other programs during the rest of year, benefits from their invaluable contribution. The Friends of the Library pays for all refreshments served, prizes awarded, and craft materials used in children's programming. Recently, delightful book bags were provided as gifts for reading incentives as well as a new popcorn machine, for Family Movie Nights  and die cut equipment to be used by the staff .

 If you would like to become a Friend of the Library, or would like information about this group, please ask one of the library staff members for a Friends Information form. Upon completion, one of the Friends of the Library board members will contact you.