Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Montgomery County Memorial Library System! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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South-Teen Book Club
South Branch
Thursday, Jan. 18, 4:30PM
Teens will meet and discuss that month's book selection in a fun and informal setting.  Each month teens will focus on a recently released book of a different genre.  The first six teens to register each month will receive a free copy of the book to be discussed the following month.  Register each month by calling the Young Adult Librarian, Natasha Benway at 936-442-7727 on the registration dates listed below.
January- Science Fiction
WarCross by Marie Lu
Registration Date: Dec. 15th at 9am
Book Club Date: Jan. 18th at 4:30pm
February-Historical Fiction
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
Registration Date: Jan. 19th at 9am
Book Club Date: Feb. 15th at 4:30pm
March -Realistic Fiction
Far From Three by Robin Benway
Registration Date: Feb. 16th at 9am
Book Club Date: Mar. 22nd at 4:30pm
April -Fantasy
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Registration Date: Mar. 23rd 9am
Book Club Date: Apr. 19th at 4:30pm
May- Mystery
Grit by Gillian French
Registration Date: Apr. 20th at 9am
Book Club Date: May 17th at 4:30pm
Open to all teens ages 13-17 years old.
South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
South-Teen Manga Book Club
South Branch
Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:00PM
Teens will read and then meet and discuss a volume of shonen and shojo manga each month.  This spring we will be reading two series- Honey So Sweet and Assassination Classroom  The first 6 teens to register get a free copy of each upcoming's month's manga.  Register each month by calling the Young Adult Librarian, Natasha Benway at 936-442-7727 on the registration dates listed below.
January
Registration Date: Dec. 15th at 9am
Manga Club Date: Jan. 18th at 5pm
February
Registration Date: Jan. 19th at 9am
Manga Club Date: Feb. 15th at 5pm
March 
Registration Date: Feb. 16th at 9am
Manga Club Date: Mar. 22nd at 5pm
April 
Registration Date: Mar. 23rd 9am
Manga Club Date: Apr. 19th at 5pm
May
Registration Date: Apr. 20th at 9am
Manga Club Date: May 17th at 5pm
Open to all teens ages 13-17 years old.
South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH - Adult Job Se
SOUTH - Adult Job Search with Rick Gillis
South Branch
Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:00 AM
or call 936-442-7727.

Rick Gillis Job Search Optimized!

Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Lobby Meeting Room.  

Job search: The highest form of competition
This full-day workshop is for you if you are seeking employment; are considering new employment as well as for anyone currently employed who wants to learn how to secure their career and enhance their professional & promotional options. Rick Gillis will teach you how to speak to and present your value to an organization. Rick will teach you how to compete!

Adults ages 18 and up. Seating is limited. 

You will learn how to...
Write the most powerful, attention-grabbing resume ever
Sell yourself to a potential employer—even if you are not a salesperson
Create a professional and personal achievements inventory
Master resume-filtering software—the ‘black hole’ of job search
Master the job search social media that matters
Minimize discrimination issues of any kind—especially age
Gain job search confidence
 
A contributing writer for Salary.com; CIO.com & HuffingtonPost.ca, Rick has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessInsider.com, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., BlackEnterprise.com, USATodayCollege as well as in newspapers across the nation; heard on NPR and radio stations across the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia, Rick has spoken nationally before thousands and successfully counseled who-knows-how-many individuals in their quest for new employment and career enhancement.
 
For more about Rick visit www.RickGillis.com.
 

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Toddler Storytime
South Branch
Monday, Jan. 22, 9:15 AM & 10:00AM
Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity.
Please note that Toddler Storytime has moved to the Large Meeting Room. No tickets will be required.
Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· Prepare your child for Toddler Time by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Email Basics
SOUTH Email Basics
South Branch
Monday, Jan. 22, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Come open an email account and learn to create and send mail, open and reply to mail, organize mail, add attachments to mail, and delete unwanted mail.

SOUTH - Adult Classi
SOUTH - Adult Classic Movie Circle: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
South Branch
Monday, Jan. 22, 1:30 PM
or call 936-442-7727.

Classic Movie Circle: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Monday, January 22nd from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Lobby Meeting Room.  

Enjoy an oldie but goodie on the big screen. We will bring the popcorn!

Adults ages 18 and up. Walk-ins welcome. Registration provided for reminder emails. Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Preschooler Storytime
South Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:00AM & 10:30AM
Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Time. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes.
Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For storytimes requiring tickets: tickets are free and may be picked up from the Children’s Reference Desk 30 minutes before each storytime begins. 
· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Baby & Me Storytime
South Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 9:15AM & 9:45AM
Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys.
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For the safety of infants participating in Baby & Me, familes are asked to keep older children that are attending the program at their side. Running is strictly prohibited. 
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Creating a Res
SOUTH Creating a Resume
South Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

If you need help constructing or editing a resume, join us for this class. You'll work in Microsoft Word and learn how to give your resume a polished, professional look.

South- Teens Create
South- Teens Create a Succulent Cupcake
South Branch
Thursday, Jan. 25, 4:30 PM
or call 936-442-7727.
Teens will learn how to make a cupcake look like a small potted succulent plant.  All supplies will be provided.  Please be aware of any food allergies you may have when attending this program.  Registration is required.  Registration takes place approximately one month before the program date.
January 25th 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
1st floor lobby meeting room
Open to all teens ages 13-17.
For more information please contact the Young Adult Librarian, Natasha D Benway, at 936-442-7727 ext. 6370.
South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH - Adult Financ
SOUTH - Adult Financial Education Workshops
South Branch
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2:00 pm
or call 936-442-7727.

Financial Education Workshops

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Lobby Meeting Room.  

  • January 27th    Debt Management / Increase Cash Flow
  • February 10th    Building a Strong Financial Foundation / Proper Protection
  • February 24th    Building Wealth / Asset Accumulation
  • March 10th    Retirement Planning / Wealth Preservation
  • March 24th    Debt Management / Increase Cash Flow
  • April 14th    Debt Management / Increase Cash Flow
  • April 28th    Building Wealth / Asset Accumulation
  • May 12th    Retirement Planning / Wealth Preservation

Adults ages 18 and up. Walk-ins welcome. Registration provided for reminder emails.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Alex Truong
Investment Adviser Representative, Transamerica Financial Advisors
Certified College Consultant, Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

Knowing how money works can positively impact just about every area of your life. The knowledge of how money works is called financial literacy. I believe that when you can change a person’s literacy, you can change that person’s life. That’s why I share this information with people I meet – to challenge them to see if they know the basics and learn more about money so they can live better, do more, and dream bigger. Do you know how money works?
 

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Toddler Storytime
South Branch
Monday, Jan. 29, 9:15 AM & 10:00AM
Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity.
Please note that Toddler Storytime has moved to the Large Meeting Room. No tickets will be required.
Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· Prepare your child for Toddler Time by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Windows 10 Par
SOUTH Windows 10 Part 1
South Branch
Monday, Jan. 29, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Come see the changes that Windows10 brings.  Learn how to customize the Start menu, change default settings, and work with Cortana, the new personal assistant.  Class is OBSERVATION ONLY, or bring your Windows 10 device if you have one for hands-on experience.

South Library:  Find
South Library: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors
South Branch
Monday, Jan. 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
or call 936-442-7727.

Every American’s family tree has one thing in common, we are all descendants of immigrants. Whether it’s one generation back or fifteen, researchers will be faced with the dilemma of tracing their immigrant ancestors to their country of origin.

 

Join genealogist Carl Smith for a workshop covering tips, tricks, and methods of tracing the footsteps and paper trails of your immigrant ancestors.

Registration Required

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Preschooler Storytime
South Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10:00AM & 10:30AM
Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Time. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes.
Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For storytimes requiring tickets: tickets are free and may be picked up from the Children’s Reference Desk 30 minutes before each storytime begins. 
· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Baby & Me Storytime
South Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:15AM & 9:45AM
Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys.
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· For the safety of infants participating in Baby & Me, familes are asked to keep older children that are attending the program at their side. Running is strictly prohibited. 
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
SOUTH Music & Movement
South Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 11:00AM to 11:30AM

Get your kids moving and grooving during our Music and Movement program. Children age 2 years and older sing, make music, dance, and move using simple instruments, scarves, ribbons, parachutes, and more. Caregivers should attend and participate with their children. This program takes place in the library's large meeting room. For more information, please call the children's desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363. 
Please note this program has moved to an earlier time, and tickets are no longer required.

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Windows 10 Par
SOUTH Windows 10 Part 2
South Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Windows 10 discovery continues as we look at multiple desktops, the new Edge browser, and ways to personalize your computer.  Class is OBSERVATION ONLY, or bring your Windows 10 device if you have one for hands-on experience.

South- Teen Volunteers
South Branch
Thursday, Feb. 1, 4:30 PM
Looking to log some volunteer hours for your college resumes?  Then join YAAC, the teen school year volunteer organization at South Regional Library.  Teens are responsible for attending a monthly mandatory meeting each month where they can pick and choose which library events that they would like to volunteer at each month.  The hours logged during each monthly meeting and volunteering at library events will be recorded and counted toward each teen's total volunteer hour tally.

For more information please attend one of our monthly mandatory meeting:
January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, April 5th, May 3rd.
All monthly madatory meetings take place in the 1st floor lobby meeting room and start at 4:30PM
Open to all teens ages 13-17.

South Regional  Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
SOUTH Toddler Storytime
South Branch
Monday, Feb. 5, 9:15 AM & 10:00AM
Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity.
Please note that Toddler Storytime has moved to the Large Meeting Room. No tickets will be required.
Storytime Guidelines
To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:
· Prepare your child for Toddler Time by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.
· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.
· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.
· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the storytime or meeting room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
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