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627FW: Clayton Extra - September 2013

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  • Max Heffler
    Sep 3, 2013
      Clayton Extra - September 2013

      Clayton Extra - September 2013

      No. 36

      Additional news from
      Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
      5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004

      In This Issue

      Monthly programming


      To register online for Clayton Library programs, please visit the HPL online catalog, http://catalog.houstonlibrary.org/search~s1 .  Search for the word "genealogy."  On the first program that is offered, look to the right for the “Calendar of Events” icon and click on it.

      At the top of the screen and to the right, under “Limit by Location,” chose “Clayton” from the drop down box and click on the “check mark” icon.  Note the month at the top of the screen.  If it is not the month you want, go forward by clicking on the ">" sign (over the word "Saturday" on the calendar) or backward by clicking on the "<" sign (over the word "Sunday" on the calendar) until you reach the desired month. 

      Find the program you desire to attend and click on it.  On the right side of the screen where you see information about the program, click on the icon with two people in it.  On the next screen, put in your last name and  library card number (with no spaces) and click on the submit button.  You must then select the number of seats you want from the drop down box.  You may add or update your e-mail address or tell the instructor something.  Press the submit button when you are finished.

      The next screen will tell you if your reservation has been confirmed.   If you have provided your e-mail information, you will also receive an e-mail confirmation.  When you have completed the registration, please exit the system by pressing the "logout" button at the top right of the screen.

      If you have any questions on registering online, please call 832-393-2600.




      June News and Programming


         Saturday, September 21st, marks a partnership with the Hispanic Genealogical Society for an all-day workshop, entitled “Hispanic Heritage Day.” 


      Clayton Library Center Genealogical Resources

      Saturday, September 21th, 2013 10:35-11:15AM

      Ever wonder what is available at Clayton Library that you may have overlooked? Attend this session to discover genealogical resources offered at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research .  Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.


      Editing your Family Photos: Introduction to Photoshop Elements 

      Saturday, September 21th, 2013  11:15-12:00PM

      In this class students will learn to do basic edits to your family photos.  Color correction, adjustments in brightness/contrast and turning photos into black and white/sepia.  Removing blemishes such as spots and cracks will also be covered. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

      Introduction to the new Familysearch.org  

      Saturday, September 21th, 2013  12:35-1:15PM

       In this class, many of the new functions of familysearch.org will be covered including basic indexed searches, how to utilize the family tree function, how to upload photos to share with your family members, accessing scanned genealogy books and locating historical documents from around the world.  This will be an interactive presentation using the familysearch.org website. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.


      How to Write a Family History 

      Saturday, September 21th, 2013  1:15-2:15PM

      Students will learn the steps to develop a family history.  Should all information be factual or is family lore also accepted?  Is interest only in the family surname or multiple surnames?  What timeframe is going to be covered?  Who is your target audience?  What type of documentation do you want to include?  The answers to these types of questions will be addressed. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.



      Other Library events include:


      Library Orientation  

      Saturday, September 21th, 2013  10:30AM-11:45AM  

      Learn about the vast resources and how to efficiently utilize genealogical research materials housed at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. No reservations needed, meet at the Information Desk in the library. Adults/Teens.


      Additional information about Clayton Library

      Hours of Operation:

      Sunday, Monday: closed

      Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

      Wednesday: 10:00AM - 8:00PM

      Friday, Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM


      We are closed on City of Houston holidays. Click here for the holiday schedule:  http://www.houstonlibrary.org/library-holidays.

      To see a listing of the latest genealogical materials at Houston Public Library, choose the "New Genealogy  Titles for Clayton" list here: http://catalog.houstonlibrary.org/ftlist.


      If you need driving directions to Clayton from Houston's major freeways, click here:


      For more information, visit the Clayton Library webpage: http://www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton.


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