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September Computer Classes

LeafNow that the school year has started, why not put yourself in a student’s chair and brush up on a few computer skills?  This month we are offering:

Beginner Excel 2013—September 3
Intermediate Word 2013—September 17
Mobile Device One-on-One*—September 24

*You must bring your own device.

All sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

OrchardistTitle to be discussed: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  Summary: "At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he's found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit at the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect them but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Transcribing America as it once was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in The Orchardist she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in."

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Indoor Gardening—Pest Problems and Animal Safety

Cat and plantThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their September lecture on growing plants indoors.  They will cover the topic of pest control and speak of pet-safe plants.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  September 15, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Adult Services & Technology Training Courses in September


 

See what Adult Services & Technology Training Services have in store this September! Click on the images or the following link to download copies of the schedules: http://tinyurl.com/oej2kr7

September is Libary Card Sign-Up Month

  September brings a new school year and lots of fun programs for children from infants through 12 years old.  First, this month is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  Children attending our regular storytimes can show us their library card and then put their name on a bee to place on the "beehive" on the Children's Activity Space bulletin board.

Our weekly Maker Monday programs return on Monday, September 14.  These afterschool programs are for children 5-12 years old.   They feature an activity or craft each week.  Ticket are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

Free College Readiness Events

The Princeton Review is proud to partner with Barbara Bush Branch Library for these Events.

SAT Changes--September 3@6:30 pm-8:30 pm

This events is intended for students in the class of 2017 or younger.  We'll walk you through all of the changes happening with SAT and PSAT and explain what they mean for you.

Practice Redesigned SAT-All exams will be from 10:30-2:30 pm

Students will take a practice test under testing conditions to get a feel for the new exam and how to prepare for actual test day.  Students will receive score reports highlighting their strengths and areas of focus.

September 19, 2015

October 17, 2015

February 13, 2016

May 17, 2016

Please call to register at the Barbara Bush Library 281-376-4610 or register at www.hcpl.net.

 

FREE Computer Classes This Week

Announcing upcoming FREE Computer Classes @ Octavia Fields Branch:

August 31
5:00 PM
Microsoft PUBLISHER Basics

September 1
7:00 PM
Microsoft POWERPOINT Basics

September 2
2:00 PM
Microsoft EXCEL Basics – Bring A Project if you have one!

September 3
11:00 AM
Microsoft WORD Basics

Classes are one hour long and are FREE!
Come get your technology questions ANSWERED
NO REGISTRATION necessary

Free Computer Classes for Adults

                         

We have several adult computer classes available in the month of September. Click on the link for our calendar of events to see what classes are available and register early. They fill up fast. On Tuesday, Sept 1, 2015, at 10 am, Computer 101 is offered as an introductory class on basic computer terminology, how to start a computer, and learning the Windows environment. Other classes include eBooks at 1 pm and Microsoft Word at 7 pm. Additional classes throughout the month include Internet Basics, Apple iPad, and Basic Microsoft PowerPoint, to name a few. For a detailed description of available computer classes check out our brochure in the library, or you can call 281-492-8592 for more information.

Preschool Storytime: Birthdays

Join us on Tuesday, September 1st at 10:30 AM for Preschool Storytime. This week we will be reading about birthdays. A free ticket is required to attend this program; Tickets are available at the Information Desk starting at 10:00 AM. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-5 years.

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(some) September Children's Programs!

 Registration is now open for the following Children’s programs Art Explorers Monday, September 14th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30 pm.  This month learn about Canadian artist Ted Harrison and paint a watercolor of the Yukon.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8-12).  Our newest program , Creative Writing every Thursday at 4:30 pm.  Learn how to write creatively through good books!  This month’s topic is story structure and The Hobbit.  This program is limited to 10 children (ages 9 – 12) and registration is for the entire month.  Please call 832-559-4235 for more information and to register.   

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