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Ongoing Free Computer Classes

Dave Smith, computer instructor, will be teaching seven different computer classes at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in October 2015.

 The classes are Computer Basics, Introduction to the Internet, Email, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Publisher.

He also teaches additional classes which are offered at various times throughout the year, including Digital Photography and Smartphone Tips. Please call for the dates and times of the classes and to register.

Each class meets for a single 2-hour session. Class size is limited, so pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and opens 30 days prior to the class.

Please visit ( or call the library at 281-376-4610.

Workforce Solutions--Job Search Seminar


Please Drop-In.

Second and Fourth Thursdays

October 8--Resumes:  Learn how to make your skills count--1:00-3:00

Green Thumb Gardening Series

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb gardening series of lectures at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.

The topic on October 8@6:30-8:30 is “Propagation and Seed Saving.”

These lectures are free.


WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS-Job Search Seminar (Drop-in)—Second and Fourth Thursdays

Thursday, September 24—Evaluating your skills—1:00-3:00

Journaling at the Library

Need  motivation to write your life story? Join this beginner’s group. Monday, September 21 @ 3:30 pm—WCR conference room.  Please call the library at 281-376-4610. The coordinator would like to send you a welcoming e-mail and tell you what to expect. She will also provide you with the prompts that are being used this month.

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


Green Magazine Recycling Second Floor Landing-Year Round


   Bring in your lightly used magazines (no more that one year old) to the rack on the second floor landing. You are welcome to take any magazines found there home without charge or checkout. Newer magazines only please.


Senior Classic Movie Morning

Come and watch a movie from the  "good old days"

August 21 – Film from 1946 starring Katherine Hepburn, Robert Taylor and Robert Mitchum

Due to licensing restrictions we are not able to promote the title of the movies. Call 281-376-4610 for the title. Bring a friend and enjoy a classic film. Senior Classic Movies are held twice a month, in the Earl Elliott Room, on the first and third Fridays. The Barbara Bush Branch Library’s address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Green Thumb Gardening Series

August 13@6:30 to 8:30 pm

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb gardening series of lectures at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.

The topic on August 13 is “Low Maintenance Landscaping.” These lectures are free and space is limited so please call 281-855-5600 to register. This series will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

The topic for September is “Indoor Gardening—pest problems and animal safety.”

Kindle eBook Demo at the Library

11:00 on Tuesday, August 11

Did you purchase a Kindle recently? If you have a Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch or Kindle Paperwhite you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library’s Digital Media Catalog. Come to the session August 11 at 11:00 to learn how to download E-Books to your device. The Kindle demo will be held in the

2nd floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.
Bring your device, cables, your Amazon password & user name if you have an Amazon account. You need an Amazon account to borrow a book. You will need a library card to borrow a book from the Digital Catalog.
This class is now offered on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM.  Registration is required. Call 281-376-4610. Registration opens 30 days prior to the class.



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