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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.

 

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.

 

 

Special Computer Classes: Smartphone Tips

Useful Tips for Using Smartphone Apps: Saturday, August 1 @ 10:00 pm

Learn all about the world of Apps. Discover the best ones, learn how to download them, and explore their features. We will discuss taking pictures, them sharing and saving them. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior to the class. Call 281-376-4610 to register. Class limited to 12 students

Genealogy Database Demo

                    

                              Tuesday, July 28 @ 11:00 AM

Would you like to check out your heritage? Need to consult the U.S. Census? Come and learn how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com at our Genealogical Research Database Demo on Tuesday, July 28 @ 11:00 AM in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

These classes are popular so registration is required. You can register by going online to www.hcpl.net or by calling the library at 281-376-4610. The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. We are now offering Genealogical Research monthly on the 4th Tuesday. Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class.

 

Senior Classic Movie Morning

July 24@10:00 am

Film from 1938 starring Jeanette McDonald, Eddy Nelson, Walter Pidgeon and Buddy Ebsen.“‘The Girl’ is as much at ease serving whiskey as she is trilling a tune. And when it comes to playing a hand of cards to save the neck of Ramerez, the man she loves, Mary does as any cowgirl would: she cheats. But Sheriff Rance has an eye for Mary and nothing would please him more than to hold a hanging for Ramerez.”

Senior Classic Movies are usually held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 10:00 in the Earl Elliott room. There can be changes in the schedule due to other library programs. Watch the Events calendar on the HCPL website: www.hcpl.net. Dates are changed in July due to the holiday.
Licensing restrictions prevent us from promoting the title of the movies. Call 281-376-4610 for information.

 

Robotics Demonstration

Saturday, July 11 @ 12:00 pm

Join us at the library for a robotics demonstration courtesy of the Klein

Robotics Team. Learn more about STEM and its applications in modern

life.  This program is appropriate for learners of all ages.

Special Computer Classes: Digital Photography

Digital Photography: July 8 @ 10:00 pm

Come and learn more about digital photography on Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00 in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. 

Dave will teach you how to get the most out of your digital camera. Come and find out how to upload pictures to Facebook to share with friends and family.

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