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Genealogical Research Database Demo

Climbing your family tree to do some family history research?  Need to consult the U. S. Census?  Come and learn how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com at our Genealogy Research Database Research Demo on Friday, March 1 @ 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.

We are now offering Genealogical Research one Friday a month at 11:00 am.  The date varies.  Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class.  Please call for schedule.  Classes presented by librarian Margaret Davis.

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

Workforce Solutions will continue with their Job Search Seminars in the Barbara Bush Branch Library in February 2013. Let them help you improve your job search skills such as, interviewing tips, how to write resumes and cover letters, and how to best highlight your skills. No registration is required. Just drop in. Call 281-376-4610 if you have questions. The seminars will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 1:30-3:30 PM.

February 28 – Interviewing.

Senior Classic Movie --- Friday, February 15 @10:00 am

This month we will be showing a film from 1933 starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler who are two young hopefuls struggling to make it on Broadway.

Powell's rich family try to break them up and then his brother falls for Keeler's  roommate, Joan Blondell.  Also stars Ginger Rogers with dance director, Busby Berkeley.

Senior Classic Movie is held on the 3rd Friday of the month in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room.

Spanish Class on Thursday

Starting February 7, Spanish class will resume on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00. It will be held in the second floor conference room and is open to adults. No need to register, just drop in and meet Oscar, our volunteer tutor.
 

Senior 60+ Computer Help

Drop in to the Senior Help Session at the Barbara Bush Branch Library Friends Computer Lab on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  There will be no class on February 5th.  Please come on the 19th.  From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm our volunteer, Patsy, will be here to give you some assistance.  No registration required. Meet other seniors and share your computer experiences. 

 

 

 

Knitting/Crocheting/Conversation Group meets at the Library

Knowledge Exchange--Fridays all year--Join us for this knitting, crocheting, and conversation group.  The group meets in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Bring your own projects or use our yarn to make lap blankets for veterans at the V. A. Hospital and chemo caps for M.D. Anderson patients. If you come before 4:00 we can help you get started.  Please bring your own hook or needles.

Adult/Senior Games at the Library

Senior Games Morning will be held every Wednesday in the Robin Bush Meeting Room on the first floor from 10:00 am to Noon.  Come and play dominos, traditional and Chicken Foot or Rummikub with others in the community.  Meet new friends or bring a friend.  Any questions, comments or suggestions?  Please call Adult Services at 281-376-4610.

Senior Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, January 11, 2013 the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have another Senior Classic Movie Morning.  We will show a film from 1940 starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.  "A shy ladies' companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her employer when she meets Maxim de Winter.  Maxim is still troubled by the death of his wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before.  She and Max fall in love, get married and return to Manderley, his country estate in Cornwall.  The second Mrs. de Winter meets the housekeeper Mrs.

Volunteer Tutor Training--English as a Second Language (ESL)

Barbara Bush Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help non-English speaking adults learn to read, write and speak English.  A free training workshop will take place at the library on Saturday, January 12, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

You need not speak another language nor have teaching experience.  At the workshop we will introduce you to teaching techniques and materials which will allow you to communicate with non-English speaking  students.

After training you will be matched with a student or small group of students meeting at the library at a mutually convenient time.

For more information go to www.hcpl.net/literacy/new-tutors or call Nancy Pearsall at 281-376-4610.

 

Great Books Discussion

The Great Books Discussion Group will meet in the WCR Conference Room. The Group meets on the third Monday of each month from 7:00--8:45 pm.  This month they will meet on December 17.  Please call Ed Boran at 281-353-1450 for information.  The title for this month is The Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber.

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