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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.

Genealogical Research Database Demo

Come and Explore HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com on Friday, December 7 @ 11:00 am in the computer lab at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.  This class is now offered once a month.  Call for the schedule.  These classes are popular so registration is required.  You can register by going online to www.hcpl.net or calling 281-376-4610.  Registration opens 30 days before class.

Seniors 60+ Computer Help

Are you 60+ and having trouble getting started with a computer?  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.  Our volunteer, Patsy will be here from 10:00 am to Noon to give you some assistance.  No registration required.  Meet other seniors and share your computer experiences.  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Happy Thanksgiving

All Harris County Public Libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving  weekend.  The libraries will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and re-open at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 26.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Senior Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, November 9, 2012 the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have another Senior Classic Movie Morning.  We will show a film from 1956 starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn.  "A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and transformed into a dazzling model with whom the magazine's photographer falls in love." Senior Classic  Movie Morning will be the 2nd Friday of each month.  The movie will start shortly after 10:00 am  and will usually end around Noon.  Come with a friend or meet a new friend.

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars at the Library

Workforce Solution will bring their job search seminars back to the library this fall.  They offer several different programs from making a job search plan, to writing a resume, and classes on how to score well at the interview.  The next session will be on Thursday, November 1, at 1:30--3:30 pm, Networking, using the Internet and social networking for your job search.  No registration is necessary.  Just drop in.  The programs will be helped in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room of the Barbara Bush Branch Library at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

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