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Hispanic Heritage Month is Here!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month the library will host a viewing of a film that depicts one of the nation's preeminent civil rights leaders. We will be meeting in the Earl Elliott Room this Friday, September 26, at 10:00 AM. We hope to see you there!

A Genealogy Databases Demo is Coming

Gree TreeThinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research? Need to consult the US Census for past years? Come see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com!

On Tuesday, September 23, we will be meeting in the Computer Lab on the 2nd floor at 11:00 am. Space is limited, so you'll want to register. See you then!

We All Have a Story to Tell

http://www.hcpl.net/sites/default/files/23699575.jpgEveryone is invited to the Barbara Bush Branch Library Journaling Group this Monday at 3:30pm. The group is for beginners who are interested in putting themselves on paper. Participants write a few pages each time in response to suggested prompts, and share if they wish in an informal setting.

If you can’t make it this Monday, then don’t worry. The group meets on the third Monday each month. There’s no registration, so just come.

A 3D Printer—In 3D!

MAkerBot PrinterGood news, everyone! We will be holding another 3D design presentation. Even better news—this time we’ll have a 3D printer for you to experience!

3D printing has exploded over the last few years. Nowadays you can design and print 3D objects without leaving your desk. Come and learn how with HCPL's printer.

Like last time space is limited, so you’ll want to register. Everything you need to know for the October 2nd presentation can be found on our on-line calendar.

If you can’t make it to the presentation, then don’t fear. During CreekFest on Saturday, October 4, the library will be demonstrating the printer for the public. There’s no need to register for that. Just come visit the library with your questions.

Friends of the Library

BBLF LogoDid you know that the Barbara Bush Friends of the Library (BBLF) meet every month? Anyone who is interested in planning events and activities to support the library will want to attend. It is also a great way to learn about all the great things they do for the library behind the scenes. You would be amazed. That’s not the only way to stay connected with BBLF though. The latest news can be found on their website too. And don’t forget like them on Facebook.

Summer Science Saturdays 2014: A Review

3D RobotWe have finished up our Summer Science Saturdays series, and boy, we had fun! Each Saturday we were able to provide a program for customers that focused on science and technology. Archeology, 3D design, robots—we had it all. To get an idea of just how much fun we had visit our Flickr page. And be on the lookout for similar programs down the road. 

CreekFest is Coming

CreekFest LogoWe're about six weeks away from this year's CreekFest and we can't wait! CreekFest is a one-day festival held in Northwest Houston to promote the fine arts organizations, outdoor parks, and other community resources in the Greater Cypress Creek Area. The 4th annual festival will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am to 4pm and includes a variety of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, local artists and vendors, tasty food, and more!

Admission to the festival is free for all ages. Experience the fine arts through hands-on art projects, artist demonstrations, performances, and fun library activities. Explore the outdoors along the beautiful trails and waterways of Collins Park and Meyer Park or take part in the Color the Creek Run. 

Stay informed with CreekFest on Facebook and we'll see you there!

Robots are Coming

Klein Bots LogoSTOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

All are invited to our free robotics program this Saturday at 10:30 AM. We are so lucky to have Klein Bots coming to share the awesome work they’ve done over the years. You’ll even get a chance to interact with some of robots. We will also have our final drawing for a free gift card to a local bookstore.

We dare you to find an excuse good enough to miss this event. You can’t, can you? We’ll see you there!

Online Marketing Seminar

ComputerWe are excited to announce our upcoming online marketing seminar. This one-day event will allow those looking to promote their business to explore different online options like email, social media. And Constant Contact. The event will run from 10 AM to 1 PM on Friday, August 8, in the Robin Bush Room. We’ll see you there!

Digging Up Some Fun!

Houston Archeological Society

Summer is flying by, so we want to make sure you don’t miss our archeology presentation on Saturday, August 2nd. The Houston Archeological Society will share about artifacts recovered from Dimond Knoll, one of the earliest sites ever found in the Cypress area and Harris County.

Thanks to their efforts thousands of artifacts, including hundreds of complete dart and arrow points dating from Paleoindian to prehistoric, were recovered. This is a chance to hear their story, so don’t miss out. We’ll see you at 10:30 AM in the Earl Elliott Room.

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