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Chocolate Lovers Unite!

Tejas Chocolate LogoIt's time to become more familiar with the world's most famous treat, chocolate. Come and learn how chocolate is made from one of the premiere craft chocolate makers in our area--Tejas Chocolate. This award-winning company will share the steps it takes to create its signature chocolate.

We will be meeting in the Robin Bush Room at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 18th.

National Friends of Libraries Week

BBLF LogoSince the early 1970's, our very dedicated and active Friends of the Library have supported the Library by raising funds to purchase materials to supplement the library's collection, buy special equipment and supplies, fund special  programs for all ages, and hire additional staff during busy times.

With next week being National Friends of Libraries Week, we want to make sure our Friends get the recognition it deserves. Starting tomorrow you will find our Friends available in different parts of the building at various times. Make sure you stop and chat to get caught up on all the latest goings on with its support of the branch. The members shouldn't be hard to find. They'll be the ones with the treats! 

Senior Game Morning on the Move

DominoesDue to some special scheduling, Senior Game Morning will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for October. If you haven't been able to attend Senior Game Mornings on its regular day of Wednesday, then here's your chance to see what all of the fun is about. We hope to see you there!

CreekFest is this Saturday!

CreekFest 2014Saturday is the day. It's CreekFest!

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 this Saturday, October 4, 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!

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. 

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