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Digital Photography Class

 

Special Stand Alone Computer Class:

Digital Photography: Bring your digital camera (optional) and attend this beginner class on digital cameras - Learn the basics of exposure and key features to look for when purchasing one. You will also learn how to insert images into a Word document or into email. Thursday, February 6 @ 10:00 am.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior the class. Call 281-376-4610 to register. Class limited to 12 students.

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The Barbara Bush Branch Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 28

 

 

Due to forecasted severe weather and possibly hazardous driving conditions, County Judge Ed Emmett has announced that all Harris County offices--including all Harris County Public Library branches and administrative offices--will be closed Tuesday, January 28.

Ready Harris County (Regional Joint Information Center)

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Classic Senior Movies at the Library - Come and see an old favorite!


Come and join us for a Classic Senior Movie Morning. We'll be viewing a film from 1935 starring Irene Dunn, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Randolph Scott.

 

"Fun's in fashion when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers enter the ultachic Parisian world of high fashion. This third Astaire/Rogers film is a silky adaptation of the 1933 Broadway hit which starred Bob Hope and Fred MacMurray.  It features a jaunty romantic plot, fabulous sets, memorable music and above all, incomparable dance magic to match the score" (from the DVD case).

The move will start shortly after 10:00 in the Ear Elliott Room. Bring a friend.

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Join us for a Job Search Seminar presented by Workforce Solutions

 
Workforce Solutions offers semi-monthly Job Search Seminars at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. The seminars will be held from 1:30-3:30 in the Robin Bush Activity room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.

Come and learn how to search for a job more effectively and learn how to make the most of your skills.

January 9 – Skills and Planning
January 23—Resumes and Cover Letters
No registration required

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Senior Classic Movie

Come and enjoy a classic movie with friends at the library. On Friday, January 3rd we will show a a  classic movie from 1941 starring Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea.

"Hollywood director Joel McCrea, tired of churning out lightweight comedies, decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou - a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he know nothing of hardship, he hits  the road as a hobo. He finds the lovely Veronica Lake-and more trouble than he ever dreamed of."

Licensing restrictions prevent us from promoting the title of the movie. Call 281-376-4610  for more information.

The movie will be in the Earl Elliott Room from 10:00-12:00 January 3, 2014.

Bring a friend.

 

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Special Computer Class: Digital Photography

 

Stand-alone Computer class: Digital Photography.

Bring your digital camera (optional) to this beginner class on digital cameras. Learn the basics of exposure and key features to look for when purchasing a camera. You will also learn how to insert pictures into a Microsoft Word document or e-mail. 

The class will be on Friday, December 20 from 10:00 - 12:00 in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior to the class. 

Call 281-376-4610 to register. Class is limited to 12 students.

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Job Search Seminar

Boost your job search into high gear for 2014. Get started this month at the library.

Workforce Solutions offers semi-monthly Job Search Seminars at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. The seminars will be held from 1:30-3:30 in the Robin Bush Activity room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.

Come and learn how to search for a job more effectively and learn how to make the most of your skills.

December 12 – Rebranding Your Skills
No session on December 26.

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Who is the strongest librarian? Read all about it!

The World's Strongest Librarian : a memoir of Tourette's, faith, strength, and the power of family

by Joshua Hanagarne

An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting. By the time he was twenty, the young Mormon had reached his towering adult height of 6'7' when-while serving on a mission for the Church of Latter Day Saints-his Tourette's tics escalated to nightmarish levels.Determined to conquer his affliction, Josh underwent everything from quack remedies to lethargy-inducing drug regimes to Botox injections that paralyzed his vocal cords and left him voiceless for three years. Undeterred, Josh persevered to marry and earn a degree in Library Science. 

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Write Your Life Story!

Need motivation to write your life story? Here is a way to get started.

Write a page or two from these prompts:

"A bizarre or frightening event" or

"Moving forward" or

"_________ was a memorable teacher"

Or you can pick your own topic.

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Find Out Who Your Ancesters Were - Genealogy 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 Demo on Friday, November 8 @ 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 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 the schedule. Classes presented by librarian Margaret Davis.

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