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Knitting and Crocheting at the library

The Knowledge Exchange knitting and crocheting group is having a time change. Starting Friday, June 6,  the Knowledge Exchange group will meet from 12:30-2:30 rather than 2:30-4:30. They will continue to meet in the Earl Elliott Room every Friday at the new time.

Come and knit or crochet with friends at the library on Fridays from 12:30-2:30. The group will continue to make lap blankets for Vets at the V.A. Hospital and Chemo Caps for patients at M.D. Anderson. They also make 8" squares to send to Africa to be made into blankets for babies who are HIV positive.

You can also bring your own project to work on while joining the conversation.

 

 

Kindle E-Book Demo

Did you purchase a Kindle recently? If you have a Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch or Kindle Paperwhite you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library’s Digital Media Catalog. Come to the session May 13 at 11:00 to learn how to download E-Books to your device.

The Kindle demo will be held in the 2nd floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

Bring your device, cables, your Amazon password & user name if you have an Amazon account. You need an Amazon account to borrow a book. You will need a library card to borrow a book from the Digital Catalog.

This class is now offered on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM.  Registration is required. Call 281-376-4610. 

Senior Classic Movie this Friday

May 2 @10:00


We will show a film from 1937 starring Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor and Lionel Barrymore.

“Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier.”

The 2014 the Senior Classic Movies will be held on the first and third Fridays of the month at 10:00 through the summer.

Bring a friend. Licensing restrictions prevent us from promoting the title of the movies. Call 281-376-4610 for information.

Intermediate French at the Library


Leila, a volunteer French instructor offers intermediate French classes on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. The classes are in the WCR Conference Room on the 2nd floor.

These are more advanced classes so some knowledge of French is necessary. Come and practice your French and make new friends. No registration is necessary, just drop in.

Beginning French with Marie to take a Break for the Summer

 

The beginning French class that is held at noon on Fridays will be taking a break for the summer.

The last class for this spring will be April 25  - 12:00-1:30. Marie, the volunteer instructor, says the class will resume in September.
 
There will be no class on Friday, April 18 - Good Friday. The library will be closed.

Young Adult Intern Wanted at the Library

Barbara Bush Library Friends are happy to announce that they will sponsor a new summer intern position at the library! 

The Young Adult Services Summer Intern position is a 20 hour a week temporary position created to aid the Young Adult Librarian in running the Teen Summer Reading Program during June and July. This year’s Teen Summer Reading Program contains over 50 programs for teens ages 12-18.  Programs run the gamut from movie days to craft events, martial arts workshops to a first-ever teen overnight Lock-In.  The new Intern will aid in the set up, execution and tear down of teen programs as well as encourage teens to sign up for summer events.

Senior Classic Movie This Friday!

Come and watch a film from 1942 starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland and Diana Lynn, directed by Billy Wilder.

“A city girl disguises herself as a youngster to get a cheaper train ticket home. Trouble arrives when she hides is a compartment with handsome Major Kirby.” 

The 2014 the Senior Classic Movies will be held on varying Fridays of the month at 10:00.Bring a friend.

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

 

 

 

The last week for Artist, Roberta Sajda at the Library

This is the last week to see the work of artist, Roberta Sajda at the library. Her paintings are on the 2nd floor in the Art Alcove. Roberta does still life, trees and portraits. Her graphite portraits are drawn from your photographs.

Roberta Sajda is an award winning artist and photographer. She has studios in Spring, TX and in Cloudcroft, NM.

Stop in this week before this opportunity is gone.

                 

Senior Classic Movie This Friday

Come an enjoy a classic film from 1942 starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and Jimmy Durante.

"A pompous lecturer is forced to spend the winter inside a prominent Ohio family's home due to injury, and proceeds to meddle with the lives of everyone the household.”

The 2014 the Senior Classic Movies will be held on varying Fridays of the month at 10:00. Bring a friend.

 

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

 

Paintings and Portraits by Roberta Sajda


Paintings and Portraits by Roberta Sajda will be on display at the library during the month of March.  Come up to the 2nd floor Art Alcove to enjoy these beautiful, colorful works of art.

Roberta is an award winning artist and photographer who has studios in Spring as well as Cloudcroft, New Mexico. She draws sensitive graphite portraits from your photographs that you will treasure for years.

You can contact Roberta at 281-351-7541. 

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