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Teen Summer Writing Contest

Time to put your writing caps on!  The Teen Summer Writing Contest is happening again.

Here are the categories:
Category 1A – Poetry: Ages 12-15 or Grades 6-8
Category 1B – Short Story: Ages 12-15 or Grades 6-8

Senior Classic Movies on Friday

Join us for a movie from 1948 starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda and Shirley Temple. "The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they are duty-bound to obey - - even when it means almost certain disaster."

Art Showing - Local Artist - Linnie Thornton Baird

Local Artist - Linnie T. Baird has been experimenting with various drawing and painting techniques since she was young. Recently she started experimenting with a mixing her own paint colors and even painting with a palette knife.

Baird is certified to teach the Pen and Ink with Roughing oil painting  technique.

Be sure and stop upstairs and view her beautiful work in the Art Alcove.

Special Computer Class: Digital Photography

 

Stand-alone class: Digital Photography.   Bring your digital camera (optional) and attend this beginner class on digital photography. Learn the basics of exposure and key features to look for when purchasing a camera. You will also learn how to insert images into a Word document or into e-mail.

Last Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar for this Session

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.

This is the last session until August 14 @ 1:00. (Note the time change).

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

May 22—Rebranding Your Skills
No registration required

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.
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