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Read Library Books onYour Kindle

 

Stand-alone computer class: Kindle eReader: We will examine features of the Kindle, learn to download and read books on your mobile device, and access your email / Internet. The class will be on Wednesday, October 2 at 10:00 AM in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

Bring your Kindle, cables, and 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.

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

Read a Banned Book this Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  It highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

 
 
 

Pick up a Banned Book from the library display!

Senior Classic Movie - Friday, September 20

 

Come and join us on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 AM for a movie from 1956 starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone.

 
"The movie portrays the last days of the oil baron Jasper Hadley dynasty, declining to sterility and death. Dorothy Malone's performance as the nyphomaniac sister won her a well-deserved Oscar, but even she is overshadowed by Robert Stack's brilliant characterization of the impotent and alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley, a tragic figure in a yellow sports care."

Due to licensing restrictions, we are not able to promote the title of the movie. Please call 281-376-4610 for more information.

We will meet in the Earl Elliott Room. Bring a friend.

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

Workforce Solutions will once again offer 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 make the most of your skills.


September 12 – Making Connections – Networking and Telephone Techniques

September 26 – Interviewing skills

Call 281-376-4610 for more information. The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program Field Trip to the International Quilt Festival - November 1, 2013

Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program presents a field trip to the International Quilt Festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday, November 1, 2013.

Have Book-Will Travel: International Exploration Series - Japan

On Monday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm the Barbara Bush Branch Library will host the first installment of its International Exploration series. Come and hear Japan-America Society of Houston representative, Taka Tsuruta, as he takes you on a journey to Japan without ever having to leave your seat.

  

 

Spotlight on Local Authors : Peggy Boone

On May 18, Peggy Boone will be here to discuss her new book, Shadow Boxing: Siblings of the disabled.  It is based on 5 years of interviews, in-depth search of disability literature, and personal experience. She is the mother of a child with disabilities and the sister of a sibling with disabilities.


Peggy was an educator in Spring I.S.D. She and her husband have traveled extensively and live in the Spring area.
Come and learn more about how children with disabilities affect the whole family.

The program in on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Meeting room.
 

Let's Learn More About Genealogy

On Friday, November 16 at 11:00 AM, the Barbara Bush Branch Library will present a demonstration of the Genealogy databases available through the Harris County Public Library website - www.hcpl.net.

To climb your family tree or consult the U.S. Census come and explore HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com. The class is offered once a month in the Computer Lab. Please call 281-376-4610 to register or to ask for the schedule of future classes. You can also register online the HCPL website.

Registration is required and opens 30 days before the class is presented.

 

Clues, Cake, and Coffee Mystery Book Club

              Please join us on Thursday, July 19th for our "Clues, Cake and Coffee" mystery book club. Our focus this summer is Texas mystery writers. The July selection is Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke.  

              The discussion will be held in the Robin Bush Activity room from 1:00-3:00 PM.

             "Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer, Preacher Jack Collins, along the Texas-Mexico border." 

Greens Gallery Art Exhibit at the Library

The Art Exhibit for May will be furnished by Greens Gallery of Originial Art.The Artists contributing their work are Barbara Gillroy, Pedra Kuder, and Elizabeth Sapre. 

Barbara Gilroy

Barbara loves painting portraits of homes. It is her passion to capture the warmth of a family home. She paints in various
mediums and has exhibited in Galveston, Kingwood, and Spring. She also teaches watercolor classes on cruise ships.

 

 

Pedra Kuder

 

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