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March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month,and it's a great time to reflect on all of the ways that women have left their mark on the world. A fun way to learn and celebrate women in history is through the movies, whether you're watching biographies on iconic women, or learning about their struggles through documentaries and historic films. The website lists 50 movies and documentaries celebrating women and their history.

Here are a few available in the HCPL online catalog:

Amelia

Amelia Earhart, the young aviatrix who won the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Great Books Discussion Group Meets at the Library

The Great Books Discussion Group meets at the Barbara Bush Branch Library on Monday, February 20 in the WCR Conference Room on the 2nd floor. The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 7:00-8:45 PM. The book selection for February is On Evil by Moses Maimonides. Please call Ed Boran for more information about this book discussion group (281) 353-1450. The March selection is The Iliad by Homer.

Spanish Classes Resume at the Library

Practice your Spanish with our volunteer, Oscar, on Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 PM. 

After a break for the holidays, Oscar is ready to pick up the conversation again this Thursday, January 19. 

The sessions will be held in the WCR Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the library. There is no need to register, just drop in and meet Oscar and the students in his class. The class is free and open to everyone.

Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. Call 281-376-4610 for more information.

ESL Tutor Training January 17 at the Library

Volunteer Tutor Training for ESL : Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00-8:45 PM

The Barbara Bush Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help non-English speaking adults learn to read, write, and speak English. A training workshop will take place at the library on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00-8:45 PM. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

You need not speak another language nor have teaching experience. At the workshop we will introduce you to teaching techniques and materials which will allow you to communicate with non-English speaking students.

Patriotic Movie in Honor of Veteran's Day - Friday, November 11

In honor of Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, the Barbara Bush Branch Library will show a patriotic movie for Senior Classic Movie Morning. The movie from 1943 stars Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard. It is the true story of Army nurses who are assigned to Hawaii in 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, they are then sent to Bataan in the Philippines.

The movie will be shown in the Earl Elliott Room at 10:00 am. Come and enjoy the movie and some treats, and help us honor the Vets.

 

 

Lalique and Art Glass of the 19th and 20th Centuries presented by Tim Novak

 René Lalique, Coupe Anvers [Anvers Bowl], designed March 21, 1930, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III, 97.1560

 

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 Tim Novak, director of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, will present a lecture on Lalique and Art Glass  of the 19th and 20th Centuries at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts.

Tim Novak did his graduate work in art glass. He has organized over 70 exhibitions to date on glass and American art.

Native American Artist Exhibit at the Library

The Barbara Bush Branch library is honored to have an exhibit from the Garden of the Dragonfly Gallery in Old Town Spring. The exhibit features three artists, Dani Palmierie-Shafer, Yvonne Denbina, and Mary Chimarusti.Mary Chimarusti - Painted Native American Drum

Here I am featuring Mary Chimarusti.

"Inspired by her life's experiences, world travels, music, photography, and spiritual studies, Mary has taken her visions and placed them on canvas. She is a self-taught artist who depends on her visions and inner-most emotions to create her art. A master storyteller, her canvas is her voice."

Harris County Public Library: A Guided Tour of the Homepage

Do more than search the catalog and request books!

Start at http://www.hcpl.net  Scroll down and look in the column on the left.

Under Menu:

Click on My Account/Renew.  Look at the books you have out or renew books.

Career and Job Skills Database Demo at the Library

                                                                                       Career and Job Skills Database Demo at the library

Friday, August 12 @ 11:00 AM

 

 

Inspirational Fiction at the Library

Are you looking for some inspirational fiction?  The library has all kinds of fiction genres, including Inspirational fiction. Here are some of the most popular authors found in our stacks:

Lori Copeland, Philip Gulley, Beverly Lewis, Gilbert Morris, Francine Rivers, Jan Karon, Janette Oke, Karen Kingsbury,

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