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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,

Joe Collard - Local Artist Exhibit

The BarbOld Town Springara Bush Branch Library is honored to display oil paintings by local artist, Joe Collard.

Mr. Collard has been painting in oils for more than 60 years. He has a Bachelors of Arts from Missouri Valley College where his classes included oil painting and art history.

An international business career provided Joe with opportunities to travel and visit museum and historic paintings throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Since his retirement, Joe has painted with Tracy Viser at The Woodlands Academy of Art, and with Marty Hatcher at the Artists’ Retreat and Learning Center.

Free Business Consulting - Start Your Own Small Business

Library volunteer, Vijay Patel, is offering free consulting to anyone interested in starting or operating a small business. Vijay has worked for HP for 20 years and has knowledge of the computer and hospitality industries, as well as, incorporation, marketing and finance for business.

Mr. Patel will be in the WCR Conference Room on the 2nd floor on Fridays from 4:00-5:30 PM in July.

No registration is necessary.

Small Business Series: Starting and Growing Your Dream Business

July 8 - How to write and present your dream business plan

July 15 - How to finance your business

July 22 - How to keep and grow your customers

July 29 - How to build, motivate and lead the team

 

 

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Photography Exhibit in Art Alcove - Bob Blome

                                   

In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month photographer, Bob Blome, will have an exhibit of his photographs from Asia at the Barbara Bush Library in May.

Bob is a self-taught photographer who aspires to the standards of "National Geographic" magazine. He learned techniques by observing the work of other artists, and experimenting with their approaches and his own vision of an image. One of his main influences is Impressionist art for their use of the horizon and their framing.

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