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Scream-In for Teens at Barbara Bush Branch Library

Friday, October 22 from 6:30-9:30 PM, join us for a night of scream-fueled fun! Costume contest, Scream Queen contest, spooky films, crafts, activities and more.

Must have a signed permission form to register. Please see the YA Librarian for details or send an e-mail to ccteen@hcpl.net. Call 281-376-4610 for more information or stop at the 2nd floor Information Desk.

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Reader's Advisory Database Demonstration

Read everything by your favorite author? Looking to discover new authors you might like? Trying to remember that book you read and enjoyed last year but don’t recall the author or the exact title?


Come see how to use Novelist Plus, one of our licensed subscription databases, at the Reader’s Advisory Database Demos presentation to be held Friday October 8, 2010 at 11 AM, in our second floor Barbara Bush Library Friends computer lab. These classes are popular so please register by going online or by calling the library at 281-376-4610.

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Crime, Cake and Coffee Mystery Book Club

This special summer mystery book club concludes on September 16 at 1:00 pm.  The selection for this September meeting is Die, Decorator, Die by Franklin Levy. "A sexy, comic crime mystery that takes on a whirlwind behind-the-scenes voyage of the interior decorating world where the stakes are high, deception reigns and the designs are literally "to die for.""

Please call 281-376-4610 for more information. No registration is required. Reading the book before the club meeting is suggested.

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Genealogy Research Demo on Friday

Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research? Need to consult the US Census for past years?

Come see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com, our genealogical databases, to do online research from your home (or at the library in the case of Ancestry.com). The research demo will be held this Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM, in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

These classes are popular so please register by going online or by calling the library at 281-376-4610. By popluar demand, we will now be presenting the Genealogical Research Demo on a quarterly basis: June, Sept., Dec., and March. So if you miss this class in September, please sign up for the December class. Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class.

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Great Books Discussion Group Meets at the Library

The Great Books Discussion Group will meet Monday, August 16 at 7:00 pm to discuss Masks by George Santayana.

The group meets in the 2nd floor WCR conference room at the library on the 3rd Monday of each month.

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See the World from the Library

Visit sites around the world without leaving town! Checkout the library travel section for books on Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and more. Here are a few titles to get you started:

 

Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

The Other Side of Russia: a slice of life in Siberia and the Russian Far East by Sharon Hudgins

That Summer in Sicily by Marlena De Blasi

There's still time to read a book this summer!!

You can still join the Adult summer reading club. Read four books and be eligible for prizes. Choose your favorite authors or titles and relax with a book out of the heat.  Register by August 7th and enter your books in your log by august 14th. Go to www.hcpl.net to register.

 

Here are some cool titles to help you chill out:

Whiteout by Ken Follett

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The Shining by Stephen King

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

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Legal Research Database Demo

                                      

Do I have to take driver’s ed to get a driver’s license? Can I get a marriage license for free? Come see how to use Texas Statutes online and Gale Legal Forms at our Legal Research Database Demo, one of our monthly Database Demo presentations to be held Friday July 2, 2010 at 11 AM, in our second floor computer lab. These classes are popular so please register by going online or by calling the library.

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Read some books, join the fun!

Join the fun with the adult services staff at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Read or listen to only four books and be eligible for prizes. Go to this website and register: ReaderNation. This is also where you record the books you've read. The registration for the program runs through August 7th, so there is still lots of time to get involved.

Three entries will be selected from a random drawing of all readers who complete the program. The prizes are bookstore gift cards in the amounts of $200.00 (1st prize), $150.00 (2nd prize), and $100.00 (3rd prize). The Barbara Bush Branch Library will also select a winner from a random drawing of our readers completing the program. The prize will be a $50.00 bookstore gift card.

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Senior Movie Morning - Screwball classic comedy

June 3 at 10:00

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