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Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar

 

 

The Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars are returning to the library in January.  Job hunting skills are essential in this economy. Come and gain the skills needed to compete in this job market.

Cover Letters - January 6 from 1:30-3:30. Learn how to prepare an effective cover letter that will highlight your skills.

Resumes - January 20 from 1:30-3:30.  Learn how to focus on your skills and avoid common mistakes.

Happy Holidays from the Adult Services staff of the Library!

Use the Digital Catalog While we are Closed!

Check out the Digital Catalog while we are closed. This is where you can download e-audio titles to your MP3 or iPod or download e-books  to your Nook or Sony Reader or other compatible devices. Unfortunately the Kindle from Amazon.com is not compatible with the library's digital books. A good place to start is "Getting Started Guide."

Happy Holidays from the Adult Services Staff of the Library!

Health Research Demo

Health Research Database Demo

Friday, November 19 @ 11:00 AM

Want to find out if it’s snake oil or really the latest wonder drug? Or if a drug has significant safety warnings? Need to research a particular medical condition? Looking for a list of side effects for that new prescription or which herbal medicine to use for what?


Come see how to use the Consumer Health Complete and Health Reference Center databases and Internet sites such as MedlinePlus at our monthly Database Demos presentation to be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM, in our second floor Computer Lab.

Native American Reads

November is Native American Heritage Month. Try some of these fiction titles from our catalog:

Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich 

 

 

 

 

Runner by Thomas Perry (2009

 

 

 

 

People of the Whale: a novel by Linda Hogan (2008)   

 

 

 

 

Early Voting Not Held at Barbara Bush Branch Library this Year

Early voting has moved from the Barbara Bush Branch Library to the Champion Forest Baptisit Church at Stuebner Airline Drive and Strack Road. Early voting will be held in the Multi-Purpose Building on the church property. You enter the property from Strack Road. The address is 4840 Strack Road, Houston, 77069.

During early voting, you may vote at any polling location in the County, however on Election Day, November 2, you must vote in your local precinct.

Early voting hours are:

October 18-22  8:00 am-4:30 pm

October 23  7:00 am-7:00 pm

October 24  1:00 pm-6:00 pm

October 25-29 7:00 am-7:00 pm

For more information go to this website  www.harrisvotes.com or Build my Ballot

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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