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ESL Tutor Training March 26 at the Library

 

ESL Tutor Training

March 26, 2011

African-American Read-In

  African-American Read-In

Saturday, February 26, 2011

 Over a million readers across the U.S. are expected to participate in the 22nd Annual African American Read-In. The Barbara Bush Library and The E.B.O.N.Y. organization will join forces as official sponsors of this event locally. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.

Check Out some African American Authors

Read a book by an Black author this month. Explore various cultures and points of view. Here are some titles to get  you started:

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

 

 

They Tell Me of a Home by Daniel Black

 

 

AARP Tax Assistance at Barbara Bush Branch Library

AARP Tax Assistance starts next week, on Tuesday, February 1 at the library from 12:00-4:00 P.M. It will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays.

The hours are:

Monday 1:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

This program is not restricted to senior citizens. Income tax return preparation assistance is on a first come-first served basis. No phone calls will be accepted by the AARP volunteers.

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.

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