Adults

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Summer is coming up quickly and the Barbara Bush Library is in need of volunteers to help during the summer. We are in need of volunteers to help us shelve during various days and times throughout the week. 

Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age or older and able to commit to at least 2 hours of service a week. Training is made available for all new volunteers. 

Please feel free to call the library at 281.376.4610 or email Jennifer at jennifer.nandlal@hcpl.net if you'd like more information about volunteering at the Barbara Bush Library. You can also download an application by going to HCPL's Volunteer Page. Once you complete the application, drop it off at the Barbara Bush Library and we will contact you regarding volunteering! 

Crafting For Adults - Bride & Groom Clothespin

Photo of Adult Craft-Bride & Groom ClothespinJoin us for this cute and fun craft! To celebrate Bridal Month in June, we will make a Bride & Groom Clothespin! Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am. Can also be adapted for Prom or Bridesmaids. Free! All materials supplied. For Ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Join Us for Our 2nd Know Your Muslim Neighbor Event on 5/27!

Freeman Library and the Muslim American Society welcome you to join us for for our second "Know Your Muslim Neighbor Neighbor" Event on Saturday, 5/27 in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. We open the doors at 11:30 AM and invite people of all ages to learn historical facts about Islam and America! Please come, experience, and enjoy:

• A Poster Exhibit
• Ethnic Food & Refreshments
• Henna Art
• Crafts for the kids
• Write your name in Arabic
• Brief presentations throughout about the Muslim community
• Islamic music
• Try on a Hijab 

Book Club: An English Spy by Daniel Silva

On Wednesday, June 14 at 11:00 am our “A Novel Idea” book club convenes again to discuss “An English Spy” by Daniel Silva. Enjoy light refreshments as you immerse yourself in lively discussion of the work and general social interaction.

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

For more information contact Sharon or Monica at 281-590-1456.
 

 

Next Week’s Events for You

Monday, May 15
   4:00 pm, Young Adult Creative Writing Club (for teens)

Tuesday, May 16
   10:30 am, Infant/Toddler Storytime (in English)
   3:30 pm, Animé and Manga Club (for teens)

Wednesday, May 17
   4:00 pm Art Club (for tweens & teens)
   5:30 pm Game Night (for all ages)

Thursday, May 18
   10:20 am, Bilingual Storytime (for all preschoolers)
   3:00 pm, How to Get into the College You Want
   4:00 pm, Medicare Explained (Bring your questions to our expert!)

Free Computer Class - Microsoft Word Pictures, Wordart and Text Boxes

Adding pictures to your document can be a great way to illustrate important information or add decorative accents to existing text. Come and let us show you how to work with Image, Wordart & Text Boxes in WORD 2013. The class will be Thursday, May 11 at 10:30 am -12:30 pm. Openings available.

Clipart:Copyright © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

 

Adults - Don't Miss TGIF Programs Tech Q&A Friday Morning!

Adults - Please join us Friday morning for our last Tech Q&A Session before Summer! Let's talk about the technology issues concerning you! People from Freeman Library will be here to address questions about desktops/laptops, smartphones, digital tablets, HCPL eMedia, and more.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide refreshments and support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

Adult Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Cover Art for 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel' by Jamie FordJoin us Monday, May 15, at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the historical fiction title Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford. In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. The hotel has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. Free. No registration required. For Ages 18+.

LIFE Workshop: Genealogy Series

family treeWednesday, May 10, 10:00am
Genealogy: A World of Sources
Mick Stafford, Executive Director of HCC Libraries, gives you a bird’s-eye view of the wealth of genealogy sources online and through your library.

Wednesday, May 17, 10:00am
Genealogy: DNA and Medical Genetics Testing
LSC-Kingwood Professor Brian Shmaefsky reveals the state of the art when it comes to your genes and your health. He discusses the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer DNA tests and explains what they can and cannot tell you.

View the full LIFE Workshop schedule.

May Book Clubs

Have you been thinking about joining a book club but not sure where to start? Test drive one of our book clubs in April! We've got some great reads for you that are sure to drum up lots of great discussion!

Evening Book Club:

Evening Book Club usually  meets on the 2nd Tuesday every month. This month's meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9th @ 7pm. The meeting will be held in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room on the 2nd floor. This month's book selection is: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

 

 

 

Afternoon Book Club:

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