Adults

A Novel Idea - November

Our book club, A Novel Idea, will be meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 11am. Join us as we discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

If you haven't had a chance to read The Rosie Project yet, stop by the library and check one out from our display or request a copy by visiting our library catalog

Book Discussion: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Cover of 'How the Light Gets In' by Louise PennyJoin us on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 pm as we discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny.

Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gathering with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté de Quebec. Most of his best agents have left or been transferred out of the Homicide Department. Gamache receives a call from a friend in the village of Three Pines about the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world. His investigation leads him into a web of murder, lies, and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city.

How the Light Gets In is available in regular print, large print, eBook, eAudio, and Audiobook on CD. Please call 281-471-4022 or come by the library if you would like assistance in getting a copy of the book. Free. For ages 18+. No registration required. 

Adults - Friday, 11/3 @ 10:30 - Technology Q&A Session!

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.

International Games Day @ 2-4 PM [All Ages]

In cooperation with International Games Day, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting a variety of board, card, and tablet video games on Saturday, November 4th from 2-4 PM on the main floor of the library.

Staff will be available for an Introduction to Magic: The Gathering to anyone who is interested in learning.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards. 

Adult Programs in November

Word "November " Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Beginner Origami: Thursday, November 2, 11:00 am. Join Ms. Derry to make an origami turkey for your Thanksgiving feast! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Terra Nova Children’s Home: Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm. The Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia was founded by La Porte residents Tom and Amy Morrow in 2006. Learn about their experiences in creating this home for orphaned children. Free, no registration required. Open to all ages.

Medicare Learning Event: Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm. La Porte resident Steve Baker of BakerSeniors will give an informative and educational program about Medicare. Clear up the confusion!  Free and open to everyone. No registration required.

Knitting Circle for Adults: Tuesday, November 14 & 28, 10:00 am. Bring your current project. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny, a cozy mystery set in a fictional village in Canada. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 if you would like us to reserve a copy for you.

One-on-One Computer Help: Thursday, November 30, 10:30 am. Are you having trouble with your email? Need help using your smart phone? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Free. Registration required. Register for a 30 minute time slot by calling 281-471-4022.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Adult Services & Technology Training Courses This November

 

Adults - Here's what we've planned for November in Adult Services & Technology Training Courses. Click on the following link to download your own copy.
- https://drive.google.com/…/0B34EIlkz42-9SGlQTm9UUlh0c…/view…

Program: Terra Nova Children's Home

Cover of Brochure for Terra Nova Children's Home-ZambiaJoin us to hear the fascinating story of Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia founded by La Portians Tom and Amy Morrow! Monday, November 6, at 7pm. Free. For all ages!

Fifteen years ago Tom and Amy Morrow traveled from La Porte, Texas to Zambia with their six children who were between the ages of 4 and 11 years old. There, while working in impoverished areas, they discovered that there are over 1 million orphans in a country of only 13 million people. They also found a big gap in support for orphaned children who were below school age. By the time they reached school age, they already had years of malnutrition. Tom and Amy had a desire to step in and fill the gap.

In 2006, after substantial research and work with a local transit home for orphaned babies, the Morrows located and purchased an abandoned building in Kazembe—a large village in northern Zambia—and began construction. Electricity had to be installed, a borehole drilled, and pipes laid. After one year of hard work, the doors to Terra Nova Children’s Home finally opened.

Terra Nova is now a happy home to over 30 children who have found a new family and are now growing up healthy, secure, and safe—receiving a quality education so that they will grow up to not just be an orphan statistic, but a contributing member of society. Come hear their story!

International Observe the Moon Night

Join us on Thursday, November 2nd from 6-7:30pm at the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center for International Observe the Moon Night. 

We will have a guest speaker, and you'll get to learn about the moon. We've also got some hands on activities for you and you'll get a chance to catch up with fellow library patrons and staff! 

For more information regarding this program, or other programs happening in the community, please contact us via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/barbarabushlibrary. 

See you on November 2nd! 

 

 

Star Wars Reads Day!

star wars readsCelebrate Star Wars Reads Day with an afternoon of games, crafts and fun! Meet other Star Wars fans and enjoy trivia and snacks. Come dressed as your favorite character and learn cool Jedi moves from Master Whit. Enter your name in our prize drawing for cool Star Wars stuff!

The event will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-4:00 pm. It will be held in the first floor Meeting Room (L129). This is a family event - all ages are welcome!

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Voting @ N. Channel

Early Voting for Harris County residents will be held at North Channel Branch from:

October 23-27: 8am-4:30pm

October 28: 7am-7pm

                                 October 29: 1pm-6pm

                                 October 30-November 3: 7am-7pm

 

Residentes del Condado de Harris pueden votar temprano en North Channel. Las Horas de Funcionamiento son:

23 de octubre-27: 8am-4:30pm

28 de octubre: 7am-7pm

29 de octubre: 1pm-6pm

30 de octubre-3 de noviembre: 7am-7pm

 

 

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