So You Bought an Instant Pot… Now What? [15 and Adult] - Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM

The Instant Pot is a “Smart Multi-Use, Programmable Pressure Cooker…” that makes meals quickly (

It was one of the top selling items sold on Prime Day in July.

If you bought one and it’s still in the box, you may be asking yourself, “Now what?”

Join us on Wednesday, September 5th in the Library Community Room at 7 PM as we demystify preconceived notions and any myths about these instapot cookers as well as guide you through the basics and verbiage used to cook in one of these nifty units.

Taste the future at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

Monday at the Little Blue Library

Today is Monday and we have our Story time in the Garden at 10:30 am.  Today the subject is Animal Paws.  It will be under the Tree House.  At 4 pm will be our kids program making Teleidocopes.  Yes, you read that correctly. TELEIDOSCOPE.  This will be for ages 6 to 11 and will take place under the Tree House.  Tonight at 6 pm, we will have ESL with our beloved Cindy.  It will take place at the Mercer Botanic Center.  The address there is, 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd. If you have any further questions about ESL and the location, please call Cindy at 832-927-5480.  So come by and see us at the Little Blue Library and see for yourself what we have going on.  We would love to see you here!

Friday, 8/31 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Summer Film Fest Event #6

TGIF Programs invites adults of all ages to join us for our Summer Film Fest. We will be showing films on various dates during Summer 2018. This free event requires no registration.

On Friday, August 31 at 10:15 AM, the Summer Film Fest concludes with a 1967 musical comedy about an ambitious window washer who seeks to climb the corporate ladder. This unrated film which stars Robert Morse, Michele Lee, and Rudy Vallee, lasts 121 minutes.

Adult Programs in September

Cover for The Martian: A Novel by Andy WeirComputer Class- One on One Computer Help: Thursday, September 13, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Hispanic Heritage Adult Craft: Wednesday, September 12, 10:30 am. Papel Picado-Learn this versatile Mexican Folk Art Craft to make colorful banners for every occasion! Free. For Ages 18+. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Passport Services @ Barbara Bush Library

The staff from the Harris County District Clerk's office will be returning to process U.S. Passports next week. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can call 832-927-5690 to make an appointment. NOTE: the last walk-in customer will be received 30 minutes before listed closing time. This applies to all locations.

Passport Services will be held during the following days and times in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room:

Tuesday, August 28th from 1pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, August 29th from 1pm-4:30pm
Thursday, August 30th from 1pm-6:30pm

For more information regarding Passport Service, please visit the Harris County District Clerk's website.

Stained Art for Teens on Thursday

Today is the teen craft at Baldwin Boettcher’s Little Blue Library.  Teens will be creating stained art, and “paint with all the colors of the wind” and make simple but awesome stained art to decorate their space.  This program is for ages 11 to 18 years and will take place under the tree house from 3:45 to 4:45 pm.  No registration is necessary and as always, it is a free program.  So come join us.  We would love to have you participate in the fun!

Wild Birds Unlimited

You are in for a special treat! On the evening of Thurs 8/23, Wild Birds Unlimited will be in the Meeting Room at #KingwoodLibrary from 6-7 PM. Learn about the birds that live in or visit the Kingwood / Houston area. The hummingbirds will be passing through on their way to Mexico. Learn how to help. All ages welcome!

Wednesday Programs for Baldwin Boettcher

Today is Wednesday, August 22, and we will have our Spin-a-Yarn group meet at 11 am.  The location will be Mercer Botanic Center and the address is 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to do crafts, knit, crochet, and chat then this is the group for you!
We will also have Word Crafters meet today at 5 pm.  Due to the early closing hours at the college because of the end of semester break, we will be meeting at the Starbucks at 1960 and Aldine Westfield.  If you like to write or would like to start, come join us.  We would love to have you there!

Programs This Week @ The Little Blue Library

Monday, August 20, we will have Story Time in the Gardens at 10:30 am.  The subject this week will be “squirrels”. It will take place under the tree house, and the age group it is for is 2 to 6 years old.   In the afternoon, we will have a program for kids and tweens ages 6 – 11 for Ocean in a Bottle.  Join us as we use science to make an ocean in a bottle with oil and water.  If you are wondering which one we will need more of?   Come join us and find out!  Then we will have an adult program at 6 pm.  It is English as a Second Language (ESL) taught by our beloved Cindy.  That class is located at the Mercer Botanic Center right down the road at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.

New Hours for The Little Blue Library

Baldwin Boettcher’s Little Blue Library will have new hours starting Monday, August 20.  They will be open 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday for your convenience.   To see what activities we have coming up, check our events calendar at, and then come by and see us.  We would love to see you here!

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