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Computer Classes @ Barbara Bush Library

Did you know that computer classes are back at the Barbara Bush Library? Our schedule of classes changes monthly in order to cover a wide variety of topics. Classes do require registration which can be done online here, or by contacting the library. 

If you are interested in signing up for a class or would like more information, please call us at 832-927-7800. We look forward to seeing you in a class! 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

Celebrate Holidays with the Library

 Now that November has come around, we are all preparing for Thanksgiving, that big holiday at the end of the month. However, there are a lot of other holidays this month that just get overlooked in our turkey preparation. Yeah, Thanksgiving is fun, but should it so blatantly overshadow Have a Party with Your Bear Day (Yeah, look it up. It’s worth a Google)? Or what about the equally important National Fast Food Day? Should that be passed over for a holiday that we just go and eat food? We agree with you that it should absolutely not! So, to help correct this egregious oversight, we at the library are happy to provide some books to help you properly celebrate some of these other holidays (as well as letting you know when these are). You’re welcome.

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

Adults - January in Adult Services & Technology Training Courses.

 

Adults - Here's how we're kicking off 2018 in Adult Services & Technology Training Courses. Click on the following link to download your own copy.

https://tinyurl.com/y9mvyqnn

The library will be closed on Monday, 1/15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

No Story Times the Week of Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no story times the week of Nov. 21 through Nov. 25. The story times will reconvene on Tuesday Nov. 28. All story times have limited space and tickets can be picked up when we open on the mornings of the story time.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays 10:15 am Ages 3-5
Baby Bookworms: Tuesdays 11:15 am Ages 0-18 months
Toddler Time: Wednesdays 10:30 am Ages 18 months-2 years

Even When We're Closed, We're Open

Open 24 hoursThe Harris County libraries will be closed from Friday, 4/14, through Sunday, 4/16. However, just because the building is closed doesn't mean you can't get what you need.  Here are a few examples of what's available 24/7 through our web site:
you can renew items by going into "My account,"
you can request items you find in our online catalog,
you can download ebooks and audiobooks or stream movies, TV shows and music,
you can find out how to repair your car or lawnmower,
you can do genealogy research,
you can learn a language,
you can access Consumer Reports,
you can get ready for a standardized test,
you can use newspapers and professional journals to do research,
and much more!!

Catalog Not Showing Checkouts

AlertUpdate: May 18: Thank you for your patience.  The issue with the catalog is resolved and customers should now be able to see their checked out items.

The Catalog is having problem showing checkouts in my account after the recent upgrade on web services. Customers should call one of our branches for assistance with renewals. Our vendor is working on resolving this now. We apologize for this inconvenience and we hope to have this resolved soon.

How many times can I renew an item?

There is a limit of 2 renewals per item.

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