Bob Gardner's Photography is exhibited this month in Room L-129!

Our September art exhibition in Room L-129 is a collection of Robert H. Gardner’s fine art photography named “Elevate the Ordinary”.

Bob writes about his work, “It wasn’t until my freshman year in college that someone put a name—“dyslexia”— to the years of difficulty I had with reading, writing and other left-brain skills, which I still struggle with today,” “Fortunately, a sympathetic lab teacher taught me to focus on the visual and mechanical aspects of whatever I was studying, which enabled me to function using a different perspective.
Over the years, I have come to realize that this coping mechanism has also made me a better photographer.  Rather than just looking at the image in the camera, I naturally search for other perspectives, other ways of seeing what is ordinary.  Each artist makes his or her world their own and, in doing so, takes the viewer to this higher perspective. To take us from here to somewhere else.
While I enjoyed working with traditional film, the advent of digital photography has created opportunities for me to express what I feel and see in the new world of Fine Art Photography."
"Elevate the Ordinary"
You can see more of his work on his website at http://www.rhgphoto.com/

 

(some) September Children's Programs!

 Registration is now open for the following Children’s programs Art Explorers Monday, September 14th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30 pm.  This month learn about Canadian artist Ted Harrison and paint a watercolor of the Yukon.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8-12).  Our newest program , Creative Writing every Thursday at 4:30 pm.  Learn how to write creatively through good books!  This month’s topic is story structure and The Hobbit.  This program is limited to 10 children (ages 9 – 12) and registration is for the entire month.  Please call 832-559-4235 for more information and to register.   

September Computer Classes

keyboardWant to learn more about computers? The library hosts free computer classes for adults! Whether you are interested in using a computer for the first time, or just want a refresher course, there is a class for you. We even offer two classes a month taught in Spanish!

All computer classes scheduled for September (and a bonus October class!) are listed below. Click on the class title to go to the registration page. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

For more information or to register for classes, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: Keyboard Photo by cooper gary

Best Practices for Moving your Business Online: SCORE presentation this Saturday

Small business owners, this is really worthwhile.
SCORE is a nonprofit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow and achieve their goals, through education and mentorship. Once a quarter they give an excellent presentation here at the library. So far ALL their workshops have been some of the most excellent presentations we have had, so they are truly worth coming to.

This Saturday, from 10:30 until noon, Marco Cerrato will be presenting Best Practices for Moving your Business Online. You will learn:
-how to align your business objectives with your online & marketing plans
-how to identify your target audience
-how to research your competitors online
-how to choose the right type of website for your particular business 
-how to explore options of building your own website vs. hiring a professional
-the required steps for setting up online (domain, webhost, etc)
-what type of online marketing promotion tools are available
-how to measure the results and avoid some common pitfalls

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and it will be held in Room E 100. It’s free and excellent. Do come.

Homeschoolers! We have Resources for you


I've seen estimates suggesting that between a hundred forty- and two hundred thousand children in Texas are being homeschooled. Do we have resources for you! This month we've laid out an array around our round wall for you to discover: not just the standard manuals, but also subject materials in the Arts, Sciences, Sports, and even, animal care. We also have sheets of pertinent website links given to us by experienced homeschool Moms. And links to our language learning and test-practice databases. And magazines. And copies of the Texas Home School Coalition Review for you to take home. Lots of valuable resources. Lean on us. We can help.

We also have monthly programs for homeschoolers on Mondays during the school year.  Art Explorers for Homeschoolers ages 8-12 is on the second Monday of the month at 1:30. The Bluebonnet Book Club, geared for 3rd to 5th graders, runs from September to January on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30. There is also a Kidlit Book Club, also for 3rd to 5th graders, from February to May on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30. The Teen Homeschoolers Book Club, however, is full at this time.