New ESL Classes at Baldwin Boettcher

globeDo you know someone who wants to learn English?  Baldwin Boettcher Branch currently offers two ESL classes for adults, and more are planned to start in the next few weeks.  These free classes are geared toward helping new immigrants meet their work and personal goals through English conversation study and language exercises in small groups of two to eight people.  Those interested in joining a class may stop by the library or call us at 281-821-1320 for more information.  The library also has the Rosetta Stone language learning program, as well as a selection of ESL books, CDs, and DVDs which may be checked out for an extended loan period.   

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Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher!

 

Hats: Status, Style and GlamourEveryone is invited to wear a hat or cap to the library next Tuesday, September 13, for our first annual celebration of Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher.  We will have fun all day long and will award prizes for the best hat spotted in the building each hour.  Preschool Story Time at 11:00 AM will feature a special hat craft for the children, but this day is for all ages.  Hat Day is our own creation, so feel free to be imaginative!  Don’t miss out on the celebration -– go in your closet and find a hat to wear next Tuesday! 

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Hispanic Heritage on Display

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of LoveHispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, but we are getting an early start.  Beginning Tuesday, September 6, the display table in the center of the library at Baldwin Boettcher will show off books, audiobooks and music by writers and artists of Hispanic countries or heritage.  As materials are checked out, we’ll be adding more, so keep checking throughout the month. 

Hispanic Heritage Month programs at Baldwin Boettcher:

GULF COAST READS AUTHOR VISIT

Author Chitra DivakaruniThe area-wide Gulf Coast Reads event throughout September features the book, One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni. The author will be at the Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring,  on Thursday, September 8 at 4:30pm to speak about her book. The meeting will be held in the Forum of the Community Center across the driveway from the library. The event is free and no registration is required.

Volunteer as an ESL Tutor

Intermediate ESL classBaldwin Boettcher Branch needs volunteer ESL tutors for both one-on-one and small group classes.  Several tutor training sessions are planned in the coming weeks, including one on September 10 at nearby Barbara Bush Branch.  For more information on the ESL program, please stop by Baldwin Boettcher or call 281-821-1320 and speak with Cindy or Elise.  Helping new adult immigrants learn or improve their English skills is rewarding, fun, and a way to make a positive difference in people's lives.