Do you know someone who wants to learn English?

Starting on January 7th ESL classes will start for beginning English speakers at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library. These are weekly classes for adults who want to learn English. Class size is limited. Sign up at the service desk or call 281-821-1320. The classes will be held Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room. Sign up! It will be fun and it is free!

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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The TrialTitle to be discussed:  Franz Kafka's classic novel, The Trial.  Date of meeting:  Monday, January 4, 2010, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  The terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information.

Young Adult CD's have moved to a new shelf.

To make things easier and give everyone an opportunity to view the CD's in the Young Adult category, the staff has moved this collection to Aisle 34.  They are now placed between the Adult CD's and the juvenile CD's.  Try one.  I think  you will find it entertaining.  Some of the authors included in this collection are P C Cast (House of Night), Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), L A Meyer (Bloody Jack Adventures) and John Flanagan's (Ranger's Apprentice).  You will find these stories making your to work or home and exciting adventure.  Please come explore this new collection of CD's.

Holidays and Their Movies

The traditional thing to do on New Year's Eve is to go to a New Year's Eve party, isn't it?  But whenever I talk with friends, family, and co-workers about their plans for this big night, many if not most of them say they aren't planning anything special and will probably stay home.  It may not be a night to remember for the ages, but staying home doesn't have to be boring if you spend the evening with a great movie.   If you plan to stay home on New Year's Eve, you might enjoy the company of one of these movies with an end-of-the-year setting.