Genealogy Database Demo

Climbing your family tree to do some family history research? Need to consult the U.S. Census? Come and learn how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com at our Genealogy Research Database Demo on Friday, December 13 @ 11:00 AM in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

These classes are popular so registration is required. You can register by going online to www.hcpl.net or by calling the library at 281-376-4610.  The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

We are now offering Genealogical Research monthly. The date varies. Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class. Please call for the schedule. Classes presented by Reference Librarian Margaret Davis.

Job Search Seminar

Boost your job search into high gear for 2014. Get started this month at the library.

Workforce Solutions offers semi-monthly Job Search Seminars at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. The seminars will be held from 1:30-3:30 in the Robin Bush Activity room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.

Come and learn how to search for a job more effectively and learn how to make the most of your skills.

December 12 – Rebranding Your Skills
No session on December 26.

An Undecorated Tree? At This Time of Year?

Holiday Tree Decorated with Donation EnvelopesOur faithful Friends are at it again. They’ve put up a tree to be undecorated. You're probably wondering what that means.

In our lobby you will find a tree covered with envelopes. When the giving mood strikes all you have to do is remove one of those envelopes, insert a donation, and put it in the gift box located at the customer service desk. All money received will be put towards developing the adult, children’s and teen collections.

Kindle E-Book Demo

Did you purchase a Kindle recently? If you have a Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch or Kindle Paperwhite you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library’s Digital Media Catalog. Come to the session December 10 at 11:00 to learn how to download E-Books to your device. The Kindle demo will be held in the 2nd floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.
Bring your device, cables, your Amazon password & user name if you have an Amazon account. You need an Amazon account to borrow a book. You will need a library card to borrow a book from the Digital Catalog.
This class is now offered on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM.  Registration is required. Call 281-376-4610. Registration opens 30 days prior to the class.

Save the Date—Community Open House

Open House - Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesSince everyone is in a festive mood this time of year it makes perfect sense to join us for our 11th Annual Community Open House on December 12th. Everyone is invited to this event celebrating the 11th anniversary of the opening of the Barbara Bush Library. Free musical entertainment, children's crafts, and refreshments will be provided. Santa and Mrs. Claus will even be available to take pictures with the kids. We’ll see you on Saturday, December 7th, from 2pm – 4pm.