A Great Book and Beautiful Art

Join us as The Pen and Paintbrush Book Club reads Loteria by Mario Alberto Zamrano. It’s a lyrical, wonderful novel about a young girl, Luz Maria Castillo. Her family is falling apart and she copes by looking at her deck of Loteria cards. Each card reminds her of family memories and through these we learn the story of her family. Loteria refers to a Mexican card game and each chapter has a beautiful picture of one of the cards.  The Pen and Paintbrush Book Club is a collaborative effort of the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art. Three times a year, the group reads a book that relates to the current exhibit at the museum and then meets to discuss it and view the exhibit. The meeting for Loteria will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at 1:30 at the Pearl Finch Museum. For more information, call Clara Maynard at the library. 


cover of Loteria

 

 

Introduction to Book Binding: Pamphlets

Are you crafty? Do you want to learn how books are made? Come to a free Bookbinding class at the Barbara Bush Branch Library on Saturday, November 8 from 10:30-12:30. We will start with pamphlet style notebooks that you can keep. Come and check out this new library activity. Please register so we can have enough materials on hand. Call 281-376-4610 to register.

Stand-Alone Computer Class: Kindle

Come to a class on loading library e-Books on to your Kindle on Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00 am.

Learn how to borrow library e-Books to your Kindle or other mobile device that can use the Kindle app. Bring your Amazon password & user name. You will need an Amazon account to borrow a book for Kindle devices or Apps.

Movie, Anyone?

MovieYou all know about the Tremendous Tuesdays, right? If you don’t, not a problem. I’ll tell you. We have something cool planned for the school age children on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM. Now the first Tuesday is Movie Tuesday. So if you like enjoying an amazing and popular movie with your friends, join us for the show on first Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM. All the movies are rated G or PG.

A Must for All Budding Writers

Shadow Falls: After DarkWannabe Writers, or Curious Readers, New York Times author Christie Craig, AKA, C.C. Hunter, tells it all.

Have you ever thought you wanted to write that great American novel? Where do you start? Who do you send it to? Have you wondered what it really takes to see your name on the spine of a book, or to see your book uploaded on Amazon? Or, are you just curious how someone starts from scratch and builds a story and characters that seem real to millions of people. From a high school dropout, to number three on the New York Times list, this author has worked her way to the top and will offer tips covering craft, career, and the craziness of a writer’s life. Have a question on her books, or about her writing career? Get an answer.

Hunter will be signing copies of her books, including her latest release, Eternal, from the award-winning series, Shadow Falls: After Dark.

We'll see you this Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Room. The event is free. No registration is required.