Silly, Scary Science

Have you heard about the awesomeness of Borax? Ever worked with dry ice? Well if you haven’t then grab the perfect opportunity to come and see the Barbara Bush Branch Library mad scientist for yourself and to find out what he would be experimenting with. Join us in the Robin Bush Activity Room on Tuesday October 8th @ 4:30 PM for Silly Science and learn to create something slimy or icky. It’s going to be loads of fun!

Kindle E-Book Demo on Tuesday, October 8

 
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.

The Kindle demo will be held on Tuesday, October 8 in the 2nd floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Bring your Kindle, cables, and 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 & pin # 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.

Aspiring Writers Unite!

Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America LogoDo you have an urge or desire to write a book, but feel overwhelmed by the idea? Perhaps you have question about how to start. Or maybe you’ve started a project and feel a little stuck. You may have gotten your project on paper, but need some direction on which steps to take next.

On Saturday, November 9, the Barbara Bush Branch Library @ Cypress Creek will host I Want to Write a Book, Now What? panel discussion. The discussion will be led by the Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America. The writers will cover various topics for those who are eager to tackle that goal of becoming a writer. The program is free to the public, so join us at 11 a.m. in the Earl Elliott Room (Foyer) for this wonderful opportunity.

Read Library Books onYour Kindle

 

Stand-alone computer class: Kindle eReader: We will examine features of the Kindle, learn to download and read books on your mobile device, and access your email / Internet. The class will be on Wednesday, October 2 at 10:00 AM in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

Bring your Kindle, cables, and 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.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior the class. Call 281-376-4610 to register.

CreekFest Coming Sat., October 12

CreekFest logoThe third annual CreekFest is just ahead on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9am to 4pm. The Barbara Bush Library will be open for business that day (even opening one hour earlier, at 9am!), but other family-friendly activities will be happening throughout the day all over the Cypress Creek Cultural District. See a free concert by World Rhythm Synergy in the Centrum at 10am. Win a book in the library Book Walk starting at 11am. Bring your dog for the costume contest on the outdoor stage at 1:00pm. Enter the library Scavenger Hunt and follow the clues through the library to win a prize. Have your face painted at the Cypress Creek Community Center, or create some art at the Pearl Fincher Museum family activity tent. There is a race starting at 8am, art on exhibit and for sale, food vendors, a raffle to win a mini iPad,  and lots more!!  Join this celebration of arts and the out-of-doors, right here in your own backyard. Visit the CreekFest website or Facebook page to learn more.