Digital Media Demo

Did you buy an e-reader recently?  If you got a Nook, Kindle or a Sony Reader, for example, you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library's Digital Media Catalog.  Or did you receive an iPad or an iPhone recently?  You can also download e-books from the Digital Media Catalog to these devices.

The Digital Media Demo presentation  will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:00 am in the second floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.  These classes are popular so please register by going online or calling the library at 281-376-4610.

 

Adult/Senior Games at the Library

The Adult/Senior Games Morning will meet every Wednesday in the Robin Bush Meeting Room on the first floor from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Senior Game Morning will be canceled on October 19, 26 and November 2 due to a programming conflict.  The games will resume on November 9 at 10:30 am. Come and play dominos, traditional and Chicken Foot or Rummikub with others in the community. Meet new friends or bring a friend. Any questions, comments or suggestions?  Please call Adult  Services at 281-376-4610.

 

"A Passion for Glass"

A Passion for Glass, a traveling library exhibition of  Lalique Glass by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will be on display at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, on the second floor, September 12 through November 21. Rene Lalique began creating glass objects in the 1890s, and became one of the most celebrated glass makers in the world. Come and enjoy the exhibit.

 

BOOKS COME IN MANY FLAVORS

Book group participants have many options these days for how they receive the content of the books they discuss. At the Barbara Bush Branch, in addition to the standard regular and large print books, book club members now download e-books into devices like the Nook, Kindle, or Sony e-reader. Some purchase their books from online sources. Others download from the library's Overdrive digital media catalog. Still others with little time to read listen to audiobooks as they commute.

A website called Reading Group Choices does a survey of book clubs each year. This year's survey reported that 5% of the respondents read all, or most, of their books in electronic format. Another 25% tried using an eBook reader in the past year. Whatever format you choose, don't miss out on the enjoyment of discussing what you have read with other readers. Join a book club today!

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.