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 Ancestory.com at our Genealogy Database Demo on Friday, August 2nd from 11:00 to 12:00.
The demo is held 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
We are now offering Genealogical Research Database Demos one Friday a month at 11:00 AM. The date varies. Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class. Please call for the schedule.
Classes presented by librarian, Margaret Davis

Last Stop! Ireland!

Irish Countryside - Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesThis year’s Summer Traveling Series has been a great one. We’ve learned a lot about places like Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, and Norway. We will be ending our travels with a visit to Ireland.On Monday, July 29, we will be joined by a nationally award-winning poet and genealogy blogger, Lisa "Smallest Leaf", who will share what her extensive research on Ireland has taught her.

Knowledge Exchange Fridays 2:30-4:30 Knit/Crochet

  

All who knit or crochet come and join a group that meets on Fridays at the library  from 2:30--4:30 pm year round.

They work on projects for the V.A. hospital and M.D. Anderson making lap blankets and chemo caps. Yarn is provided for these projects. Bring your own needles.

You can also work on your own projects while you share your stories and for these you will supply your own yarn.
There is a project for beginners. See you on Fridays!

 

Holi Water War This Saturday

Teens, join us this Saturday for a Holi inspired water war. Using the pigments from the Indian festival of Holi we will engage in a colorful battle sure to brighten your day. NOTE: The pigments used during Holi WILL stain clothing and may temporarily dye skin or hair. DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

We will gather at 3:00pm in front of the Glass Display Case on the 1st floor and then walk to the field behind the staff parking lot. Wet teens will NOT be allowed back into the library unless they change to dry clothes. The Library closes at 5:00pm on Saturdays. A signed permission form is required to participate. See the reference desk on the second floor for paperwork. We’ll see you there!

Got Vikings? We Do!

VikingYou think Scandinavia is cool, but you wish you knew more? Have no fear. You’ll do just that with the next stop on our summer traveling series, Vikings Don't Wear Crowns: The Development of Kingship in Scandinavia. This free talk, sponsored by the Norwegian Society of Texas, will enlighten and entertain as it covers a very fascinating spot in the world.

And don’t forget that we will have a door prize drawing for a $20 gift card to a local bookstore. See you Monday, July 15th, at 2pm in the Earl Elliott Room.