Senior Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, January 11, 2013 the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have another Senior Classic Movie Morning.  We will show a film from 1940 starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.  "A shy ladies' companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her employer when she meets Maxim de Winter.  Maxim is still troubled by the death of his wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before.  She and Max fall in love, get married and return to Manderley, his country estate in Cornwall.  The second Mrs. de Winter meets the housekeeper Mrs.

Volunteer Tutor Training--English as a Second Language (ESL)

Barbara Bush Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help non-English speaking adults learn to read, write and speak English.  A free training workshop will take place at the library on Saturday, January 12, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

You need not speak another language nor have teaching experience.  At the workshop we will introduce you to teaching techniques and materials which will allow you to communicate with non-English speaking  students.

After training you will be matched with a student or small group of students meeting at the library at a mutually convenient time.

For more information go to www.hcpl.net/literacy/new-tutors or call Nancy Pearsall at 281-376-4610.

 

Afternoon Book Discussion

Paris WifeTitle to be Discussed: Paris Wife, by Paula McLain.  Date and Time: Thursday, Dec. 20, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Dec. 21, 2:30pm in the WCR Conference Room.

Summary: The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled "Lost Generation"--that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. 

Next month's selection: Defending Jacob, by William Landay.

 

Great Books Discussion

The Great Books Discussion Group will meet in the WCR Conference Room. The Group meets on the third Monday of each month from 7:00--8:45 pm.  This month they will meet on December 17.  Please call Ed Boran at 281-353-1450 for information.  The title for this month is The Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber.

Genealogical Research Database Demo

Come and Explore HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com on Friday, December 7 @ 11:00 am in the computer lab at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.  This class is now offered once a month.  Call for the schedule.  These classes are popular so registration is required.  You can register by going online to www.hcpl.net or calling 281-376-4610.  Registration opens 30 days before class.