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.

Open House, Saturday, December 1

Community Open HouseYou are invited!!  The Barbara Bush Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary in its new building with an Open House for the community on Saturday, December 1, from 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Refreshments will be served by the Barbara Bush Library Friends, with support from Rockfish Seafood Grill, Bullrito's, HEB, and Kroger's. Musical entertainment is provided by Strack and Doerre Intermediate Schools, the Happy Fiddlers from Symphony North Houston, and a quartet from Christian Youth Theatre. Holiday films and crafts are planned for children in the Robin Bush Activity Room. Please join us!