Genealogical Research Database Demo

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 Ancestry.com at our Genealogy Research Database Research Demo on Friday, March 1 @ 11:00 am 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 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 schedule.  Classes presented by librarian Margaret Davis.

African American Read-In 2013

The Barbara Bush Branch Library would like to thank E.B.O.N.Y. for co-sponsoring the African American Read-In at the Cypress Creek Community Center. A great time was had by all. We hope you can join us next year. Also, thank you to all the authors who came this year to speak:

Crystal Allen, Anna Pearl Barrett, Chester Hicks, Leah Holder, Callie Holley, Ramos Lewis, Bianca Patterson, Byron C. Taylor, Sr., Dr. Cherrye Vasquez and Kelly Vasquez

Young Historian, and Lifelong Barbara Bush Branch Customer, Honored in Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Legacy Award Winner and Lifelong Barbara Bush Branch Library Customer, Annie SalinasIn 2002, Annie Salinas and her sisters were the first kids to set foot in the children’s section at HCPL’s newly opened Barbara Bush Branch Library, and she credits frequent visits to the library for sparking her love of learning. That love has lead to awards for her research and design of historical exhibits including her 2008 National History Day exhibit on the San Sabá Mission that was shown at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. She was recently presented with the Legacy Award for the Humanities by the Smithsonian and Creativity Foundation. Annie is currently a freshman at Texas A&M University.

Harris County Public Library would like to congratulate Annie on her achievements and send her our best wishes for a bright future. 

Read the full article from the Barbara Bush Branch Library Newsletter
Creativity Foundation website article about Annie and the Legacy Award

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Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

Workforce Solutions will continue with their Job Search Seminars in the Barbara Bush Branch Library in February 2013. Let them help you improve your job search skills such as, interviewing tips, how to write resumes and cover letters, and how to best highlight your skills. No registration is required. Just drop in. Call 281-376-4610 if you have questions. The seminars will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 1:30-3:30 PM.

February 28 – Interviewing.

Program Cancellation

Picture Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesDue to scheduling the presentation by Francis O'Donnell, co-author of "in the Footsteps of Marco Polo," has been cancelled at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Don't fret though.