Digital Photography Class

Stand-alone computer class: - Digital Photography
Bring your digital camera (Optional) and attend this beginner class on digital cameras - Learn the basics of exposure and key features to look for when purchasing one. You will also learn how to insert images into a Word document or into email.

The class will be on Thursday, November 14 at 10:00—12:00 in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior the class. Call 281-376-4610 to register.

The Future of Writing Looks Good at the Barbara Bush Branch

This past Saturday the branch hosted I Want to Be a Writer. Now What? panel discussion led by authors from the Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America. Our authors spoke to a full room of aspiring writers who were armed with pads, pens and excellent questions. The topics ranged from fleshing out ideas, to seeking representation, to eBook publishing. We can’t thank NWHRWA enough for helping us to inform and inspire so many hopeful writers.


The Panel
Front Row: Left to Right – Kara O’Neal, Sharon Migenery, Susan Muller
Back Row: Left to Right – Jen Langston, Carla Rossi, Janet Nash

Write Your Life Story!

Need motivation to write your life story? Here is a way to get started.

Write a page or two from these prompts:

"A bizarre or frightening event" or

"Moving forward" or

"_________ was a memorable teacher"

Or you can pick your own topic.

Delicious Food Nutritious Food

Ever wondered what does the stuff on the back of food packages mean? Or how much of a certain food you should eat? Or what does everyone mean when they talk about a balanced diet or food pyramid? Well, let’s find answers to such questions at Silly Science this month where focus will be on Nutrition. Join us on November 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM in the Robin Bush Activity Room to learn and have fun and eat a healthy snack too. Yum!!!

To enhance your knowledge and to be on top of your food pyramid, check out our collection. We have many books to help you with that. Some of them are:

I Want To Write a Book. Now What?

This Saturday is the day! The library will be hosting I Want To Write a Book. Now What? panel discussion. It will be an awesome opportunity to get some insight on writing and publishing. With that said, we want to introduce the final two panelists, Carla Rossi, and Kara O’Neal

Carla RossiCarla Rossi is a multi-published, award-winning author as well as a cancer survivor, life-long music minister, and speaker. She has been writing inspirational romance for Pelican Book Group since 2007. Her first YA short story, How Nick and Holly Saved Wrecked Saved Christmas is due out in November, and her next full-length inspirational romance, Unexpected Wedding releases in early 2014. Carla lives north of Houston with her husband and writing partner –a Maine Coon Cat.



Kara O'NealKara O'Neal was born and raised in Texas. After surviving those awkward years of 7 to 16, she spent two years at Sam Houston State University where she met her husband. He followed her to Texas Tech University and was proud when she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Human Development. Soon after graduation Kara followed her heart and became certified to teach Special Education. Becoming an author was a dream she stumbled upon. With the encouragement of her family and friends, she didn't discard this risky adventure. She is the author of Welcome Home.

Once again we are very thankful to the Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America for sitting on this panel. With these authors’ experiences, it should prove to be an extremely informative event. We’ll see you Saturday, November 9th, at 11 am in the Earl Elliott Room.