Meet The Author: Gwen Richardson

Author Gwen RichardsonThe African American Read-In will be here before you know it. The event will feature a panel discussion of authors sharing what they have learned about getting published. It is going to be a wonderful opportunity for you aspiring writers. With that being the case, we want to introduce to you those authors. First up, our moderator is Gwen Richardson.

Gwen is an author, publicist and entrepreneur.  As an author, she has four published books, three non-fiction and one fiction. As an entrepreneur, Gwen is co-founder of Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African American Internet retailer with over 20,000 products online.

In addition, Gwen is co-founder and national coordinator of the National Black Book Festival.  This annual event, held in Houston, Texas, attracts over 100 African American authors from across the U.S. and is the largest indoor gathering of Black authors in the world.

Gwen is a native of Newport News, Virginia. She resides in Houston with Willie and their daughter, Sylvia.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. degree in marketing.

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

Workforce Solutions will continue to offer semi-monthly Job Search Seminars at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. The seminars will be held from 1:30-3:30 in the Robin Bush Activity room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Come and learn how to search for a job more effectively and learn how to make the most of your skills.
January 23 – Resumes and Cover Letter. Call 281-376-4610 for more information. The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Cool Crafts For Cool Weather

 

What do you think of the weather? Cold, huh? Yes! That’s right. So what do you do in the afternoons when you come home from school during these cold days? Well, if you are stuck with nothing fun to do, come to the Barbara Bush Branch Library on Tuesday, January 21st 2014 to make some fun winter crafts. The program will be at 4:30 pm in the Robin Bush Activity Room. I hope to see you then.

How Do You Get a Book Published?

Before you know it our annual African American Read-In will be here. We are so proud to be working with E.B.O.N.Y. on this event and this year will be something special. This year we will feature a panel of authors addressing how to get a book published. This is an excellent opportunity for all of you aspiring writers out there to pick up some solid tips and tricks for those next steps in your goal to get published. Plus, it’s free!

In addition, there will be free activities for children and a reception to follow. Join us on Saturday, February 8, at noon. We will be meeting in The Forum across from the library. And remember—come ready with all your questions to ask the authors. You won’t want to miss out on what they have to say.

Advanced French: Wednesdays at 1:30

Leila, a volunteer French instructor has resumed her advanced French classes on Wednesdays.  The classes will be from 1:00-2:30pm. These are advanced classes so some knowledge of French is necessary. Come and improve your skill with the French language and make new friends. No registration is necessary, just drop in. The Barbara Bush Branch  library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.