Workforce Solutions Job Hunting Series

Networking and Using the Internet, Thursday, October 13, 1:30--3:30 pm

Networking is not limited to who you know, it's learning how to find out about jobs that are not advertised and how to get your foot in the door,  Learn to develop a list of contacts that can help you and create a marketing profile to promote your skills and abilities.

Many  job seekers spend time on the Internet.  Is there really an employer on the other side of the screen?  Learn how to use the Internet effectively in your job search and research labor market information to identify occupations that are growing and have openings.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

My Reading Life, by Pat ConroyTitle to be discussed: My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy. Date of meeting: Thursday, Oct. 27, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeats Friday, Oct. 28, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life. Next selection: Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht.

CREEKFEST!

CreekefstThe first annual CreekFest Arts Festival will be held this Saturday, October 8, to celebrate the community resources in the Cypress Creek Cultural District. Festival activities will take place at Collins Park, the Barbara Bush Library, the Centrum, the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, Cypresswood Landing Shopping Center, and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. These locations are all near the intersection of Cypresswood Drive and Stuebner Airline Road. All events, excluding the Urban Adventure Run, are free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.creekfesthouston.com/for more information. 

Business Development Seminar Series

In October, Vijay Patel, library volunteer and former HP employee, will continue his Business Development:  Small Business Series: Starting and Growing Your Dream Business. The seminars will be held on Fridays in October from 4:00--5:45 pm in the WCR Conference Room.  Here are the topics for October:

October 7:  How to write and present your Dream Business Plan

October 14:  How to finance your business

October 21:  How to keep and grow customers

October 28:  How to build, motivate, and lead the team

No registration required.  Just come and learn how to start and grow a business.

Digital Media Demo

Did you buy an e-reader recently?  If you got a Nook, Kindle or a Sony Reader, for example, you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library's Digital Media Catalog.  Or did you receive an iPad or an iPhone recently?  You can also download e-books from the Digital Media Catalog to these devices.

The Digital Media Demo presentation  will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:00 am in the second floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.  These classes are popular so please register by going online or calling the library at 281-376-4610.