Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar



The Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars are returning to the library in January.  Job hunting skills are essential in this economy. Come and gain the skills needed to compete in this job market.

Cover Letters - January 6 from 1:30-3:30. Learn how to prepare an effective cover letter that will highlight your skills.

Resumes - January 20 from 1:30-3:30.  Learn how to focus on your skills and avoid common mistakes.


Holy Walkamolies Fitness Challenge Team

This fall, Harris County offered its employees the chance to form teams to participate in the Step-2-It fitness challenge. The Barbara Bush Library formed a team of ten members who called themselves the Holy Walkamolies. We are proud to announce that this group scored in the Top Ten by coming in eighth place among all county-wide teams. These ladies walked an incredible average of 737,601 steps or 368.8 miles during the 50 days of this challenge. Most of it was probably just doing their daliy work!! It was great motivation to have fun and get healthier at the same time.


Senior Movie Morning

Classic Movies for Seniors on the First Thursday of each month at 10:00 am. Come and join us on Thursday, January 6th for a film from 1944 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. "A charter boat operator in Caribbean breaks his policy of neutrality and takes a job transporting a resistance member to Martinique." The movie will start about 10:00 am in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room on the first floor.


Quilt WinnerCongratulations to Olga Tompkins, winner of the raffle for the lovely quilt donated to the Barbara Bush Library Friends by the Serendipity Quilters.  All proceeds from the raffle will be used to buy books for the library.


Undecorate the Tree

Susan Greer, Ways and Means Chair for the Barbara Bush Library Friends, is pictured beside a very unusual tree in the library lobby. Susan says, "The Undecorate the Tree fundraiser is a creative way for the Friends to raise their goal of $2,011 for buying books for the library in 2011. When it first went up, the tree had over 200 envelopes on it. Library users were invited to take off an envelope, add a donation of any size to it, and drop it in the donation box at the Customer Service Desk. As of Dec. 21, with only ten days to go, we are 1/3 of the way to our goal."

Donations have ranged from a few cents to $100. Probably the most creative was a supporter who donated $20.11. The Friends would like the tree to be completely undecorated by Dec. 31. Can you help support your community library by Undecorating the Tree?