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Green Magazine Exchange Center


 

 

The Barbara Bush Branch Library has a place for your recent, but used, magazines. Bring in your old magazines to share with others. Please bring only magazines published in 2012 or 2013. Feel free to take as many as you bring in (or more). The magazines are at the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor of the library.  Right next to this rack is an second rack,  Information Rack which has some "Are you Ready?"  DVDs. These DVDs are to help you get ready for Houstons extreme weather.  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

 
 

Special Computer Class: Kindle

Stand alone class: Kindle eReader: Bring your Kindle (Optional), examine features, download and read books on your mobile device, access your email / Internet.

Bring your cables, your Amazon password & user name if you have an Amazon account. You need an Amazon account to borrow a book. You will need a library card to borrow a book from the Digital Catalog.

The class will be on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:00 AM 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.

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 Ancestory.com at our Genealogy Database Demo on Friday, August 2nd from 11:00 to 12:00.
The demo is held 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 Database Demos 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 the schedule.
Classes presented by librarian, Margaret Davis

Knowledge Exchange Fridays 2:30-4:30 Knit/Crochet

  

All who knit or crochet come and join a group that meets on Fridays at the library  from 2:30--4:30 pm year round.

They work on projects for the V.A. hospital and M.D. Anderson making lap blankets and chemo caps. Yarn is provided for these projects. Bring your own needles.

You can also work on your own projects while you share your stories and for these you will supply your own yarn.
There is a project for beginners. See you on Fridays!

 

Senior Classic Movie Morning

This summer the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have offer Senior Classic Movie Mornings twice a month.  July will be Danny Kaye month and we will show two classic movies starring Danny Kaye.

On July 5 we will show a movie from 1949 also starring Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone and Angela Landsbury.

“In 12th century England, the infant king is usurped by the wicked King Roderick. A loyal band attempt to restore the rightful king by having a member of their group infiltrate the court by posing as the jester.”

On July 19 we will show a movie from 1949 also starring Elsa Lanchester, Alan Hale and Gene Lockhart.

June 21 Senior Classic Movie Morning

This summer the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have offer Senior Classic Movie Mornings twice a month.  June will be Lucille Ball month and we will show two classic movies starring Lucille Ball.


On June 21 we will show a movie from 1946 also starring Esther Williams and Van Johnson. 
“To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter.”
Senior Classic Movie Morning will be the 1st and  3rd Friday of each month. The movie will start shortly after 10:00 AM and will usually end around Noon.  Come with a friend or meet a new friend. July will be Danny Kaye  month. Call the library at 281-376-4610 for the movie titles. The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Senior Classic Movie Morning

This summer the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have offer Senior Classic Movie Mornings twice a month.  June will be Lucille Ball month and we will show two classic movies starring Lucille Ball.


On June 7 we will show a movie from 1954 also starring Desi Arnaz, Keenan Wynn, and Marjorie Main. “Vacation in a trailer can be so funny!”
On June 21 we will show a movie from 1946 also starring Esther Williams and Van Johnson. 
“To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter.”

Barbara Bush Library Friends Annual Meeting Monday, May 13@7:00 pm

The speaker for the Annual Meeting will be Carole Little, author of the memoir, Cutting the Strings. Little’s desire to make a difference in the world took her to a refuge camp on the Thai/Lao border where she taught and served as a missionary for more than a year. After traveling throughout Asia, she later accepted a position in Mexico to participate in a teaching exchange program. She stayed six years.

She is currently the President and CEO of Northwest Assistance Ministries.
Her book is a tale of hope, courage and perseverance and serves as a validation to all who contribute the time, talents and treasure to help others.

Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys

The first program in our NEH/ALA grant series entitled “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys” has been set for Saturday, May 4 at 1:30 PM.

It will include a discussion of the book "Prince Among Slaves" by Terry Alford. This book is the true story of an African prince sold into slavery in the south. Portions of a documentary video providing background for the book will be shown.

This event will partner the Barbara Bush Library Afternoon Book Club with the Between the Lines Book Club, and the Baitus Samee Mosque on Spears Road.
The public is invited to attend.
 

 

Free Computer Classes at the Barbara Bush Branch Library

Dave Smith, computer instructor, will be teaching seven different computer classes at the library in April and May. The classes are Computer Basics, Introduction to the Internet, Email, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.

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