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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.

Social Media For Business Seminars by Constant Contact

Monday, April 22 - 6:30-8:30
The Power of E-Mail Marketing

This free workshop will show you how to turn e-mail into a powerful business tool. It will cover the strategies and best practices needed to get the most out of your social media activities, including time management, measuring the return of your activities, and learning the essential elements of growing your business using the power of e-mail marketing.


Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

Workforce Solutions will continue with their Job Search Seminars in the Barbara Bush Branch Library in April 2013.  Let them help you improve your job search skills such as, interviewing tips, how to write resumes and cover letters, and how to best highlight your skills.  No registration is required.  Just drop in.  Call 281-376-4610 if you have questions.  The seminars will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 1:30—3:30 pm.

April 11—Creating a resume/Completing applications

April 25—Networking and Using the Internet

Kindle E-Book Demo

Did you purchase a Kindle recently?  If you have a Kindle Fire, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch or Kindle Paperwhite you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library's Digital Media Catalog.  Come to the session April 9 at 11:00 am to learn how to download E-Books to your device.  The Kindle demo will be held in the 2nd floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

Bring your Kindle device, all cables and all passwords.

This class is now offered on the 2nd Tuesday  of each month at 11:00 am.  Registration is required.  Call 281-376-4610.  Registration opens 30 days prior to the class.

iPads at Barbara Bush Library

iPads are now available to checkout in-house for 2 hours at the Barbara Bush Library. For more information and to checkout iPads, ask at the second floor Information Desk. 

AARP VolunteerTax Help---March 1 to April 15

  Mondays  1- 8 pm    Saturdays 10am - 4pm

Many tax forms are now available in the circulation lobby on the first floor. AARP will be providing free tax return assistance through Monday, April 15. First come, first served. Call 281-376-4610 if you have questions about this service. The tax volunteers will not be able to answer tax questions over the phone.

Senior Classic Movie Friday, March 15@10:00am

This month we will be showing a film from 1951, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Kelly is a struggling artist and ex-GI in post WWII Paris.  Caron is a lonely French shop girl, engaged to marry a successful entertainer unless Kelly can convince her otherwise.

Senior Classic Movie is held on the 3rd Friday of the month in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. Come with a friend.

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