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Green Magazine Exchange Center

The Barbara Bush Branch Library has a place for your recent, but read magazines.  Bring in your old magazines to share with others.  Please bring only magazines published in 2011 or 2012.  Feel free to take as many as you bring in (or more).  The rack is at the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor of the library.  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Voulunteer ESL Tutor Training

The Barbara Bush Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help non-English speaking adults to learn to read, write and speak English.  A free training workshop will take place at the library on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 to 12:00 pm.

You need not speak another language nor have teaching experience.  At the workshop we will introduce you to teaching techniques and materials which will allow you to communicate with non-English speaking students.

Senior Classic Movie Morning Returns

On Friday, September 14, 2012 Senior Classic Movie Morning returns to the Barbara Bush Branch Library.  We will show a classic Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller: "Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London.  At the end of his show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is running away from secret agents.  He accepts to hide her in his flat, but in the night she is murdered.  Fearing he could be accused in the girl's murder, Hannay goes on the run to break the spy ring."

Senior Classic Movie Morning will be the 2nd 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.

Knitting/Crocheting/Conversation Group meets at the Library

Knowledge Exchange--Fridays all year--Join us for this knitting, crocheting and conversation group.  The group meets in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Bring your own projects or use our yarn to make lap blankets for veterans at the V.A. Hospital and chemo caps for M.D. Anderson patients.  If  you come before 4:00 we can help you get started.  Please bring your own hook or needles.

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars at the Library

Workforce Solution will bring their job search seminars back to the library this fall.  They offer several different programs from making a job search plan, to writing a resume tips, and classes on how to score well at the interview.

September 6--1:30-3:30 pm:  Evaluate your skills and make a job search plan.

No registration is necessary.  Just drop in.  The program will be held in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room of the library at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Senior Game Morning

The Adult/Senior Games Morning will meet every Wednesday from 10:00 am - noon.  Come and play dominos, traditional and Chicken Foot or Rummikub with others in the community. Meet new friends or bring a friend.

Genealogical Research Database Demo

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 Ancestry.com at our Genealogy Research Database Demo on Friday, August 10@11:00 am in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

You can register by going online to www.hcpl.net or calling the library at 281-376-4610

Summer Reading Program ends August 11

Adult Summer Reading Program:  Get a Clue@the Library.

Hurry--program ends August 11.  Adults can register, read books and be eligible for prizes.  Take a chance to win a Kindle Fire, a Nook Tablet or a $30.00 bookstore gift card.  Call 281-376-4610 for more information.

 

Social Media and Facebook for Business

This free wok shop, Saturday July 28, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, will show you how to turn social media sites like Facebook, Linkedln, and Twitter into powerful business tools.  It will cover the strategies and best practices needed to get the most out of your social media activities.

Flash Drives for Sale at the Barbara Bush Branch Library

Need to save your files while you are at the Barbara Bush Branch Library?  The library has a new supply of USB flash drives for sale.

$5.00, 1 Gig

Ask at the Information Desk, 1st or 2nd floor. Proceeds go to support the Barbara Bush Library.  Sponsored by the Barbara Bush Library Friends.

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