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Senior Movie Mornings start in January 2010

 

Join us on Thursday, January 7th at 10:00 am for our first "Senior Movie Morning."  The selection for January is a movie from 1949 starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Judy Holliday. It is a comedy which tells the story of a husband and wife lawyer team who clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecuter. Come and join us for a look back at a classic. "Senior Movie Morning" will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Please call 281-376-4610 and ask for Val for more information.

 

Tour the White House on DVD Monday, December 28th at 7:00 pm

Come and tour the White House with us while we celebrate "We the People: Picturing America." The program will be held on Monday, December 28th at 7:00 pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room at the library. Segments from several documentaries will be shown creating an informal tour of the White House including the kitchen and the Chocolate Shop.
 

Baby Blanket Raffle/Staff Toys and Memories Display

On your next visit to the Barbara Bush Branch Library, stop and take a look in the glass showcase in the lobby.  The staff has brought in toys from the past, with memories attached, for your enjoyment.

The Knowledge Exchange, a group that meets on Friday afternoons at the library to knit and crochet, has donated four hand-made baby blankets for a raffle to benefit the library.  The raffle tickets are $3.00 each or two for $5.00. Take a chance on winning one of these beautiful hand-knitted baby blankets.

Winners will be drawn at random on Monday, December 21 and notified by phone or e-mail.

Job Search Seminar Series - Online Resources

Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting the free Workforce Solutions Job Seminar Series. The topic for Thursday, December 3, is "Online Resources."  The seminar will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Room on the 1st floor. No registration is required. Call 281-376-4610 and ask for Annette for more information.

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."

The seminar series is provided by Workforce Solutions 1-888-469-jobs

Job Search Seminar Series - Interviewing Skills

Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting the free Workforce Solutions Job Seminar Series. The topic for Thursday, November 19, is "Interviewing Skills."  The seminar will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Robin Bush Activity Room on the 1st floor. No registration is required. Call 281-376-4610 and ask for Annette for more information.

Get advice on effective interviewing techniques, respond appropriately to common interview questions, and negotiate salary and benefits for your new job. The interview is where jobs are won or lost. Ensure that your chances of getting the job offer are high!” 

The seminar series is provided by Workforce Solutions 1-888-469-jobs

Workforce Solutions Job Seminar - Resumes

Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting the free Workforce Solutions Job Seminar Series. The topic for Thursday, November 5, is "Writing an Effective Resume."  The seminar will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room on the 1st floor. No registration is required. Call 281-376-4610 and ask for Annette for more information.

Job Search Seminar Series - Rebranding Your Skills

Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting the free Workforce Solutions Job Seminar Series. The topic for this Thursday, October 15, is "Rebranding Your Skills."  The seminar will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room on the 1st floor. No registration is required. Call 281-376-4610 and ask for Annette for more information.

This seminar will help you to:

  • Identify skills employers want
  • Name at least three high-growth industries in the Gulf Coast Region
  • Repackage your skills to get a good job in a high-growth industry

 The seminar series is provided by Workforce Solutions 1-888-469-jobs

www.wrksolutions.com

 

 

Free Bus Trip to MFAH from the Library on October 14

Martin Bibbly, British, and Judy Bibby, British, manufactured by The Teapottery, From Sept. 14 though Nov. 22, the Barbara Bush Library is hosting a Museum
of Fine Arts Houston exhibit of ceramics called "Once Upon a Time: Telling
Stories Through Clay." In conjunction with this, the museum is providing us with a bus for a free trip to the MFAH on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

Barbara Bush Branch Evening Book Club

                 Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday October 13, 7:00pm, Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room (WCR). Title to be discussed Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth. Summary: "In this thriller set in the Middle East of 1914, Somerville, a British archaeologist, and his team are excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace when an American geologist from an oil company posing as an archaeologist arrives one day and insinuates himself into Somerville's group." Next Selection: "Movie Night" viewing of a movie based on a book by Kim Edwards. The group will meet in the Earl Elliott Room in November.

"So Brave, Young, and Handsome" by Leif Enger Evening Book Club selection for September

Come and join us in the Evening Book Club to discuss So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger on September 8 at 7:00 PM.  "In this stunning successor to his bestseller Peace Like a River, Enger pens a rugged and nimble story about an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him."

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