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Special Display of Copper Mandalas from Theiss Elementary 5th grade

The five 5th grade classes from Theiss Elementary have created artistic Copper Mandalas. The class lesson on the history of the Statue of Liberty included how the statue was made and the patination process of copper.

The students used 100% copper to create these mandalas. In doing so the learned the Repoussé process which involves manipulating the shape of metal. To do this, they needed to understand relief sculpture, as well as convex and concave shapes.

 

Knowledge Exchange - let's knit or crochet!

 

Come and knit or crochet with friends at the library on Fridays from 2:30-4:30.

We make lap blankets for Vets at the V.A. and Chemo Caps for patients at M.D. Anderson. We also make 8" squares to be sent overseas for children with AIDS. The mothers sew the squares together to make blankets.

This Friday is the last Friday of the month and that is when we celebrate the birthdays of the month. Please bring a small snack to share.

You can also work on your own project.   
 

Award Winning Classic Movie @ the Library

Calling all seniors who like classic movies!

Come and enjoy an award winning film from 1938 starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Ann Miller and James Stewart.  This film won Best Picture and Best Director at the Academy Awards.

"A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money."

Come on Friday, February 21 @ 10:00 AM. We will be in the Earl Elliott Room.

Senior Classic Movie

 

On Friday, February 14 we will show a love story from 1940 that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This classic stars James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Come and share the love. Bring a friend.
In 2014 the Senior Classic Movies will be held twice a month on a Friday at 10:00. Dates will vary. 

Licensing restrictions prevent us from promoting the title of the movie. Call 281-376-4610 for information about the movie.

 

Digital Photography Class

 

Special Stand Alone Computer Class:

Digital Photography: Bring your digital camera (optional) and attend this beginner class on digital cameras - Learn the basics of exposure and key features to look for when purchasing one. You will also learn how to insert images into a Word document or into email. Thursday, February 6 @ 10:00 am.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior the class. Call 281-376-4610 to register. Class limited to 12 students.

The Barbara Bush Branch Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 28

 

 

Due to forecasted severe weather and possibly hazardous driving conditions, County Judge Ed Emmett has announced that all Harris County offices--including all Harris County Public Library branches and administrative offices--will be closed Tuesday, January 28.

Ready Harris County (Regional Joint Information Center)

Classic Senior Movies at the Library - Come and see an old favorite!


Come and join us for a Classic Senior Movie Morning. We'll be viewing a film from 1935 starring Irene Dunn, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Randolph Scott.

 

"Fun's in fashion when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers enter the ultachic Parisian world of high fashion. This third Astaire/Rogers film is a silky adaptation of the 1933 Broadway hit which starred Bob Hope and Fred MacMurray.  It features a jaunty romantic plot, fabulous sets, memorable music and above all, incomparable dance magic to match the score" (from the DVD case).

The move will start shortly after 10:00 in the Ear Elliott Room. Bring a friend.

Join us for a Job Search Seminar presented by Workforce Solutions

 
Workforce Solutions offers semi-monthly Job Search Seminars at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. The seminars will be held from 1:30-3:30 in the Robin Bush Activity room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.

Come and learn how to search for a job more effectively and learn how to make the most of your skills.

January 9 – Skills and Planning
January 23—Resumes and Cover Letters
No registration required

Senior Classic Movie

Come and enjoy a classic movie with friends at the library. On Friday, January 3rd we will show a a  classic movie from 1941 starring Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea.

"Hollywood director Joel McCrea, tired of churning out lightweight comedies, decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou - a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he know nothing of hardship, he hits  the road as a hobo. He finds the lovely Veronica Lake-and more trouble than he ever dreamed of."

Licensing restrictions prevent us from promoting the title of the movie. Call 281-376-4610  for more information.

The movie will be in the Earl Elliott Room from 10:00-12:00 January 3, 2014.

Bring a friend.

 

Special Computer Class: Digital Photography

 

Stand-alone Computer class: Digital Photography.

Bring your digital camera (optional) to this beginner class on digital cameras. Learn the basics of exposure and key features to look for when purchasing a camera. You will also learn how to insert pictures into a Microsoft Word document or e-mail. 

The class will be on Friday, December 20 from 10:00 - 12:00 in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior to the class. 

Call 281-376-4610 to register. Class is limited to 12 students.

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