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Write Your Life Story!

Need motivation to write your life story? Here is a way to get started.

Write a page or two from these prompts:

"A bizarre or frightening event" or

"Moving forward" or

"_________ was a memorable teacher"

Or you can pick your own topic.

Find Out Who Your Ancesters Were - Genealogy 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, November 8 @ 11:00 AM 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.  The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.


We are now offering Genealogical Research 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.

Halloween Horror Show for Teens

 

 

 

Halloween Horror Show for teens:  October 31 @ 6:30

Come and share a fright with your friends as you watch an Alfred Hitchcock Classic.

Snacks and screams provided!

French With Leila on Wednesdays

Come and join the intermediate-advanced French class on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 pm with our volunteer, Leila.

 

This is not  a beginner class. These students have been studying for awhile and will practice conversing in French.

 

Write your Life Story: journaling at the library

 

Need motivation to write your life story? Join this beginner's group on Monday, October 21 @3:30 pm in the WCR Conference Room.

 

Think about a saying you remember - from your parents, grandparents, or your husband, etc. Write about the memories these saying bring back.

 

Examples of some sayings:

Don't wish your life  away
Ignorance is bliss
This too shall pass
A son's first hero - Dad
Always pray and never give up - Luke 18:1

There's no right or wrong way. You can jot down ideas and write from those, or just come and listen.

 

Watch a Classic Movie with Friends

Senior Classic Movie Morning

Friday, October 11 @10:00

We will show a movie from 1939 starring Robert Donat, Greer Garson, and John Mills.

Arthur Chipping is the new Latin master at an English boys boarding school. The eccentric schoolmaster lives a full, rich life within the cloistered school, defined by his role as the intellectual shepherd of  generations of young students. Then while traveling through the countryside on summer holiday, he unexpectedly falls in love. His new wife brings him out of his shell”

Read Library Books onYour Kindle

 

Stand-alone computer class: Kindle eReader: We will examine features of the Kindle, learn to download and read books on your mobile device, and access your email / Internet. The class will be on Wednesday, October 2 at 10:00 AM in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

Bring your Kindle, cables, and 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.

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

Read a Banned Book this Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  It highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

 
 
 

Pick up a Banned Book from the library display!

Senior Classic Movie - Friday, September 20

 

Come and join us on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 AM for a movie from 1956 starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone.

 
"The movie portrays the last days of the oil baron Jasper Hadley dynasty, declining to sterility and death. Dorothy Malone's performance as the nyphomaniac sister won her a well-deserved Oscar, but even she is overshadowed by Robert Stack's brilliant characterization of the impotent and alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley, a tragic figure in a yellow sports care."

Due to licensing restrictions, we are not able to promote the title of the movie. Please call 281-376-4610 for more information.

We will meet in the Earl Elliott Room. Bring a friend.

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

Workforce Solutions will once again offer 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 make the most of your skills.


September 12 – Making Connections – Networking and Telephone Techniques

September 26 – Interviewing skills

Call 281-376-4610 for more information. The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

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