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Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program Field Trip to the International Quilt Festival - November 1, 2013

Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program presents a field trip to the International Quilt Festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday, November 1, 2013.

Have Book-Will Travel: International Exploration Series - Japan

On Monday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm the Barbara Bush Branch Library will host the first installment of its International Exploration series. Come and hear Japan-America Society of Houston representative, Taka Tsuruta, as he takes you on a journey to Japan without ever having to leave your seat.

  

 

Spotlight on Local Authors : Peggy Boone

On May 18, Peggy Boone will be here to discuss her new book, Shadow Boxing: Siblings of the disabled.  It is based on 5 years of interviews, in-depth search of disability literature, and personal experience. She is the mother of a child with disabilities and the sister of a sibling with disabilities.


Peggy was an educator in Spring I.S.D. She and her husband have traveled extensively and live in the Spring area.
Come and learn more about how children with disabilities affect the whole family.

The program in on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Meeting room.
 

Let's Learn More About Genealogy

On Friday, November 16 at 11:00 AM, the Barbara Bush Branch Library will present a demonstration of the Genealogy databases available through the Harris County Public Library website - www.hcpl.net.

To climb your family tree or consult the U.S. Census come and explore HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com. The class is offered once a month in the Computer Lab. Please call 281-376-4610 to register or to ask for the schedule of future classes. You can also register online the HCPL website.

Registration is required and opens 30 days before the class is presented.

 

Clues, Cake, and Coffee Mystery Book Club

              Please join us on Thursday, July 19th for our "Clues, Cake and Coffee" mystery book club. Our focus this summer is Texas mystery writers. The July selection is Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke.  

              The discussion will be held in the Robin Bush Activity room from 1:00-3:00 PM.

             "Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer, Preacher Jack Collins, along the Texas-Mexico border." 

Greens Gallery Art Exhibit at the Library

The Art Exhibit for May will be furnished by Greens Gallery of Originial Art.The Artists contributing their work are Barbara Gillroy, Pedra Kuder, and Elizabeth Sapre. 

Barbara Gilroy

Barbara loves painting portraits of homes. It is her passion to capture the warmth of a family home. She paints in various
mediums and has exhibited in Galveston, Kingwood, and Spring. She also teaches watercolor classes on cruise ships.

 

 

Pedra Kuder

 

1960 Digital Photography Special Interest Group Photo Exhibit at the Library

Jim Sandham - President  - Digital Photography SIGThe exhibit for April is furnished by the 1960 Digital Photography Special Interest Group (SIG), which is part of the larger 1960 PC User Group.

The Photograph SIG meets the 1st Thursday of each month at the Cypresswood Christian Church and Community Center (CCCCC), and is open to anyone who has an interest in improving their photography skills. All skill levels are welcome. The programs cover all aspects of photography, such as composition, lighting, nature, wildlife, and portraiture. 

March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month,and it's a great time to reflect on all of the ways that women have left their mark on the world. A fun way to learn and celebrate women in history is through the movies, whether you're watching biographies on iconic women, or learning about their struggles through documentaries and historic films. The website lists 50 movies and documentaries celebrating women and their history.

Here are a few available in the HCPL online catalog:

Amelia

Amelia Earhart, the young aviatrix who won the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Great Books Discussion Group Meets at the Library

The Great Books Discussion Group meets at the Barbara Bush Branch Library on Monday, February 20 in the WCR Conference Room on the 2nd floor. The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 7:00-8:45 PM. The book selection for February is On Evil by Moses Maimonides. Please call Ed Boran for more information about this book discussion group (281) 353-1450. The March selection is The Iliad by Homer.

Spanish Classes Resume at the Library

Practice your Spanish with our volunteer, Oscar, on Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 PM. 

After a break for the holidays, Oscar is ready to pick up the conversation again this Thursday, January 19. 

The sessions will be held in the WCR Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the library. There is no need to register, just drop in and meet Oscar and the students in his class. The class is free and open to everyone.

Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. Call 281-376-4610 for more information.

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