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Inspirational Fiction at the Library

Are you looking for some inspirational fiction?  The library has all kinds of fiction genres, including Inspirational fiction. Here are some of the most popular authors found in our stacks:

Lori Copeland, Philip Gulley, Beverly Lewis, Gilbert Morris, Francine Rivers, Jan Karon, Janette Oke, Karen Kingsbury,

Joe Collard - Local Artist Exhibit

The BarbOld Town Springara Bush Branch Library is honored to display oil paintings by local artist, Joe Collard.

Mr. Collard has been painting in oils for more than 60 years. He has a Bachelors of Arts from Missouri Valley College where his classes included oil painting and art history.

An international business career provided Joe with opportunities to travel and visit museum and historic paintings throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Since his retirement, Joe has painted with Tracy Viser at The Woodlands Academy of Art, and with Marty Hatcher at the Artists’ Retreat and Learning Center.

Free Business Consulting - Start Your Own Small Business

Library volunteer, Vijay Patel, is offering free consulting to anyone interested in starting or operating a small business. Vijay has worked for HP for 20 years and has knowledge of the computer and hospitality industries, as well as, incorporation, marketing and finance for business.

Mr. Patel will be in the WCR Conference Room on the 2nd floor on Fridays from 4:00-5:30 PM in July.

No registration is necessary.

Small Business Series: Starting and Growing Your Dream Business

July 8 - How to write and present your dream business plan

July 15 - How to finance your business

July 22 - How to keep and grow your customers

July 29 - How to build, motivate and lead the team

 

 

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Photography Exhibit in Art Alcove - Bob Blome

                                   

In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month photographer, Bob Blome, will have an exhibit of his photographs from Asia at the Barbara Bush Library in May.

Bob is a self-taught photographer who aspires to the standards of "National Geographic" magazine. He learned techniques by observing the work of other artists, and experimenting with their approaches and his own vision of an image. One of his main influences is Impressionist art for their use of the horizon and their framing.

New Job Searching Help at the Library next week.

                                                                      On Thursday, May 5 Workforce Solutions will once again hold a job hunting seminar. This will be in the Earl Elliott Room from 1:30-3:30 PM. The presenter will have a session on Networking, which is a proven way to improve your odds when job hunting. Come and learn how to do it effectively.

Senior Movie Morning

Classic Movies for Seniors the First Thursday of each Month at 10:00 A.M.

Come and join us on Thursday, April 7 for a dramatic comedy from 1944 starring Betty Hutton and Eddie Bracken.  “A small-town girl goes overboard with patriotic zeal and marries a soldier she's only met once. He disappears after one night, then she thinks she's pregnant... but she just can't remember her husband's name.”

In the Earl Elliott Room, bring a friend.

Seniors Computer Help Sessions

Attention Seniors: Improve your computer skills with our volunteer tutor at the library

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 10:00-12:00 , Patsy, a volunteer, will be in the computer lab to help you with your computer questions or problems. She will help you search the Internet, create an e-mail account, create a word document, or any number of other skills you'd like to improve on the computer.

No registration is required. Just drop in and start learning. The next two dates when Patsy will be in the lab are: Tuesday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 19. See you there. Call 281-376-4610 if you have questions.

ESL Tutor Training March 26 at the Library

 

ESL Tutor Training

March 26, 2011

African-American Read-In

  African-American Read-In

Saturday, February 26, 2011

 Over a million readers across the U.S. are expected to participate in the 22nd Annual African American Read-In. The Barbara Bush Library and The E.B.O.N.Y. organization will join forces as official sponsors of this event locally. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.

Check Out some African American Authors

Read a book by an Black author this month. Explore various cultures and points of view. Here are some titles to get  you started:

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

 

 

They Tell Me of a Home by Daniel Black

 

 

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