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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. 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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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ESL Tutor Training January 17 at the Library

Volunteer Tutor Training for ESL : Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00-8:45 PM

The Barbara Bush Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help non-English speaking adults learn to read, write, and speak English. A training workshop will take place at the library on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00-8:45 PM. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

You need not speak another language nor have teaching experience. At the workshop we will introduce you to teaching techniques and materials which will allow you to communicate with non-English speaking students.

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