Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Programs at HCPL

HC fun for seniorsHarris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program (SAP) will begin offering special programs at the Barbara Bush Branch Library and the Fairbanks Branch Library in February for adults 50 years of age and older. SAP events are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents.

Barbara Bush Branch Library:  Tuesdays, February, 5 and 12:

10 a.m.  Senior Fitness Class
Safe, effective, and fun fitness class designed for active older adults!

1 p.m.   Art Class
Pursue any type of artwork, in any media, in this class led by an award-winning artist. Students work at their own pace; no prior experience is necessary. A list of supplies for the media you choose will be provided in class.   

Fairbanks Branch Library:  Tuesdays, February, 19 and 26:        

10 a.m.  Senior Fitness Class
Safe, effective, and fun fitness class designed for active older adults!

1 p.m.   Art Class
Pursue any type of artwork, in any media, in this class led by an award-winning artist. Students work at their own pace; no prior experience is necessary. A list of supplies for the media you choose will be provided in class.

Knitting/Crocheting/Conversation Group meets at the Library

Knowledge Exchange--Fridays all year--Join us for this knitting, crocheting, and conversation group.  The group meets in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Bring your own projects or use our yarn to make lap blankets for veterans at the V. A. Hospital and chemo caps for M.D. Anderson patients. If you come before 4:00 we can help you get started.  Please bring your own hook or needles.

Adult/Senior Games at the Library

Senior Games Morning will be held every Wednesday in the Robin Bush Meeting Room on the first floor from 10:00 am to Noon.  Come and play dominos, traditional and Chicken Foot or Rummikub with others in the community.  Meet new friends or bring a friend.  Any questions, comments or suggestions?  Please call Adult Services at 281-376-4610.

Senior Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, January 11, 2013 the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have another Senior Classic Movie Morning.  We will show a film from 1940 starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.  "A shy ladies' companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her employer when she meets Maxim de Winter.  Maxim is still troubled by the death of his wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before.  She and Max fall in love, get married and return to Manderley, his country estate in Cornwall.  The second Mrs. de Winter meets the housekeeper Mrs.

Volunteer Tutor Training--English as a Second Language (ESL)

Barbara Bush Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help non-English speaking adults learn to read, write and speak English.  A free training workshop will take place at the library on Saturday, January 12, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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.

After training you will be matched with a student or small group of students meeting at the library at a mutually convenient time.

For more information go to www.hcpl.net/literacy/new-tutors or call Nancy Pearsall at 281-376-4610.