Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, April 13, Classic Movie Morning will show a film from 1948 starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Ann Miller. "Let's put on our Easter bonnets and sing along!"  The movie is scheduled to start at 10:00 am in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room on the first floor. The May movie is from 1941 starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and Joan Leslie,  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.  Come and enjoy!

PEN & PAINTBRUSH BOOK CLUB

On Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30pm the Pen and Paintbrush Book Club will meet at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts next door to the Barbara Bush Library to discuss two unusual books of local photographs: Houston Deco

One is Houston Deco, by Jim Parsons & David Bush, which includes more than 100 color photographs showcasing the fine detailing on Houston's surviving Art Deco and Art Moderne structures. Author Jim Parsons will be present to talk about this book.

The second is Houston Then & Now, by William Dylan Powell, with black and white images from the Bayou City’s adventurous past alongside striking contemporary photography of its impressive present.

The themes in these books complement the current landscape exhibits at the Pearl Fincher Museum. To learn more about them, go to http://www.pearlmfa.org/  The Museum's Education Director Rosemary Hickman will provide a tour at the museum to highlight issues raised in the discussion. 

E-Readers/Digital Media Catalog

Did you purchase an e-reader recently?  If you have a Kindle, Nook, Kobo or Sony Reader, for example, you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library's Digital Media Catalog. Got an iPad, an iPod Touch or an iPhone recently?  You can also download e-books from the Digital Media Catalog to tablet devices and cell phones like these.

Come see how to use our Digital Media Catalog to learn how to download e-books plus e-audio and e-video to your computers and also to mobile devices at our Digital Media Catalog Database Demo presentation on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 am in the second floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Registration is required. 

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. 

Barbara Bush & Her Dogs

Barbara Bush and her dogs Bibi and Mini-MeMrs. Barbara Bush was a surprise story-teller for pre-school story tiChildren listening to Mrs. Bush at story timeme at the Barbara Bush Library on April 21. Mrs. Bush dropped by with her two dogs after the three had stopped to dedicate the Bibi and Mini-Me Bush Dog Park at Harris County's Pundt Park on Spring Creek Drive. Residents of Spring area now have a new place to take their four-legged friends. The new dog park is four acres, one of which is set aside for small dogs. The pups told the children that the park was GGRRReat!