VISIT FROM PARADISE!

Rose Castro, the Enrichment Coordinator at Paradise Springs retirement center (5600 Cypresswood Dr.), and several reParadise Springs visits the librarysidents of the facility surprised the staff at the Barbara Bush Library with a cake to celebrate the New Year. The center is reaching out to partners in their area to says "thanks" to those who provide services to the community. Residents of the center regularly visit the library to check out books, participate in the knitting group and book clubs, take computer classes, and use the Internet. It was a sweet way to meet our neighbors!

AARP Tax Assistance at Barbara Bush Branch Library

AARP Tax Assistance starts next week, on Tuesday, February 1 at the library from 12:00-4:00 P.M. It will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays.

The hours are:

Monday 1:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

This program is not restricted to senior citizens. Income tax return preparation assistance is on a first come-first served basis. No phone calls will be accepted by the AARP volunteers.

Workforce Solutions Job Hunting Series

The Workforce Job Seeking Seminars are returning to the library in January on the first and third Thursday from 1:30--3:30 pm. On January 20th they will present information on writing an effective resume.  Learn how to highlight your experience and to avoid common mistakes.

A word about IRS forms arrival

The 2010 IRS Tax forms are now finally, but very slowly, arriving at the library.  Because of the late approval of the 2010 Tax Bill in Congress, the printing has been delayed.  We are not expecting to have a full collection of forms until late in January 2011.  Please come in or call us at 281-376-4610 for the latest  arrivals.  Also see the irs.gov website on the Internet.

MRS. BARBARA BUSH AND MINI VISIT THE LIBRARY

Mrs. Barbara Bush and her dog Mini visit the library

Mrs. Barbara Bush and her 18-month old Maltese poodle named Mini made a surprise visit to the Barbara Bush Branch Library on January 5, 2011, to do a special preschool story time about dogs. Debbie Hudson, Children's Assistant , began by reading several stories for the children. I Love Dogs, by Saltzberg

Then Mrs. Bush read the children the book called I Love Dogs. When she finished, she invited the children to come up to pet Mini, who seemed to love all the attention. A dog puppet craft rounded out the event. And a good time was had by all!