Antique Clock Exhibit in Glass Case in Lobby

Robert (Bob) Kleeman has always shown an interest in making and repairing things.  He built model airplanes as a teenager. In preparation for retirement, he moved on to making clocks.  He bought a few beginner clock repair handbooks, joined a local clock club, and started expanding his skills.  Bob has been repairing clocks for almost 20 years now and still gets great satifaction from restoring a timepiece to its original working condition.  He has repaired all types and all ages of clocks, the oldest ones being from the mid 1800's.  He found those clocks amazingly well designed and manufactured.  He finds it satisfying that these clocks will be around hundreds of years from now. Please come and enjoy this great exhibit in the lobby display case for the month of January.

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Storytubes: Be A Star! Tuesday, January 5, 2010 @ 4:30 P.M.

Live! Camera! Action! Be the Star of your own movie with Storytubes Contest. Storytubes is a national contest for kids in grades K-12.
Participants will create a short movie talking about their favorite book and post it online to be judged. Children will get a chance to win cool prizes. The video book review has to be entered between January 20th and February 28, 2010. This is a fun opportunity for kids to talk about their favorite book and show off their creative skills. Harris County Public Library is one of the partner libraries for this national contest.

To assist children in creating their video book review we are conducting a “Storytubes: Be a Star” program on Tuesday Jan 5th @ 4.30 p.m in the Robin Bush Room.  Kids bring the book you want to review and filming ideas.  We will do the rest for you.
This post was provided by Akhila Bhat, Children's Librarian at Barbara Bush branch.

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Senior Movie Mornings start in January 2010

 

Join us on Thursday, January 7th at 10:00 am for our first "Senior Movie Morning."  The selection for January is a movie from 1949 starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Judy Holliday. It is a comedy which tells the story of a husband and wife lawyer team who clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecuter. Come and join us for a look back at a classic. "Senior Movie Morning" will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Please call 281-376-4610 and ask for Val for more information.

 

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BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

"The ha-ha" by Dave KingTitle to be discussed: The Ha-ha: a novel by Dave King. Date of meeting: Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Jan. 29, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Howard, a brain-damaged Vietnam vet who can't speak or write, develops a new outlook on life when he is asked to care for a fatherless 9-year-old boy....