Barbara Bush Branch Library announces January activities
The Barbara Bush Branch Library will offer a variety of activities and programs for young and older adults this January.
According to a press release, events will include job preparation, computer classes, knitting, yoga, family history research, movies, games and book clubs.
Workforce Solutions will present job search seminars from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 and Jan. 24. Seminars will teach attendees how to improve their job search skills by providing them with interviewing tips and how to write resumes and cover letters.
A computer help class for seniors 60 and older will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Jan. 1 and Jan. 15. Attendees will learn about the basics of using a computer and share their computer experiences with other seniors. No registration is required to attend.
A genealogical research database demo will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 in the library's friends computer lab. Librarian Margaret Davis will help attendees conduct family history research and learn how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com.
An ebooks, ereaders and eaudio database demo will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the computer lab located on the second floor of the library. A special computer class about mobile ereaders and tablets will be held from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 8 in the library's Friends Computer Lab.
The Evening Book Club will discuss "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash at 7 p.m. Jan. 8. It is open to the public.
The Senior Classic Movie Morning will present the 1940 film "Rebecca" starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11.
The Great Books Discussion Group will discuss "The Misanthrope" by Moliere from 7-8:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 in the library's WCR Conference Room.
The Afternoon Book Club will discuss "Defending Jacob" by William Landay at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
Senior games will be held from 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday throughout the month in the Robin Bush room on the first floor of the library. Attendees will engage in games of dominos, traditional and Chicken Foot, and Rummikub.
The knitting, crocheting and conversation group will meet from 2:30-4:30 p.m. every Friday throughout the month in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. Attendees can bring their own projects or make lap blankets for veterans at the Veterans Administration Hospital and chemo caps for M.D. Anderson patients. Attendees must bring their own hook or needles, while yarn will be provided for the blankets and chemo caps.
Yoga with Rosa will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. every Friday throughout the month in the Robin Bush Activity Room. Attendees must bring their own mat.
A variety of computer classes, instructed by Dave Smith, will be also offered throughout the month in the library's Friends Computer Lab. Classes will be offered on computer basics, an introduction to the Internet, email, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, social media, mobile ereaders and digital photography. Classes are limited to 12 people per session.
Registration is required for the genealogical research database demo; e-books, e-readers and e-audio database demo; special computer class; and Dave Smith's computer classes.
All programs are free and open to the public.
For more information about The Great Books Discussion Group, call 281-353-1450.
For more information about the other events or about the Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, call 281-376-4610 or visit www.hcpl.net.
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