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Meet the Staff: Jennifer

picture of staff memberJennifer is a Library Technician at the Barbara Bush Branch. She has been at our branch for 14 years, but she has been with HCPL for 17 years total. Her hobbies include cooking, sleeping, hanging out with her daughter, listening to The Weekend and watching the Texans. Her favorite color is black, she loves Halloween and her favorite foods are curry chicken and anything chocolate. Jennifer's favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jennifer has a three year old daughter, which is her whole world.

Jennifer's favorite quote, from the TV show Friends:
Rachel: A "moo" point?
Joey: Yeah. It's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo.

Meet the Staff: Katelyn

Picture of staff memberKatelyn is an Adult Services librarian and has been working at the Barbara Bush Branch library for about a year. Her hobbies include following the Astros (go 'Stros!), going to farmers markets and trying new coffee shops. Her favorite color is kelly green and her favorite food is Nutella on french bread. If Katelyn had attended Hogwarts she would have been a Hufflepuff/Huffle-claw. Her favorite book is Feed by M.T. Anderson and she enjoys reading speculative fiction or "literary" sci-fi.

Read Like a Champ with Houston Astros' Orbit!

Photo of Orbit, Houston Astros' mascotThursday, July 5th at 2:00pm

*Please Note* Orbit's show will begin at 2pm because he needs to be back in time for a game! Go 'Stros! 

Come join us for a fun-filled educational show that features the World Champion Astros’ mascot Orbit! Listen to a reading of his new book, "Orbit's First Day of School", and get a photo!

This program will be held in the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center, right across from the library.

Event is free and open to kids of all ages. If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Storytimes are starting back up on June 4th!

The children's department has been busy getting ready for a super fun Summer Reading Program! We've had a few questions about storytime starting back up now that the branch is open. We will start storytimes again on Monday, June 4th which is also the first day you can sign up for summer reading! The schedule is posted below, but in the meantime drop in to say "hello" and see our awesome new children's area.

*Please note that free tickets are required and will be available 15 minutes prior to the storytime at the reference desk. 

Mondays at 2pm- Lapsit (ages 0-15 months)

Tuesdays at 10:15am- Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)

Tuesdays at 2pm- Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)

Doing Good Has Never Been So Tasty...Support the Barbara Bush Library Friends at Panera Bread

Panera Bread Fundraiser FlyerPlease help the Barbara Bush Library Friends raise money by visiting Panera Bread on Thursday, April 12th from 4pm-8pm. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go to the Barbara Bush Library Friends. All you need to do is bring in a copy of the flyer which will be available on our social media accounts. To-Go and online orders count as well. 

Thank you for your support!

Where: Panera Bread at 8203 Louetta Rd. 

When: Thursday, April 12th from 4pm to 8pm

Save the Date for a Dr. Seuss Carnival!

Cat in the Hat with bookHelp us celebrate Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss Carnival at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio! You're welcome to dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character to add to the fun. Hope to see you there! 

When: Saturday, March 3rd 2pm-5pm
Where: Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio: 16650 Champion Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77379
What:
- Storytimes at 3pm and 4pm
- Fun activities
- Prizes
- Snacks
- Free children's book giveaways while supplies last
- Return and check out books at the pop up library
- Sign up for a library card

Special Storytime at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, February 21st!

Storytime flyerJoin us for a special storytime at Chick-fil-A at 1960 & Cutten. There will be fun-filled stories, songs and fingerplays. All ages are welcome! 

When: Wednesday, February 21st at 10:30am

Where: Chick-fil-A 1960 & Cutten (7007 FM 1960 Rd. W, Houston, TX 77069)

 

 

Looking for Help with Filing Taxes?

AARP Tax-Aide @ HCPL

It’s that time of year again! Are you looking for help with filing your taxes? Due to the Barbara Bush Branch being closed for repairs, AARP Tax-Aide has moved to a new, temporary location:

Northwoods Presbyterian Church 
3320 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77068
(at the NE corner of FM 1960 and TC Jester)


AARP volunteers will be there on Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Mondays from 1pm-8pm. This is a free, first come-first served service. For a list of other HCPL locations offering this service and their hours, please check the HCPL Tax Schedule

New Year...New Storytimes!

2018 plannerAs we eagerly await the reopening of the Barbara Bush Branch Library, we are starting a new community storytime and pop up library schedule. These programs will be held at the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center, right across from the library at 6823 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

These programs will be held every Monday morning in back to back sessions. Please check our Facebook events calendar for specific dates.

10am-10:45am -Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages 10 months to 3 years)
11:00am-12:00pm- Preschool Storytime (ages 3 years-6 years)

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