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New Local Artist to Display at Barbara Bush Branch Library in April

Mary E. Stallman grew up on the farmlands of SE Texas and developed a love of nature which serves as inspiration for her paintings.  She started with charcoal sketching and drawings, also trying watercolors, pastels and sculpting.  Marriage and motherhood did not allow much time for art instruction, but the desire ran deep.  Once Mary retired her need to paint emerged.  She took instruction and began to paint full time.  Her inspiration comes from the natural of our world, she is a realist with attention to detail and a philosophy of being true to nature in her work.  Come to the Barbara Bush Branch Library at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in April to see her work.

Senior Movie Morning

April 1, 2010 at 10:00 am the library will present "Senior Movie Morning" The movie this month will be a comedy from 1942 that stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.  Come and join us for a look back  at a classic movie on the first Thursday of every month at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.

Knitting/Crocheting Group meets at the Library

 

Knowledge Exchange--Fridays all year--All ages are welcome. This knitting, crocheting and conversation group will continue to meet every Friday form 2:30--4:30 pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.  Help us make lap blankets for Veterans and chemo caps for M. D. Anderson patients.  We are also collecting items for a soldier we adoped in Afghanistan.  Please bring cards, books, toiletries or hard candy. Call 281-376-4610 and ask for Shawn or Val for more information.  Please come by 4:00 pm if you want assistance in learning to knit or crochet.

New Movie Program for Seniors at the Library

On March 4, 2010 at 10:00am the library will present "Senior Movie Morning." The movie this month will be a drama from 1944 that stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck.  Come and join us for a look back at a classic. Please call 281-376-4610 for more information.

Charles Criner, artist on display in Art Alcove in February

Charles Criner is the artist on display this month in the Art Alcove.  He writes about his work:  "I have often been accused of not drawing and painting enough pretty people and beautiful things. I believe that art in its truest state is not about what is pretty and what will look good with curtains and tables. Although many artist risk their livelihood by not painting such things.  I believe that art should have a voice of it own."  Come to the second floor of the library and  experience his art.

Charles Criner, artist on display in Art Alcove in February

Charles Criner is the artist on display this month in the Art Alcove.  He writes about his work:   "I have often been accused of not drawing and painting enough pretty people and beautiful things.  I believe that art in its truest state is not about what is pretty and what will look good with curtains and tables.  Although mnay artist risk their livelihood by not painting such things.  I believe that art should have a voice of its own."  Come to the second floor at the library  experience his art.

National African American Read-In, February 7

Fon JamesTakasha FransicOver a million readers of all ages and ethnic groups across the United States are expected to participate in the twentieth annual African American Read-In.  The Barbara Bush Library and the E.B.O.N.Y. organization will again join forces as offaicial co-sponsors of this event locally.  The goal is to make the celebration of African Ameraican literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.  On Sunday, February 7th, from 2:00pm--4:30 pm at the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum, activities are planned for adults, teens and children. Authors Dr. Josie Carr, Takasha Francis, and Fon James will be some of the featured guests.

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.

Art displayed in alcove by Jerrie Glidden

My years of self-directed study enable me to experiment and discover new ways to capture beauty in a vivid and visually seductive form. My paintings pepper the globe in countries as diverse as Japan, Norway, Spain, Australia and many more cities throughout the world.  For a Rio Grande Valley girl from Weslaco and now living in Spring, Texas my career in the world of art has truly been a reaffirmation of Henry David Thoreau's belief that "the world is but a canvas to the Imagination". This exhibit is for the month of December.

Open House at the Barbara Bush Library

                   

Barbara Bush Branch Library Friends will sponsor the 7th Annual Community Open House December 5 from 2--4:30 pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room.  Come and share the great food, entertainment and holiday decorations with the library staff, volunteers, and the Friends. Local schools will provide musical entertainment during the open house. For Children: "Winter Celebrations at 2:00 pm with Lisa Jastram and Mick Corley and a Make and Take crafts from 3--4 pm in the Robin Bush Activity Room. Please come and enjoy the holiday spirit with us.

This post was provided by Val, Reference Librarian at Barbara Bush Branch.

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