Clara Maynard's blog

Pen and Paintbrush Book Discussion Thursday Aug. 10 1:30 pm

From time to time, in partnership with The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, we present the Pen and Paintbrush Book Discussion. We read a book related to the current art exhibit at the museum. Then we gather to discuss the book and tour the exhibit. Our book this time is Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles. The novel celebrates four strong women toughing out the Great Depression in the Texas dust bowl.  Be sure to get the book and start reading soon! It’s readily available in paperback or you can check out a copy at the library. Then join us for the discussion and tour on Thursday, Aug 10 at 1:30 pm in the Conference Room at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. See you there!

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Good News, Bad News!

The good news is that we're getting new computers! The bad news is that they're being installed on Monday, July 10 and we may not have computers for customers to use that day. So before you head over here next Monday to use the computers, give us a call! 281-376-4610

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Escape the Library! Save the Date Saturday, July 15 10:30 am

Join us for an awesome Escape Room--if you dare! Use your wits to solve the puzzles and escape the room!

In Time Warp, players are lost in time and have to navigate the history of communication in order to escape. In the game, players will learn about various forms of communication. Starting with hieroglyphics, Incan knots and the Pony Express, all the way to video and the Internet. The main character in the game is Vint Cerf, one of the "fathers of the Internet." Don't worry, if you need to leave the room for any reason, you can. But once you leave you can't get back in. 

This program is for adults only. But don't worry, teens get their own version on Wed. July 12 at 3 pm.

Register at hcpl.net or call 281-376-4610.

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A New Look for Barbara Bush Branch Library!

We  had some problems with our trees along the front entrance. First they were overgrown and needed trimming. Then they got trimmed, but not properly. Harris County Facilities came out and planted new trees and added much needed mulch. We’re looking much better now!

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A Wonderful Work of Art!

Barbara Bush Branch Library received a wonderful donation recently. Local artist Harrison Nobles donated his work "Seasons." It is proudly on display on the 2nd floor near the study rooms. Here's Mr. Nobles' description of his work.

"Seasons" is paint, coffee grounds, and stir sticks on panel. I cannot throw away a stir stick when I exit a coffee house. It is perfectly good wood that has been swirled around in a new coffee that no lips have touched. I hope people "get" the sweat or condensation dripping in the summer portion. The painting got the biggest compliment when a lady said " I want to remove everything from my living room and decorate around this piece " Unfortunately she didn't have the money and she gave her blessing for me to give it to the library. She will get one of my paintings later."

Thank you Mr. Nobles for sharing your art with our library community!

Help Your Library by Shopping!

                                                   Barnes and Noble Book Fair

                                         Saturday, June 3   9 am to 10 pm

Foot Care: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

                                           Tuesday, April 4  at 10:30 am

Do your feet ache? Do they hurt? Well, come to our Foot Care seminar to find out how to take care of your feet. Dr. Bachman will talk about common foot problems and most important, tell you how to avoid problems.

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How to Buy a Business March 30

Do you dream of having your own business and being your own boss? How to Buy A Business will be presented on Thursday, March 30 at 1 pm. This class will be taught by Jeff Jones, who has over 30 years experience in appraising, buying and selling businesses. Thanks to SCORE and the Barbara Bush Library Friends for sponsoring this informative seminar!

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How to Buy A Business

Do you dream of having your own business and being your own boss? How to Buy A Business will be presented on Thursday, March 30 at 1 pm. This class will be taught by Jeff Jones, who has over 30 years experience in appraising, buying and selling businesses. Thanks to SCORE and the Barbara Bush Library Friends for sponsoring this informative seminar!

 

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Beautiful Music!

Save the date for our Classical Spanish Guitar Concert! Magdiel Zuniga, master guitarist, will perform a selection of his favorite instrumental works. Come and relax and listen to his beautiful music. 

Thursday, March 16 at 7 pm in the Earl Elliott Room

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