Clara Maynard's blog

Creekfest tomorrow!

Be sure to come enjoy the activities at Creekfest. There's a color run, dog costume contest, arts and crafts, food trucks, musical performances and more. The library will have a library art hunt going on all day. So come by and enjoy the festival!

Sat. Oct. 1 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Barbara Bush Library
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring TX 77379


Family Research Class

Saturday, Aug. 20 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the computer lab

Want to learn more about your family history?  Learn how to use LDS family search, Ancestry Library Edition, and Heritage quest to trace your family lineage. Teachers will be on hand to assist customers in English or Spanish with their questions. This event is free and open to the public.

picture of computers


Come enjoy the magic!

 Thursday, Aug. 4 at  3 pm. Come enjoy the magic of Professor Hughdini!  Enjoy an hour of magical extravaganza filled with lots of comedy, music, audience participation and live animals! This event will be held at the Community Center across the street from the library. Hope to see you there!

cartoon of magician with snake


Thank you to our Friends!

The Friends of the Barbara Bush Library do so much for us! Thanks to their fundraising efforts, we're able to buy more books and offer better programs. Recently, they did two wonderful things. They donated $14,000 to the library system to buy more e-books, and they paid to have our Teen area repainted. Take a look! (If you're not a member of the Friends of the Library, do ask us about joining. The membership dues are reasonable and the money goes to help the library.)

picture of check donationpicture of teen area painting


We're back!

We're happy to report that our computer systems are back up and running. Our fiber optic cable had gotten damaged. So things are back to normal! What a relief!

picture of laptop computes

Save the Date! Cypress Creek Book Festival

Come to the Cypress Creek Book Festival on Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 am. Our speaker is DiAnn Mills. She has written several bestselling books and she is a Christy Award winner.  Among her books are "Firewall", "Double Cross", and "Deadlock." We are fortunate to have her as our speaker for the Book Festival. She will be speaking on "Writing in the 21st Century." If you want to be a published author, come and hear her speak. If you love to read, find out how she creates her wonderful stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

picture of DiAnn Mills


Words of Recognition

A customer sent me this the other day:

My public library, the Barbara Bush Branch of the Harris County library system,

is an indispensable source for students, parents, children and youth, and

readers like myself.  A public library keeps all of us in touch with our heritage

as a country, the enormous range of knowledge of human achievements and

the people who have made contributions to the world.  A community without

a library is blind and condemned to a life of ignorance.  

He wanted to remain anonymous so I won't put his name. But I thought it was so nice and so true!

Yoga at the Library

Are you ready to stretch and relax? Come join us at our yoga classes! Every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 we have yoga in the Earl Elliot room. It’s a great way to start the New Year!

ladies doing yoga


One Step Behind

I love reading mysteries with hard-boiled, troubled detectives. I just finished reading one of the Kurt Wallander mysteries. Kurt is a Swedish police detective and he battles with the changes in Swedish society. Crime is increasing and he feels inadequate, as do many of his department. In the start of this book, a murderer kills three young people when they are celebrating Midsummer by having a picnic. Everyone thinks they've gone off on a trip, but one parent is sure that there is something wrong, even though she's been receiving postcards from her daughter. When the bodies are revealed, Wallander and his team go after the killer who always seems to be both one step ahead of them and One Step Behind. I enjoy the character of Wallander and the look at Swedish society. 

One Step Behind


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