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The Barbara Bush Library Friends have been proud members of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce for more than 15 years. On September 13, they attended a luncheon meeting at Raveneaux Country Club at which our Texas legislators spoke about their hopes for the upcoming session. Present were Representatives  Senfronia Thompson, Debbie Riddle, and Patricia Harless.

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Celebrating Diversity in Our Community

Rebeca Gonzalez, a Klein High School student, is currently displaying a photo exhibit at the Barbara Bush Library. Entitled "World Wide People", the exhibit highlights the cultural diversity that exists within the community surrounding the Barbara Bush Library. The project is one part of Rebeca's progress toward earning a Gold Award, the highest level of achievement in the Girl Scouts. Channel 13 filmed Rebeca talking about her project for Eyewitness News on August 20. The photos will be on display at the Barbara Bush Library through Sept. 15.   World Wide People Display

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SUMMER MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, PT.2

Feast Day of FoolsJoin us on the 3rd Thursdays this summer from 1:00 pm--3:00 pm in the Earl Elliott Room for our summer-only "Clues, Cake, and Coffee" mystery book club. The focus is on Texas mystery writers. The selection for July 19 is Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke. In this book, a wide range of characters, from inside and outside and beside the law, mix it up along the Texas-Mexico border....

Journaling Group

NotepadNeed motivation to start writing your life story? Join this beginner's group to get tips and techniques from facilitator Penny Boozman. Writing assignment to prepare for this session is a one-page family story of any type. It can be shared with the group, but only if you wish. This meeting is Monday, May 21, at 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room on the second floor.

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A "Feel Good" Read

Heroes for my Daughter, by Brad MeltzerIf you are tired of all the bad news in the world, stop and read Heroes for My Daughter by Brad Meltzer. Meltzer tells the stories of 60 remarkable people, each highlighting an admirable quality and each dedicated to making the world a better place. They range from two relatively unknown women collegiate baseball  players who are  ...

PEN & PAINTBRUSH BOOK CLUB

On Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30pm the Pen and Paintbrush Book Club will meet at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts next door to the Barbara Bush Library to discuss two unusual books of local photographs: Houston Deco

One is Houston Deco, by Jim Parsons & David Bush, which includes more than 100 color photographs showcasing the fine detailing on Houston's surviving Art Deco and Art Moderne structures. Author Jim Parsons will be present to talk about this book.<...

Barbara Bush & Her Dogs

Barbara Bush and her dogs Bibi and Mini-MeMrs. Barbara Bush was a surprise story-teller for pre-school story tiChildren listening to Mrs. Bush at story timeme at the Barbara Bush Library on April 21. Mrs. Bush dropped by with her two dogs after the three had stopped to dedicate the Bibi and Mini-Me Bush Dog Park at Harris County's Pundt Park on Spring Creek Drive. Residents of Spring area now have a new place to take their four-legged friends. The new dog park is four acres, one of which is set aside for small dogs. The pups told the children that the park was GGRRReat!

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Youngest Library Cardholder!

Quentin Macala Get His Own Library CardLibrary customers are getting younger every day! In January, staff at the Barbara Bush Library were pleased to welcome Quentin Macala, son of Gina and Josh, who came to the library at 8 days old to get his own library card! His parents obviously know the importance of getting a young reader off to an early start!! Mom Gina is a former shelving assistant at the library, so young Quentin has a built-in fan club among the staff.

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Barbara Bush Library Afternoon Book Club

Madonnas of LeningradTitle to Be Discussed: Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean. Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Feb. 24, 2:30pm, in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary:  Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories, yet her distant past is mirac...

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Kitchen House, by Kathleen GrissomTitle to be discussed: Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom. Thursday, Jan. 26, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room of the Barbara Bush Library. Repeated Friday, Jan. 27, 2:30pm, in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed as an indentured servant under the care of Belle, the master's...

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