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Cutting for Stone by Abraham VergheseTitle to be discussed: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. Date of meeting: Thursday, July 22, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, July 23, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: An emotionally riveting multi-cultural family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. August Selection:


Sarah's KeyTitle to be Discussed: Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay. Date of meeting: Thursday, June 24, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, June 25, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: In Paris during July 1942, Sarah, a ten year-old Jewish girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. On the 60th anniversary of th...


Author Warren Hanson

Author Warren Hanson was a special guest at the Knowledge Exchange program on May 28. Warren has recently relocated to the Spring area from Minnesota. He is an author, illustrator, singer and musician who has written many books for adults and children, including "Reading With Dad", "Older Love", and "Beginning." He has become well-known as the illustrator of "A Cup of Christmas Tea."

The Knowledge Exchange is an intergenerational group that meets at the library every Friday at 2:30 to knit and crochet and share these skills with others. They knit chemo caps for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, lap blankets for the Veteran's Hospital, and helmet liners for active duty soldiers.

Warren read the group his very appropriate book...

Barbara Bush Library Loses a Friend

Peggy Kruckemeyer and Paul Wahlberg

Longtime Houston Golf Association board member Paul Wahlberg passed away Monday (May 24) at the skilled nursing care facility where he had lived since the fall of 2004. Wahlberg served the HGA for over 50 years and was accorded the honor of "board member for life."  Wahlberg was a past Tournament Chairman of the Shell Houston Open (1970) and served for many years as the head of what was then known as the Charity Selection Committee for HGA. An architect by profession, Wahlberg became identified with the organization's penchant for community service and charitable giving.

Peggy Kruckemeyer, Past President of the Barbara Bush Library Friends, fondly remembers Paul’s involvement with the library. “Paul was a great friend of the Barbara Bush Li...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Junior Guild gift

Susan McKinney of the Junior Guild, Inc., presents Branch Librarian Nancy Agafitei with a check for $1,650 to be used to purchase children's books for the library. This organization has supported the library with generous donations and with volunteer service hours for many years.



Art of Racing in the RainTitle to be Discussed: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. Date of meeting: Thursday, May 27, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, May 28, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver. Next selection:

We Appreciate Our Volunteers!!

Volunteer's Mad Tea Party

It was "A Mad Tea Party," as over 65 people filled the Earl Elliott Room for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 19. Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Nandlal was the chief planner and organizer of this event, which thanked the many people who donate their time as processors of holds, menders, shelvers, book store sellers, and knitters of blankets and chemo caps for the Knowledge Exchange. Over 10,979 hours of service were provided by these volunteers, which is equivalent to adding 5.25 full-time employees. Harris County values this work at $16.84 per hour, for a total donation of $184,886!

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