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The Fabulous '50s

Malt StationThis past week the staff at the Barbara Bush Branch Library hosted a luncheon for its volunteers. Like every year, the luncheon had a theme and this year's celebrated The '50s. The outfits, music, and cuisine (Chocolate malts, anyone?) all represented that fabulous decade. You can checkout some pictures on Flickr.

The luncheon is held to thank our volunteers for the tremendous work they do for this library and the community. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, then learn more here.

Having Fun with Munnies

Barbara Bush MunnyA big thanks goes out to InsomniaVGC for providing the Munny display this month in our lobby. All month customers have been taking a moment to take it all in. If you are not familiar with Munnies, then just imagine blank canvases in the shape of action figures. How cool is that? One of the artists even did a Barbara Bush! Of course she has a book in her hand.

As a bonus InsomniaVGA and Kidrobot have teamed up to provide a MICRO MUNNY to those 16 or under for FREE! Just visit the Children’s Department to get one. Supplies are limited. One per person. The recipient must be present.

Holiday Schedule

This is just a reminder that the Barbara Bush Branch Library will be closing early tomorrow for the holidays. Our hours tomorrow will be 10am-5pm. We will also be closed for Friday, April 18. Saturday, April 19, we will resume our regular hours of 10am-5pm.

Have a happy and safe weekend!

Read-A-Thon This Saturday

Children Being Read To--Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesThis Saturday the Barbara Bush Branch Library will host Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women as they hold their Read-A-Thon. Guest readers will read books continuously throughout the day. Every twenty minutes the topics will change. They will range from Spring Into Spring to Texas and the Wild, Wild, West.

The reading starts at 10am and will wind down just before we close at 5pm. You’ll also get a chance to meet authors Warren Hanson and Kathryn Friesen.

Come and Meet a Friend

Group Meeting at a Table: Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesThere is only one thing better than making a friend and that's making a Barbara Bush Library Friend. So don't miss out on the opportunity by coming to our next Barbara Bush Library Friends planning meeting.

This meeting is open to everyone interested in supporting the library through volunteering, raising funds, and hosting special activities. We want to hear your ideas about making our library even better!

We will be meeting Monday, April 7, at 7pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room on the 2nd floor. We'll see you there.

Chocolate Study Hall Tomorrow

Chocolate--Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTeens, the end of the school year is fast approaching. That means that those finals will be here before you know it. And if there's one thing you need to help you study it is chocolate. Tomorrow we will be providing teens a quite space where hot chocolate and chocolate confections will be available. Bring your study materials and get to work in a relaxing, sugar-fueled study session!

We will see you tomorrow at 6:00 pm in the Robin Bush Room!

Caregiver Support Group

Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesThe Barbara Bush Branch Library is happy to host a newly established caregivers support group for the area. This is a group that meets on the first and third Fridays of the month. Each session covers a new topic and caregivers can share and learn from each other.

The next meeting is tomorrow, March 21, at 10 am in our Robin Bush Room.

 

A Spring Cleaning for the Moseley Hall

Cleaning the DollhouseRecently Moseley Hall, the branch's dollhouse, received a cleaning. It is now in prime condition for visitors. While we were in there, we also repositioned the resident mice. It has been a long tradition here to try to find the mice hiding in the Moseley Hall. Even those of you who found them before can now play again. Will you find them? Come and try your best!

The Library: An International Destination

Students Getting Library Cards

The Barbara Bush Branch Library has been fortunate enough to provide tours for students attending North American University. For the last two months these international students have been visiting the branch to learn about our services and to get their very own library cards. Everyone was eager to start using the library's resources and we were eager to provide them. The whole thing was a wonderful experience. 

The Time for Voting Has Arrived

Voting Signs: Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesEarly voting has begun for the March 4th elections. Be sure to visit the Election Division for Harris County to if you have any questions. Or if you consider yourself a bit more traditional and prefer looking at paper copies, then stop by the library. Here we can provide (while supplies last) voters guides distributed by the League of Women Voters, sample ballots, and early voting locations. 

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