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Teens4Teens is Back!

Teens StudyingTeens, are you academically strong? Do you need volunteer hours? You can become a Teens4Teens (T4T) tutor. Or is it that you need a little help in school? If so, then register to get matched with a volunteer Teen Tutor.

Tutors and students meet on a weekly basis at a prearranged time in the YA Area of the library on the 2nd Floor. You must fill out paperwork to participate in this program. You can get that paperwork on the 2nd Floor as well.

The NW Houston Photo Club Comes to the Barbara Bush Branch

Photographs On A Wall
We have a new display for you to enjoy in our art alcove this month. It is a collection from the NW Houston Photo Club and it is impressive. Fortunately our picture here doesn’t do the display justice, so you will just have to come to the second floor and see it for yourselves. Want to visit more of their work? Well you’re in luck because the group also has an exhibit at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts right next door. Hitting up a library and a museum in one day--your friends will be so impressed!

Holi Water War Recap

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) has come and gone and boy did we have fun. Hundreds of teens enjoyed all the offerings we had for them. One of the highlights had to be the Holi Water War. If that event didn’t scream Fun Had By All then nothing did. Kudos to our Rebecca, our Young Adult Librarian, and her fabulous assistant Margaret for putting on such a great program and a great SRP! 

Last Stop! Ireland!

Irish Countryside - Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesThis year’s Summer Traveling Series has been a great one. We’ve learned a lot about places like Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, and Norway. We will be ending our travels with a visit to Ireland.On Monday, July 29, we will be joined by a nationally award-winning poet and genealogy blogger, Lisa "Smallest Leaf", who will share what her extensive research on Ireland has taught her.

Holi Water War This Saturday

Teens, join us this Saturday for a Holi inspired water war. Using the pigments from the Indian festival of Holi we will engage in a colorful battle sure to brighten your day. NOTE: The pigments used during Holi WILL stain clothing and may temporarily dye skin or hair. DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

We will gather at 3:00pm in front of the Glass Display Case on the 1st floor and then walk to the field behind the staff parking lot. Wet teens will NOT be allowed back into the library unless they change to dry clothes. The Library closes at 5:00pm on Saturdays. A signed permission form is required to participate. See the reference desk on the second floor for paperwork. We’ll see you there!

Got Vikings? We Do!

VikingYou think Scandinavia is cool, but you wish you knew more? Have no fear. You’ll do just that with the next stop on our summer traveling series, Vikings Don't Wear Crowns: The Development of Kingship in Scandinavia. This free talk, sponsored by the Norwegian Society of Texas, will enlighten and entertain as it covers a very fascinating spot in the world.

And don’t forget that we will have a door prize drawing for a $20 gift card to a local bookstore. See you Monday, July 15th, at 2pm in the Earl Elliott Room.

Greetings From Argentina

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With Japan and New Zealand crossed off our list, it is now time to enjoy Argentina. Don’t miss out on another informative and entertaining presentation by AAUW Travelmania. Participants will also get another shot at winning a $20 gift card to a local bookstore courtesy of the Barbara Bush Library Friends. We will see you Monday, July 1st, at 2pm.

It Pays to Travel

Winner Holding Gift CardMeet Reneé. Reneé is our latest door prize winner for our Summer Traveling Series. Her name was drawn to win a $20 gift card to a local bookstore while attending AAUW’s presentation on New Zealand. There are three more chances to win, so don’t miss out. We'll see you on Monday, July 1st, at 2pm.

Next stop, Argentina!

Next Stop--New Zealand

New Zealand Countryside

We’ve already enjoyed our trip to Japan and now, with our Summer Traveling Series, we’re off to New Zealand. Join us as the AAUW’s Travelmania group presents an introduction to the county of New Zealand. You will not only get to see the wonderful sights of this beautiful country, you will also learn about visiting from an experienced traveler.

Plus, you will have a chance to win a $20 gift card from a local bookstore at the end of the presentation. We’ll see you on Monday, June 17th, at 2pm in the Earl Elliott Room. 

Japan Comes to Barbara Bush

Man Writing KanjiWe had our first program from our Summer Travel Series on Monday and it was a ton of fun. Thanks to the Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH) we were able to learn so much about Japan. Kanji, yukatas, origami—it was all covered. Thank you for visiting the library, Mr. Tsuruta!

Also we drew for a $20 gift card to a local bookstore, which was exciting. Don't forget that there are four more programs this summer. That means there are four more chances to win a $20 gift card. Good luck!

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