...learn about the art of Tiffany and create your own "stained glass" window picture!   This program meets in the Children's Dept. on Monday, Sept. 12th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 4:30 pm.  To register, call 832-559-4235 or stop by the Children's Reference Desk.          

(each session is limited to 20 children, 2nd - 6th grade)


Author Chitra DivakaruniThe area-wide Gulf Coast Reads event throughout September features the book, One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni. The author will be at the Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring,  on Thursday, September 8 at 4:30pm to speak about her book. The meeting will be held in the Forum of the Community Center across the driveway from the library. The event is free and no registration is required.


  Although the end of Summer does not bring with it cooler weather, it does bring the return of Children's afterschool programming!  On Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 4:30 pm, join us for Craft Time and have fun making a backpack first aid kit!  This program is limited to 20 children, 2nd - 6th grade.  To register, call 832-559-4235 or stop by the Children's Reference desk!

Homework Resources

Moms and Dads! When school started today I found myself thinking about homework. How can we help you help your children and youths do their homework effectively?

Your kids are going to want to use online resources and their teachers are going to be very uncomfortable with the unreliable quality of information that comes off the web. Stay posted to this blog because over the weeks ahead I'm going to give you some good alternatives.

Databases. What's a database? In our case, a database is an authoritative online collection of books or articles from journals, newspapers, and magazines, or  maps and images that you can search, read on your computer, and use. By using your library card number as your username, you can access and use them for free and trust them to deliver good information at your child's grade level.

Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

fountain penLast week, the winners of the Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Over 100 entries were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and five states across the country. Thanks to all the teens who wrote and submitted fantastic entries!

Congratulations to all our winners for their outstanding poems and short stories!