Peggy MitchellPeggy Mitchell, a Barbara Bush Library customer, was the winner of a $100 Amazon gift card in the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Club random drawing from all who registered and logged at least four books read this summer. Peggy is a regular Saturday visitor to the Barbara Bush library, being occupied during the week with her job as an engineer for a local oil company.  She is a big fan of being able to search the catalog online and make requests for items she wants to read. Her favorite choices are mysteries and biographies.Carina Arredondo

Carina Arredondo, a Circulation Assistant at the Barbara Bush Library, was the winner of a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card provided by the Barbara Bush Library Friends. Carina's name was drawn from a hat from among all branch library staff who read at least four books this summer. Her favorite genre to read is manga. Carina recently graduated from the University of Houston. After seven years with Harris County Public Library, she will be moving on in her career to teach bilingual kindergarten at Smith Academy in the Aldine ISD. She will be using the gift card to buy items for her new classroom.

Genealogy Research Demo on Friday

Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research? Need to consult the US Census for past years?

Come see how to use HeritageQuest and, our genealogical databases, to do online research from your home (or at the library in the case of The research demo will be held this Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM, in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

These classes are popular so please register by going online or by calling the library at 281-376-4610. By popluar demand, we will now be presenting the Genealogical Research Demo on a quarterly basis: June, Sept., Dec., and March. So if you miss this class in September, please sign up for the December class. Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class.


Michele KubasHarriet Cole has won the Barbara Bush Branch prize in the 2010 Harris County Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program. Harriet was awarded an Amazon $50 Gift Card! She was chosen by a random computer generated drawing of all adult customers at the Barbara Bush Branch who registered and completed the reading of four books during the summer. Michele Cole Kubas, Ms. Cole’s daughter, (pictured with Annette Main, Asst. Branch Librarian for Adult Services) accepted the gift card for her mother who is currently out of state.

50 + Magical Bus scheduled for October 4, 2010!

Please join us Monday, October 4, 2010 as The Knowledge Exchange 50 + Magical Bus explores The John C. Freeman Weather Museum and The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum with lunch at Treebeards at the Cloisters in downtown Houston.
The entrance fee to The Weather Museum is $5.00 and must be prepaid. You may bring your own lunch or purchase a meal at Treebeards and then we are off to The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. We depart for this fun packed day from the parking lot behind the Barbara Bush Library promptly at 8:30 am and will return to the library around 4:00 pm.
Please reserve your seat by visiting Children’s Services and speaking with anyone at the Information desk. We hope that if you are over fifty years of age that you will join us.


On Saturday, August 28, a group of adults from Faithbridge Church, approached the Circulation A Thank-You from FaithbridgeDesk. When a Circulation Assistant asked, "Who's next ?",  they all replied "YOU ARE !"

Their project had been to find a group who did good work for the community and they chose us. They simply wanted to say thank you for all of our efforts, and they did it by bringing us a huge shopping bag of goodies for the staff to share.  It was a very pleasant surprise indeed! Providing good customer service is our goal, and it is so nice when our efforts are publicly recognized.