Hey Gardener's, Look what has Bloomed in the Garden!


All Garden Club Members, stop by Children's Services and ask to see the garden.  It is gorgeous. We have cherry tomatoes, corn, rosemary, chives, sweet basil, green beans, watermelons and the pumpkins are all flowering.  Our first sunflower has bloomed. It's almost July and we will resume Garden Club in August.

Think about what you would like to plant for our fall garden and we will begin to order seeds.  If you would like to donate seeds, please leave them with the librarians at Children's Services. See you all soon!

What’s in Store for Kids Next WeeK? Karaoke, a Chicken Movie, and a Fourth of July Celebration!

Next week’s programs for children of all ages include: an animated movie about "chicken little" and his friends who work for a large factory, Wednesday, June 30 at 2:30 in the library Earl Elliot Room: Karaoke 4 Kids a hosted show promising lots of entertainment, audience participation and fun for everyone Tuesday, June 29 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room: and a fabulous 4th of July Celebration on Thursday, July 1 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room. It’s not too late to Catch the Reading Express and have fun reading!

Read some books, join the fun!

Join the fun with the adult services staff at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Read or listen to only four books and be eligible for prizes. Go to this website and register: ReaderNation. This is also where you record the books you've read. The registration for the program runs through August 7th, so there is still lots of time to get involved.

Three entries will be selected from a random drawing of all readers who complete the program. The prizes are bookstore gift cards in the amounts of $200.00 (1st prize), $150.00 (2nd prize), and $100.00 (3rd prize). The Barbara Bush Branch Library will also select a winner from a random drawing of our readers completing the program. The prize will be a $50.00 bookstore gift card.

Monsters Arrive at 2:30 PM Wednesday, June 23rd!


 Bring a blanket and pillow to hide from the horrible monsters arriving at the Barbara Bush   Branch's Earl Elliott Room this Wednesday, June 23 at 2:30 PM.  What powers a city with electricity, laughter or fright?  The answer is coming in a movie about monsters this Wednesday afternoon.

While you are here, check out our famous monster books. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendack is one of my all time favorite books and there is the great There's a Nightmare in my closet by Mercer Mayer and last but not least Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. McKissack and Onawumi  Jean Moss.


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 that event, a reporter finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible day to the camps and beyond. July Selection: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.