Barbara Bush Library Friends Bookfair

A Bookfair at Barnes & Noble will take place on May 5th from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm to support the Barbara Bush Library Friends. You may pick up a voucher at the library or at Barnes & Noble, 5303 FM 1960 West, Houston. Please present the voucher  prior to making your purchase. A percentage of the net sale will be contributed to the Barbara Bush Library Friends.

Thank you for your support.

Bilingual Yoga at the Barbara Bush Branch Library

Volunteer-led Yoga Classes held every Friday, for women only, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the Robin Bush Activity Room at the Library. Just  grab your mat and come. Bring a friend.

Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, April 13, Classic Movie Morning will show a film from 1948 starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Ann Miller. "Let's put on our Easter bonnets and sing along!"  The movie is scheduled to start at 10:00 am in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room on the first floor. The May movie is from 1941 starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and Joan Leslie,  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.  Come and enjoy!

PEN & PAINTBRUSH BOOK CLUB

On Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30pm the Pen and Paintbrush Book Club will meet at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts next door to the Barbara Bush Library to discuss two unusual books of local photographs: Houston Deco

One is Houston Deco, by Jim Parsons & David Bush, which includes more than 100 color photographs showcasing the fine detailing on Houston's surviving Art Deco and Art Moderne structures. Author Jim Parsons will be present to talk about this book.

The second is Houston Then & Now, by William Dylan Powell, with black and white images from the Bayou City’s adventurous past alongside striking contemporary photography of its impressive present.

The themes in these books complement the current landscape exhibits at the Pearl Fincher Museum. To learn more about them, go to http://www.pearlmfa.org/  The Museum's Education Director Rosemary Hickman will provide a tour at the museum to highlight issues raised in the discussion. 

E-Readers/Digital Media Catalog

Did you purchase an e-reader recently?  If you have a Kindle, Nook, Kobo or Sony Reader, for example, you can download e-books from the Harris County Public Library's Digital Media Catalog. Got an iPad, an iPod Touch or an iPhone recently?  You can also download e-books from the Digital Media Catalog to tablet devices and cell phones like these.

Come see how to use our Digital Media Catalog to learn how to download e-books plus e-audio and e-video to your computers and also to mobile devices at our Digital Media Catalog Database Demo presentation on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 am in the second floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Registration is required.