Blood Drive at the Barbara Bush Branch Library

Barbara Bush Branch Library will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 2, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.  To schedule an appointment, visit  www.giveblood.org and login to Digital Donor. Enter sponsor code R056 or contact Valerie Sandham at 281-376-4610. Look for the Donor Coach in the parking lot of the library.

Donate or attempt to donate August 1 through 31 and receive a coupon for a FREE pint of Blue Bell ice cream!

Great Books

The Great Books discussion group that meets at the Barbara Bush Public Library every third Monday evening at 7:00--9:00 pm is starting a new series in July.  The new study involvdes a different reading each month.  Selections include John Dewey, Shakespeare, and Willian James. Please contact Earl Bissex 281-955-9447 for more information.

NEWS FROM THE BARBARA BUSH LIBRARY FRIENDS

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PEN & PAINTBRUSH BOOK CLUB

A View of Mt. FujiThe Pen and Paintbrush Book Club, which partners the Barbara Bush Library with the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, will be reading "36 Views of Mount Fuji" by Cathy Davidson this summer. This non-fiction work, has been described as "one of the best explanations of Japanese culture, and our problems in understanding it, that has come along in years." You are invited to join the discussion of this book on Thursday, August 4, at 1:30pm in the museum conference room. It will be followed by a tour of the museum's current exhibit entitled "Views of Mt. Fuji", led by Education Director Rosemary Hickman.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Cover Art for "Still Alice" Title to be discussed: Still Alice, by Lisa Genova. Date of meeting: Thursday, July 28, 1:30pm, Robin Bush Activity Room. Repeated Friday, July 29, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: "This is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by a first-time author who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience."  Next month's selection: Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman.