Sound Sound Everywhere

Thunder, music, horns or even firecrackers have something in common. Can you guess what? I HEAR it! Yes, it’s sound. We constantly are hearing or listening to something or the other at all times of the day (or the night). Let’s get more familiar with how sound is produced and how it travels.

Come and join us for our Silly Science program- Sensational Sound on Tuesday, September 10th at 4:30 PM. The event will be held in the Robin Bush Activity Room. 

And while you are here check out some of the books on experiments with Sounds in the Harris County Public Library system.

Teens4Teens is Back!

Teens StudyingTeens, are you academically strong? Do you need volunteer hours? You can become a Teens4Teens (T4T) tutor. Or is it that you need a little help in school? If so, then register to get matched with a volunteer Teen Tutor.

Tutors and students meet on a weekly basis at a prearranged time in the YA Area of the library on the 2nd Floor. You must fill out paperwork to participate in this program. You can get that paperwork on the 2nd Floor as well.

Grand Prize Winner of Adult SRP is a Barbara Bush Customer

Laura Shaver (right), a Barbara Bush Library customer, is the happy owner of a Kindle Fire HD as the grand prize winnLaura Shaver, Winner of a Grand Prize in the Adult SRP 2013er in the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Club. Laura loves to read, and she encouraged her granddaughter to follow in her footsteps when they both entered the Summer Reading Club together. Over the summer she read lots of books to her granddaughter, read the Bible, and also read some novels like "House of Sand and Fog" by Andre Dubus III. Laura is disabled and can't get out everywhere she would like to go, so she found the theme of this year's SRP very appropriate -- "Have, Book, Will Travel." Laura believes that "If you read you can do anything, and you can escape to anywhere." When she can, Laura enjoys bringing her granddaughter to story time and shopping in Al and Polly's Bookstore in the library.

It's Time For Winners...

We promised a little plush giraffe and a baby hat at the end of Summer Reading Program, right? So here they are! Drum rolls please. And… the winner is Blake Ali for the Kids Summer Reading Program. Blake read and logged in more than seventy books. He was very cool about letting us take a picture of him and we are happy to share it with everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also have a Baby Summer Reading Program Winner. And the winner's name is Ezekiel Uhrlass. The baby won a cute little baby hat. Congratulations Blake and Ezekiel. Well done and thank you so much for participating.

The NW Houston Photo Club Comes to the Barbara Bush Branch

Photographs On A Wall
We have a new display for you to enjoy in our art alcove this month. It is a collection from the NW Houston Photo Club and it is impressive. Fortunately our picture here doesn’t do the display justice, so you will just have to come to the second floor and see it for yourselves. Want to visit more of their work? Well you’re in luck because the group also has an exhibit at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts right next door. Hitting up a library and a museum in one day--your friends will be so impressed!