Senator Dan Patrick Visits Barbara Bush Branch

Senator Dan Patrick with Ellen Sanders and Dave SmithTexas Senator Dan Patrick visited Barbara Bush Branch on October 1 to tour the facility and discuss the value of libraries for the citizens of Texas. After his visit, the Senator sent an e-mail with this message, "I appreciate the great work you and your staff do for our community. You are part of the unsung heroes we have in district 7." Patrick is pictured in the center with Barbara Bush staff members Ellen Sanders and Dave Smith. The senator is holding his current favorite book, "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly.

Social Media and Pinterest for Business

This free workshop will show you how to turn social media sites like Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter into powerful tools.  It will cover the strategies and best practices needed to get the most out of your social media activities, including time management, measuring the return of your activities, and learning the essential elements of growing your business using the power of social media marketing 

Green Magazine Exchange Center

The Barbara Bush Branch Library has a place for your recent, but read magazines.  Bring in your old magazines to share with others.  Please bring only magazines published in 2011 or 2012.  Feel free to take as many as you bring in (or more).  The rack is at the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor of the library.  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Voulunteer ESL Tutor Training

The Barbara Bush Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help non-English speaking adults to learn to read, write and speak English.  A free training workshop will take place at the library on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 to 12:00 pm.

You need not speak another language nor have teaching experience.  At the workshop we will introduce you to teaching techniques and materials which will allow you to communicate with non-English speaking students.

Friends Meet Our Legislators


Chamber Luncheon meeting

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The Barbara Bush Library Friends have been proud members of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce for more than 15 years. On September 13, they attended a luncheon meeting at Raveneaux Country Club at which our Texas legislators spoke about their hopes for the upcoming session. Present were Representatives  Senfronia Thompson, Debbie Riddle, and Patricia Harless.