MAKING THE CASE FOR LIBRARIES

Library supporters in Rep. Patricia Harless's office in the CapitolLibrary supporters travelled to Austin on Library Legislative Day, Feb. 16. Their purpose was to make the case for restoring some of the devastating cuts to libraries in the proposed state budget that would impact library-provided databases, interlibrary loan services, computer access, and other services to customers. Pictured are Stephanie Green from Klein ISD; staff and Friends of the Barbara Bush Library; and Colby Beuck (center), aide to Rep. Patricia Harless. The group also visited with aides to State Sen. Dan Patrick, Rep. Debbie Riddle and Rep. Dwayne Bohac. Visit this Texas Library Association website to see how your voice can be heard, too.

Lena LeMay, Landscape Artist

Lena LeMay, native Texan, has been drawing and painting most of her life.  Most of her family could draw, and she did not realize this was a specail talent until she started school and noticed that most children could not.  Lena has never been formally trained, and yet her paintings are in everyway masterfully executed.  She has recently moved to the Houston area to be close to family in her "golden years". 

Lena's work, "Seasons of Inspiration" may be viewed during the month of February at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.

Check Out some African American Authors

Read a book by an Black author this month. Explore various cultures and points of view. Here are some titles to get  you started:

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

 

 

They Tell Me of a Home by Daniel Black

 

 

Classis Movie Morning

Classic Movies for Seniors the First Thursday of each month at 10:00 am.  Come and join us on Thursday, February 3rd for a comedy film from 1937 starring Cary Grant, Irene  Dunne, and Ralph Belamy. "A separated couple sabotages each other's love affairs while waiting for their divorce decree to become final."  The movie will start about 10:10 am in the Earl Elliott Room on the first floor.

VISIT FROM PARADISE!

Rose Castro, the Enrichment Coordinator at Paradise Springs retirement center (5600 Cypresswood Dr.), and several reParadise Springs visits the librarysidents of the facility surprised the staff at the Barbara Bush Library with a cake to celebrate the New Year. The center is reaching out to partners in their area to says "thanks" to those who provide services to the community. Residents of the center regularly visit the library to check out books, participate in the knitting group and book clubs, take computer classes, and use the Internet. It was a sweet way to meet our neighbors!