The Barbara Bush Branch Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 28

 

 

Due to forecasted severe weather and possibly hazardous driving conditions, County Judge Ed Emmett has announced that all Harris County offices--including all Harris County Public Library branches and administrative offices--will be closed Tuesday, January 28.

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Say Hello To Shamrock!

Almost everyday sitting at the Reference desk, I witness a little body or sometimes two making a straight beeline to the big stuffed horse we have in the Barbara Bush Branch Library Children’s Area shouting his name “Maaaaack!!” with pure delight on their faces. Well now to add to that joy, we are very delighted to announce that Mack has been joined by a friend and yes it’s another horse! His name is Shamrock and he is, unlike Mack, gray in color. He has come to us as a very kind donation by Wells Fargo, the Cypresswood branch, made possible for us by Mr. Samuel Edwards, the VP there. We are very grateful to them.

 

Meet The Author: Ron Goodwin

Author Ron GoodwinIt’s time to get acquainted with our next author joining our panel discussion on Saturday, February 8th—Ron Goodwin.

Even though Ron was a military “brat,” he still considers San Antonio home. Like his father and brother, Ron joined the US Air Force and while enlisted received his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas.

After his honorable discharge, he completed graduate degrees from Texas Southern University in history and urban and environmental planning. His current research focuses on urban history, the impacts of planning decisions on neighborhood development, and the historical development of Texas’ black community. 

Board Game, Anyone?

Xbox 360, Wii, PS4… know any of these games? Of course you do!!! In this age of technology, almost all the kids play video games or computer games and I bet they are pretty cool but what about games which don’t have or need a screen or a mouse or a remote control or even electricity? I am sure you know what I am getting at, eh? Yes I am talking about the board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Checkers, Battleship and so many more.

We have all those games and more here at Barbara Bush Branch Library. Come and join us on Tuesday,  January 28th (or any fourth Tuesday of the month) @ 4:30 pm to have fun with one or more of these games. Bring a friend or two with you and show off your gaming skills. Happy gaming!
 

Meet The Author: Gwen Richardson

Author Gwen RichardsonThe African American Read-In will be here before you know it. The event will feature a panel discussion of authors sharing what they have learned about getting published. It is going to be a wonderful opportunity for you aspiring writers. With that being the case, we want to introduce to you those authors. First up, our moderator is Gwen Richardson.

Gwen is an author, publicist and entrepreneur.  As an author, she has four published books, three non-fiction and one fiction. As an entrepreneur, Gwen is co-founder of Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African American Internet retailer with over 20,000 products online.

In addition, Gwen is co-founder and national coordinator of the National Black Book Festival.  This annual event, held in Houston, Texas, attracts over 100 African American authors from across the U.S. and is the largest indoor gathering of Black authors in the world.

Gwen is a native of Newport News, Virginia. She resides in Houston with Willie and their daughter, Sylvia.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. degree in marketing.