"A Passion for Glass"

A Passion for Glass, a traveling library exhibition of  Lalique Glass by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will be on display at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, on the second floor, September 12 through November 21. Rene Lalique began creating glass objects in the 1890s, and became one of the most celebrated glass makers in the world. Come and enjoy the exhibit.



Book group participants have many options these days for how they receive the content of the books they discuss. At the Barbara Bush Branch, in addition to the standard regular and large print books, book club members now download e-books into devices like the Nook, Kindle, or Sony e-reader. Some purchase their books from online sources. Others download from the library's Overdrive digital media catalog. Still others with little time to read listen to audiobooks as they commute.

A website called Reading Group Choices does a survey of book clubs each year. This year's survey reported that 5% of the respondents read all, or most, of their books in electronic format. Another 25% tried using an eBook reader in the past year. Whatever format you choose, don't miss out on the enjoyment of discussing what you have read with other readers. Join a book club today!


Author Chitra DivakaruniThe area-wide Gulf Coast Reads event throughout September features the book, One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni. The author will be at the Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring,  on Thursday, September 8 at 4:30pm to speak about her book. The meeting will be held in the Forum of the Community Center across the driveway from the library. The event is free and no registration is required.


BBLF Staff WinnerThe Barbara Bush Library Friends provide a $50 book store gift card as an incentive to the branch staff to enter the summer reading club and read at least four books during the summer. This year's winner, drawn at random from the 23 qualifiers, was Gina Macala, Afternoon Shelving Assistant. Gina loves to read and has entered the SRP every year since she began work at the library in 2008. This summer her list included the Hunger Games series, three Elizabeth Aston novels, and the very practical What to Expect When You Are Expecting.


Barbara Bush Branch WinnerMonika Anderson -- Winner of the $50 Branch Gift Card

Monika has been a teacher at Epps Island Elementary in the Klein ISD for the past five years. For three of those years, she taught third-graders and brought her class to visit the library during the Klein ISD Art Day field trips. This year she is concentrating on completing her doctorate in reading at Sam Houston State University, so winning this card for her summer reading seems very appropriate.

Monika is married and has two children, Magnus (age 6) and Addison (age 7). She and her husband both joined the adult SRP this year for the first time, at the urging of Monika's mom who has participated in the past.