Michele KubasHarriet Cole has won the Barbara Bush Branch prize in the 2010 Harris County Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program. Harriet was awarded an Amazon $50 Gift Card! She was chosen by a random computer generated drawing of all adult customers at the Barbara Bush Branch who registered and completed the reading of four books during the summer. Michele Cole Kubas, Ms. Cole’s daughter, (pictured with Annette Main, Asst. Branch Librarian for Adult Services) accepted the gift card for her mother who is currently out of state.

50 + Magical Bus scheduled for October 4, 2010!

Please join us Monday, October 4, 2010 as The Knowledge Exchange 50 + Magical Bus explores The John C. Freeman Weather Museum and The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum with lunch at Treebeards at the Cloisters in downtown Houston.
The entrance fee to The Weather Museum is $5.00 and must be prepaid. You may bring your own lunch or purchase a meal at Treebeards and then we are off to The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. We depart for this fun packed day from the parking lot behind the Barbara Bush Library promptly at 8:30 am and will return to the library around 4:00 pm.
Please reserve your seat by visiting Children’s Services and speaking with anyone at the Information desk. We hope that if you are over fifty years of age that you will join us.


On Saturday, August 28, a group of adults from Faithbridge Church, approached the Circulation A Thank-You from FaithbridgeDesk. When a Circulation Assistant asked, "Who's next ?",  they all replied "YOU ARE !"

Their project had been to find a group who did good work for the community and they chose us. They simply wanted to say thank you for all of our efforts, and they did it by bringing us a huge shopping bag of goodies for the staff to share.  It was a very pleasant surprise indeed! Providing good customer service is our goal, and it is so nice when our efforts are publicly recognized.

Hey Kids You Are Invited To After School Programs Next Week!

Tuesday, August 31 at 4:30pm Movies Xtra! see an animated film about a grooving Emperor in the Earl Elliott Room. Bring a blanket and get comfortable while watching this entertaining movie.
Wednesday, September 1 at 4:30pm Chess & Go Club meets in the Earl Elliott Room.    If you don’t know how to play chess or go, we can teach you!

New Beginnings at the Library

The fall semester of school has begun, Summer Reading Program has ended, and it is a bittersweet time of the year for me. Our sweet babies have blossomed into school children skipping to the bus and it seems like yesterday that we held them in our arms.
We have been preparing for our programs and the Garden Club has resumed.  This week we will be planting seeds for our winter crop in the raised garden and the back enclosed area. Just as we watch our children blossom this school year, we can together observe the little seeds sprout and bloom in our collective garden outside the Robin Bush Activity Room.
Please join us in our upcoming adventure this Wednesday at 4:30 pm!