Barbara Bush

The Tuesday Evening Book Club will discuss Demian : The Story of Emil Sinclair’s youth, by Hermann Hesse on June 14th @ 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. The June selection will be Demian : The story of Emil Sinclair’s youth, Hermann Hesse

 

Summary

In Demian, one of the great writers of the twentieth century tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent--led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian- -into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

HOOPLA demo this Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm in the computer lab.

Did you get a new phone, tablet or laptop recently?

 

Do you need more ebooks, streaming music & video in your life?


If the answer is YES then you need HOOPLA in your life. You can get hands on assistance with HCPL newest digital content provider, HOOPLA at our library. A library staff member will assist participants with the download, installation, setup, and use of this service and to answer questions as well. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or other device for hands on assistance. A valid HCPL library card is required to use this service

Bayou Land Conservancy will speak at the Barbara Bush Branch on June 4th @ 10:30am.

Join us at the Barbara Bush Library for a community talk highlighting the bayou systems of greater Houston and the importance of wetlands to storm water management,water quality, and quality of life.

Learn from Bayou Land Conservancy’s Stewardship Director, Suzanne Simpson, who will review the historical and ecological importance of the areas wetlands and other spaces that this non-profit protects through conservation.


Learn about other ways to get involved in Bayou Land Conservancy's mission and help celebrate their 20th year of green impact in Houston!
 

Meet the Staff: Akhila

Hey folks! This month, I'd like to introduce Akhila to y'all! Akhila is the Assistant Branch Manager for Children's Services here at the Barbara Bush Library. Let's get to know Akhila shall we? 

1. What are some of your duties as Assistant Branch Manager for Children's Services? My duties are to oversee a team of very talented Children's Librarians and together we plan and coordinate children's programs and services for the community. Part of of my duties are also to maintain and expand the children's collection.  We also serve the area schools and day cares and promote library services to them.

Thank you to our Friends!

The Friends of the Barbara Bush Library do so much for us! Thanks to their fundraising efforts, we're able to buy more books and offer better programs. Recently, they did two wonderful things. They donated $14,000 to the library system to buy more e-books, and they paid to have our Teen area repainted. Take a look! (If you're not a member of the Friends of the Library, do ask us about joining. The membership dues are reasonable and the money goes to help the library.)


picture of check donationpicture of teen area painting

 

We're back!

We're happy to report that our computer systems are back up and running. Our fiber optic cable had gotten damaged. So things are back to normal! What a relief!

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Internet is Down at Barbara Bush Branch

Internet Service is down at Barbara Bush Branch Library. No estimate for its return is available at this time. The online room booking system for the branch has been temporarily disabled. If you need to book a meeting or study room, please call 281-376-4610.

Houston Lion Kings Dance Program

Image Courtesy of asianinspirations.com.auJoin us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The Houston Lion Kings Dance Team will be here Saturday, May 14th at 3pm to perform a fun and entertaining lion dance. This event is open for everyone so bring your family and friends for a fun filled afternoon of lion dancing! 

Event Info: 
Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 3pm -4pm
Location: Earl Elliott Meeting Room

 

*Image Courtesy of asianinspirations.com.au*

 

 

Free Audiobooks for Teens this Summer!

FREE Audiobooks for Teens this Summer!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Titles available starting May 5th
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

The Great Tennesse Monkey Trial by Peter Goodchild

Titles Available starting May 12th

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Divine Collision by Jim Gash

HOOPLA demo this Friday, May 6th, at 5:00pm in the computer lab.

Did you get a new phone, tablet or laptop recently?

 

Do you need more ebooks, streaming music & video in your life?


If the answer is YES then you need HOOPLA in your life. You can get hands on assistance with HCPL newest digital content provider, HOOPLA at our library. A library staff member will assist participants with the download, installation, setup, and use of this service and to answer questions as well. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or other device for hands on assistance. A valid HCPL library card is required to use this service

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