Barbara Bush

A New Look for Barbara Bush Branch Library!

We  had some problems with our trees along the front entrance. First they were overgrown and needed trimming. Then they got trimmed, but not properly. Harris County Facilities came out and planted new trees and added much needed mulch. We’re looking much better now!

picture of workers with trees

 

A Wonderful Work of Art!

Barbara Bush Branch Library received a wonderful donation recently. Local artist Harrison Nobles donated his work "Seasons." It is proudly on display on the 2nd floor near the study rooms. Here's Mr. Nobles' description of his work.

"Seasons" is paint, coffee grounds, and stir sticks on panel. I cannot throw away a stir stick when I exit a coffee house. It is perfectly good wood that has been swirled around in a new coffee that no lips have touched. I hope people "get" the sweat or condensation dripping in the summer portion. The painting got the biggest compliment when a lady said " I want to remove everything from my living room and decorate around this piece " Unfortunately she didn't have the money and she gave her blessing for me to give it to the library. She will get one of my paintings later."

Thank you Mr. Nobles for sharing your art with our library community!

Space City Sabers

Stop by the Barbara Bush Library on Saturday 6/24/17 from 10:30-11:30am and check out the cosplay + Jedi moves of Space City Sabers! All ages welcome!

Passport Services

We will be having staff from the Harris County District Clerk's office in next week processing U.S. Passports. Walk ins are welcome, but if you'd like to make an appointment, please contact them at 713.755.1674.

Passport Services will be held during the following days and times in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room:

Tuesday, June 20th from 1pm-7pm
Wednesday, June 21st from 1pm-5pm
Thursday, June 22nd from 1pm-7pm

For more information regarding Passport Service, please visit the Harris County District Clerk's website.

Sign up for Summer Reading Today!

Summer Reading has officially begun! Don't forget to sign up today and start logging all the books you've read and/or activities you've completed. You can earn points towards some amazing prizes! If you have questions, or need help registering, give us a call at 281-376-4610. Happy Reading!

Children's Programming Information - Summer 2017

We can't wait to kick off our Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 5th and we hope you will join us for some fun programs and storytimes! Due to large crowds in the summer, free tickets are required to attend all of the storytimes. Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the storytime at the Children's Information Desk. The child must be present to receive a ticket. This ensures a comfortable, safe and fun storytime environment for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation. We hope to see you soon!


To see our storytime schedule and other summer events, please click the link below:

https://host4.evanced.info/harris/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=3 

 

Help Your Library by Shopping!

                                                   Barnes and Noble Book Fair

                                         Saturday, June 3   9 am to 10 pm

A Big Thank You!

We had an overwhelming response to our #volunteer shoutout! #Thanks to everyone that applied! Our #SummerReadingProgram will be a great one!

Green Thumb Gardening Series

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures. These are free lectures that cover an array of topics. All lectures will be located in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room on a Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. There is no registration for this event.

Here's a look at upcoming topics in the Green Thumb Gardening Series: 

Summer Reading is Coming!

Our Summer Reading Program is coming up in a few weeks. During the Summer, every book you read or activity you participate in earns you points that you can later use to win a prize!* We also have tons of activities that you and your family are encouraged to attend (some activities require registration or tickets). For more information about all things Summer Reading, please visit our Summer Reading homepage or call us at 281.376.4610. 

Make the most of your summer – registration begins on June 5th!

*Prizes vary by age level.

    

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