Barbara Bush

New Family Story Time

Read & Play!

Thursdays @ 7pm

Introducing our new after-school family storytime, geared toward children ages 5 and up. This storytime is meant to engage children's interest in books while promoting positive play interaction.

Come read and play with Miss PJ! 

A free ticket is required and can be picked up 15 minutes prior to the storytime at the children's information desk. Children must be present to receive the ticket.

Evening Book Club @ Barbara Bush

Looking for a book club that isn't during your workday? We've got one for you! It's not too late to join our evening book club. Evening book club will be meeting on September 11th at 7:00pm to discuss The Address by Fiona Davis. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy, request it through our catalog, or check a digital copy out through Overdrive

The Children's Department is Back from Our Break!

Flyer with information about new programsWe are back from our end of summer break and ready to roll for fall! We have weekly storytimes for all age groups and fun afterschool activities on Tuesdays. Be sure to check our online events calendar, as some program times may have changed and new programs have been added. We hope to see you soon!

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

School-Aged Kids' Tuesday program: Library Card Holders 

 Tuesday, Sept. 4th @ 4:45pm

Make your own library card holder to keep your library card safe and ready to use!

This program is for children ages 5-12. A free ticket is required. Please pick up the ticket at the Children's Information Desk 15 minutes prior to the program.

Homeschool Support Group

Starting in September, we will be offering a Homeschool Support Group. Each month, we will highlight a different theme and discuss with suggested materials. In September, we will be meeting on September 15th and the theme is Reading Aloud / English Language Arts & Reading. 

Variety of backgrounds, religious beliefs, and lifestyles are encouraged. We come with an open mind and words of encouragement. Reflect, pick brains, grow, and plan for the future.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800. 

We look forward to hearing and sharing experiences and knowledge. 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter

20 years ago, on September 1st, 1998, Harry Potter first came into our lives. To celebrate this occasion, the Barbara Bush Branch staff wore Harry Potter t-shirts and costumes. Come by to check out our Harry Potter read-a-like display. You can also check out the ebook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone right now on Overdrive with no holds and no waiting through Sept. 7th.

What are some of your Harry Potter memories?

Teen Volunteer Spots Still Open

Attention teens! Don't forget to turn in your application today if you'd like to volunteer in the Children's Department. 

We only have a few spots left! If you are interested in volunteering for the Fall, please pick up an application from the Children's Desk and turn it in before August 28th.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800. 

New Fall Children's programs

Wednesday Preschool Story time - 11:00 AM

Starting Sept. 6th, join our new Children's Specialist, Taylor, on Wednesday mornings for Preschool Story time.

Come sing, read, and make crafts with Miss Taylor!

Taylor as Elsa

 

Little Engineers - Tuesdays, 2 PM

We are introducing a new 6 week class for preschoolers (3 to 6 year olds). This class will include hands-on activities with Lego Early Simple Machines that investigate wheels, gears, axles and pulleys.

Passport Services @ Barbara Bush Library

The staff from the Harris County District Clerk's office will be returning to process U.S. Passports next week. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can call 832-927-5690 to make an appointment. NOTE: the last walk-in customer will be received 30 minutes before listed closing time. This applies to all locations.

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

Tuesday, August 28th from 1pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, August 29th from 1pm-4:30pm
Thursday, August 30th from 1pm-6:30pm

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

Meet the Staff: PJ

Meet the Staff: PJ

PJ is a Children's Services Librarian at the Barbara Bush Branch. She has worked here for about two years. PJ enjoys going to concerts, sporting events and trying different world cuisine. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite food is tacos. If she were sorted at Hogwarts, she would be in Ravenclaw. She enjoys reading historical nonfiction and one of her favorite books is The Little Prince. PJ has a bichpoo named Loki, after the Norse trickster god.

PJ's favorite quote: " At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can" - Frida Kahlo

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