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National African American Read-In, February 7

Fon JamesTakasha FransicOver a million readers of all ages and ethnic groups across the United States are expected to participate in the twentieth annual African American Read-In.  The Barbara Bush Library and the E.B.O.N.Y. organization will again join forces as offaicial co-sponsors of this event locally.  The goal is to make the celebration of African Ameraican literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.  On Sunday, February 7th, from 2:00pm--4:30 pm at the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum, activities are planned for adults, teens and children. Authors Dr. Josie Carr, Takasha Francis, and Fon James will be some of the featured guests.

Antique Clock Exhibit in Glass Case in Lobby

Robert (Bob) Kleeman has always shown an interest in making and repairing things.  He built model airplanes as a teenager. In preparation for retirement, he moved on to making clocks.  He bought a few beginner clock repair handbooks, joined a local clock club, and started expanding his skills.  Bob has been repairing clocks for almost 20 years now and still gets great satifaction from restoring a timepiece to its original working condition.  He has repaired all types and all ages of clocks, the oldest ones being from the mid 1800's.  He found those clocks amazingly well designed and manufactured.  He finds it satisfying that these clocks will be around hundreds of years from now. Please come and enjoy this great exhibit in the lobby display case for the month of January.

Art displayed in alcove by Jerrie Glidden

My years of self-directed study enable me to experiment and discover new ways to capture beauty in a vivid and visually seductive form. My paintings pepper the globe in countries as diverse as Japan, Norway, Spain, Australia and many more cities throughout the world.  For a Rio Grande Valley girl from Weslaco and now living in Spring, Texas my career in the world of art has truly been a reaffirmation of Henry David Thoreau's belief that "the world is but a canvas to the Imagination". This exhibit is for the month of December.

Open House at the Barbara Bush Library


Barbara Bush Branch Library Friends will sponsor the 7th Annual Community Open House December 5 from 2--4:30 pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room.  Come and share the great food, entertainment and holiday decorations with the library staff, volunteers, and the Friends. Local schools will provide musical entertainment during the open house. For Children: "Winter Celebrations at 2:00 pm with Lisa Jastram and Mick Corley and a Make and Take crafts from 3--4 pm in the Robin Bush Activity Room. Please come and enjoy the holiday spirit with us.

This post was provided by Val, Reference Librarian at Barbara Bush Branch.

Last week to see the ceramic exhibit!

Martin Bibbly, British, and Judy Bibby, British, manufactured by The TeapotteryThe ceramic exhibit, "Once upon a Time:  Telling stories through Clay", will be ending November 22 at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.  This exhibit was created especially for the Harris County Public library by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Northwest Library will be hosting this exhibit next.

Jeff Forster---Ceramic Artist from Lone Star College

Jeff Forster, artist in residence and ceramics instructor at Lone Star College-North Harris, will have a ceramics exhibit at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in November.  A native of Minnesota, Forster now lives in Kingwood. He turned to ceramics as an undergraduate and earned a master's degree in ceramics from Southern Illinois University.  His works can be found in the Lobby Display Case. 

This post was provided by Val, Reference Librarian at Barbara Bush Branch Library.


Art at the Library

Barbara Bush Library is pleased to present an exhibit of the works of Hispanic and Native American artists in October. The art exhibit is presented by the Garden of the Dragonfly Gallery.  So, next time you are at the library, come upstairs to the art alcove and enjoy.

Staff Ceramics on Display

The MFCeramics on DisplayAH exhibit continues at the Barbara Bush Branch through Display in lobby at Barbara Bush LibraryNovember 22nd. For the month of October our staff is telling their story through clay in the downstairs entry foyer display case, with special ceramic pieces from their personal collections. 

Art Alcove: Aviary Arias by Charlie Jean Sartwelle

 Charlie was born in Cameron, Texas, and graduated Alfred C. Glassell School of Art in ceramics and sculpture. She exhibited in numerous local and national exhibitions with interdisciplinary performances and installations. In 1984, Charlie Jean Sartwelle and John Runnels founded MotherDogStudios, as a response to the visual arts communities need to provide working studio/exhibition space for local and visiting artists. She was selected as a finalist of the METRO Solutions Public Arts Program in 2007. Charlie Jean lives in Houston.

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