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Barbara Bush Adult SRP Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Kulsum Alvi -- the winner of the $30 Amazon bookstore gift card at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Kulsum Alvo, Gift Card Winner at Barbara BushKulsum will be a senior in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin this fall. She was home in the Houston area this summer doing an internship at Wood Group Engineering in Katy, where she worked on marketing and website development for the new onshore unit of this international company.  Kulsum relaxes by reading fiction and fantasy. This summer she enjoyed reading through the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series by Rick Riordan. It was recommended to her by her sister, Andleeb Alvi, who coincidently happens to be one of the Children’s Librarians at Barbar...

Afternoon Book Discussion

Paris WifeTitle to be Discussed: Paris Wife, by Paula McLain.  Date and Time: Thursday, Dec. 20, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Dec. 21, 2:30pm in the WCR Conference Room.

Summary: The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled &qu...

Open House, Saturday, December 1

Community Open HouseYou are invited!!  The Barbara Bush Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary in its new building with an Open House for the community on Saturday, December 1, from 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Refreshments will be served by the Barbara Bush Library Friends, with support from Rockfish Seafood Grill, Bullrito's, HEB, and Kroger's. Musical entertainment is provided by Strack and Doerre Intermediate Schools, the Happy Fiddlers from Symphony North Houston, and a quartet from Christian Youth Theatre. Holiday films and crafts are planned for children in the Robin Bush Activity Room. Please join us!

 

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Robin Bush Video

The ChPortrait of Robin Bishildren's Activity Room at the Barbara Bush Library is named for Robin Bush, the 3-year old daughter of George and Barbara Bush who died of childhood leukemia over 60 years ago. This video, aired on the Today Show on November 20, tells Robin's story and also shares the hope for a cure that has resulted from decades of research into this disease.

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Senator Dan Patrick Visits Barbara Bush Branch

Senator Dan Patrick with Ellen Sanders and Dave SmithTexas Senator Dan Patrick visited Barbara Bush Branch on October 1 to tour the facility and discuss the value of libraries for the citizens of Texas. After his visit, the Senator sent an e-mail with this message, "I appreciate the great work you and your staff do for our community. You are part of the unsung heroes we have in district 7." Patrick is pictured in the center with Barbara Bush staff members Ellen Sanders and Dave Smith. The senator is holding his current favorite book, "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly.

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