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BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Lost City of Z

Title to be discussed: Lost City of Z, by David Grann. Date of meeting: Thursday, April 22, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Will be repeated Friday, April 23, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Journalist David Grann delves deep into the mystery surrounding British explorer Percy Fawcett's disappearance in 1925,  and the even greater mystery of what Fawcett was seeking in the Amazon valley. Next selection:

Barbara Bush Library -- Afternoon Book Discussion

Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver

Title to be Discussed: The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. Date of meeting: Thursday, March 25, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. Repeated Friday, March 26, 2:30pm in the WCR Conference Room. Summary: From the Mexico City to the America of J. Edgar Hoover, this novel tells the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations, and involved with such historic characters as Frida Kahlo, Lev Trotsky, and Diego Rivera. Next selection:

Why Are Book Clubs So Important?

Book clubs have been important to women throughout history. Ever wonder why? Book clubs: women and the uses of reading in everyday life by Elizabeth Long takes a look at how book clubs have evolved. She focuses on an academic study of women's book groups in Houston which makes it especially interesting for us in Harris County. You can reach out to more readers for your groups using a table top sign offered by Ingram Library services.

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EARLY VOTING LOCATION HAS MOVED

VoteHere's news you should know before you head out to vote this month. Barbara Bush Branch Library has been an early voting location for many in our community for decades. However, starting with the February early voting this year, the location has mioved to the Champion Forest Baptist Church multi-purpose building at 15555 Stuebner-Airline Drive. According to County Clerk Beverly Kaufman, "Due to the fact that the Barbara Bush Library has had the second highest voting turnout in Harris County, we have found it necessary to find larger accommodations."

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BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

True WomenTitle to be discussed: True Women, by Janice Woods Windle. Date of meeting: Thursday, Feb. 25, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott meeting room [repeated Friday, Feb. 26, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room]. Summary: This novel is about several generations of strong Texas women, based upon the lives of Windle's own ancestors. A tour of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts will follow each discussion, including  the Wilson Potters exhibit....

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