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USE THE NOVELIST DATABASE FOR BOOK DISCUSSION GUIDES

Harris County Public Library subscribes to a database entitled Novelist Plus that contains a wealth of resources for those of us who love to read.

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One great section for book clubs is "Book Discussion Guides." To access this:

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BOOK SALE EXTENDED THROUGH SEPT. 5!

The Barbara Bush Library Book Store is overflowing with great materials thanks to the generous donations of our community. To create more space for new items, the Friends are having a 50%-off sale. This means that hardbacks are only $1.50; large trade paperbacks are $1.00; and regular mass market paperbacks are only $.50!! Come to the library by Saturday, September 5, to take advantage of this limited-time opportunity.

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HEALTHY SNACKS

Calling all kids between the ages of 8 and 12 years who love cooking and eating! The 8-to-12 Club starts again Tuesday, September 1st at 4:30pm in the Robin Bush Room. Come and learn to make simple, tasty, healthy snacks. Set those taste buds tingling when you try these quick and easy recipes! See you then!

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Museum Art Workshop Begins for Seniors 55+

Barbara Bush Library continues to build cooperation with its newest neighbor, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts that occupies the old Cypress Creek Library building at 6815 Cypresswood Dr. The museum is offering a monthly 55+ Art Workshop series starting Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 9am-12pm in its Northgate Forest Conference Room. Each month, participants will work on a different project guided by Education Specialist Evelyn Bouley. All skill levels are welcome and the class is especially appropriate for those who are new to painting.

 

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Book Clubs Bring People Together

Book clubs are a great way to bring people together. Readers of all backgrounds can share their opinions in a neutral arena, and the book selected provides common ground for discussion. A dramatic example was cited recently by the CBS Evening News. A book club in Boston was formed by a lawyer and a homeless man who happened to meet in a park. Their conversation over a period of months drifted to books, and eventually expanded to include others in the park. Today this group, called the Homeless Book Club, meets weekly at lunchtime. Read the story and watch a video about it at "A Tale with a Storybook Ending."

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