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PEN & PAINTBRUSH BOOK CLUB

On Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30pm the Pen and Paintbrush Book Club will meet at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts next door to the Barbara Bush Library to discuss two unusual books of local photographs: Houston Deco

One is Houston Deco, by Jim Parsons & David Bush, which includes more than 100 color photographs showcasing the fine detailing on Houston's surviving Art Deco and Art Moderne structures. Author Jim Parsons will be present to talk about this book.<...

Barbara Bush & Her Dogs

Barbara Bush and her dogs Bibi and Mini-MeMrs. Barbara Bush was a surprise story-teller for pre-school story tiChildren listening to Mrs. Bush at story timeme at the Barbara Bush Library on April 21. Mrs. Bush dropped by with her two dogs after the three had stopped to dedicate the Bibi and Mini-Me Bush Dog Park at Harris County's Pundt Park on Spring Creek Drive. Residents of Spring area now have a new place to take their four-legged friends. The new dog park is four acres, one of which is set aside for small dogs. The pups told the children that the park was GGRRReat!

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Youngest Library Cardholder!

Quentin Macala Get His Own Library CardLibrary customers are getting younger every day! In January, staff at the Barbara Bush Library were pleased to welcome Quentin Macala, son of Gina and Josh, who came to the library at 8 days old to get his own library card! His parents obviously know the importance of getting a young reader off to an early start!! Mom Gina is a former shelving assistant at the library, so young Quentin has a built-in fan club among the staff.

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Barbara Bush Library Afternoon Book Club

Madonnas of LeningradTitle to Be Discussed: Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean. Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Feb. 24, 2:30pm, in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary:  Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories, yet her distant past is mirac...

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Kitchen House, by Kathleen GrissomTitle to be discussed: Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom. Thursday, Jan. 26, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room of the Barbara Bush Library. Repeated Friday, Jan. 27, 2:30pm, in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed as an indentured servant under the care of Belle, the master's...

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