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GULF COAST READS AUTHOR VISIT

Author Chitra DivakaruniThe area-wide Gulf Coast Reads event throughout September features the book, One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni. The author will be at the Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring,  on Thursday, September 8 at 4:30pm to speak about her book. The meeting will be held in the Forum of the Community Center across the driveway from the library. The event is free and no registration is required.

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BARBARA BUSH LIBRARY FRIENDS STAFF WINNER

BBLF Staff WinnerThe Barbara Bush Library Friends provide a $50 book store gift card as an incentive to the branch staff to enter the summer reading club and read at least four books during the summer. This year's winner, drawn at random from the 23 qualifiers, was Gina Macala, Afternoon Shelving Assistant. Gina loves to read and has entered the SRP every year since she began work at the library in 2008. This summer her list included the Hunger Games series, three Eliz...

SUMMER READING CLUB -- BRANCH WINNER

Barbara Bush Branch WinnerMonika Anderson -- Winner of the $50 Branch Gift Card

Monika has been a teacher at Epps Island Elementary in the Klein ISD for the past five years. For three of those years, she taught third-graders and brought her class to visit the library during the Klein ISD Art Day field trips. This year she is concentrating on completing her doctorate in reading at Sam Houston State University, so winning this card for her summer reading seems very appropriate.

Monika is married and has two children, Magnus (age 6) and Addison (age 7). She and her husband both joined the adult SRP this year for the first time, at the urging of Monika's mom who has participated in the past.

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3rd Grand Prize Winner -- Adult Summer Reading Program

Third Grand Prize WinnerBobbie Lupa -- Winner of a $100 Gift Card

This was the first year that Bobbie entered the Summer Reading Program, having learned about it through the afternoon book club at the Barbara Bush Library. What Bobbie liked best about the SRP was the chance to see what others were reading, and to read the reviews of other library customers. Just as in book club, she always came away with great ideas for new things to read. She is encouraged to see that people, especially young people, are still enjoying the classics. Bobbie has been participating in reading clubs and contests since she was a little girl, always working hard to be the "top" reader, so winning this gift card brought back good memories for her. She looks forward to spending her $100 on books to...

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Cookbook Collector cover art

Title to be discussed: Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. Date of meeting: Thursday,  August 25, 1:30pm, Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, August 26, 2:30pm in the WCR Conference Room. Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collecting in a novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment. Next month:

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