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CreekFest is Coming

CreekFest LogoWe're about six weeks away from this year's CreekFest and we can't wait! CreekFest is a one-day festival held in Northwest Houston to promote the fine arts organizations, outdoor parks, and other community resources in the Greater Cypress Creek Area. The 4th annual festival will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am to 4pm and includes a variety of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, local artists and vendors, tasty food, and more!

Admission to the festival is free for all ages. Experience the fine arts through hands-on art projects, artist demonstrations, performances, and fun library activities. Explore the outdoors along the beautiful trails and waterways of Collins Park and Meyer Park or take part in the Color the Creek Run. 

Stay informed with CreekFest on Facebook and we'll see you there!

Robots are Coming

Klein Bots LogoSTOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

All are invited to our free robotics program this Saturday at 10:30 AM. We are so lucky to have Klein Bots coming to share the awesome work they’ve done over the years. You’ll even get a chance to interact with some of robots. We will also have our final drawing for a free gift card to a local bookstore.

We dare you to find an excuse good enough to miss this event. You can’t, can you? We’ll see you there!

Online Marketing Seminar

ComputerWe are excited to announce our upcoming online marketing seminar. This one-day event will allow those looking to promote their business to explore different online options like email, social media. And Constant Contact. The event will run from 10 AM to 1 PM on Friday, August 8, in the Robin Bush Room. We’ll see you there!

Digging Up Some Fun!

Houston Archeological Society

Summer is flying by, so we want to make sure you don’t miss our archeology presentation on Saturday, August 2nd. The Houston Archeological Society will share about artifacts recovered from Dimond Knoll, one of the earliest sites ever found in the Cypress area and Harris County.

Thanks to their efforts thousands of artifacts, including hundreds of complete dart and arrow points dating from Paleoindian to prehistoric, were recovered. This is a chance to hear their story, so don’t miss out. We’ll see you at 10:30 AM in the Earl Elliott Room.

Become an Out of this World Writer

Writers Panel PosterWe are so excited for this weekend. This Saturday is our Science Fiction Writers Panel! Join us in the Earl Elliott Room at 10:30 AM, as authors from the Houston Writers Guild share tips from the writing the first syllable to realizing a finished product.

Plus, one lucky person will win a $20 gift card to a local bookstore. We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday, if you ask us. See you there.

From Bath Soap to Brews

  Eco Cleaning Class

We can’t thank Pop Shop Houston enough for coming out and showing us how to make our own natural cleaning products. It was both informative and fun. We can’t wait until they come back later this month to help us make our very own concrete vases.

Next up is our Science of Beer program presented by Karbach Brewing Company from right here in Houston, Texas. Karbach will walk us through the process of brewing in large and small-scale settings. This is an excellent opportunity for hobbyists at any experience level to have their questions answered by a pro.

Sorry, there will be no free samples, but one lucky person will walk away with a free $20 gift card to a local bookstore. Bring your questions, and we will see you this Saturday at 10:30 AM!

Keeping It Clean at the Library

Green House-Courtesy of Vital Imagery Ltd.Our adult summer reading programs are rolling along and spots are going quick for our FREE Eco Cleaning class this Saturday at 10:30 AM in the Earl Elliott Room.

In this workshop, Pop Shop America will show you how to make your own rose water and honey face wash, laundry soap, and hand sanitizer. Whatcha makes, ya keeps! Plus, there will be a drawing for a free gift card to a local bookstore. Registration is required, and like we said, spots are going fast. Don’t miss out!

Take a Trip to Japan!

Girl Waiting for Train--Vital Imagery LtdThe branch can’t thank Insperity Observatory enough for coming out last Saturday. Not only did we get an amazing presentation on observing the Sun, but we were also treated to a viewing with a solar telescope. Seeing sun spots a solar flares was just the coolest thing ever, so thank you.

Weekly Prizes for Adults

Cheering Man Courtesy of Vital Imagery LtdThe Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting a Science Saturday Series for adults this summer. Each Saturday programs will be held on various topics. One week you can practice 3D design. The next week you could be making your very own laundry soap.

Not only that, but there will be a door prize given away each Saturday as well. That’s right. Those who attend a program will be entered to win a $20 gift card for a local bookstore. We’ll draw the name at the end of the presentation and one lucky winner will walk away with the gift card right then and there. How cool is that?

Look Up to the Stars with a Purpose

Galaxy - Courtesy of Vital Imagery Ltd.The Barbara Bush Branch is very excited to host an intro to astronomy presentation on June 14 at 10:30 AM. We are lucky enough to have the North Houston Astronomy Club coming to share what beginners need to know about stargazing.

In addition to the presentation, you’ll get a chance to do some daytime watching with the club’s solar telescope. How cool is that? But wait! It gets better. One lucky adult will win a $20 gift card to a local bookstore. Now, how cool is that?

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