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See the World from the Library

Visit sites around the world without leaving town! Checkout the library travel section for books on Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and more. Here are a few titles to get you started:


Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

The Other Side of Russia: a slice of life in Siberia and the Russian Far East by Sharon Hudgins

That Summer in Sicily by Marlena De Blasi

There's still time to read a book this summer!!

You can still join the Adult summer reading club. Read four books and be eligible for prizes. Choose your favorite authors or titles and relax with a book out of the heat.  Register by August 7th and enter your books in your log by august 14th. Go to to register.


Here are some cool titles to help you chill out:

Whiteout by Ken Follett

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The Shining by Stephen King

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat


Legal Research Database Demo


Do I have to take driver’s ed to get a driver’s license? Can I get a marriage license for free? Come see how to use Texas Statutes online and Gale Legal Forms at our Legal Research Database Demo, one of our monthly Database Demo presentations to be held Friday July 2, 2010 at 11 AM, in our second floor computer lab. These classes are popular so please register by going online or by calling the library.


Read some books, join the fun!

Join the fun with the adult services staff at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Read or listen to only four books and be eligible for prizes. Go to this website and register: ReaderNation. This is also where you record the books you've read. The registration for the program runs through August 7th, so there is still lots of time to get involved.

Three entries will be selected from a random drawing of all readers who complete the program. The prizes are bookstore gift cards in the amounts of $200.00 (1st prize), $150.00 (2nd prize), and $100.00 (3rd prize). The Barbara Bush Branch Library will also select a winner from a random drawing of our readers completing the program. The prize will be a $50.00 bookstore gift card.


Senior Movie Morning - Screwball classic comedy

June 3 at 10:00

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