Barbara Bush Library Friends

Let's See a Play Together!

Who doesn’t enjoy a good play? And if that play is meant for all ages, even better! Right? What if I add that it’s free, would you say awesome? I figured you would. So if you love to see a great play that is also free, we have a wonderful program coming up. Join us for a play performance by Theatre for Everyone: Brave Little Company based on the book Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora.

Senator Dan Patrick Visits Barbara Bush Branch

Senator Dan Patrick with Ellen Sanders and Dave SmithTexas Senator Dan Patrick visited Barbara Bush Branch on October 1 to tour the facility and discuss the value of libraries for the citizens of Texas. After his visit, the Senator sent an e-mail with this message, "I appreciate the great work you and your staff do for our community. You are part of the unsung heroes we have in district 7." Patrick is pictured in the center with Barbara Bush staff members Ellen Sanders and Dave Smith. The senator is holding his current favorite book, "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly.

Friends Meet Our Legislators

 

Chamber Luncheon meeting

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The Barbara Bush Library Friends have been proud members of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce for more than 15 years. On September 13, they attended a luncheon meeting at Raveneaux Country Club at which our Texas legislators spoke about their hopes for the upcoming session. Present were Representatives  Senfronia Thompson, Debbie Riddle, and Patricia Harless.

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 Elizabeth Aston novels, and the very practical What to Expect When You Are Expecting.

NEWS FROM THE BARBARA BUSH LIBRARY FRIENDS

Logo for Barbara Bush Library FriendsRead about the latest library events and services, courtesy of the Barrbara Bush Library Friends. Or subscribe to receive the news in your own mailbox each month, Choose your favorites from the newsletter archives.

To join the Friends and support their efforts, use the membership form on their website.

LUCKY WINNER OF THE 2010 QUILT

Quilt WinnerCongratulations to Olga Tompkins, winner of the raffle for the lovely quilt donated to the Barbara Bush Library Friends by the Serendipity Quilters.  All proceeds from the raffle will be used to buy books for the library.

8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE -- YOU'RE INVITED!

          Rockfish Seafood Grill                           Everyone is invited to the 8th Annual Community Open House at the Barbara Bush Library on Saturday, December 4, from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Children will be entertained by the Carranza Puppets at 2:30pm. Musical groups from local intermediate schools will perform throughout the afternoon: Strack Orchestra (2:00pm); Strack Choir (2:30pm); and Doerre Orchestra (3:30pm). Refreshments have been generously donated by Rockfish Seafood Grill, H.E.B., Kroger Food Stores, and Randall's Foods. This event is sponsored by  Barbara Bush Library Friends as a way to say "thanks" to our community for its support of the library.

 

NEWS FROM THE BARBARA BUSH LIBRARY FRIENDS

Barbara Bush Library Friends logoThe December issue of the Barbara Bush Library newlsetter is attached. Click on the link below  to read about events and activities that impact you.

HALF-PRICE SCIENCE FICTION BOOK SALE

Book Store

The Barbara Bush Library Friends operate a Used Book Store just inside the library. It is open during the day seven days a week. During November, they are selling their large collection of science fiction books at half-off the already low bargain prices. This means that hardback science fiction is $1.50; large paperbacks are $1.00; and regular paperbacks are only $.50. How can you beat that!!

What's new at the Barbara Bush Library?

The Barbara Bush Library Friends newsletter for September 2009 is now ready for viewing.

This issue includes

     Page 1 Book Fair September 5;  Barbara Bush Library is Tops in Circulation

     Page 2 Museum Of Fine Arts Exhibit Coming Here: “Once upon a time: telling stories through clay”

     Page 3 FREE ESL Training; Workforce Solutions Returns; Dave is appreciated; Hurricane Season is here

     Page 4 Database Demo: Business Research

     Page 5 Children’s Services programs

     Page 6 Young Adult Events;  Writing Contest Winners

     Page 7 Adult Book Clubs

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