National Library Week Event for Children: A Black Light Puppetry Workshop!

Be a Puppeteer! Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2pm in the Robin Bush Room.  Children 5-12 years will create fluorescent paper hand puppets and perform behind a black light puppet stage. Master puppeteer, Jean Kuecher, will inspire the children to manipulate and speak for their puppets. Groups of 3 or 4 persons will create their own original puppet show from behind a hand puppet stage. All supplies will be provided. Children will take their own original puppet creations home.

"Whirligigs" on Exhibit at the Barbara Bush Branch Library


W. Roland MCClellan has provided us with a wonderful, fun exhibit for our glasscase in the lobby. After retirement, Roland was motivated to explore his creativity. He found that whirligigs offered almost unlimited design and mechanical challenges. The whirligigs in this exhibit are only a few examples of what can be done with this interesting media.

Knowledge Exchange


  Please join us this Friday, April 9th from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Earl Elliot room. Our new knitting project, helmet liners, must be made of 100% wool.  For assistance with the pattern, please bring circular needles, brown, grey, black, tan or a combination of these colors and a dollop of perseverance. My goal is to have thirty ready for combat in September. If you would like to try this pattern at home,, has good instructions. We will mail the liners to a troop this fall, just before it gets cold in Afghanistan.

Bunny eggs at Toddler Time!

 Wednesday at 10 AM and Thursday at 11 AM In addition to our songfest at Toddler Time, we will honor a naughty rabbit whose name is Little Bunny Foo Foo who kindly left eggs for the children.

Senior Movie Morning

April 1, 2010 at 10:00 am the library will present "Senior Movie Morning" The movie this month will be a comedy from 1942 that stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.  Come and join us for a look back  at a classic movie on the first Thursday of every month at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.