Charles Criner, artist on display in Art Alcove in February

Charles Criner is the artist on display this month in the Art Alcove.  He writes about his work:  "I have often been accused of not drawing and painting enough pretty people and beautiful things. I believe that art in its truest state is not about what is pretty and what will look good with curtains and tables. Although many artist risk their livelihood by not painting such things.  I believe that art should have a voice of it own."  Come to the second floor of the library and  experience his art.

Kids Make Valentines For Your Family & Friends Next Tuesday

Kids manufacture Valentines for family and friends next Tuesday, Feburary 9, 2010 at 4:30pm in the Robin Bush Room.  All children need to bring is their creativity!  The program is free.  All materials are provided.  Invite a friend and share the fun!

Senior Movie Morning Thursday Feb 4 at 10:00 am

Join us on Thursday, February 4th at 10:00 am for "Senior Movie Morning."  The movie for this month is from 1941 starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, and Dana Andrews. "When a serious-minded professor and his high brow colleagues begin work on a new encyclopedia, the professor enlists the aid of a beautiful but shady night club queen to explain slang, unaware that she is on the run from the mob" (HCPL catalog). Come and join us for a look back at a classic. "Senior Movie Morning" will be held on the first Thursday of each month. Bring a friend. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Please call 281-376-4610 and ask for Val for more information.

Storytubes: Be A Star! Tuesday, February 2, 2010 4:30 P.M.

Storytubes is a national video contest for kids in grades K-12. Barbara Bush Library Children’s Services staff will help you film, edit, and enter your entry in this national competition. We’ll even supply the video equipment!  Here’s your chance to use your creative skills while talking about your favorite book, and have a chance to win great prizes. Get more information at  Head on over to the Robin Bush Activity Room Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:30-6:00pm for our last Storytubes filming session.

National African American Read-In, February 7

Fon JamesTakasha FransicOver a million readers of all ages and ethnic groups across the United States are expected to participate in the twentieth annual African American Read-In.  The Barbara Bush Library and the E.B.O.N.Y. organization will again join forces as offaicial co-sponsors of this event locally.  The goal is to make the celebration of African Ameraican literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.  On Sunday, February 7th, from 2:00pm--4:30 pm at the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum, activities are planned for adults, teens and children. Authors Dr. Josie Carr, Takasha Francis, and Fon James will be some of the featured guests.