Pen and Paintbrush Book Club

The Marble Faun, by Hawthorne

Title to be discussed: Marble Faun, by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, December 9, 1:30pm, in the Northgate Forest Conference Room, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts (next door to the Barbara Bush Library). [NOTE: This is a date change from that originally announced.]

Jeff Forster---Ceramic Artist from Lone Star College

Jeff Forster, artist in residence and ceramics instructor at Lone Star College-North Harris, will have a ceramics exhibit at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in November.  A native of Minnesota, Forster now lives in Kingwood. He turned to ceramics as an undergraduate and earned a master's degree in ceramics from Southern Illinois University.  His works can be found in the Lobby Display Case. 

This post was provided by Val, Reference Librarian at Barbara Bush Branch Library.



Travels with CharleyTitle to be discussed: Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck. Date of meeting: Thursday, Nov. 19, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Nov. 20, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Almost fifty years ago, Steinbeck hit the highways in a custom-built camper with his French poodle, Charley, and traveled the country exploring small-town, back-roads Americana.

We the People: Picturing America Children's Mural Quilt

Children of all ages are encouraged to submit original artwork to be displayed on the Barabara Bush Library's We the People: Picturing America Mural Quilt during the month of November.  Child's artwork should be on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper using any medium they choose and should depict what America means to them.  Please submit artwork at the children’s information desk anytime the library is open. 


Mrs. Barbara Bush Visits the Library

Mrs. Barbara Bush with Children's Services StaffMrs. Barbara Bush made a surprise visit today to the Barbara Bush Branch of Harris County Public Library to view the mural on the wall created by artist Pat Rawlings. The 7 ft. by 31 ft. mural combines the natural beauty of the Cypress Creek area with the local history of Klein, Texas, and with classic characters from children's literature. Mural by artist Pat RawlingsMrs. Bush appears in the mural along with library staff members and many young library customers.