Honk! Honk! Here Comes the Big Truck!

Hey kids, I bet you have seen your share of trucks on the road, right? Have you ever been inside one though? What? Never? Oh, we need to fix that, don’t we? You should get an opportunity to explore a real truck and get your own first-hand experience. Well, do you agree with me? Yes!!!! So, Barbara Bush Branch Library has organized for a real truck just for you all to explore. Join us on March 12th 2014 at 2:30 PM in the library parking lot and have loads of fun!!! See you then and please don’t hesitate in spreading the word!

The Library: An International Destination

Students Getting Library Cards

The Barbara Bush Branch Library has been fortunate enough to provide tours for students attending North American University. For the last two months these international students have been visiting the branch to learn about our services and to get their very own library cards. Everyone was eager to start using the library's resources and we were eager to provide them. The whole thing was a wonderful experience. 

Genealogy Database Demo

Climbing your family tree to do some family history research? Need to consult the U.S. Census? Come and learn how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com at our Genealogy Research Database Demo on Friday, March 7 @ 11:00 AM in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.
These classes are popular so registration is required. You can register by going online to www.hcpl.net or by calling the library at 281-376-4610.  The address is 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. We are now offering Genealogical Research monthly. The date varies. Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class. Please call for the schedule. Classes presented by Reference Librarian Margaret Davis.

Special Display of Copper Mandalas from Theiss Elementary 5th grade

The five 5th grade classes from Theiss Elementary have created artistic Copper Mandalas. The class lesson on the history of the Statue of Liberty included how the statue was made and the patination process of copper.

The students used 100% copper to create these mandalas. In doing so the learned the Repoussé process which involves manipulating the shape of metal. To do this, they needed to understand relief sculpture, as well as convex and concave shapes.

 

Birthday Special

Do you know what happened on March 2nd, 1904? A great storyteller was born who explained to us that it’s okay to be different. Dr. Seuss gave us so many wonderful friends and taught us some very valuable life lessons. To honor such a man, his birthday has been marked as National Read Across America Day. This year March 2nd falls on a Sunday so it will be celebrated on March 3rd.