Japan Comes to Barbara Bush

Man Writing KanjiWe had our first program from our Summer Travel Series on Monday and it was a ton of fun. Thanks to the Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH) we were able to learn so much about Japan. Kanji, yukatas, origami—it was all covered. Thank you for visiting the library, Mr. Tsuruta!

Also we drew for a $20 gift card to a local bookstore, which was exciting. Don't forget that there are four more programs this summer. That means there are four more chances to win a $20 gift card. Good luck!

Soldering: What Do You Think?

A few weeks ago The Barbara Bush Library hosted a soldering class for beginners for the very first time. We were fortunate enough to have members from the Northwest Amateur Radio Society (NARS) teach the class. Great teachers, great students--it was a lot of fun. Check it out.

Since it was such a great experience, we here at the library were wondering if you would like to participate in more classes like soldering. Perhaps these classes would not necessarily involve soldering. They could cover other skills needed to create your own projects. Take a moment to answer the poll question below, so we know what you’re thinking:

Would you like to participate in classes, such as soldering, at the Barbara Bush Branch Library?

Yes! When do we start?
89% (24 votes)
Yes, but what if it's too hard?
11% (3 votes)
No thank you. I know how to do all of that stuff.
0% (0 votes)
No thank you. I'm not interested.
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 27

Senior Classic Movie Morning

This summer the Barbara Bush Branch Library will have offer Senior Classic Movie Mornings twice a month.  June will be Lucille Ball month and we will show two classic movies starring Lucille Ball.


On June 7 we will show a movie from 1954 also starring Desi Arnaz, Keenan Wynn, and Marjorie Main. “Vacation in a trailer can be so funny!”
On June 21 we will show a movie from 1946 also starring Esther Williams and Van Johnson. 
“To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter.”

Put Those Books Down For a Sec…So You Can Win More Books

Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesAs you know by now, the Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting an International Exploration Series for adults, where our first stop will be Japan. Did you know though that there will be a door prize given away as well? That’s right. Those who attend the program will be entered to win a $20 gift card for a local bookstore. We’ll draw the name at the end of the presentation and one lucky winner will walk away with the gift card right then and there. How cool is that?

That’s not all. A winner will be picked at all five of our presentations. Check our calendar for all the dates. Don’t you want to be one of the lucky five?

Have Book-Will Travel: International Exploration Series - Japan

On Monday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm the Barbara Bush Branch Library will host the first installment of its International Exploration series. Come and hear Japan-America Society of Houston representative, Taka Tsuruta, as he takes you on a journey to Japan without ever having to leave your seat.