There's No Mystery When It Comes To Our Volunteers

A couple of weeks ago the branch held a party to thank our volunteers. In addition to getting to know one another better, library staff hosted a murder mystery game where literary characters where the suspects. A great time was had by all. To commemorate the occasion we put this video together.

Spotlight on Local Authors : Peggy Boone

On May 18, Peggy Boone will be here to discuss her new book, Shadow Boxing: Siblings of the disabled.  It is based on 5 years of interviews, in-depth search of disability literature, and personal experience. She is the mother of a child with disabilities and the sister of a sibling with disabilities.


Peggy was an educator in Spring I.S.D. She and her husband have traveled extensively and live in the Spring area.
Come and learn more about how children with disabilities affect the whole family.

The program in on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Meeting room.
 

Barbara Bush Library Friends Annual Meeting Monday, May 13@7:00 pm

The speaker for the Annual Meeting will be Carole Little, author of the memoir, Cutting the Strings. Little’s desire to make a difference in the world took her to a refuge camp on the Thai/Lao border where she taught and served as a missionary for more than a year. After traveling throughout Asia, she later accepted a position in Mexico to participate in a teaching exchange program. She stayed six years.

She is currently the President and CEO of Northwest Assistance Ministries.
Her book is a tale of hope, courage and perseverance and serves as a validation to all who contribute the time, talents and treasure to help others.

Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys

The first program in our NEH/ALA grant series entitled “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys” has been set for Saturday, May 4 at 1:30 PM.

It will include a discussion of the book "Prince Among Slaves" by Terry Alford. This book is the true story of an African prince sold into slavery in the south. Portions of a documentary video providing background for the book will be shown.

This event will partner the Barbara Bush Library Afternoon Book Club with the Between the Lines Book Club, and the Baitus Samee Mosque on Spears Road.
The public is invited to attend.
 

 

Free Computer Classes at the Barbara Bush Branch Library

Dave Smith, computer instructor, will be teaching seven different computer classes at the library in April and May. The classes are Computer Basics, Introduction to the Internet, Email, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.