Youngest Library Cardholder!

Quentin Macala Get His Own Library CardLibrary customers are getting younger every day! In January, staff at the Barbara Bush Library were pleased to welcome Quentin Macala, son of Gina and Josh, who came to the library at 8 days old to get his own library card! His parents obviously know the importance of getting a young reader off to an early start!! Mom Gina is a former shelving assistant at the library, so young Quentin has a built-in fan club among the staff.

Income Tax Assistance at the Barbara Bush Branch Library

AARP volunteers will be at the library again this year to assist customers in preparing their tax returns.

The volunteers will be here:

Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  The volunteers are not able to take phone calls.  They will be here through April 16, 2012.

Barbara Bush Library Afternoon Book Club

Madonnas of LeningradTitle to Be Discussed: Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean. Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Feb. 24, 2:30pm, in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary:  Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories, yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind's eye. Vivid images of her youth arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad. Next month's selection: Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton.

Aftrican-American Read-In

Over a million readers of all ages and ethnic groups across the United States are expected to participate in the twenty-third annual African American Read-In.  The  Barbara Bush Branch Library and the E.B.O.N.Y. organization will join forces as official sponsors of this event locally.  The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of  Black History Month Activities.

Classic Movie Morning

On Friday, February 3, Classic Movie Morning will show a film from 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.  "L. A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues and the spoiled rich."  The movie is scheduled to start at 10:00 am in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room on the first floor.  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.