OUTREACH TO ALDINE ISD

Conley Elementary (AISD) Open House, 3/8/11It was inspiring to see the crowd of families in attendance at the Conley Elementary School Open House (Aldine Independent Schhol District) on Tuesday evening, March 8. Conley is located halfway between the Aldine and Barbara Bush branches of the Harris County Public Library. Members of the Barbara Bush Library Friends distributed handouts about the library system and gave the children bookworm erasers and READ temporary tattoos. Best of all, they made 33 library cards for the children and their families. It is great to see the schools, libraries, and parents working together for the good of these young children.

ESL Tutor Training March 26 at the Library

 

ESL Tutor Training

March 26, 2011

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH - AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Girl in a Blue DressTitle to be discussed: Girl in a Blue Dress, by Gaynor Arnold. Date of meeting: Thursday, Mar. 24, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeats Friday, Mar. 25, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: "This debut novel recreates the domestic life of author Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine, in the process detailing much about the status of women in Victorian England." April selection: Little Bee.

African American Read-In

Authors at the African American Read-InMore than 100 people of all ages and ethnic groups joined together on Feb. 26 to celebrate Black History month with the African American Read-In. Five authors (Cathy Clay, Karen Brown, Tracy Burries-Hall, Wanda Purnell, and Stella Alexander) displayed and read from their works. This is the 22nd national celebration of this event, and the fourth that has taken place at the Barbara Bush Library. It is co-sponsored by the Barbara Bush Library Friends and the E.B.O.N.Y. organization (Enrichment & Brotherhood Organization of Northwest Youth).

Genealogy Database Demo

Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research?  Need to consult the U.S. Census for past years?  Come see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com, as well as the U.S. Census information.  The Database Demo presentation will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:00am in the second floor Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.

These classes are popular so please register by going online or by calling the library at 281-376-4610.