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.

African-American Read-In

  African-American Read-In

Saturday, February 26, 2011

 Over a million readers across the U.S. are expected to participate in the 22nd Annual African American Read-In. The Barbara Bush 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.

MAKING THE CASE FOR LIBRARIES

Library supporters in Rep. Patricia Harless's office in the CapitolLibrary supporters travelled to Austin on Library Legislative Day, Feb. 16. Their purpose was to make the case for restoring some of the devastating cuts to libraries in the proposed state budget that would impact library-provided databases, interlibrary loan services, computer access, and other services to customers. Pictured are Stephanie Green from Klein ISD; staff and Friends of the Barbara Bush Library; and Colby Beuck (center), aide to Rep. Patricia Harless. The group also visited with aides to State Sen. Dan Patrick, Rep. Debbie Riddle and Rep. Dwayne Bohac. Visit this Texas Library Association website to see how your voice can be heard, too.

Lena LeMay, Landscape Artist

Lena LeMay, native Texan, has been drawing and painting most of her life.  Most of her family could draw, and she did not realize this was a specail talent until she started school and noticed that most children could not.  Lena has never been formally trained, and yet her paintings are in everyway masterfully executed.  She has recently moved to the Houston area to be close to family in her "golden years". 

Lena's work, "Seasons of Inspiration" may be viewed during the month of February at the Barbara Bush Branch Library.