Fun day at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for our families.

The Bhat Family

Illustrating postcards, sketching in the galleries, watching movies, drinking lemonade, story time in front of great works of art and listening and singing with Don Sanders were all incorporated into a fun filled Sunday at The Museum of Fine Arts this past weekend. Families from our area boarded a big luxurious air conditioned bus and rode with our gregarious bus driver to the Museum District. We were greeted at the Caroline Law building by friendly museum staff and given our pass to visit the Art Complex. Each family chose what was on their itinerary for the afternoon and proceeded to have a relaxing afternoon.

Thank you to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston for providing us with a glorious Sunday afternoon.

Last Week of Summer Reading Club Activities August 3-5, Aladdin & Jasmine Puppet Show, a Pooh film, End of Summer Party

Programs next week for children of all ages include: Tuesday, August 3 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room an Aladdin & Jasmine Marionette Puppet Show will delight children of all ages. On Wednesday, August 4 at 2:30 in the library Earl Elliot Room kids will see an animated movie featuring kid favorite Winnie the Pooh! Thursday, August 5 at 3pm in the Community Center Activity Room celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club with our annual End of Summer party! It’s not too late for children to join the Summer Reading Club and Catch the Reading Express! Last day of the Summer Reading Club is Saturday, August 7. Make this your Readingest summer ever!

See the World from the Library

Visit sites around the world without leaving town! Checkout the library travel section for books on Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and more. Here are a few titles to get you started:

 

Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

The Other Side of Russia: a slice of life in Siberia and the Russian Far East by Sharon Hudgins

That Summer in Sicily by Marlena De Blasi

The River at the Center of the World by Simon Winchester

Barbara Bush Branch -- Afternoon Book Club

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

Title to be discussed: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Date of meeting: Thursday, Aug. 26, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, August 27, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, wiith the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another. Next selection: Persepolis (a Books on the Bayou selection).

Remembering Al Johnson

ESL Tutor Al Johnson

Barbara Bush Library staff are saddened to report the passing of Al Johnson, our beloved volunteer tutor. Al began teaching ESL at the library in 2001. Since then he had logged more than 2,400 hours and taught nearly 150 ESL students. Al also conducted weekly Spanish classes at Barbara Bush and German classes at the Doss Center.