BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

PersepolisTitle to be discussed: Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi. Date of meeting: Thursday, Sept. 23, 1:30pm, Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Sept. 24, 2:30pm, Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: This memoir, told in graphic novel format, tells the story of Satrapi's childhood in Iran, from carefree pre-revolutionary days, to the departure of the Shah and the takeover of the Islamic fundamentalists. This is the 2010 Books on the Bayou selection being read and discussed all across Harris County.

Upcoming Selection: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Art at Barbara Bush Branch Library

For the month of September, the library has works from The Greens Gallery of Original Artwork on display in the Art Alcove on the second floor of the libary. This is an online gallery featuring different artists of various art mediums. This month the library is featuring works from Bob Blome, Alicia Judkins and Kim Rootes. Come and enjoy!

MORE SUMMER WINNERS!

Peggy MitchellPeggy Mitchell, a Barbara Bush Library customer, was the winner of a $100 Amazon gift card in the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Club random drawing from all who registered and logged at least four books read this summer. Peggy is a regular Saturday visitor to the Barbara Bush library, being occupied during the week with her job as an engineer for a local oil company.  She is a big fan of being able to search the catalog online and make requests for items she wants to read. Her favorite choices are mysteries and biographies.Carina Arredondo

Carina Arredondo, a Circulation Assistant at the Barbara Bush Library, was the winner of a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card provided by the Barbara Bush Library Friends. Carina's name was drawn from a hat from among all branch library staff who read at least four books this summer. Her favorite genre to read is manga. Carina recently graduated from the University of Houston. After seven years with Harris County Public Library, she will be moving on in her career to teach bilingual kindergarten at Smith Academy in the Aldine ISD. She will be using the gift card to buy items for her new classroom.

Genealogy Research Demo on Friday

Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research? Need to consult the US Census for past years?

Come see how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com, our genealogical databases, to do online research from your home (or at the library in the case of Ancestry.com). The research demo will be held this Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM, in the 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. By popluar demand, we will now be presenting the Genealogical Research Demo on a quarterly basis: June, Sept., Dec., and March. So if you miss this class in September, please sign up for the December class. Registration for each class opens 30 days prior to the class.

HARRIET COLE WINS BRANCH PRIZE FOR SUMMER READING

Michele KubasHarriet Cole has won the Barbara Bush Branch prize in the 2010 Harris County Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program. Harriet was awarded an Amazon $50 Gift Card! She was chosen by a random computer generated drawing of all adult customers at the Barbara Bush Branch who registered and completed the reading of four books during the summer. Michele Cole Kubas, Ms. Cole’s daughter, (pictured with Annette Main, Asst. Branch Librarian for Adult Services) accepted the gift card for her mother who is currently out of state.