It's Never Too Soon to find your Past!


Looking for my Irish ancestors has been gratifying and an enormous challenge. With last names of Kelly, McNamara and Noonan it has been looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack. I flew into Dublin, with the intent to visit the National Library of Ireland during my down time.  I had done my research beforehand using Harris County Public Library’s Database, ( is available for users who are using a library computer; there is no remote access to this resource.)

Children’s 8 to 12 Club Slated to Tie Dye June 1st!

 Kids 8 to 12 years will tie dye during the last 8 to 12 Club meeting before the summer break. Any child between the ages of 8 and 12 is invited to join this fun and exciting activity on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 4:30pm in the Robin Bush Room. Come one come all for a great time!

Barbara Bush Library Loses a Friend

Peggy Kruckemeyer and Paul Wahlberg

Longtime Houston Golf Association board member Paul Wahlberg passed away Monday (May 24) at the skilled nursing care facility where he had lived since the fall of 2004. Wahlberg served the HGA for over 50 years and was accorded the honor of "board member for life."  Wahlberg was a past Tournament Chairman of the Shell Houston Open (1970) and served for many years as the head of what was then known as the Charity Selection Committee for HGA. An architect by profession, Wahlberg became identified with the organization's penchant for community service and charitable giving.

Peggy Kruckemeyer, Past President of the Barbara Bush Library Friends, fondly remembers Paul’s involvement with the library. “Paul was a great friend of the Barbara Bush Library. The HGA's initial grant of $15,000 grew to $50,000 in grants plus thousands more through allowing the Friends to work at the Shell Houston Open and the Tournament of Champions. Paul was instrumental in naming the library meeting room after Earl Elliott. Most importantly, he was a great guy who treated our initial fundraising attempts as serious and worthy endeavors giving us the confidence and credibility to go on and raise hundreds of thousands for the Barbara Bush Library.”

Genealogical Research Database Demo


Thinking of climbing that family tree and doing some family history research?  Need to consult the US Census from past years?  Come see how to use HeritageQuest and, our genealogical databases, to do online research from your home (or at the library, in the case of at our monthly  Database Demos presentation to be held Friday 4, 2010 at 11:00 am in our Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab.