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Library Issues Forum: "What's Next? Transportation in an Automated/Connected World"

9/29/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Orientation Theater
Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

Will we still be “driven to drive” 10 to 20 years from now? That is the question transportation researchers, urban planners, policy makers, and social and behavioral scientists are exploring. The advent of self-driving vehicles and connected roadway systems could be truly transformative, with the potential to significantly change U.S. transportation. The question is not if such vehicles will be on Texas roadways—but when

There are many outstanding questions and issues regarding what’s next. How will these vehicles improve safety and mobility? How should the roadway adapt and support the technology to improve safety and reliability? How will connected and automated vehicles transform our roadway system?  How will they influence land use and development patterns? What are the public policy and data security implications in deploying these new technologies? And how accepting will drivers be of getting out from behind the wheel of their vehicles?

Join us for this enlightening panel discussion and Q&A led by nationally recognized experts in policy, safety and technology from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. A reception will follow. The event is free but seating is limited. To reserve your place, please email reservations.bush@nara.gov , call 979-691-4014, or by simply click on the registration link below. 

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Library Issues Forum: Talmage Boston, "The Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership"

10/4/2016
6:30 p.m.
Bush Library and Museum's Orientation Theater
Author Events & Book Signings, Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

Please note the new time! This program will start at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7.  

Join us this election season as we host attorney, historian and author Talmage Boston. In his latest book, “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents,” Boston seeks to find out what it was that made our presidents tick and what caused their historic lives to play out as they did. He interviewed presidential insiders to gain insights about America’s past. In the process, he developed what he calls the Ten Commandments for Presidential Leadership. It is his hope that attendees can then use this knowledge to make more informed decisions as they go to the ballot box this November. By using examples past presidents, Boston will demonstrate the most important aspects of leadership ability that we must expect from future leaders of the United States.

Talmage Boston has practiced law as a commercial trial and appellate litigator in Dallas since 1978. He has been recognize in Texas Monthly as a “Texas Super Lawyer” every year since 2003. He has also been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” and “Top 100 Attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth Region.” As an author, he has written books about the role lawyers play in society and books on baseball history, along with several articles and editorials for legal journals and mainstream media. In recent years, he has become one of the best known onstage public interviewers in Dallas, conducting interviews with the likes of Henry Kissinger, James A. Baker III, David McCullough, Jon Meacham, Ken Burns and Douglas Brinkley.

Following Mr. Boston’s talk, we will have a reception in the rotunda, where you will have an opportunity to purchase his newest book and have it signed. The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Register online via the link below or for more information call (979) 691-4014 or email to reservations.bush@nara.gov

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2016 McLane Leadership in Business Award Honoring David Weekley

10/5/2016
5:30 pm
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

In 1976, a 23-year-old David Weekley began his homebuilding company in Houston, Texas. Forty years later, David Weekley Homes has been nationally recognized as one of America’s 500 fastest growing companies and one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®”. Please join us to hear Mr. Weekley share insights on “Success v. Significance” and be honored with the 2016 McLane Leadership in Business Award. 

This annual award recognizes exemplary corporate citizenship in fostering strong business-community partnerships and seeking regional solutions to common problems. The event is hosted by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. It is free but reservations are requested.

 

More information can be found at http://bush.tamu.edu/weekley/.

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A Conversation on Race and Community Engagement

10/12/2016
5:30 pm
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

Please join us for the second in our series on the State of Race and Policing in America to hear a panel of local police chiefs discuss race and community engagement. The panel will include Mike Johnson, Texas A&M University Assistant Police Chief; Eric Buske, Bryan Police Chief; and Scott McCollum, College Station Police Chief. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Brian Williams from the University of Georgia.

 This lecture will be the second in a series of three sponsored by the Bush School of Government and Public Service intended to create a conversation between researchers, law enforcement, and citizens on topics such as, tensions between communities of color and law enforcement, race and community engagement efforts by local police departments, research on criminal justice, policing, and immigration enforcement at the local level.

 More information can be found at http://bush.tamu.edu/race-community-engagement/

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Author David Priess Book Event

10/19/2016
6:00 PM
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Evening, Special Events

The President’s Book of Secrets – The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama


Chemistry Road Show by Jim Pennington

10/20/2016
10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Frymire Auditorium
Family Friendly, K-12 Education, Livestream

Join us to ignite imaginations and engage students using chemistry demonstrations with fire, explosions, weird polymers, and super cold materials! Dr. Jim Pennington will entertain students while he educates them through the Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show. 

These exciting displays will demonstrate to students how chemistry affects their lives every day. Chemistry contributes to medical education and is the foundation on which the human body functions. It is the key to life and the foundation for scientific research. President and Mrs. Bush have supported and encouraged medial research involving chemistry to find a cure for cancer.  

FREE. For all grades.

 

Due to limited seating in the onsite program, reservations are required. To make your reservations or for more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006. 

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Chase Untermeyer Book Event (Houston)

10/27/2016
6:00 PM
The Houstonian Hotel, 111 N Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024
In the White House with George H. W. Bush

Night at the Museum Halloween Celebration

10/30/2016
3-6 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Plaza
Family Friendly, Holiday, Special Events

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Bryan Broadcasting present the annual “Night at the Museum” Children’s Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treating Halloween Celebration. This event involves trick-or-treating through the museum, carnival games, refreshments, bounce houses, Bus 12, face painting, a holiday photo op and a costume contest. The event will take place on Sunday, October 30, from 3–6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

For more information, email reservations.bush@nara.gov or call 979-691-4068.


President Bush 41's Leadership: Six Presidential Roles

11/9/2016
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Frymire Auditorium
Family Friendly, K-12 Education, Livestream

Linked to learning the six presidential roles, join an interactive program led by Dr. Charles Hermann, Dean Emeritus. Dr. Hermann will give examples of Presidents Bush's leadership. This exciting way to understand how a president fulfills the duties of the job is timely as a new administration will start soon. How does the president decide what tasks to do? Currently Dr. Hermann is Professor and Brent Scowcroft Chair in International Policy Studies at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. 

FREE. For grades 8-12.

Due to limited seating in the onsite program, reservations are required. To make your reservations or for more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006. 

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ConocoPhillips White House Lecture Series: Author Lauren Wright First Ladies Book Event

11/10/2016
6:00 PM
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Evening, Special Events

On behalf of the President – Presidential Spouses and White House Communications Strategy Today

Book and Panel Discussion

Reflections on Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship

11/14/2016
5:30 pm
Library Orientation Theater
Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

Dr. Charles Epp from the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas is one of the co-authors of the book Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship. He will share his insights on the book’s themes and conclusions.

 This lecture will be the last in a series of three sponsored by the Bush School of Government and Public Service on the State of Race and Policing in America.  The series intends to create a conversation between researchers, law enforcement, and citizens on topics such as, tensions between communities of color and law enforcement, race and community engagement efforts by local police departments, research on criminal justice, policing, and immigration enforcement at the local level.

 More information can be found at http://bush.tamu.edu/reflections-pulled-over/

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2016 Vintner Dinner and Wine Auction

11/17/2016
5:00 PM
Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027

Humorous Poetry by Poet Col. Wayne Edwards

11/17/2016
10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Frymire Auditorium
Family Friendly, K-12 Education, Livestream

Col. Wayne Edwards is a comic poet who brings his humorous poetry to life. Through discussion of the three R's of rhyming verse - rhythm, repetition, and rhyme - he inspires interest in both reading and writing poetry. 

Join us for laughter and enjoyment of poetry! Col. Edwards will also be presenting new poetry from his book, "No Vacancy!" Visit  www.familypoet.com to learn more about the book. 

Designed for grades 3-8 and adult learners of all ages, you can attend in-person or online! Register below for online reservations. The program is available by videoconference, live streaming or recording.

Due to limited seating in the onsite program, reservations are required. To make your reservations or for more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006. 

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Special Event: “Accidental Hero” by Patrick Dewane

11/18/2016
7 p.m.
Rudder Theatre
Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

As we look ahead to the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Patrick Dewane presents the dramatic retelling of the story of his grandfather, Matt Konop. Konop was raised on a family farm outside a small town in rural Wisconsin, speaking Czech as his first language. Konop found himself fighting in Europe in WWII, eventually becoming a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. When he returned after the war, he never spoke of his war experiences, not even when asked by his grandchildren many years later. When he died in 1983, his family assumed Konop’s stories of war were buried with him.

However, twenty years later his unpublished memoirs were found in a box in a basement along with a treasure trove of pictures, videos and other memorabilia. Unbeknownst to his family, Konop had spent some of his latter years writing his war stories for posterity. Through a mix of dramatic presentation, old photos and rare World War II film footage shot with a home movie camera, Dewayne created a one-man show that tells his grandfather’s story – in his grandfather’s words. The tale is a journey through landing on Omaha Beach, facing off with Nazi soldiers in the Ardennes Forest and liberating the small Czech towns where his ancestors lived.

Join us as we welcome Patrick Dewane and the heroic story of Matt Konop, an intimate glimpse into the life of a WWII soldier. 

Information about how you can get tickets to attend this program is forthcoming. In the meantime, please email reservations.bush@nara.gov or call 979-691-4014 if you have any questions. 


An Original American - Ben Franklin by GregRobin Smith

12/1/2016
10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Frymire Auditorium
Family Friendly, K-12 Education, Livestream

Bringing to life Dr. Benjamin Franklin, GregRobin Smith leads an unforgettably enriching visit to Colonial America, the American Revolution, and the life of this innovative, gregarious, original American. 

FREE. For grades 3-8.

Due to limited seating in the onsite program, reservations are required. To make your reservations or for more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006. 

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Holidays in the Rotunda

12/3/2016
10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Rotunda and Classroom
Family Friendly, Holiday, Special Events

Get into the holiday spirit with our annual Holidays in the Rotunda celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Bush Library and Museum! This free event takes place in front of the museum's magnificently decorated 19-foot Christmas tree in the rotunda, and live entertainment and Santa's workshop will get you in the yuletide spirit. Children will be able to make holiday ornaments in the classroom, while a variety of entertainers will keep things festive in the rotunda. There will be cookies, hot chocolate and punch served during the activities. Bring your camera to have your child's picture taken with Santa! 

For more information call (979) 691-4014, or email to reservations.bush@nara.gov.

The event in the rotunda is free, however regular prices apply for admission to the museum.

We will be collecting donations of canned and non-perishable food items for the Food for Families holiday food drive. Collection boxes will be at the main entrance near security. Come and enjoy the Holidays in the Rotunda event, and please help us feed the Brazos Valley this holiday season. Save $1 off regular admission price with a food donation (limit one per person, cannot be combined with other offers).


Holiday Gift of Aesop: Storytelling by Barbara Hailey

12/6/2016
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Frymire Auditorium
Family Friendly, K-12 Education, Livestream

Consider the wisdom of the ages brought to life in these stories to inspire hearts and minds. Aesop was the champion of the underdog and sought to bring joy to the lives of all. 

This holiday time is a perfect time to reflect on the joy of storytelling by joining Master Storyteller Barbara Hailey. Aesop gives the gift of understanding and happiness. 

FREE. For grades Pre K-2 

Due to limited seating in the onsite program, reservations are required. To make your reservations or for more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006. 

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75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

12/7/2016
12:15 PM
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and Bush Museum Plaza
Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

Author and Journalist Panel – Participants to be announced closer to event date