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Bush Birthday Celebration

6/10/2016
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Rotunda
Family Friendly, Special Events

Grab your pearls and crazy socks and join us as we celebrate the birthdays of both President and Mrs. Bush! Mrs. Bush will be turning 91 on June 8, and President Bush will be 92 on June 12, so we’re honoring them both with a party on Friday, June 10. Museum visitors are invited to join in the celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for free birthday cake, popcorn and refreshments in the rotunda. There is no cost to participate in the festivities in the rotunda, but regular museum admission will apply. President and Mrs. Bush will celebrate their birthdays with family and friends in Kennebunkport, Maine, and will not be in attendance.

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

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Community Celebration of Juneteenth

6/16/2016
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Family Friendly, Holiday, K-12 Education, Lectures & Discussions

Upholding Freedom's Legacy: Jengo Pamoja - "Building Together" 

Oba William King, The Poetic Storyteller, is a nationally-recognized and award-winning interactive traditional folk artist. He will share stories, play drums, engage and educate. We will celebrate children, families and communities of all cultures. Oba's stories will reflect the theme of "Building Together" and encourage the participants to use their gifts in building a stronger community. 

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents this program in partnership with Lincoln Recreation Center Neal Recreation Center, North Bryan Community Center, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Brazos Valley African American Museum and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

For more information contact the Bush Library and Museum Education Department at (979) 691-4006 or email bush.education@nara.gov.

NOTE: The annual Freedom Walk from the Lincoln Recreation Center to the Bush Library Center begins at 9 a.m.

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Movies by the Pond: "The Game Plan"

6/17/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center's Pond
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

Come celebrate Father’s Day weekend! This month, we’re partnering with the City of College Station’s Parks and Recreation Department to bring you “The Game Plan.”

“The Game Plan” tells the story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman, whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A “serial bachelor,” Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he’s rich, famous and the life of the party. But, this dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers the seven-year-old daughter he never knew he had – the product of a last fling before parting years ago with his young wife. Now, during the most important time of his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories and dolls that come with his daughter.

Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that there’s more to life than money, endorsements and thousands of adoring fans: the love and care of one very special small fan is the only thing that matters. “The Game Plan” was released by Disney in 2007, is 1 hour and 50 minutes long and is rated PG.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars by the presidential pond. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.

For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or register the link below. Special thanks to Pepsi for the drinks, and Bounce A Lot for donating a bounce house!

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Library Issues Forum: "The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting"

8/2/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Orientation Theater
Author Events & Book Signings, Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

On the morning of August 2, 1990, Iraqi armored divisions invaded the tiny emirate of Kuwait. The invasion drew fierce condemnation from the UN, which demanded their withdrawal. Undeterred by the rhetoric, the Iraqi dictator massed his forces along the Saudi Arabian border and dared the world to stop him. In response, the U.S. led the world community in a coalition of 34 nations in what became known as Operation Desert Storm – a violent air and ground campaign to eject the Iraqis from Kuwait. Leading the charge into Iraq were the men of Eagle Troop in the U.S. Army’s 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. 

Commanded by then-Captain HR McMaster, Eagle Troop was the lead element of the US VII Corps’ advance into Iraq. On February 26, 1991, Eagle Troop encountered the Tawakalna Brigade of Iraq’s elite Republican Guard. By any calculation, the 12 American tanks didn’t stand a chance. Yet within a mere 23 minutes, the M1A1 tanks of Eagle Troop destroyed more than 50 enemy vehicles and plowed a whole through the Iraqi front. History would call it the Battle of 73 Easting.

Join us as we welcome internationally recognized author and military Historian Mike Guardia as he discusses his newest book, “The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting.” A veteran of the United States Army, Guardia served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” the first-ever biography chronicling the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers” starring Mel Gibson. Guardia has twice been nominated for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Book Award and is an active member of the Military Writers Society of America.

The program will begin on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. in the Bush Library and Museum’s orientation theater. Following Mr. Guardia’s talk, we will have a reception in the rotunda, where you will have an opportunity to purchase his book and have it signed. The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Register online at bushlibrary.eventbrite.com or for more information call (979) 691-4014 or email to reservations.bush@nara.gov

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Movies by the Pond: "Herbie Fully Loaded"

8/19/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center's Pond
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

In conjunction with our current special exhibit, “Driven to Drive: Defining Our Identity,” our third movie in the 2016 Summer Film Series will be “Herbie Fully Loaded.”

A third-generation member of a NASCAR family, Maggie Peyton (Lindsey Lohan) has always been forbidden from following her racing dreams by her overprotective father (played by Michael Keaton). But she has no idea her life is about to take a huge u-turn! After discovering the irresistible Herbie in a junkyard, they form a magical team that will save her family and rewrite the racing record books! Released by Disney in 2005, “Herbie Fully Loaded” is 101 minutes long and is rated G.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars by the presidential pond. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.

For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or register the link below. Special thanks to Pepsi for providing drinks!

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Movies by the Pond: "Turbo"

9/16/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center's Pond
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

In conjunction with our current special exhibit, “Driven to Drive: Defining Our Identity,” our final movie in the 2016 Summer Film Series will be “Turbo.”

Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) is a speed-obsessed snail with an unusual dream of becoming the world’s greatest racer. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, Turbo becomes the ultimate underdog and puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small. Join us as the voices behind the characters, including Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, and Maya Rudolph, bring this film to life. Released by DreamWorks in 2013, “Turbo” is 96 minutes long and is rated PG.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars by the presidential pond. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.

For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or register at the link below. Special thanks to Pepsi for providing drinks!

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