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Adventures of Peter Rabbit

4/27/2017
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. CDT
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and Online Learning
K-12 Education, Livestream

Listen to the exciting stories told by "Miss Teresa" Maurer, a talented storyteller affiliated with the Beatrix Potter Society. The stories are about Peter Rabbit and his adventures with his famous cousin, Benjamin Bunny. An added treat will be a story about Mr. Jeremy Fisher. Peter Rabbit will be on-stage, too!

 Please bring your camera for fun photos and group photos after the program with a famous rabbit!

FREE. For grades K-3.

For more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006.

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Musical Storytelling: President and Mrs. Bush's White House by Ms. Bobbee Pennington

4/27/2017
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
K-12 Education, Livestream

President and Mrs. Bush’s time in the White House has inspired students for years to be active American citizens. One of their most active pets was their dog, Millie, who had many puppies while in the White House. Millie also had numerous walks with our 41st President throughout his presidency and beyond.  

The Bryan+College Station Library System sends us Family Literacy Librarian Bobbee Pennington, a former elementary school teacher and Presidential Excellence Award winner. Bobbee has written a song about Millie called “Millie’s Song”. Join us on Thursday April 27 at 12:30 p.m to hear “Millie’s Song”, and participate in interactive singing and dancing.

FREE. For grades K-3.

Please bring your camera for fun photos and group photos after the program with Bobbee Pennington!

FREE. For grades K-3.
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FREE. For grades K-3.

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 For more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006.

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FREE. For grades K-3.

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Library Issues Forum: "Warriors Remembered"

5/11/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Orientation Theater
Author Events & Book Signings, Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

With a lifetime of public service behind him, Retired Colonel Albert J. Nahas remembers and honors his fallen comrades through his documentary and book "Warriors Remembered," which explores 100 of the Vietnam Memorials spread across all fifty states. Raised in an Army family, Col. Nahas had a strong sense of duty and went on to attend the prestigious West Point, where he later returned as an educator. After the completion of his education, Nahas deployed to Vietnam to serve as an Army Lieutenant in the 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, where he stayed for eighteen months after overcoming an injury sustained during a conflict in the A Shau Valley.

When Nahas’s military career came to a close, he continued to serve the country through his roles in manufacturing, power plant construction, operation of a global broadband telecommunications network, and now in authorship. His work, "Warriors Remembered," details his 35,000-mile journey across the fifty states to see each state’s tribute to the war Nahas knows so well. This coffee table book depicts 100 memorials through its 285 photos and personal narratives.

This book has been recognized with the following accolades:

  • 2016 Gold Medal Award based on content, visual, style and technical from Military Writers Society of America (MWSA)

  • Summer 2016 MWSA Recommended Reading List

  • 2015 Excellence in Print Media Award, Texas Daughters of the American Revolution.

The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. A reception and book sale and signing will follow the discussion by Col. Nahas. Reservations can be made by clicking on the link below. For more information, contact reservations.bush@nara.gov or 979-691-4014.

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Library Issues Forum: "Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut"

5/16/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Orientation Theater
Author Events & Book Signings, Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

Join us on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. as we welcome Henry Chappell and Wyman Meinzer to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Orientation Theater. Experience the Wild Horse Desert of South Texas through the lens of state photographer Wyman Meinzer and historical novelist Henry Chappell as they relay their three year adventure in producing  “Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut.” Wyman Meinzer capturedthe 150,000-acre ranch in all seasons and weather conditions, resulting in beautiful panoramas and still moments of cowboys in the midst of their work. Author Henry Chappell writes with a deep understanding of the land and its history, giving a unique look into the lives of the workers and families involved with the San Antonio Viejo Ranch.


When Tom Timmons East Sr. and Alice Gertrudis Kleberg, of King Ranch, married in February 1915 this began “the modern era of San Antonio Viejo.” Currently, the family holdings operate as The East Foundation which consists of a working ranch and living research laboratory. Through illuminating words and photographs, “Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut” embodies the legacy of the East family and serves as a moving tribute to one of the most storied ranches in the state of Texas.


The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. A reception and book sale and signing will follow. To reserve your place click on the link below. For more information, contact reservations.bush@nara.gov or 979-691-4014.

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Hank the Cowdog's Ranching Life and Livestock

5/18/2017
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
K-12 Education, Livestream

Join us as Hank the Cowdog, the Head of Ranch Security, teaches in a fun way about the ranching animals! Learn how cows digest grass, how to choose the right breed of cattle, and what to do in different weather with your cattle. Hank’s author John Erickson will sing songs accompanying himself on the banjo and read from various books using the voices of the characters. Reading is exciting with Hank the Cowdog stories! Join us on this ranching life adventure!

FREE. For grades Pre K-5. 

For more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006.

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Summer Film Series: "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West"

5/19/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

Join us for the 2017 Summer Film Series, kicking off with the beloved classic, "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West." Presented by Steven Spielberg, it features an impressive line up of voice actors, including Jimmy Stewart, Dom Deluise, Jon Lovitz and Amy Irving.

 

Fievel, the youngest of the Mousekewitz family, heads West to avoid further conflict with some unruly and predatory felines. Full of optimism the family moves West with hopes of starting a new chapter of their lives. Unfortunately for this family of mice, they fail to elude the cats they hoped to leave behind and must persevere throughout many obstacles along their journey. Join us in seeing how this young mouse’s story unfolds in "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West." Released in 1991, "Fievel Goes West" is 75 minutes long and rated G.


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. 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.


This summer’s movies are being shown in conjunction with the newest exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future.” Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. Featuring hands-on activities, 250 artifacts and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece, “The Legacy of Ranching” will be on display through January 7, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the legacy of ranching in Texas with a new generation.


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 the drinks!

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Summer Film Series: "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey"

6/16/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

Join us for the 2017 Summer Film Series as we go exploring from the perspective of a trio of lost pets in "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey."

 

Homeward Bound tells the story of three bold pets - Chance, Shadow, and Sassy - as they make an impossible journey across America to find their owners. The trio must overcome a variety of unanticipated obstacles such as rapid waters, nature’s predators, unpredictable weather, and unexpected terrain as they make their trek. Join us in seeing  some of America’s natural wonders through the wide eyes of the Chance, Shadow, and Sassy. Released in 1993, Homeward Bound is 84 minutes long and rated G.


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. 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.


This summer’s movies are being shown in conjunction with the newest exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future.” Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. Featuring hands-on activities, 250 artifacts and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece, “The Legacy of Ranching” will be on display through January 7, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the legacy of ranching in Texas with a new generation.


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 the drinks!

 
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Summer Film Series: "Flicka"

8/25/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

The third movie in our 2017 Summer Film Series is "Flicka," starring Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman.

 

Teenaged Katy McLaughlin is sent home to work her family’s ranch after conflict at school. It is here that she rediscovers her love of the West through her experience taming a wild mustang she names Flicka. The pair overcome forces that seek to divide them and are ultimately reunited. Join us in seeing the West from the perspective of a family that knows it best. Released in 2006, Flicka is 95 minutes long and rated PG.


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. 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.


This summer’s movies are being shown in conjunction with the newest exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future.” Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. Featuring hands-on activities, 250 artifacts and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece, “The Legacy of Ranching” will be on display through January 7, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the legacy of ranching in Texas with a new generation.


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 the drinks!
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Summer Film Series: "Babe"

9/15/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

When farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a young pig at the county fair, his farms changes forever. The pig, Babe, is spared from being Christmas dinner because Arthur sees to potential in him to be a blue ribbon winning pig at the next fair. Babe, however, sets his ambitions much higher and seeks to become the farm’s first sheep-herding pig. With some help and guidance from those around him, Babe succeeds, but must still win the acceptance of the other farm animals. Released in 1995, "Babe" is 91 minutes long and rated PG.


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. 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.


This summer’s movies are being shown in conjunction with the newest exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future.” Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. Featuring hands-on activities, 250 artifacts and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece, “The Legacy of Ranching” will be on display through January 7, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the legacy of ranching in Texas with a new generation.


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 the drinks!

Register Here