Events

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy hosts and participates in events, conferences and trainings throughout the year to support family literacy efforts across the nation. Here are some of the events we have coming up.

It’s Our 25th Anniversary – A Year Long Celebration

Date: Coming soon

Location: America

In 1989, then First Lady Barbara Bush launched her national nonprofit before a gathering of educators and leaders who helped to shape what would become her enduring legacy – helping children and their parents read and learn together. In March, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy commenced a year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary, […]


Houston Celebration of Reading 20th Anniversary – Join us April 24th!

Date: April 24, 2014

Location: The Hobby Center- Houston, Texas

Celebrate reading by spending a warm and engaging evening with Maria and Neil Bush and other members of the Bush family as they will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of this popular event and honoring the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Barbara Bush Foundation.  The evening will feature readings by best-selling authors Eric Blehm, John Grisham, Christina Baker Kline and Walter Isaacson, as well as other authors to be announced. 


Celebrate Literacy at Sea!

Date: May 04, 2014

Location: PortMiami

Celebrate Literacy at Sea with the Barbara Bush Foundation and the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation! In honor of our 25th anniversary, we invite you aboard the Carnival Breeze for a Sunday Brunch and reception featuring one of our greatest advocates Jeb Bush, Jr. and two of our favorite authors - Dave Berry and N.D. Wilson. The event will begin at 10:45 a.m. […]


Celebration of Reading in Dallas/Ft. Worth

Date: October 06, 2014

Location: Meyerson Symphony Center – Dallas

Save the date for Monday, October 6, 2014 for our next Celebration in Dallas.  Author announcements and more details coming soon. Be sure to take a look at the photos from our successful 2013 event.


Celebration of Reading in Florida, 2014 – A great success!

Date: February 13, 2015

Location: The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa - Bonita Springs, Florida

What a grand Celebration of Reading we had with our hosts former Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush, along with celebrity and best-selling authors including Teri Hatcher, Eric Draper, Debbie Macomber and Mary Pope Osborne.


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We prepare children for school and help their parents improve their literacy skills by providing access to high-quality family literacy programs nationwide.