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Friends of the Library Open House

This past Saturday, our Friends of the Library held an Open House. Holiday cookies and juice were enjoyed by all! Many library users learned more about what important role the Friends play in helping to fund our programs. If you enjoy using the library or coming to our programs, you may want to consider joining the Friends! They meet once a month, and the next meeting is Monday, January 11th at 6:30 PM.

We Play the Wii

This past Saturday, we had our very first Adult Wii Gaming Program.Wii Bowling Though the weather was gloomy with the fog, those who came out had a great time playing Wii bowling, tennis, and golf! With the Wii, the weather outside can be frightful, but the Wii is so delightful! We will be having more Adult Wii Gaming sessions coming up in January.

Image courtesy Flikr user ToastyKen

For your health

Our Cardio and Osteoporosis Informational Meeting put on by HealthYes was very informative and drew a crowd. If you would like to find out more information about it and go to one of their upcoming sites for a screening, go to their website!

Window Art

Come by and check out our new painted lobby windows! They have been decorated artfully for the holidays by our talented staff. Barn window art

Drawing Dough: A Preschool Picassos Hit!

 Drawing Dough TurkeyThe holidays are fast approaching, and soon many homes will be bustling! If you have children that you need to keep occupied with a fun and easy activity, you might want to consider Drawing Dough! Drawing Dough is easy for an adult to make, and the kids love it! This was the latest medium that our talented Preschool Picassos used, and there were many lovely works of art, including the snazzy, seasonal turkey that you see pictured here! If you would like to make your own Drawing Dough, follow this link!

Your Story: The Story of a Lifetime!

Are you a Latino who has an interesting life story to tell? Do you want to do something special, something that will make you a part of history? Then you should take part in StoryCorps Historias. 
 

StoryCorps Historias is part of StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to celebrate one another’s lives through listening. StoryCorps will be coming to Houston’s Discovery Green Park – Maconda’s Cove, on the corner of LaBranch and McKinney St. They will be there from November 19 – December 19, 2009. 
 

You must make a reservation in advance to take part in this opportunity. To make your reservation, or just to find out more about StoryCorps and the MobileBooth in Houston, follow this link.
 

Cooking Up Fun!

Sunyoung and Anna make playclay!Did you know that you could make your very own all-natural Play-doh? Our kids at the Infant Process Craft last Thursday found out all about it and made fun things out of clay made right here with all-natural ingredients. The clay is made from things you can find around your kitchen such as flour and salt—or if you don’t have them, you can just go to your friendly neighborhood grocery store and buy them! And if you’re worried about your child eating the clay, don’t worry too much. Since it’s all-natural, it won’t hurt your child (and all the salt in will probably keep them from trying to taste seconds). If you’re interested in making your own, follow this link!

Slime in the Library

Slimed! Even though Halloween has come and gone, it’s not too late to get slimed! Our No School Today kids made their very own slime last Saturday. It’s the perfect gooey concoction for Halloween, or just for anytime you want to make something fun. You can make your own slime, too! Follow this link to find out how.

Books on the Bayou Movie Event!

 As October nears its end, Books on the Bayou is also winding down. This year’s pick is by Zora Neale Hurston. We will be watching the movie adaption of this book on Saturday, October 31st at 1:30 PM.

Boo-tiful Doorstops

Halloween DoorstopsOur Autumn Doorstop Craft was a big success! We made some fabulous looking doorstops, and one of them will even be up for bids at our Silent Auction for the Friends of the Library! If you are interested in making your own decorative doorstop, they’re very simple and a lot of fun. You can find directions here.

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