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Family Movie Night!

Our family movie night is coming up! Be sure to save the date of Monday, Nov. 4th for a fun event for the whole family. We'll get together in the meeting room at 6:30 pm to watch a movie together. For more info, just check with our staff either in person or by phone.

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The Silent Girl

I took a road trip recently and listened to The Silent Girl on the way. On a rooftop, Boston PD Det. Jane Rizzoli finds a woman’s body with a slit throat and a severed hand. Upon investigation, the unknown woman’s death seems to be related to a 19 year old Chinatown murder/suicide. Nineteen years ago a cook, Wu Weimin supposedly shot his coworker, three customers, and himself in the Red Phoenix restaurant.  Rizzoli , with the help of a new associate, explores the culture and history of Chinatown to find out what really happened.  I enjoyed this entry in the...

Anime Club!

We’re excited to report that the Ichisaku  Anime Club is coming back to the Aldine Library. The club will be co-sponsored by the library and will be an ongoing program. The first meeting is on Wed. Oct. 16th, from 5-7 pm. The club will meet every Wed.  except for Wed. Nov. 13 th. So make your plans to be here! 

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The Last Coyote

Harry Bosch lost his temper and hit his boss, so now he’s suspended and forced to attend mandatory therapy sessions with the department shrink. He’s at a low place in his life as his girlfriend left and he’s missing her. His house has been condemned after the last L.A. earthquake but he is determined to fix it up and continue living in it. There’s a coyote hanging around his house, and he thinks it may be The Last Coyote in the area. Harry sometimes feels as though he too is the last of his kind, a cop who cares about everyone’s murder. He decides to investigate the cold ca...

Dog Gone Fun Coming!

picture of german shepherd dogCome and see a real police dog in action. As part of our Gulf Coast Reads celebration, Sgt. Stuart from HPD will be here with some of his canine friends. He'll show us all the neat things they can do. You'll learn a lot. And after their work is done, you'll be able to pet them! Come see us on Wed. Oct. 9th at 3:30 pm!

 

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The White Lioness

In The White Lioness, Kurt Wallender, Swedish police inspector, is called to investigate the murder of a woman real estate agent. She has no enemies and seems to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.  The story alternates between Kurt’s viewpoint as he tries to solve the murder and the viewpoint of the people involved in the murder. The story was written in 1993 and the plot involves the civil struggles in apartheid South Africa. I enjoyed this story more than the previous one is this series.  I think part of this was Mankell’s depiction of the South African characters and their society. It made me want to read more about Nelson Mandela and this time in history. I also enjoy this series because Kurt Wallender is a troubled, believable hero and I enjoy rooting for him.

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Join our Book Discussion!

Every year people all over our area join reading and discussing the same book as part of the Gulf Coast Reads program. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 to discuss The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. In this story, a flu pandemic has killed most of the world’s population. Hig, a survivor, lives with his dog Jasper in the local abandoned airport. But then he receives a radio transmission. Are there more people out there? Can he find them?  This title has been described as “heart-wrenching and richly written.” Ask our staff about getting a copy and join us for ou...

Animals at Aldine

For our bi-lingual storytime, we had a naturalist! She told the children about her animals and they got to pet them also! She had a dove, a baby alligator and other critters. You never know what will be happening at our storytimes! Come check it out every Thursday at 10:30 am!

 

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The Concrete Blonde

I’ve been working my way through Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series and the latest that I’ve read was The Concrete Blonde. Harry’s in trouble when the widow of The Dollmaker, a serial killer, accuses him of shooting the wrong man and sues him. New evidence surfaces when a blonde woman’s body is found in the concrete under a burned out building. Is she a new Dollmaker victim? Did Harry shoot the wrong suspect? He begins to have doubts himself. And he’s in the middle of a budding relationship and the case begins to affect that. Connelly is an excellent writer and there...

More Winners At Aldine

We have some more Summer Reading Program winners here at the Aldine Branch Library. Diocelina Elizalde won the Amazon gift card for reading 5 books in the Adult program. And Alejandro Gonzalez won the stuffed giraffe for reading 10 books in the Kids program. Congratulations!

Alejandro and his giraffe        diocelina and her gift card

 

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