Clara Maynard's blog

Happy Memorial Day!

We want to wish everyone a happy, safe Memorial Day. Be sure to take time out to remember our service men and women who have died to preserve our freedom. If you need to return books, our outside book return slot will be open. And we'll be back on Tuesday, ready to serve you!picture of American flag

Check it Out!

In celebration of Keith Haring's birthday Aldine had a teen program  to talk about street art. We discussed the  form, style, legality, and morality of graffiti, with a focus on Houston based artists. After the presentation the youth created stickers, and stencils, andcopy of teen's artwork drew on butcher paper. Their art work is on display in the library, and also pictured here.
 

Printers are Working!

We are happy to report that our printing issues have been resolved and customers can now print from our computers. Thank you for your patience!

Urban Fiction

Our newest Young Adult book display features a number of our urban fiction titles. If you enjoy Bluford High you'll love these titles!

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And When She Was Good

Lippman has won the Edgar award for her mystery, Charm City. She has received several other awards, and I think she is an excellent writer. I always look forward to her new books. Her latest is And When She Was Good.

Our printers aren't working!

The good news is that we have new computers! The bad news is that our new computers don't know how to send print jobs to our printing system. So while our Network Services figure it out, you'll be unable to print here at the Aldine Library. We'll be glad to direct you to one of our other branches. Thank you for your patience!

 

Watch Me Die

I’ve seen Eric Spindler’s books on our shelves often, but hadn’t really investigated her until today. I had not realized that she lives in New Orleans. She’s received several awards, so I picked up Watch Me Die. This is a suspense novel with romance thrown in, if you like that kind of book. At the beginning of the book, someone has killed an elderly priest at a New Orleans Catholic church.  The murderer has also spray painted “He will come again to judge the living and the dead” upon the church’s stained glass windows.  There are numerous twists and turns and a surprising end. 

Brrrr...

All the weather forecasters are saying we're going to have some really cold weather tonight. We may set a new record for low temperatures at this time of year! So all the more reason to come in, get some books and DVDs and be ready to spend the night cuddled up in your nice warm place, enjoying your library items!snowflakes

Cold Granite

I decided to catch up on my pile of books waiting to be read so  I pulled out Stuart MacBride's first novel, Cold Granite. As you might expect from his name, MacBride's book is set in Aberdeen, Scotland. Det. Sgt. Logan MacRae, back from a year’s sick leave, is called to investigate a series of murdered and missing children. The media is in full feeding frenzy and someone in the force is leaking info to them. McRae is a likable hero and the mystery keeps you interested. I'm enjoyng the book.  

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The Night Ferry

I picked up The Night Ferry because it looked interesting. In it, London detective Alisha Barba, recovering from an on duty injury, gets a note from an old friend. The note just says, “I’m in trouble. I must see you. Please come to the reunion.” And so she makes her way to her school reunion. There her pregnant friend, Cate, says that someone is trying to steal her baby. Before Alisha can find out more, her friend is killed. It turns out Cate was not pregnant at all and Alisha suspects her friend was trying to buy a baby. I’ve enjoyed Robotham’s previous books, Lost and Suspect and this one was also well written and full of action. cover of The Night Ferry

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