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Most Popular Books!

COVER OF CLOUD ATLASHere are the five most requested adult titles at the Aldine Library. Maybe you would like to request one of these for yourself!


Fifty Shades of Grey
by E.L. James

Alice in Jeopardy

Ed McBain was well known for his 87th Precinct detective series and I was really sorry when he passed away. The 87th Precinct series was one of my favorites. Recently, I came across a standalone novel of his, Alice in Jeopardy 

Scavenger Hunt!

Maggie has been working hard putting together our Internet Scavenger Hunt for this Thursday. There will be teams and they’ll all race against each other, finding info using our picture of people in the libraryiPads and QR codes. The winning team will get a cool prize and everyone enjoy some candy. Join us at 4 pm Thursday!

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Music in the Library!

Hey, come to the meeting room on Thursday, Feb. 21 to play your favorite music video games. We’ll have Just Dance, Nick Dance 2 (to see if it’s better than Just Dance), Rock Band and music notesSingStar Pop. We may even create something for YouTube! Come play or listen and enjoy! We start at 4 pm. 

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February is Black History Month!

picture of black familyCome and celebrate with us this month! We have a special movie time on Wed. Feb. 20 at 3 pm for all ages. On Monday Feb. 25 at 7 pm, there's a special family time with iPad activities. Finally, on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 pm, we have an Internet scavenger hunt for the teens. There's a lot to enjoy and we look forward to seeing you!

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Turn Coat

I’m still reading through the Dresden Files series. Although these are not traditional mysteries, they are a lot cover of bookof fun. I'm reading the 11th in the series, T

iPad Storytime!

app image for princess and the peafox and crow app imageFor the Bring Your Child to the Library Day, Miss Nora used the iPad for some of the stories and activities. She read Three Pigs, Fox and the Crow, and  The Princess and the Frog.  If you liked them you can get them for your device. Or come in and check out an iPad with your library card to use in the library for 2 hours. These apps are all free or free with advertising. 

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Take Your Child to the Library Day!

kids and parents doing crafts togetherWe're planning lots of fun for our first Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join us this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 am to 1 pm. We'll have a tour of the library, storytime, and family activities. Come and join the fun!

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White House Chef mysteries

picture of white hosueI went in search of some new mysteries to tell you about. On the shelf I found, Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy. This looks like a fun cozy mystery featuring Ollie Paras, the chef at the White House. In this one, the second in the series, Ollie has to investigate two deaths in the White House, while planning a holiday meal....

We have an App for that!

Ms. Nora is doing something new at Toddler Storytime. Every first Tuesday, in addition to the awesome stories she tells, there will be iPad activities.  Sometimes, these will be activities for the parents and children to do together. Sometimes, the stories will come from the iPad. Either way, it’s a new way to bring stories and reading to our children.  If you enjoy the apps that are used, you can get them for your own iPad.  Or come in and check out an iPad with your library card to use in the library for 2 hours. Toddler time is every Tuesday at 10:30 am in our meeting room. See you there!abc go app picture

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