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Look at what we did this week!

This week our Tweeners and Kid's Corner groups celebrated the Asian New Year.  They learned some of the traditions in celebrating the new year while making paper lanterns.  The Houston Chinese Consulate also very generously donated fans, keychains, posters, and books to give away.  Everyone had a wonderful time.

Next week on Monday and Wednesday we are going to make ducks out of pipe cleaners.  All kids and tweens from grade school on up are welcome!

A Great Book You Haven't Read, Part 1

Have you read this book?  Probably not.  It was ignored by the vast majority of readers and probably wasn't noted by a New York Time's book reviewer. However it is a great book.  I am going to start reviewing great books that you probably haven't even heard of.

Gung Hay Fat Choi

Gung Hay Fat Choi!  The Chinese New Year started on February 14th, the beginning of the lunar new year.  It is the year of the tiger and we will be celebrating it on Febraury 22nd and 24th at 4pm.  These celebrations will be part of our Tweeners (Mondays @ 4pm) and Kid's Corner (Wednesday's @ 4pm) programs for school age children from 5 - 12 years old.  We will be reading books, making crafts, and talking about Chinese New Year traditions.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Hunger Games Trilogy

I recently re-listened to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  The following is a spoiler free summary:

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!

This weekend Mayde Creek High School's Theatre Company is presenting the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!  Their fall production of The Crucible was absolutely fantastic and I know I am going to see this musical while I can.  Let's all get out and support our local talent!  (And yes, I know how cheesy I am currently sounding)

Daily Quillers Creative Writing Club

Picture Courtesy of Flickr user Jo Sand-Mann

Care to write a story about a phobia of oranges?  How about a Sci Fi adventure about an old man leaning against a truck?  If your interest is piqued, come check out the Daily Quillers, a creative writing club that meets once a month for teens.  The next meeting is on February 5th at 4:00pm.  All teens are welcome, so just show up!

Steroids

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When I was seven years old I went to a baseball game with my family.  I was living in Fremont, Ca and this was not an uncommon occurrence.  I ran to the front of the stands as batting practice was ending with my baseball cards in hand.  I was in luck.  This day, Mark McGwire was signing autographs.  I was small and cute, so I was able to wriggle my way to the front of the crowd.  "Mr. McGwire!  Mr. McGwire!"  I yelled in opposition to all those around me who were yelling out "Mark!".  He smiled and pointed at me. 

Best and Worst of 2009

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Every year we are inundated with the "Best of" and "Worst of" lists.  This time, I am throwing it out at you.  What were your best moments, books, movies of 2009?  How about your worst?  Here's mine:

Best moments:

Finishing my Master's Degree, Moving to Texas, Finding an awesome apartment that I could afford

Best Books:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (hands down!)

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