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Book Discussion Group - Mockingbird Next Door


  Join the West U book discussion group Wednesday May 4 at 11 AM for a discussion of the book The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills.  Author Mills sought an interview with the reclusive author Harper Lee. Over the years the 2 women became friends.  The Mockingbird Next Door brings Harper Lee and her world to full life.

The book discussion group meets at the Senior Center next door to the Library.

Painted Lady butterflies

    The painted lady caterpillars have emerged from their chrysalises and are flitting around their mesh enclosure.  The pretty butterflies are a light brown pattern on the outside of their wings and a darker orange pattern on the outside.  Due to the long library closure over the Thanksgiving holiday, we will release the butterflies on Wednesday before the library closes.


Jack-o-lantern craft program

  Get into the Halloween spirit.  On Wednesday October 21 at 3:15 PM, children will have the opportunity to create a jack-o-lantern face on a paper plate.  This program is for children ages 5 to 12 years.  All supplies are provided.

Read to the Dogs

Starting Friday August 14, Peter the therapy dog will return to the West University Library to listen as children read to him. 2 other dogs may take turns listening to the children occasionally.  From 3:30 until 4:30 PM every other Friday, Peter will be upstairs ready to listen as children read to him for 20 minutes at a time. Children are able to practice reading aloud with a patient, non-judgmental canine companion.


Summer Reading Is Over

Thank you  all for helping make this Summer Reading Program a success. We had a variety of children's and young adult  programs that were well attended and enjoyed. Audiences were treated to magic, various animals, a dinosaur fossil hunt, martial arts and assorted crafts. Have a wonderful rest of the summer !

Birds in History program

                               The Houston Audubon Society will bring some awesome raptors and more birds to the West University Library to assist the volunteer in telling about famous birds in history.  Wednesday August 5 at 3 PM is the final children’s program of the Summer Reading Program.  The program will be in the Senior Center auditorium.   

Animal Rescue Program

 Cats and dogs will be at the West University Library for you to meet Wednesday July 22 at 3 PM.  Volunteers from Loving Arms Pet Placement will bring dogs and cats for children to meet and learn the importance of rescuing animals.  Children will learn what rescue is and basic pet care tip


Meet Carson, Chester and Candy and more !              

Shelly the Clown

     Shelly the Clown will entertain children and adults at the West University Library at 3 PM on Wednesday July 15.  Shelly has an assortment of silly magic and fun to share with us.  This program will appeal to children of all ages and their caregivers.

Mask painting for teens

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston teen organization will present a 1 hour program for teens to create and decorate masks at the West University Library on Tuesday July 7 at 2:30 PM. All supplies are provided. The program will be at the Senior Center Auditorium, next to the Library.
This program is for tweens and teens – ages 10 to 15. 

Snakes in the library

       If you like snakes or just want to learn more about them, come to the West University Library Wednesday July 8 at 3 PM.  Snake expert Thomas Davis will bring a large of assortment of snakes for us to meet and learn about.  You’ll be able to pet the snakes and ask your questions.  This program will appeal to children ages 4 to 12 years.

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