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May the Force be with you !

                     Teens and Pre-Teens will be treated to a showing of Star Wars - The Force Awakens on Tuesday June 28 at 3 PM.  This program will be in the auditorium of the senior center next door to the Library.  There will be snack foods available to help viewers enjoy the movie.

 

This program is for children ages 10 - 15 years.

Science Experiments at the Library

Miss Donna will demonstrate simple science experiments at a
program Wednesday Julne 29 at 3 PM.  Children - ages 5 years and older will learn about science in a fun way and take home experiment ideas to try at home. 
Children ages 5 to 12 years and caregivers are welcome.

Fun crafts at the Library

      Children ages 5 - 12 years can join the crafting fun at the West University Library this Wednesday at 3 PM.  We will make silly monster book marks, string colored cereal for a medal necklace and put together an Olympic-type pin - like athletes trade.  All supplies are provided  You supply the fun !

 

Healthy Snacks to Make Yourself

Children can learn to make some healthy snacks at a program Wednesday June 15 at 3 PM.  We'll have supplies available to make ants on a log, apple slices for dipping and trail mix.  There will be peanuts involved in 2 of the snacks. For those people with peanut allergies, we will offer a peanut-free alternative.

 

This program is for children ages 5 to 12 years and will be upstairs in the children's section.

Children's Chess Club

    The Children's Chess Club on Tuesdays has moved to 2 - 3 PM upstairs in the Children's section of the West University Library.  Each meeting will start with some instruction from an expert competitive chess player who is a Rice University student. No prior experience is necessary. 
The chess club is open to children ages 5 years and up.

 

Monty the Magician comes to West University Library

Wednesday June 8 at 3 PM, join us for a great Magic Show starring Monty the Magician.  This will start off our summer reading program.  This program will be at the Senior Center Auditorium, next door to the Library.

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.

 

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