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Halloween craft program for children

Next Wednesday, October 24, at 3:15 PM children will have the opportunity to create their own paper plate mask.  Using their imaginations, children can glue a variety of ears, noses, eyebrows or other features to paper plates and create a unique mask.  The program will appeal to children ages 4 to 11 years.  The Library provides all supplies - you bring your imagination.

Home Improvement fiction

          Jennie Bentley. Fatal fixer-upper
Avery Baker loses a boyfriend and then quits her job after inheriting her aunt's Victorian cottage on the Maine coast. She decides to work on the cottage so she can sell it and gets local hunky handyman Derek Ellis to help her. Soon she doesn't know whether the cottage or the man is more attractive, but when her house is broken into she wonders if he's one of the bad guys. A missing professor, disappearing antiques and old secrets all combine for a first-rate mystery and a frightening surprise ending.

Sarah Graves. Unhinged

Salsa Workshop

       Friday September 28 at 4 PM,  Dance Houston will present an introduction to salsa.  Learn the fundamentals of salsa dancing.   It's fun for all ages.    Space is limited to 30 people.  Free tickets will be handed out before the workshop on a first-come first-served basis.

 

The program will be at the Senior Center, 6104 Auden, next door to the Library.  Call 713 668-8273 for more information.

Margaret had her baby !

The happy news at the West U Library is - Margaret had her baby girl Thursday September 13.  Baby Melina weighed 7 lbs 6 ounces and has a full head of dark hair.   Mom and baby are both doing well.

We have a clipboard to write a note to Margaret if you want to send her good wishes the next time you come to the library.

October Book Club selection

      Our adult book discussion group resumed meeting this Wednesday.  14 people attended for the discussion.  The book selection for October is Extremely loud and incredibly close by Jonathan Foer.  Copies are available at the Library checkout desk.  This selection coincides with the Gulf Coast Reads event.

The following link will give more information on this book.  http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/index.html

 

 

 

Getting Ready for Back to School

Upstairs in the Children's Section, we're getting ready for Back to School.  We have a display of books about going to school; the Bluebonnet books are available and we have sharpened pencils and binder paper ready.  Enjoy the last days of summer vacation.  When you return to school and get your various assignments, come to the Library as soon as possible.  The books or subjects you're looking for may not be in.  Please allow enough time to request items from another library.  We're here to help !

Sharks and rays end 2012 Summer Reading Program

  Bill Balboa, of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, shows the mouth and teeth of a small shark.  Other sea creatures - such as rays, alligator gar and redfish - were also on display.  Children learned about the different creatures, asked questions and were invited to touch the animals at the end of the program.  This was a great final program for our 2012 summer.  Attendance at programs was high, children read books for prizes and all seemed to have a great time.  Thanks to the Friends of the West U Library for providing funds for many of the programs and library decor.

Creepy finger pen craft for Young Adults

  5 teens created creepy finger pens at a young adult craft program Tuesday afternoon.  The YA program was held at the Senior Center, next door to the West University Library.  Using lightweight modeling clay, a pen, toothpick and press-on fingernail, teens rolled, molded and prodded the clay to form gnarly knuckles on the ghostly make-believe appendage. 

 

The final summer program for children will be Wednesday August 8 at 3 PM.  The Texas Department of Fish and Game will bring a variety of sharks and rays to learn about and view up close.

Happy the Clown visiits

        Happy the Clown will entertain children next Wednesday, August 1 at 3 PM, upstairs in the Library.  There will be music, jokes, silliness and balloon animals.  Plan to attend this fun program as part of the Summer Reading Program.

 

Our final summer program will be Sharks and Rays on Wednesday August 8.

 

See you there !

Visiting mammals

   A lion-head bunny was a featured guest at the mammal program Wednesday, presented by The Traveling Naturalist.  Children also got to meet a pygmy hedgehog, an albino chichilla, a small boa constrictor and a dove.

 

Next week's program is Origami for children ages 5 to 12 years old.  The program will be at 3 PM, upstairs in the Children's section.

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