Libby N's blog

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.

Dinosaurs

    Dr. Neal Immega brought along some dinosaur bones, teeth and fossils to share with the young audience this week.  Children asked questions about what happened to the dinosaurs and were able to identify various species by their claws or teeth.  Inda Immega helped children origami-fold paper triangles to fashion dinosaur claws.  Children took home their claws and shark teeth.

 

Next week's program is about turtles and tortoises.  Debbie Parrish will bring an assortment of rescued tortoises for us to examine and meet up close.  That program will be on Wednesday at 3 PM in the library.

Great Ferret Program

  142 people enjoyed meeting the ferrets on Wednesday.  They learned a lot of interesting facts and got to hold and pet an assortment of ferrets from the Houston Area Ferret Association.

 

Next week's program will explore the mystery of - What happened to the dinosaurs ?  That program will be on Tuesday July 3 at 3 PM, upstairs in the Library.

The Ferrets are Coming !

   The Ferrets are Coming !  Next Wednesday, at 3 PM, meet many of Librarian Libby's family of ferrets.  Learn about these fun creatures, cheer as they compete in a couple of contests and meet them up close and personal.  The program will be in the auditorium at the Senior Center, next door to the Library.  Get ready for some wiggly fun.

Mystery Craft Fun

    The Mystery Craft program was a big success.  Children had 4 crafts to create - a mask, invisible writing, pretend binoculars and fingerprint art.  The photo shows the fingerprint station which was the most popular craft.

We had a teen program Tuesday, in which 3 teens attended and created their own beaded bracelet.

 

Next Wednesday, magician Steve Burton will entertain  the audience during his magic show.  It will be at 3 PM in the Senior Center auditorium.  Prepare to be amazed.

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