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Humphrey is settling in

Humphrey the hamster is settling in at the West U Library. He sleeps a lot during the day but wakes up about 5:30 PM to begin his nightly activities.  Humphrey loves to run on his wheel and has discovered the joy of hiding in the plastic strawberry.  Sometimes he mounds a pile of paper fluff to barricade the doorway.  Recently Humphrey took a break in his activities to pose for photos. 

Welcome Humphrey

Our library has a new member upstairs in the Children's Section.  Humphrey the hamster has taken up residence in the picture book area.  Humphrey is a long-haired, tan colored male hamster who is almost 3 months old.  We're learning his habits and are finding that Humphrey is not as neat a "housekeeper" as our previous friend, Dora, was.  He is active and enjoys racing on his wheel.  Come meet Humphrey and check out some of our books on hamsters.

Goodbye Dora

 

Dora - the library hamster - has died.  She had a happy, eventful life at the library since we adopted her in August 2009.  Dora was around a year old at that time - middle aged for a hamster.  She was a lively spirit, entertained children who stopped by her habitat upstairs and went on several unplanned "walk-abouts" when she accidently got out of her cage.  Dora will be missed by all at the library as well as several ferrets and her friend, Norman, the cat.

Holiday Craft program

Children enjoyed decorating holiday ornament cookies and creating snowflakes from puff paint.  63 children participated in the activity and enjoyed eating the products of their creativity.  The delicious cookies, frosting and sprinkles were generously donated by local baker "Julie Made 'Em."

Book sale and raffle

The Friends of the West University Library will hold their Fall book sale from 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday November 20.  A nice assortment of books for all ages will be available.

Disney animation art on display

  Disney animation cels are on display in the children's section of the Library.  Get re-aquainted with Tramp, Lucifer, Jaques, Sgt. Tibbs and other characters.  The display will be in the Library until Thanksgiving.

 

Quilting

The Houston International Quilt Show will be at the George R. BrownConvention Center from November 4 -7, 2010.  To get you in the quilting mood before the show, the library offersbooks on the history and art of quilting - All about quilting from A to Z; American quilts and how to make them.

Harvest time

The air is cooler; leaves and acorns are falling.  It's a great time to go on a nature walk and plan simple decorations to celebrate fall. Kids pumpkin projects lets you utilize pumpkins bought at a store or grown yourself.

Fall Gardening

                With a cool front predicted for next week and our weather becoming cooler, a lot of people will feel like heading back outside to their gardens.  There is still time to enjoy colorful plants before they go dormant during the coldest months ahead.  The library has several titles to give you suggestions and inspiration.  Take a look at Continuous bloom by Pam Duthie  and

Lap Sit for Babies

Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM, babies and adults stream upstairs to find a seat on the rug in the picture book area.  They're excited to sing, bounce and clap their way through nursery rhymes, songs and motion chants.  Lap Sit lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, with plenty of time afterwards for babies to explore and play with an assortment of soft toys.  Adults enjoy this time to visit, compare their children's growth and even set up future play times.

Parents, caregivers and babies aged 3 months to 24 months are welcome.

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