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Events for Adults

Medicine wagonWe have some great events for adults coming up next week.
Texas Pioneer Life: Wednesday, 10/25, 5:00-6:00 pm. An expert on life in Texas in the 1800s will bring lots of artifacts that you can actually touch! For all ages.
Free Medicare workshop, Saturday, 10/28, 10 am – noon. It’s Open Enrollment time, so this is especially important now. Even if you’re not on Medicare yet, though, if you’re over a certain age, you should start gathering information about it.
Bandana Pumpkin Craft, Saturday, 10/28, 2:00 pm. Get in an autumn mood by making one of these cute little pumpkins. (for adults!)

Events for Children and Teens

Weird science 1We have great stuff coming for kids and teens next week!
Weird Science: Play with your Food, Monday, 10/23, 4:00-5:00 pm. Explore the science of doing weird things to your food. For ages 7-11.
Tween/Teen Movie Night, Tuesday, 10/24, 4:30-6:15 pm. Watch the weird, funny adventures of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Cousin It, Lurch, and Thing.
Texas Pioneer Life: Wednesday, 10/25, 5:00-6:00 pm. An expert on life in Texas in the 1800s will bring lots of artifacts that you can actually touch! For all ages.

Volunteer to Teach the English Language!

Adults at library tableHCPL is always in need of volunteers to teach English as a Second Language to adults. We provide the materials and we will train you. We are offering a tutor training session at the Aldine Library on Thursday, October 19, from 12 - 4 pm. If you are interested, please register through our branch events calendar here and feel free to call if you have questions. It’s a great way to help the people of your community!

Special Events for Kids Next Week

Duct tape projectsParents, do your kids spend hours each day playing video games? Would you like to get them on the road to turning that hobby into a career? Let them join us on Monday, October 16, from 4:00-5:00 pm for our Coding with Kids program. They will learn how to create, animate, and more with the program Scratch. We will give them a take-home packet so that they can continue learning after they leave the class. For ages 8-12.
Also, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, it’s time for another Craftastic program! This time we will be making craft projects with duct tape. We have plans for 4 projects, or you can bring your own. For ages 12-18.
Remember you can always see our complete calendar of events here!

Free, with Your Library Card

eBooks

If you have a library card from Harris County Public Library, in addition to borrowing books and other materials from our building, you also have access to thousands of digital items through our web site. You can borrow electronic books (eBooks), download audio-books, stream movies and music, and flip through digital magazines, all for free! There are even fun, colorful eBooks for small children. The computer or device will turn the pages, read the books aloud and highlight the words as it reads. If you would like to know how you can access and use these free resources, come to our class in the library’s computer lab on Friday, October 20, from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Upcoming Events @ Your Library

Tea party-childrenLook at the great events we have for kids, tweens, teens, and adults next week!
For kids:
Rising Readers, Monday, 10/9, 1:30 pm, for ages 3-5
Budding Readers story time, Tuesday, 10/10, 10:30 am, for age 3 and under
Kids’ Movie Night, Tuesday, 10/10, 4:30 pm, animated movie about a hotel in Transylvania
Bilingual story time, Thursday, 10/12, 10:30 am, for ages 3-5
One of a Kind Story Time, Saturday, 10/14, 12:30 pm, books about tea parties and an actual tea party!, ages 1-5

What’s Happening? October 2 - 6 Edition

Come and share in the fun and educational activities for all ages!
For kids: Calendar piece
Kids Book Club, Monday, 10/2, 4:00 pm, for ages 7-11
Budding Readers story time, Tuesday, 10/3, 10:30 am, for age 3 and under
Bilingual story time, Thursday, 10/5, 10:30 am, for ages 3-5

For tweens and teens:
Animé Club, Tuesday, 10/3, 3:30 pm, for ages 13-19
Tweens Read Book Club, Wednesday, 10/4, 4:30 pm, for ages 11-14
Game Night, Wednesday, 10/4, 5:30 pm, for all ages

Join In!

News of the World[For adults & teens] You’re probably not aware of this, but, every October public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over southeast Texas participate in an event called “Gulf Coast Reads.” The idea is to get as many people as possible, from Columbus to Beaumont and Willis to Galveston, to read the same book at the same time so that they can talk about it with their families, friends, coworkers, fellow bus riders, fellow elevator passengers, and anyone else.

Week of September 25-30

ScytheIn addition to our regular storytimes, computer classes, and game night, next week we will have:
Weird Science: Blacklight Magic. See what cool, glow-in-the-dark things you can make! Wear white or a very pale color, and you’ll glow, too! [ages 7-11] Monday, 4:00 pm
Tween Teen Movie: The story of a Texas girl who becomes the “Queen of Tejano” music. Tuesday, 4:30 pm

Celebrate Women’s Accomplishments!

She PersistedOn Friday, September 22, the Aldine Library is hosting a celebration of women’s achievements in honor of National Business Women’s Day.

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