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Free eBooks, eComics, Digital Magazines, & Audiobooks

Ebooks + more 2Your HCPL library card enables you to download ebooks and audiobooks through our web site for FREE.  We have 4 sources for ebooks: 2 for adults in general, 1 for IT professionals, and 1 for children.  We offer downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive and RB Digital. Overdrive also includes digital comic books. And, through Flipster, your library card gives you access to 142 full-color, full-text digital magazine subscriptions. Cozy up with your favorite screen and enjoy!

Top 10 Things about the Library

Top 1010. Interlibrary loan. If we don't have it, we can probably get it.
9.   A web site with so many wonderful resources that it’s hard to believe it’s all in one place.
8.   Free wi-fi and computers with internet and Microsoft Office.
7.   Events for all ages. Take a look!

End of Summer Extravaganza! ¡Extravaganza del Fin del Verano!

CelebrateHarris County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program ends this Saturday. We are winding it up with a huge party hosted by the Friends of the Library. Come by tomorrow (Friday, August 3) between 2-6 pm for free food, games, and prizes and to see the “Black Panther” movie! Also, make sure that you log all of your summer books and activities on our summer program page and claim your rewards no later than August 11!
HCPL Aldine Branch, 11331 Airline Dr., (832)927-5410

Blood Drive Thanks

The Blood Center collected 20 units of blood at the library on Tuesday. That's 60 potential lives saved! Thank you for turning your caring into action!
El Centro de Sangre recolectó 20 unidades de sangre en la biblioteca el martes. ¡Son 60 vidas potenciales salvadas! ¡Gracias por convertir tu cuidado en acción!

Donate Blood Without Leaving the Neighborhood! ¡Done sangre sin salir del vecindario!

Blood CenterThe Blood Center’s donor coach (“Bloodmobile”) will be at the Aldine Library next Wednesday, July 31, from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. To make an appointment to donate, call the library or go to this link. You could save up to 3 lives and it won’t cost you anything but a little of your time!

Library Events for Kids & Teens

Fun stuff coming soon! Please see the events calendar for more details.
Craftastic for ages 6-12, Monday, 7/23, 4 pm
Lego Night for ages 7-15, Tuesday, 7/24, 4 pm
Craftapalooza for kids and teens, Wednesday, 7/25, 4 pm
Music Freeze Tag ages 10-18, Thursday, 7/26, 10:30 am
Teen Advisory Council, Thursday, 7/26, 4 pm.

A Special Volunteer Opportunity

CitizenshipIf you’re looking for a way to help the people of your community, how about helping them prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test? We have a training session for citizenship tutors coming up on Wednesday, July 25, from 1-5 pm. You can register for it through our events calendar. We provide the materials for the class. Please call if you have any questions.
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Adult Book Club

Good DaughterThe Aldine Library’s Book Club for Adults is reading “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter for our meeting on Tuesday, July 24 at 2:30 pm. Copies are available for checkout at the front desk. It has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Amazon customers, and I can see why!

Be a Hero! Save Lives! / ¡Sea un héroe! ¡Salve vidas! [en español abajo]

Blood CenterHave you or someone you know ever been given blood in the hospital? That blood comes from donors just like you!

The Aldine Library will host a blood drive on Tuesday, July 31, from 11:30 am-5:30 pm. You can stop by the library this Tuesday, July 17, between 1:00 -2:30 pm to schedule an appointment to donate on the 31st, or you can call the library any time that we are open to schedule an appointment for the 31st. 

Another Busy Week at the Library / Muchos actividades en la biblioteca

Calendar 2018-07-16Be sure to check out the events we have coming up this week on our events calendar! They include Kids’ Computer Explorers, storytimes, anime club, kids’ Intro to Engineering, Craftastic, a Medicare information session, our free computer classes, and more!
¡Asegúrate de ver los eventos que tenemos esta semana en nuestro calendario de eventos!

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