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WU Summer Reading Program Winner

We are very pleased to announce that Shanthi Pravinkumar is the winner of a gift certificate to Amazon.  She successfully completed the  HCPL Adult Summer Reading Program, and her name was chosen from all the participants at West University Library.  Ms. Pravinkumar stated that her daughters are the avid readers in her family, but this summer she was motivated to participate in the reading program and she enjoyed her experience.  She received the call that she won the certificate on her birthday, and she plans to share the gift card with her daughters. 

Computer Classes at WU in September

Sign up for a free computer class in September.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

Intro to PowerPoint, 9/4, at 2:00 pm - PowerPoint Pt 2, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Excel, 9/11, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Excel, at 3:30 pm

Computer Basics, 9/18, at 2:00 pm-Computer Basics Pt 2, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Word, 9/25, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Word, at 3:30 pm

West University Book Club-Selection for September 5

State of WonderTitle to be discussed: State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett.  Wednesday September 5, at 11 a.m.  Review: "A superbly rendered novel. . . . Patchett’s portrayal is as wonderful as it is frightening and foreign. Patchett exhibits an extraordinary ability to bring the horrors and the wonders of the Amazon jungle to life, and her singular characters are wonderfully drawn. . . .

WU Book Club on Summer Hiatus

State of WonderThe West University Book Club will take a break during the summer months and will resume meeting in September.  If you would like to get a head start on our September selection, check out State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett.  


Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things AreIn the Night KitchenBeloved author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, passed away on May 8, 2012.  Some of his best known books include Where the Wild Things Are,

Celebrating the Ancient Art of Origami

origamiAdults and children explored the ancient art of origami, in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage month at West University Library.  Shapes created included traditional ones such as cranes and rabbits, but also more modern ones, such as Yoda from Star Wars.  

Computer Classes at WU in June

Sign up for a free computer class in June.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

Beginner Word 6/5, at 2:00 pm - Intermediate Word 6/5, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Excel 6/12, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Excel 6/12, at 3:30 pm

Computer Basics 6/19, at 2:00 pm-Computer Basics PRACTICE, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Email Part 1, 6/26, at 2:00 pm-Beginner Email Part 2, 6/26, at 3:30 pm


Spring Booksale at WU

Check out the book bargains at the Friends of the West University Library used Book sale on Saturday, May 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The sale will be held on the covered walkway surrounding West University Library at 6108 Auden Street. All proceeds benefit the programs and collections of the library. For further information or to donate books, call 713-668-8273.

Origami for Families

cranesLearn how to create beautiful origami shapes with Christy Chang.  Bring the family and spend some time discovering the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.  

Tuesday May 7, at 3:30-5:00 pm.

Please call the West University library at 713-668-8273, for more information.

Computer Classes at WU in May

Sign up for a free computer class in May.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

Computer Basics 5/1, at 2:00 pm - Computer Basics PRACTICE 5/1, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Excel 5/8, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Excel 5/8, at 3:30 pm 

Facebook Part 1, 5/15, at 2:00 pm-Facebook Part 2, 5/15, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Email Part 1, 5/22, at 2:00 pm-Beginner Email Part 2, 5/22, at 3:30 pm

Computer Basics 5/29, at 2:00 pm-Computer Basics PRACTICE 5/29, at 3:30 pm

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