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West University Library-Book Club Selection for May 5

Short GirlsTitle to be discussed: Short Girls, by Bich Minh Nguyen.  Date of meeting: Wednesday May 5, 11:00 AM at the Buffalo Grille, on 3116 Bissonnet.  Summary: Van and Linny Luong enact the stereotypical roles of studious, straight-A sister and pretty, popular slacker. The daughters of Vietnamese refugees living in Michigan, the women drift apart as Van pursues a law career and marries a picture-perfect Chinese American classmate.

Animal Rescue Program at West University-Wednesday April 14, at 3:15pm

Dogs and cats are not the only animals in need of being adopted! Children and adults will be able to learn firsthand about various local animal rescues. Representatives from the Friends of BARC and Forever Homes Wanted Ferret Rescue will show animals and talk about how they rescue and find forever homes for animals.
Bring your questions and meet some wonderful pet ambassadors.

This program is for ages 4 years and older.  The program will take place in the library courtyard, on Wednesday April 14, at 3:15pm.
 

Have You Been Counted?

Missed your census form in the mail?  We have more forms at West University Library, that you may fill out at your convenience.  Take a few minutes to fill out the ten question form and help Harris County get an accurate count of our population!  Visit the official Harris County Census site for more information.

West University Lap Sit Storytime

Please join our lap sit storytime every Wednesday at 10:30am!  It is recommended for babies 3-24 months, and features bouncing, clapping, singing, and nursery rhymes.  This Wednesday the theme will be about colors.

West University Library-Book Club Selection for April 7

Age of InnocenceTitle to be discussed: The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday April 7, 11:am, at 6104 Auden.  Summary:  Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”  May selection:

Ongoing Booksale

We always have a couple of book carts filled with a large variety of books for sale.  These books are generously donated by members of our community, and the proceeds of the sales go towards benefitting our library.  Stop by and check out the selections!  Our next large booksale will be on Saturday, May 1.

Primary Election - March 2, 2010

The Primary Election will be held on March 2, 2010.  Voters will cast ballots for all 32 U.S. representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner, railroad commissioner, three members of the Supreme Court, three members of the Court of Criminal Appeals, 16 state senators, all 150 state representatives, eight members of the State Board of Education, some Court of Appeals justices, district judges, family district judges, county judges, statutory county court judges and many county-level races.  Check out an article about the election at www.chron.com/news/politics/.  You can also stop by the library and pick up a free League of Women Voters Guide!

Books for All - Free for All

book wagonWe are very excited to present the early history of the Harris County Public Library 1921-1940.  Check out the photographs of the bookmobiles that delivered books to families all over Harris County, and learn about the librarians whose hard work and passion shaped the first years of HCPL.  Also on display is a scrapbook about West University Library's own history, which began in 1963. 

West University Library-Book Club Selection for March 3

White TeethTitle to be discussed : White Teeth, by Zadie Smith.  Date of meeting: Wednesday March 3, 11:00 am, at 6104 Auden.  Summary: "Epic in scale and intimate in approach, White Teeth is a formidably ambitious debut. First novelist Zadie Smith takes on race, sex, class, history, and the minefield of gender politics, and such is her wit and inventiveness that these weighty subjects seem effortlessly light.

Celebrate Black History Month with a movie

In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing an independent movie from the 1960's, about the struggles of Black life in America.  The movie was shot at the height of the Civil Rights movement.  Ivan Dixon (later of Hogan's Heroes) plays a railroad worker who settles down to marry a preacher's daughter (jazz singer Abbey Lincoln), only to find that the system is rigged against him.

We will show the movie on Thursday, February 25th at 11 a.m.  Refreshments will be served!

Call West University Library at 713-668-8273, if you would like to find out the title of the film. 

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