Margaret Triandafyllis's blog

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. 

...

Tax forms at the Library

Come pick up your tax forms from the library.  You can also visit the government website at www.irs.gov, and print out the forms you need to complete your tax return.  If you can't find the forms you are looking for, please don't hesitate to ask us for assistance!

...

West University Storytime

storytimeCome join our Preschool Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30am!  It is recommended for children ages 2-6, and  features stories, songs, and motion.  This Tuesday the theme will be about dogs!

...

West University Library- Book Club Selection for February 3

ZeitounTitle to be discussed: Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers.  Date of meeting: Wednesday February 3, 11:00 am, at 6104 Auden.  Summary: "Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his family flees....

Happy New Year!

The staff at West University Library wishes you a very Happy New Year!  We will be closed on Friday, January 1st, but will be open again on Saturday.  We hope to see you all in 2010!

...
Syndicate content