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Carved Pumpkin Contest

Families are invited to enter their carved Halloween pumpkins in a contest at the Library on Monday, October 26.
Drop off your carved pumpkins between 10 and 11 am to be judged by customers during the day. Winners will be announced at 5:30 pm, during a social between 5 and 7 pm. Pumpkin refreshments and ice cream will be served. The first place winner will receive a gift card to a book store.

Book Club Selection for November 4

The Liar's ClubTitle to be discussed: The Liar's Club, by Mary Karr.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday, November 4, at Senior Services.  Summary: "Poet Karr's NBCC nominated memoir of her East Texas childhood is a blackly comic tale of a family prone to alcoholism, violence and insanity."  December selection:  The Private Lives of the I

Hispanic Heritage Trivia Contest Ends on October 6th!

The Hispanic Heritage Trivia Contest ends on October 6th!  Don't miss your opportunity to take part in the contest and win a chance at a gift certificate to a local restaurant.  Come to the West University Library today, and fill out your ballot. 

Historic Photos of West University on Display

Come check out reproductions of historic photograhs of West University at the library!  Thanks to a very generous donation from the West University Place Historical Society, we were able to order prints of some of the photos that the Historical Society collected over the years and display them, courtesy of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.  The entire collection is located in the Texas Room of the Houston Public Library, and is available for research.   

This donation is in honor of Keddy Outlaw, former Branch Librarian of West University, in recognition of her support and assistance to the West University Place Historical Society. 



Hurricane Preparedness

The Office Of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will present a workshop on hurricane preparedness, on Monday, September 21st at 6:15pm.  Learn your responsibilities during a hurricane, get evacuation tips, and find out if your disaster emergency kit is adequate. 

The program will be held in the reading room of the West University Branch. 


Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Contest

September 15-October 6

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at West University.  Enter our trivia contest and test your knowledge on all matters relating to Latin American history and culture.  Fill out our ballot and drop it in the box.  If you answer all of our questions correctly, you may win a gift certificate to a restaurant!

The drawing for the winnining entries will be held on October 7th and the winners will be contacted.


Book Club Selection for October 7

We held our first book club meeting on September 2nd, and had a wonderful discussion of the book "On Agate Hill," by Lee Smith.  We will meet again on October 7th, and we have chosen to read "The Group," by Mary McCarthy.  Please join us at 11:00 am, at Senior Services if you would like to participate!

The Group

Lap Sit Starts Again at WU

We're excited to be resuming the Lap Sit story time sessions on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am, starting September 2.

The series-for babies aged 3 months to 24 months-will run from September through the end of May.  We bounce, clap, sing, and chant nursery rhymes.  This is a great step towards instilling a love of language and preparing babies to speak and read.  The sessions last about 20-25 minutes, with play time afterward.  A wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet, visit and possibly set up play dates.

Summer Reading Program Winner at WU!

SRP Winner at WUPatricia Bemrose is the winner of a $50 gift card from!  She successfully completed ReaderNation, the Adult Summer Reading Program of HCPL, and her name was chosen from all the participants at West University.  Ms. Bemrose describes herself as an avid reader, and enjoys listening to books on CD as well.  This summer she particularly enjoyed the book, "Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World," by Vicki Myron.  Ms. Bemrose plans to spend her gift card on more books, and will most likely participate in the reading program next summer. 

Miller Outdoor Theatre

The new Miller Outdoor Theatre calendars have arrived at the West University Branch.  Please pick up one of the calendars and take advantage of the free performances in Hermann Park.  I attended a performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," on August 6th, and had a wonderful time.  Bring a picnic basket and dine under the stars.  There are also three nights of movie musicals coming up in August, as well as movie nights and a light show.  Hermann Park is located less than 5 miles from West University and is also home to the Houston Zoo, a train ride, a golf course, and the Museum of Natural Science.

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