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West University Storytime

Come 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 sheep.  Baaaa!

West University Book Club-Selection for February 1

Salvage the BonesTitle to be discussed: Salvage the Bones, By Jesmyn Ward.  Wednesday February 1, at 11 a.m.  Review: "Ward uses fearless, toughly lyrical language to convey this family’s close-knit tenderness [and] the sheer bloody-minded difficulty of rural African American life... It’s an eye-opening heartbreaker that ends in hope… You owe it to yourself to read this book." —Library Journal (starred review) 

Happy New Year!

The West University Library wishes you all a very Happy New Year!  Please come back and visit us in 2012 for children's storytimes and crafts, book clubs, computer classes and other fun.  

Free computer classes offered at WU

Make it your New Year's resolution to learn all about computers.  We offer free classes every Tuesday, on a variety of topics.  Here are the classes offered in January:

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

Beginner Internet 1/10, at 2:00 pm - Computer Basics Practice 1/10, at 3:30 pm

Facebook pt. 1 1/17, at 2:00 pm - Facebook pt. 2 1/17, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Excel 1/24, at 2:00 pm - Intermediate Excel, at 1/24 3:30 pm

Beginner Email 1 1/31, at 2:00 pm - Beginner Email 2 1/31, at 3:30 pm

Give us a call at 713-668-8273, if you would like to register for a class.

 

 

Margaret Atwood at the Inprint Reading Series

The Year of the FloodDon't miss a chance to hear Margaret Atwood read from her most recent novel, The Year of The Flood, on January 23, at 7:30 pm.  She will be appearing at the Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center, as part of the Inprint Reading Series.  

West University Book Club-Selection for January 4

The Professor and the MadmanTitle to be discussed:  The Professor and the Madman, by Simon Winchester.  Wednesday January  4, at 11:00 am.  Review: “Remarkably readable, this chronicle of lexicography roams from the great dictionary itself to hidden nooks in the human psyche that sometimes house the motives for murder, the sources for sanity, and the blueprint for creativity.&r

West University Book Club-Selection for December 7

Title to be discussed: Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan.  Wednesday December 7, 2011.  Review: “Like the statue at its center, Harrigan’s novel is a stunning work of art resting on a solid base of heartbreak.  The action ranges from the Texas plains to the devastated northern French landscape, with the presence of the violent Wild West strongly lingering. . . . The story builds with determined momentum, providing a grimly vivid sense of place and deep insight into the creative process and family relationships.   Harrigan’s The Gates of the Alamo has become a modern classic, and his latest deserves similar acclaim.”—Sarah Johnson, Booklist (starred)
 

Fall Booksale at WU

Check out the book bargains at the Friends of the West University Library used Book sale on Saturday, November 5 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.
 

West University Book Club-Selection for November 2

Started Early Took My DogTitle to be discussed: Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson.  Wednesday November 2, at 11 am.  Review: British author Atkinson's magnificently plotted fourth novel featuring Jackson Brodie (after When Will There Be Good News?) takes the "semi-retired" PI back to his Yorkshire hometown to trace the biological parents of Hope McMasters, a woman adopted by a couple in the 1970s at age two.

Inprint Brown Reading Series

I would like to encourage everyone to attend the Inprint Brown Reading Series.  For more than 25 years Inprint has been bringing the world's leading writers to Houston.  The Series continues on October 10th with Booker Prize winning author of The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje, reading from his new novel The Cat's Table.   Check out the Inprint website for a complete listing of the readings this year, and for ticket information. 

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