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Live at Aldine Library!

The Aldine Library was treated to an impromptu live musical performance in the parking lot on the evening of Wednesday, February 29th. Castro Reyes (on right) showed up to serenade his girlfriend, Janisse Flores, (on left) and to ask her to the Senior Prom. Afterwards, the couple played guitar and sang to the delight  of staff and customers alike.

Read an eBook!

March 4th-10th is Read an eBook Week!

Are you new to eBooks and eBook devices such as the Kindle, iPad, or Nook? Join us to find out how to download and read eBooks from Overdrive, the HCPL Digital Media Catalog. We'll gather in the Meeting Room on Tuesday, March 6th at 2 PM for fun and eBook learning. See you there! 

 

Jimi Hendrix: a Black History Month Celebration

Tooth Guitar Solo at Woodstock

Monday, August 18th, 1969. 8 AM. African-American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix hits the stage at Woodstock and plays a stunning musical set, capping off an historic weekend. 

Join us on Thursday, February 9th at 4 PM in the Meeting Room as we celebrate Black History Month by viewing footage of Jimi Hendrix's legendary concert performance at Woodstock. Refreshments will be served.

 

10 Mindful Minutes

morning sun

Stress and anxiety reduction. Happier and healthier living. Sounds good! In 10 Mindful Minutes, Actress Goldie Hawn, driven by her lifelong interest in mindfulness, teaches children and adults the tools to deal with stress and negative feelings while developing compassion and empathy for others. The book uses simple techniques like mindful breathing to show the reader how to focus on feelings of gratitude, kindness, and optimism. Pick up this practical and inspiring work today.

New Look

We have made a change at the Aldine Library. The study carrels that once housed the computers in the middle of the library have been removed. In their place we now have a set of long tables set back to back. The other set of study carrels opposite the encyclopedias in the children's section will also be removed in the near future and replaced with tables. These changes allow for more computers.

 

New Playset

The children's section at Aldine has an addition- a new, wooden playset!. The set consists of pieces that, when put together, form a circle. Come by and take a look. Let your child explore and play today.

playset

 

Happy Holidays!

candle

The Aldine Branch Library wishes you and your family a safe and happy Holiday Season. Peace, joy, and good tidings to you and yours. We look forward to serving you in 2012!

 

"C" is for Clean

clean carpet

Customers entering the Aldine Branch this week may have noticed something different about the library. Perhaps you can tell the environs are brighter and more vibrant. If not, just look down. We had our carpet cleaned last weekend! Yes, our carpet looks great thanks to a thorough scrubbing and cleaning. Enjoy! 

Updated

Aldine Branch Library

The Aldine Library has had some changes in recent years. We have implemented self-service holds, added self-checkout machines, and installed Hatch computers in the children's area. To reflect these updates, we have updated the branch virtual tour. Take a look and see all that the Aldine Library offers!

Shop Stop

It's December and Christmas is around the corner. Time to shop for gifts for family and friends. While you are out and about, don't forget about our ongoing book sale at the Aldine library. You always find great deals on used books, CDs and DVDs. Happy Holidays!

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