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Tibet

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month! The Aldine Library is celebrating by showing a special movie about Tibet. Come join us on Tuesday, May 10th at 4 PM in the Meeting Room to view this film. Blending hypnotic music and breathtakingly beautiful imagery, the movie provides a glimpse of the land called "the Roof of the World."

Refreshments will be provided. See you there!

Patched Up

The Aldine Library's nice mural has been repaired! The Musuem of Cultural Arts, Houston, came out to the library and patched up our mosaic. The shifting of the building's foundation may have been a factor in the creation of cracks in the mural.

The repair work was all made possible by the generous funding of the Friends of the Aldine Library. Please consider making a donation to show your support and appreciation for the Aldine Library!

 

All That It's Cracked Up to Be

Visitors to the Aldine Library may have noticed our lovely mural. Upon closer inspection, visitors may have noticed some cracks in the mural. These cracks are due to the building foundation shifting. We have let the appropriate folks about the damage. Our nice mural will be patched up ASAP.

 

Here's Looking at Me

Van Gogh self portrait

How do artists see themelves? In the book Here's Looking at Me, author Bob Racza introduces the reader to fourteen famous artists who have made self portraits . Come on in the Aldine Library and take a look!

Get into the Spring of Things

sun rising horse eatingfirefly on a leaf

 

     A red morning sky,                  

For you, snail;                              

     Are you glad about it?              

 - Kobayashi Issa

 

Irish Green at Aldine

Children at the Aldine Library got into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day at the Bilingual Storytime program on Thursday, March 18th with a craft. Hope yer St. Pattie's Day was a good one!

Alexander in the House

In Honor of Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2nd, Alexander from Main Street Theater was at the Aldine Library to talk about his terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. Thanks for sharing your story, Alex! We hope that today is a better day for you.

HATCH early learning

Visitors to the Aldine Library may have noticed them. Parents may have considered them to be regular desktop computers for children. However, these are no ordinary machines. These two computers in the children's section of the Aldine Library are Hatch learning centers. These desktops offer educational games that touch upon skill areas of pre-literacy, language, math, social studies, and science. The content of these games is tied into national pre-k standards and the findings of the National Early Literacy Panel and the National Research Council Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics.

Have your child pull up a seat at one of our Hatch computers today. Take advantage of an opportunity for your child to learn and have fun!

A Film About Jimi Hendrix

blue guitar

The year was 1969. Guitarist Jimi Hendrix had disbanded his group the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Looking towards new musical directions, Hendrix recruited some friends to form a band. Bassist Billy Cox, together with drummer friend Buddy Miles, formed a group with Hendrix called the Band of Gypsys. They made their live debut at the Fillmore East in New York City on New Year's Eve, 1969, for a series of four shows spread over two nights. The performances were recorded to fulfill Hendrix's obligation to produce an LP of new material on the Capitol records label.

Literacy Training at Aldine Library

Help someone gain a skill that they can use in any aspect of life.  Aldine Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and writing.

A training session will take place at the library on Saturday, Feb. 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Afterwards, tutors will schedule once or twice weekly meetings with an adult student to work on phonics and word patterns using materials provided by the library.  Tutors also help students meet daily life needs such as reading for work, reading to children, or reading for pleasure or inspiration.

The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer, other than an interest in reading and three hours per week to help someone learn to read. To register for this workshop, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the Aldine library for more information at 281-445-5560.


 

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