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Staff Picks

The Aldine Library's book display case is now featuring a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles chosen by me. The fiction titles include a mystery and science fiction thriller. The non-fiction titles include works covering Asia, Africa, social networking, and the history of inventions. Stop by and take a look today. If you see something you wish to check out, just let a staff member know. We would be glad to get a book out of the display case for you. 

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La Quinceañera

church celebration Quinceañera

On Thursday, September 16th, the Aldine library celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by showing the documentary La Quinceañera. Directed by Adam Taub, the documentary follows a family in Tijuana, Mexico, as they prepare for and participate in their youngest daughter's 15th birthday celebration. Folks of all ages stopped in the Meeting Room to watch this moving and engaging film. Refreshments were provided for everyone's enjoyment.

 

 

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Photographing Your Family

portrait of an Asian toddlerAre you looking for a book on how to take better pictures of your family? Look no further than Photographing your family: and all the kids and friends and animals who wander through too. In the book, photojournalist Joel Sartore of National Geographic offers helpful hints, tips and advice on how to capture the "joy, affection, and drama of family life."

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We Have a Winner!

Aldine Library's Branch Manager (Clara Maynard) with Marina Miranda, winner of the Adult Summer Reading Program contest

The winner of the Aldine Library's Adult Summer Reading Program contest is Ms. Marina Miranda!

Marina signed up for the Adult Summer Reading program because she likes to read. She says she plans to use her prize- a $50.00 gift certificate to Amazon.com- to buy books in Spanish.

Congratulations, Marina! And enjoy your gift certificate.

 

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Be Yourself and Try Your Best

The Aldine Library's book display case is now featuring the artwork of Mr. Kevin Wilson. Mr. Wilson has been drawing for 3 years. He is completely self-taught with no formal training. Just trial and error. He says to aspiring artists, “Be yourself and try your best. Don’t give up!

Thank you, Mr. Wilson, for sharing your art with us!
 

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Ice Cold Novels

As you know, it is very hot outside these days. The temperature has been rising into the triple digits as of late. Why not cool off with a good novel? Born in Ice, set in Ireland, is Nora Robert's 2nd book in the Born in Trilogy. Born of Ice is written by Sherrilyn Kenyon and is set in the Ichidian universe. In the story, the League and its assassins continue to rule. You can really cool off with Linda Howard's Ice. The novel is set during an ice storm. Let the descriptions of bitter winter weather and icy conditions cool you off.

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The Clock is Ticking!

clock ticking

The clock is ticking for the 2010 Summer Reading Club. Kids, teens, and adults have until Saturday, August 7, 2010 to turn in their reading logs. Catch the Summer Reading Express here at Aldine- or at any Harris County Library branch- while you can!

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Calling All Artists!

Attention Aldine patrons! The Aldine library is seeking local artwork to display. Are you talented at drawing or painting? If so, bring samples of your artwork and speak with a librarian today. Your work may be featured in the library's glass display case at the entrance to the building!

 

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Top 5

Aldine library's customers have been busy reading this summer.

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The Reading Express

train carAldine library display case train cars books

In honor of the Summer Reading Program, the Aldine Library has put a model train set on display in the lobby of the building. Stop by, take a look, and Catch the Reading Express!

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