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Reservation Station Migration

If you have been in the Aldine Library recently, you may have noticed a rearrangement of sorts. The reservation station has moved to the opposite side of the computers. It now faces the adult fiction section. This was done to so that a new, flat screen monitor could be installed and hooked up to the reservation computer. While not yet fully installed, the flat screen monitor will soon be used to display the reservation system queue. Also, in time, the reservation station will be moved back to its original location facing the circulation desk. When the process is complete, the reservation queue will be visible on both the computer monitor and the flat screen television on the wall. 

Theories of Conspiracy

Are you interested in truth behind the facts?  Do you follow conspiracy theories? Then look no further than Conspiracy Theories. Edited by Kate Tuckett, this A-Z encyclopedic compendium lists some of the most famous conspiracies throughout history including the JFK assassination, Area 51, and Men in Black. Come browse through this interesting title at the Aldine Library. After all, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

A Taste of Dance Salad

ballet dancers man woman

Have you ever heard of the Dance Salad Festival? It's an annual event in Houston in which local, national and international choreographers across dance disciplines perform at the downtown Wortham Center.

The Aldine Library is offering a unique opportunity to see highlights of the Dance Salad performances. On November 11th, we'll be showing a film featuring contemporary and classical ballet performances from the Dance Salad Festival

Stop by the Aldine Library's Meeting Room on 11/11/10 at 4:30 PM to see a film showing some brilliant choreography and mixed repertoire, a dance “salad." See you there!

 

 

You don't know Jack-O-Latern

Think you're too old to carve pumpkins? Well you don't know Jack-O-Latern! The Children, teens, tweens, and parents who gathered for a pumpkin carving party at the Aldine Library on 10/26/10 can tell you that.

 

Pumpkins for the Season

carved pumpkin

Halloween is almost here. Do you have a pumpkin near? Do you want to decorate it but don't know how? Here is a book that will teach you how! In Pumpkin Decorating, Vicki Rhodes shows how decorated pumpkins don't always have to be carved, they don't necessarily have to be spooky, and they don't have to portray faces all the time. Rhodes features over 80 ideas on how to creatively carve, paint, and deck out everyone's favorite symbol of the season. While many of the projects are for Halloween, Rhodes includes Thanksgiving and other autumn themes. Check out Pumpkin Decorating at the Aldine Library today!

Chiptunes: Reformating the Planet

poster flyer Game Over

Teens, it is time to reformat the planet- chiptunes style. What is the Chiptunes movement? It is a vibrant electronic music scene based on the creation of new, original music using familiar video game hardware.

Reel Culture

Have you heard a quote from a movie but don't know where it came from? Are you in the pop culture dark but want to impress your friends with knowledge of old movies? Never fear, Reel Culture is here. Spanning some 53 years, this book offers a synopsis, famous quotes, and memorable scenes from 50 classic movies. Beginning with 1938's Bringing Up Baby and wrapping up with Silence of the Lambs, Reel Culture is a real treat for movies buffs of all ages. Stop by the Aldine Library and check it out!

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. 

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.

 

 

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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