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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!
 

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.

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!

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!

 

Top 5

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

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!

Ronald McDonald at Aldine!

Ronald McDonald

The Golden Arches were at the Aldine Library yesterday afternoon. Visitors to the library were treated to none other than Ronald McDonald himself! Ronald performed magic tricks, dazzling and entertaining the large crowd of children and adults. After the show, Ronald paused to take pictures with families. Great to see you, Ronald!

Counting Time

boy counting abicus

Last week was Patron Count Week among the branches of the Harris County Library system. The Aldine Library had volunteers placed at the entrance of the building to count each man, woman, and child who entered. In total, the Aldine Library had 4147 visitors last week!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the week a success.

ReaderNation!

Attention Aldine adults! In addition to children's and teen's reading clubs, Harris County Public Library also has an Adult Summer Reading Program. The program works like this: read or listen to 4 books and log the titles online for a chance to win prizes. The Aldine Library will select a winner from a random drawing of readers completing the program. The prize will be a $50.00 bookstore gift card.

In addition to the branch prize, there will be system wide drawings. Three entries will be selected from a random drawing of all readers who complete the program. The prizes will be bookstore gift cards in the amounts of $200.00 (for 1st prize), $150.00 (for 2nd prize), and $100.00 (for 3rd prize).

Register in-person today at the library or online here.

Good Stuff

water fountain

Summer does not officially begin until June 21st, 2010. However, it is already plenty warm outside.

It is important to drink plenty of water during the hot summer months.

Here at the Aldine library, we have two water fountains next to our book display case. You may not have known it, but underneath these fountains, a water filter is attached. Stop by today and enjoy a sip of cool, refreshing, filtered water. It's good stuff.

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