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Mural in Motion

A life-size, ceramic mosaic on a curved wall greets patrons at the entrance of the Aldine Library. Do you know its history? Under the direction of artist Reginald Adams with the Museum of Fine arts and the guidance of Israel Barbosa, Stovall Middle School students and four Aldine teens helped create the 10 foot high and 80 foot wide mosaic in the summer of 2002. The mural is based on a photo of 12 real people with books, such as Adams with his son on his shoulders, Barbosa on a skateboard, children walking, riding a bicycle, pulling a wagon, and on roller skates. The mural also features a senior adult man pushing a woman in a wheelchair.

34 Years!

Aldine Library building mural

1976. The year of bellbottoms, the Bicentennial, and the Bay City Rollers. Another milestone of '76 was the establishment of the Aldine Branch Library!

Come join us on Thursday, April 8th at 1 PM as we celebrate 34 wonderful years of library service to the Aldine community. Ms. Rhoda Goldberg, the Harris County Public Library director, will be on site to give some anniversary remarks. We will also enjoy eating cake and thumbing through scrapbooks of images that chronicle the history of Aldine Library.

We look forward to seeing you on April 8th!

Seeing Blue

Customers at the Aldine Library may notice that the children's section is a little blue these days. Blue dots now adorn the spines of our Early Science books such as Horses by Robin Nelson.

The Early Science books are located atop the concept books shelf in the children's section.

Come take a look today!

 

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is here! Spring brings to mind warmer weather, bunnies, and Spring Break! While we do not have any furry friends hopping around the branch, we do have lots of kids out of school this week. In addition, we have Patron Count Week going on. Volunteers are on hand to count patron as they walk in the door.

Do expect longer lines for checkout and a longer wait time to use the computers.

Thanks for your patience!

Bag It!

Friends of the Libary bags red blue green

The Aldine Library is proud to offer colorful book bags for sale! Each bag is just $3.00. The proceeds from the sales go the Friends of the Aldine Library.

Come grab a bag today!

Surfing for Adults

Hey, adults. Do you know the basics of surfing the internet and want to learn more about the Web? The Aldine Library is offering a "Surfing for Adults" classs each Wednesday in March from 1-2 PM. A different topic will be covered each week. Learn more about email & photos; maps & travel; searching & health; and games / TV. Come join us in the Meeting Room!

 

Calling all Teens: Art Car Parade 2010

It's that time of the year again, teens! The 2010 Art Car Parade is fast approaching. The Aldine library will be joining once again with an Art Book Cart. Come meet with us to plan and discuss our participation in this year's event. We will meet on Thursday, March 4th from 3:30-5 PM in the Meeting Room. We'll continue to meet each Thursday through mid-April. Bring your creativity and suggestions for this year's Art Cart!

Count for us!

Attention Aldine patrons! Do you need community service hours?

Volunteers are needed for Patron Count Week during Spring Break, March 15th-March 20th, 2010!

 REQUIREMENTS:    
Ages 15 & UP (with parent/guardian approval)

Reliable, Responsible, & Punctual
Ability to follow directions
Fill out volunteer application and submit.
Sign up at the Circulation desk !

Tween Mixer

children playing chessHey kids! Are you looking for fun after school? Are you between 8-13 years of age? Then look no further!

The Aldine library is offering an Afterschool Fun program on Tuesdays each week from 4:30-5:30 PM. Come see what fun things we have for you to do. Activities include reading, eating, and playing games. We'll do something different each week. Stop by after school and have some fun with us!

Books for All - Free for All

Throughout February 2010, Aldine Branch Library is hosting an exhibit on the history of the Harris County Public Library system. In the Aldine library display case are photographs, books, and a brief write-up detailing the first two decades in the life of Harris County Public Library, the crucial years between 1921 and 1940.

Stop by today and take a look!

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