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Computer Classes @ Aldine Library!

Just starting to use the computer? Are you new to the internet? Do you want to explore Word 2007 and learn how to create and edit documents? Then step right on over to the Aldine Library and sign up for our free computer courses! Classes are held on Wednesday evenings and Thursday / Saturday mornings. A signup sheet for each class is available on a clipboard at the checkout counter. Don't delay! Sign up today and start brushing up on your computer skills!

 

Zumba takes a break

On Thursday June 20th, the Aldine Library had its first Zumba class. Adults enjoyed gathering in the Meeting Room and participating in a fast-paced workout with dance and aerobic elements. This week, the Zumba class will not be meeting. Also, the library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. Zumba at the Aldine Library will resume on Thursday, July 11th at 5 PM.

3 Times the Fun

The Summer Reading Program is on at the Aldine Library. A family of triplets- Shirley, Ricardo, and Sheiley- received a free book and certificate of completion on Thursday, June 20th after having each read 10 books. Have you signed up? Summer reading is for everyone- kids, teens, and adults!

Children's Zumba!

Dancing and working out. What could it be? It's Zumba for little ones you see! Dance and exercise is a great combination. The only requirement is good concentration!

The Aldine Library had a fun and exciting Little Zumba dance workout for children on the afternoon of June 12th. A Zumba instructor was on hand to lead children in this energizing workout.

* * Adults, we will have a Zumba class for GROWN UPS starting Thursday, May 20th at 5 PM in the Meeting Room.* *
 

 

Clowning Around at Aldine

Ber Ber the Clown visited the Aldine Library on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 5th in the first event for Summer Reading Program 2013. Ber Ber read a story to a group of children in attendance while another group of kids acted out the narrative in costumes (complete with a king and queen). Afterwards, Ber Ber sculpted animals from balloons for the children.

Partnership Appreciation

The Aldine Library attended the AISD Partnership Appreciation Luncheon held at the Intercontinental Airport DoubleTree Hotel on Monday, May 28th. At the lunch, business and community partners, including Aldine Branch Library, were recognized for their support of the school district during the 2012-2013 academic year. The Aldine Library looks forward to working with the Aldine Independent School District in the year ahead.

 

Zumba!

Adults, have you heard of Zumba? It's an exercise routines that feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It's a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! And it's coming to the Aldine Library! Beginning THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH, Zumba will be offered in the Meeting Room from 5-6 PM. A trained instructor will be here to lead the class. For a full schedule of Zumba dates at the Aldine Library, see our branch calendar. See you there!

A.P.E. Volunteers & the Art Car Parade 2013

May 11th was Houston's 26th annual art car parade and the Aldine Project Experience (APE) teens were part of the festivities. Our teen volunteers worked for weeks to create their own book cart. They also cut out many cardboard cars and trucks for children to decorate. On the day of the parade they set up the library's spot in the "Kid's Zone," asked kids to join in the craft, and helped them create their own little art cars. The craft was so popular that we ran out of cars before the parade even started. It was a great event and the teens were thrilled to be part of it.
 

Community Volunteer @ ALD

Ms. Lorena Banda (pictured on the left) assisted with Bilingual Storytime on the morning of Thursday, May 1st. Lorena has been a regular volunteer at Aldine since September of 2012. Thank you for all of your hard work, Lorena! We certainly appreciate it.

 

 

Aldine Library Sidewalk Project

The City of Houston has begun their project to widen the sidewalk in front of the Aldine Library. Today, an excavator dug up the asphalt that comprised the STAFF parking lot driveway. However, the PUBLIC parking lot driveway is still intact.

We'll keep you posted on any updates or developments regarding this project!

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