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Parking Lot Resurfacing @ Aldine

Dear Aldine Patrons,

The Aldine library parking lot is getting a badly needed resurfacing / refinishing. The resurfacing project will begin on Thursday, March 28th. The project should be finished, we hope, by the morning of Tuesday, April 2nd. However, weather is a factor so it may take more or less time to complete it.

The library parking lot will be unavailable on Thursday, March 28th, Saturday, March 30th and Monday April 1st. The Aldine Library leaves it to our patrons to find suitable parking in the area. At all times, the resurfacing crew will provide a route for walkers, bus riders, and wheelchairs to get into the building.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

wii on Thursday

Hey Teens and Tweens! On Thursday afternoon, 3/14 from 4-5:30 PM we're going to set up the wii gaming system in the Meeting Room. Come join us for some virtual sports!

Race On, Scavengers!

The Aldine Library is having a special Internet Scavenger Hunt in celebration of Black History Month. From 4-5:30 PM on Thursday, February 28th, Teens and Tweens will gather in the Meeting Room and receive a list of famous or lesser known prominent African-Americans to research. Using print and electronic resources, participants will race against each other to collect information. Come join us!
 

Special Pajama Storytime

On Monday, February 25th at 7 PM, the Aldine library is having a special Family Storytime in the Meeting Room. In honor of Black History Month, we'll celebrate and experience African American stories using an Ipad! Also, we'll have a special guest musician play for us. Come for fun, activities (including a craft), and music. See you there!
 

Come On Get Happy!

Who wants to be happy? If you want to feel good fast you may want come on over to the Aldine Library and check out the book Happiness Now by Dr. Robert Holden.

Here is some wisdom from the author that retailers probably don't want you to hear: "unless you are happy with yourself, you won't be happy with what you have; no amount of purchases, products, or possessions can give you peace of mind." This is very true. Still, as Holden writes, we still keep trying to find a special thing that will make us happy. Instead of a change of wardrobe we need a change of mind. To be happy we must give up self judgment. Check out Dr. Holden's book at Aldine and read more about how to be happy now!

Anti-Valentine's Day Celebration

black rose

There was a Valentine celebration of sorts for teens at the Aldine Library on the afternoon Thursday, February 7th- an anti-Valentine celebration to be exact. Homemade, miniature catapults flung candy hearts. Black roses were crafted.  A piñata was broken and candy enjoyed. Why? To celebrate unrequited love and broken heartedness!

It was a memorable afternoon.
 

Welcome, Maggie!

The Aldine Library has a new addition to its staff: Ms. Maggie Block, Young Adult Librarian! Maggie was born in raised in upstate New York. Her mother is a third generation Houstonian. She is excited to be back in the city of Houston. Maggie completed her Master of Library Science education in July 2012 at Indiana University. She has been volunteering and interning at small town Indiana libraries since 2010. Before coming to Houston, Maggie worked as the assistant teen librarian at Plainfield Indiana's library. We are glad to have her on board. Welcome, Maggie!
 

Self Checkout

You may notice something different when you come inside the Aldine Library. Our self checkout machines are now lined up in a row! These machines are easy to use and quite helpful during our busier times when lines are long. If you want to be shown how to use them just let any member of our staff know. We would be glad to help.

New Year's Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

2013 is now underway. Do you have any New Year's resolutions? The Aldine Library can help out. In our display case in the hallway you will find a variety of self-improvement books. Titles dealing with exercise & weight loss to stress relief and smoking cessation are there. Also, there are books dealing with emotional and spiritual power. Come take a look!

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