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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!

Salsa, Sabor y Salud

¡Hola!  Quiero avisarle que la biblioteca de Aldine va a tener un programa nuevo para las familias latinas se llama Salsa, Sabor y Salud. Este programa promueve estilos de vida saludables, elaborado por el Instituto Nacional en pro de la Juventud Latina y que en sólo ocho semanas le demonstrará cómo mejorar la salud y el bienestar de su familia haciendo pequeños cambios en su vida cotidiana.


Acompañenos cada martes desde Enero 15 a Marzo 5, 2013 a partir de 5:30 PM hasta 7 PM en la sala de los juntos. Todos son bienvenidos incluyendo los niños.


 

Salsa, Sabor y Salud

orange flower

Hello and Happy New Year! The Aldine Library is pleased to announce a new program for Latino families. We are collaborating with the YMCA to offer an exciting series of classes - IN SPANISH-  that promote healthy living. Salsa, Sabor y Salud is an 8 week program that meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7 PM starting Tuesday, January 15th. The goal of the program is to have families eat from all food groups, take small portions, be physically active, and take small steps. The program is for the whole family. Kids are welcome. ¡Bienvenidos!


 

Posada Entrada

The Aldine Library hosted a posada last night in partnership with Bonding Against Adversity. Children dressed up as Mary and Joseph and reenacted the Biblical account of their seeking lodging. Families from the community sang songs and enjoyed refreshments.  It was a festive evening at the branch.

'Tis the Season

If the recent cooling in the weather is any indication the holiday season is here. We've added some holiday themed titles to our book display case in the hallway here at the Aldine Library to get you in the spirit of things. Here is a photo I took in West Texas of some red berries in the snow. Season's Greetings!

 

Books and More for Sale @ Aldine

book donations

It's that time of year again- time to keep an eye out on gift ideas for the holidays. Black Friday may be over but here at the Aldine Library we have year 'round deals on donated books, DVDs, and CDs. Paperback books are selling for just 50 cents while hardback titles and CDs are just $1.00 each; DVD's are just at $2.00 each. New arrivals are coming in weekly. While you are at the branch stop by and take a look at what we have for sale. You just may be able to find something for that relative who is hard to shop for.

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