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Get Your Game Fix Before the Summer is Over

Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTeens, this Monday  at 3 PM the Aldine Branch will have six gaming systems going on at once in the meeting room. Xbox 360? Yes! Wii systems? Yes! Playstation 2 and 3? Yes and yes! There's a rumor that even a Gamecube will be around. Talk about back in the day....

A Makeup Day

Teen Applying MakeupGreat news! The Aldine Branch has an additional program to present this summer. Come and learn makeup tips with a professional makeup artist. Ladies of all ages are welcome. We will be in the meeting room July 7th at 3pm for the demonstration. See you there!

Aldine Teens Make the News

All that hard work for the video contest by our area teens has really paid off. Even a local news station took notice. Good work guys!

Aldine Teens Show Library Love in National Video Contest

Teens After Hearing About Thier 2nd Place Finish!The teens at the Aldine Branch have been very busy making videos. They even submitted an entry into the American Library Association's Why I Need My Library video contest. Over 150 groups took on the challenge of creating an original 1-3 minute video demonstrating why libraries are needed more than ever. Out of all of the groups the teens from Aldine took second place! Second place in a contest this big is very impressive. Great job guys!

See You at the Art Car Parade

Aldine's Fish Book CartSunday is the big day of the Houston Art Car Parade. Once again the Aldine branch will be there along with other HCPL branches. The parade runs from 1pm-3pm, so that gives you plenty of time to stop by our tent in the morning. You can see our cool art book carts up-close, participate in a craft, or even register for a library card! If you can't make it, then don't worry. We'll be tweeting the whole time. We're excited and hope to see you there!

Anime For Youth Meets for the Last Time Before Summer Break

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With the final stretch of school in progress and the Summer Reading Program (SRP) just around the corner Anime For Youth will be meeting for the last time tomorrow, May 5th, from 3:30PM to 4:30PM. Don't worry though because the club plans to start up again once SRP ends.

The club will mark this final meeting by celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. All are welcome to visit, while Ryan shares his experiences of living over in Japan. Come see his pictures, listen to his stories, and ask him any questions that you may have.

 

It's Official: Ryan is a Sweetheart!

Ryan with His Birtday PieRecently, Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels featured me as one of their Sweethearts. How they came to the conclusion that, I'll never know. Anyway, if you would like to know a little bit more about a staff member who enjoys serving the Aldine area, then feel free to take a peek. The group consists of Texas writers and illustrators, who have come together to promote reading to all ages and I must say that it was fun to answer their questions.

The Art Cart Is Ready!

As promised we have the finished art cart to show you. Come and see the cart in person when you visit our booth at this year's Houston Art Car Parade, May 22nd. Thanks to all the teens who worked on making this our best art cart yet. Even more thanks to the awesome video they made. Check it out!

Spanish YA Books Have Moved!

Over the last few months the Aldine Branch Library has been fortunate enough to have its Spanish YA collection as much as it has. As a result we have moved the book to a location a bit more accommodating. So if you need help finding the new home for the collection then just ask any of our staff members.

Aldine Teens Get the Movie Bug

Teens Gathering to Shoot a SceneAre these teens goofing around or are they working hard? Why can't it be both? The teens at the Aldine Branch Library are having a good time while working on a contest called, Why I Need My Library, sponsored by the American Library Association. The organization encourages teens to create original videos on why they think libraries are needed now more than ever.

Shooting has wrapped and the kids are now hard at work on post production. Be on the lookout for the final product in the coming weeks.

 

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