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Batty for Books

We thought we would give you a sneak peak at the craft planned for Thursday’s Bilingual Story Time. Don’t worry. The craft isn’t as scary as the picture. See you at 10:30 AM in the meeting room!

David in a Bat Hat

 

Come Try a Netbook

Netbook Open On DeskThe Aldine Branch Library now has a netbook available for checkout. The machine is ideal for surfing the Web, so if you’re just interested in checking email or catching up on the news you might want to give this mini-laptop a go.

Like our laptops, card holders can use the netbook for two hours in the building. As you can see, the Aldine staff has practiced a bit on the netbook in order to answer any of your questions. We would love to have your feedback, as the netbook is available for a trial basis.

The AMNH is Looking for Young Naturalists

Students, are you interested in nature? If so, then the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is holding a competition for students in grades 7-12 that could be for you. Students can now submit scientific inquiries for consideration for the Young Naturalist Awards 2010. Winners receive cash awards, an expense-paid trip to the AMNH in New York City, and publication of essay.

 
The deadline for research essays is March 1, 2010. Don’t hesitate to ask the Aldine Branch Library if you have any questions. Plus, we can help you look for any other competitions that may fit your interests.

Aldine Joins VEAC

The Aldine Branch Library was selected by Aldine Senior High School to serve on the school district’s Vertical Educational Advisory Committee (VEAC). The committee consists of parents, local businesses, and other community representatives. The group will meet monthly to discuss issues and provide feedback to the superintendent. Branch librarian, Clara Maynard, will represent the library. The Aldine Branch is proud to serve on such a committee.

Mariachis at Aldine

Join us Saturday, October 3rd for another Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. There will be a mariachi performance at 3pm in the meeting room. The musicians will share what it is like to perform as well.

Mariachis

Computer Classes for a Limited Time

Starting Wednesday, September 24th a volunteer will be teaching an introductory Internet class at the Aldine Branch Library. The class will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and will run until October 14th. All sessions will be bilingual and are on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring paper, a pen/pencil, and a USB flash drive, though it is not necessary.Computer Classroom

YA Programs Try a New Schedule

This Wednesday Digital Storytelling and Web 2.Yo! will switch start times. Digital Storytelling will start at 4 PM, while Web 2.Yo! will start an hour earlier at 3 PM. As of right now the change is a one-time event. We will let you know if the change ends up being permanent, so stay tune!

Fun Opportunities for Teens This Wednesday

This Wednesday, September 9th, the Aldine Branch Library will bring back two programs for young adults. Teens are welcome to come to an introductory session for a digital storytelling class at 3 PM, as well as a Web 2.0 class at 4 PM. Both will be held in the computer lab. Come and learn some digital storytelling basics or review Web-based tools. Or, you can do both!

 Space is limited. You can contact Ryan Fennell for more details.Teens in a Computer Lab

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Evacuation Route SignOn Tuesday, September 8th at 2 PM the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will present a hurricane preparedness workshop at the Aldine Branch Library. Come and learn responsibilities during a hurricane, get evacuation tips, and find out if your disaster emergency kit is adequate.

 

Are You Smarter Than The YA Librarian?

Teens, the Aldine Branch Library has started Are You Smarter than a Librarian? to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. A brainteaser has been posted in our Young Adult area for those who wish to stretch their thinking skills. The first to submit the correct answer in the proper manner, will receive a prize. See the brainteaser for further details. Good luck! Librarian at desk with a calculus equation in thought bubble 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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