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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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Children's SRP in Review

Singers, Children, Clown, JugglerSchool is back in session and that means another Summer Reading Program has come and gone. The Aldine Branch Library was just overflowing with children’s activities this summer. We had clowns, crafts, musicians, jugglers, animals, and much more. Let us know which program you enjoyed this year and what you would be excited to see for next year.

The Aldine Branch Library Recycles

As a fund-raiser, the Aldine Branch Library has increased our paper recycling efforts over that last few months. Before we began this campaign, the branch and our customers were averaging just over a half of a ton of paper collection a month. Now we are averaging almost two tons a month! We can’t thank customers enough for stepping up for their community. Our goal is to collect four tons of recyclable paper every month and we know we can do it with your help.

Position Opening at the Aldine Branch Library

The Aldine Branch Library’s Technology Training Assistant position is available and we are currently looking for candidates. Some experience is required as is being bilingual in Spanish. Further details can be seen on the Harris County Public Library Jobs page as well as instructions for applying.

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