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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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Reading is in the Bag at the Aldine Library

Tote Bags Filled With BooksThe next time you are in the Aldine Branch stop by our display located in the lobby. There you will find information on our current Stuff A Bag Sale. For just five dollars you can fill up an HCPL tote bag with items from our book sale shelf. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Aldine Library. For further details or any assistance just ask one of our staff members.

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The Aldine Library is Just a Phone Tweet Away

As you know the Aldine Branch Library is on Facebook. Well, we didn't stop there. You can follow us on Twitter as well. Customers can now be updated about what is going on at the branch, while on the go. Make sure you check it out!

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The Aldine Branch Library: What's Not to Like?

Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesThe Aldine Branch Library wants to be as accessible as possible to its customers. That's why you can now find the branch on Facebook. Once you do, don't forget to "Like" our page. We hope you will visit the page again and again because it will be updated regularly. Just think of it as another way to get help from your neighborhood library.

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Aldine's Hold Shelf Has Moved

Envelopes hold items requested by customersAs a you know the Aldine Branch installed new self checkout machines for customers to enjoy. They have been great for those who just want to grab a book off the shelf and go. To make things even better the library has moved customers' holds to the floor for easy access. That means if you want to come and get the items you ordered and want to avoid any lines at the information desk, then just head over to the self checkout machines.

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Hip Hop 101

Two Musical 
Performers: Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesJoin us tomorrow as the Aldine Branch hosts Hip Hop 101. At 4:30PM we will be gathering in the YA area to listen to Paul Easterling, a professor of African American studies at the University of Houston. He will be sharing how hip hop has become a cultural phenomena, expression, and experience for African American people. See you there!

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Legislative Day is Coming!

Legislative Day is just around the corner and Aldine Branch customers have already made their voices heard. We had over one hundred and twenty comment cards returned to us and many more informed us that they completed the on-line survey. The Aldine Branch can't thank its customers enough. Don't forget that we always have a comment box available at the information desk if you ever want to share anything else with us.

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Art Cart 2011

The Aldine Branch teens have begun work on our 3rd annual art cart. The last two years the Aldine cart, along with carts from other branches, have been present at HCPL's booth at the Houston Art Car Parade. Stay tuned for further details and see what the teens come up with this year. 

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Black History Month Starts Tomorrow!

Student At Computer: Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTo kick off Black History Month at the Aldine Branch Library a special program will be geared towards teens. Tomorrow, February 1st, join us in the meeting room at 4:00PM for Exploring the Internet: Celebrating Black History Month. It will be a chance to see some of the countless sites dedicated to celebrating this country....

Aldine Customers Love Libraries

On Wednesday, February 16th, libraries all over Texas will be traveling to Austin for Legislative Day, and the Aldine Branch wants to bring our customers. Unfortunately, we can't all pile into a car for a roadtrip, but your voice can go. Thanks to the Texas Library Association's efforts Aldine customers can submit an on-line survey that will reach our state officials. Or if you are in the branch you can fill out a Texans Love Libraries notecard that will be delivered in Austin as well. So look for our dropbox when you visit and feel free to ask staff for assistance if needed.

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