Adult Program

Save the Date!

Circus tentYou are invited to an Open House at the Aldine Library on Friday, January 19, 3:00-5:00pm. If you’re not already a library user, come and learn about all the great things we offer for free! If you’re already a library user, come anyway. We will have food, activities, games, prizes, and a book sale!
Le invitamos a evento público especial en la Biblioteca Aldine el viernes, 19 de enero, de 3:00 a 5:00 p.m. Si usted aún no es un usuario de la biblioteca, ¡venga y aprenda sobre todas las cosas maravillosas que ofrecemos de forma gratuita! Si ya es un usuario de la biblioteca, venga de todos modos. ¡Tendremos comida, actividades, juegos, premios y una venta de libros!

Senior Adults - Registration for the Next Senior Adult Trip Opens Tuesday, 1/8 @ 10:00 AM!

Senior Adults - Registration for the Next Senior Adult Trip Opens Tuesday, 1/8 @ 10:00 AM!

If you are at least 55 years old, then we hope you will consider joining us for a day trip on Thursday, February 1. The Precinct2gether bus will depart from the Freeman Library parking lot. Please plan for plenty of walking and wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes.

Book Discussion: Only Time Will Tell: A Novel by Jeffrey Archer

Cover Jacket for Only Time Will Tell: A Novel by Jeffrey ArcherThere’s still time to read Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer and join our book discussion on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 pm! The first title in the compelling Clifton Chronicles series, this epic and compelling historical fiction story begins in 1920 with Harry Clifton in Bristol, England. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in getting a copy of the book. Free. For ages 18+. No registration required.

Happy New Year for Adult Crafts!

Photo of 2018 Origami display made by staff member Ms. DerryIf you stop by the library this month, please take a look at the marvelous origami exhibit in the display case that highlights the major events in the Houston area for 2017 and wishes everyone a Happy New Year in 2018. Made by our own Ms. Derry, this display exhibits some varied uses of origami.

Ms. Derry teaches a Beginner Origami Class at 11 am on the first Thursday of every month. Registration is required. Please call 281-471-4022 or stop by the Circulation Desk to register. 

We also have a Crafting for Adults class that is normally on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 am. But in February, it will be on a different Saturday...soon to be announced. Our own Ms. Irene will lead the class in making beautiful Fabric Decoupage Easter Eggs. Registration is required, so please call 281-471-4022, or stop by the Circulation Desk to register.

Both classes fill up quickly!

All craft classes are free. All materials supplied. For Ages 18+. 

Green Thumb Gardening Series: Basic Yard Maintenance

Garden toolsSoon the weather will get warmer and it will be time to enjoy your garden again.  Before you can start hosting your backyard barbecues, however, you may want to spiff up your garden by following a few basic practices.  Harris County Master Gardeners will be happy to share their best advice on yard maintenance in their first presentation of 2018.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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If You Can Read This . . .

If you can read this, you can help someone learn to read. Harris County Public Library will train you to be a volunteer (unpaid) literacy tutor and will supply you with materials. You would be teaching an adult, one-on-one. There will be a free tutor training at the Aldine Library on Thursday, February 22, from 1:00-4:00 pm. If you feel that this would be a good way for you to help your community, you can register online at If you have any questions, please ask us.

Community Craft – Vietnamese Noodle Salad and Bake-A-Plate [All Ages] Friday, January 12 at 4 PM


As the New Year comes around again, we start shifting our focus to healthier eating.

Join us at the Parker Williams Branch on January 12th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to learn how to make a Vietnamese Noodle Salad.

Children are invited to draw on a ceramic plate that will be baked in the oven making their scribbles permanent.

Food and family fun will ensue!   

Adults - Friday, 1/5 @ 4:00 PM - FamilySearch Genealogy Q&A!

Join us in the second floor Computer Lab to learn how to use the free FamilySearch website to research your family history. The Friends of Freeman Library support this free session which requires no registration.

What’s Coming Up

3D snowflakeBesides our usual events, here are a few special things we have going on at the Aldine Library in the next week.
The next Doctor Who Club meeting is Saturday, January 6, at 1:00 pm. Come to watch episodes, talk about books, and play Doctor Who-related games.
We are going to host a “Book Tasting” for ages 8-12 on Monday, January 8, at 4:00. We will have four tables set up. Each one will have a different type of book and a person to talk to you about the books. “Taste” all four types of books and see which kind you like best!

iPhone 101 @Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

Did Santa bring you a new iPhone? Did you already have one and want to get better at using it? Are you thinking about getting one and want to see what the hype is all about? No matter what your stance, The Maud Smith Marks Branch has  got you covered.

We will be debuting a new class this month and it is all about the iPhone. Learn how to navigate around the phone. Learn the basics of using the pre-installed apps, downloading apps, and become efficient in using your device. Classes will run on January 9 at 10 AM and again on January 23 at 7 PM.

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