Books

My Cup of Tea

teaTea, I think we can all agree, is a great, delicious thing. It's comforting, warming and pairs so well with a cozy blanket and a new book. The story behind tea itself, it's preparation and the culture surrounding it, is just as interesting and next Thursday, May 10th, at 11 am you can witness some of that history for yourself as we present a Chinese Tea Ceremony. You'll be able to experience this elegant tradition, as well as sample some Oolong tea from the high mountains. This program is intended for ages 18 and up, and you can register by contacting the branch. While you wait, here are some books to get you started on your journey. 

 

 

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

Adult Programs in May

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd. Lotus Flower and Chinese sign for Peace.

(Please call 281-471-4022 to register. All programs are free and are open to Ages 18+.)

Beginner Origami for Adults-Flowered Table Light: Thursday, May 3, 11 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make a pretty table light. All materials supplied.Registration needed.

Computer Class-EXCEL-Data Entry & Editing Techniques: Thursday, May 3, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Registration needed. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month-Chinese Tea Ceremony: Thursday, May 10, 11 am- noon. Experience the elegant Chinese Tea Ceremony. Taste authentic oolong tea from the high mountains. Registration needed.

Computer Class-Transfer Photos From Smart Phone to USB: Thursday, May 10, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Registration needed. 

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, May 17, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help.Registration needed. This class fills up quickly! 

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, May 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the discussion for All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer, a compelling, character-driven, historical fiction novel set in World War II. No registration required. 

 

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Financial Literacy

piggy bankI know, I know...financial literacy. Not the most exciting of topics I agree, but it is a worthwhile one. It's also Houston Money Week, an initiative designed to provide individuals and familes with financial knowledge.

Literary Siblings

bronte sisters image from wikipedia

Celebrate National Siblings Day with a collection of famous (and not so famous) literary siblings. From real-life sibling authors, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, to fictional siblings, the Baudelaire trio of a A Series of Unfortunate Events. 

Fictional Siblings

• The Famous Five from Enid Blyton
• The Baudelaires from a Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
• The March sisters from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
• The Bennet sisters from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Friends of the North Channel Library Book Sale

Book SaleFriends of the North Channel Library will be hosting a Library Book Sale this weekend. The Book Sale will be on Friday, April 6th, 1-6 PM and Saturday, April 7th, 10 AM - 2 PM.
All donations and proceeds from the sale go directly to the North Channel Library to fund various library needs, such as craft programming, summer performers, books and other items.  Don't miss our book sale this weekend!

New Book Club for Adults

Poison - LescroartThe first meeting of the Aldine Library’s new book club for adults will be TUESDAY, APRIL 24, from 2:30-3:30pm. Our first book will be “Poison” by John Lescroart. A millionaire businessman is murdered and the police quickly arrest his bookkeeper/girlfriend. Her attorney, Lescroart’s main character, has to find the real killer in order to save his client. Amazon.com customers have given the book 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Rhythm and Rhyme-Poetry to Make You Move

It's April once again which means baseball, rain showers, left-over Easter candy and yes, poetry. That's right it's National Poetry Month and while, sure, you could read some Keats or Frost or maybe even some Shakespeare, but I’m thinking a little younger-and a lot more active.

A Novel Idea - April

Join us on Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30am for our April Book Club. We will be reading Lisa Gardner's Right Behind You. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy today or you can request it via our catalog.

Here is a brief summary about Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner:

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