West University

We have enough juice bottles

Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we have enough juice bottles for our summer craft program.  Children will be turning the bottles into bird feeders to feed our backyard birds.


We appreciate the community's help in collecting the bottles and now have enough.


Computer Classes at WU in May

Sign up for a free computer class in May.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

Beginner Word, 5/6, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Word, at 3:30 pm

Computer Basics, 5/13, at 2:00 pm-Computer Basics cont, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Internet, 5/20, at 2:00 pm-Beginner Internet cont., at 3:30 pm

Beginner Email, 5/27, at 2:00 pm-Beginner Email Part 2, at 3:30 pm



Book Sale in the Fall

The Friends of the West University Library will not be having a book sale this spring.  The next book sale will take place in the fall.  We look forward to receiving your book donations and we have several carts with books for sale at the library. 


West University Book Club-May 7

on such a full seaPlease join us to discuss On Such A Full Sea, by Chang-rae Lee.  This book choice is in observance of Asian Pacific Heritage month.


1001 Books Before Kindergarten

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and building vocabulary.  The program is designed to help prepare your children for kindergarten by developing these skills.

1,001 books sounds like a lot of books, but if you read only three books a day, you will be done in just a year !

For a log, come to StoryTime on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Baby Lapsit on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM or go to the Kids site on HCPL's website http://kids.hcpl.net/pandt/1001BooksBeforeKindergarten.htm

to print your own.  Books read at storytimes count, too. When you complete a log, bring it to the Children's Librarian to have it dated and to get a log for the next level.  Continue on with each log until you reach 1,001 books read.


Computer Classes at WU in April

Sign up for a free computer class in April.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

Beginner Internet, 4/1, at 2:00 pm-Beginner Internet Part 2, at 3:30 pm

How to Use Facebook, 4/8, at 2:00 pm-How to Use Facebook cont, at 3:30 pm

PowerPoint, 4/15, at 2:00 pm-PowerPoint Part 2, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Excel, 4/22, at 2:00 pm-Beginner Excel cont, at 3:30 pm

Intermediate Excel, 4/29, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Excel cont, at 3:30 pm


West University Book Club-April 2

somenonePlease join us to discuss Someone, by Alice McDermott.  Wednesday April 2, at 11 a.m.

“Who is going to love me?” Marie asks her older brother, Gabe, after her heart is broken. “Someone,” he replies. How humble this pronoun is, and what a provocative title it makes. Readers who love refined, unhurried, emotionally fluent fiction will rejoice at National Book Award–winner McDermott’s return. McDermott (After This, 2006) is a master of hidden intensities, intricate textures, spiked dialogue, and sparkling wit. -Donna Seaman, Booklist


Computer Classes at WU in March

Sign up for a free computer class in March.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

Beginner Email Part 1, 3/4, at 2:00 pm-Beginner Email Part 2, at 3:30 pm

Microsoft Word 2013, 3/11, at 2:00 pm-Microsoft Word 2013 cont, at 3:30 pm

Computer Basics, 3/18, at 2:00 pm-Computer Basics Part 2, at 3:30 pm

Intermediate Word 2013, 3/25, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Word 2013 cont, at 3:30 pm


West University Book Club-March 5

my beloved worldPlease join us to discuss My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor. Wednesday March 5, at 11 a.m.

Already knowing the arc of Sonia Sotomayor’s biography doesn’t adequately prepare you for the sound of her voice in this winning memoir that ends, interestingly, before the Yale Law School grad was sworn in as the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Hers is a voice that lands squarely between self-deprecating and proud, grateful and defiant; a voice lilted with bits of Puerto Rican poetry; a voice full of anger, sadness, ambition, and love. My Beloved World is one resonant, glorious tale of struggle and triumph. –Sara Nelson



Dr. Duck visits from Urgent Care for Kids

     At story time Tuesday, Dr. Duck visited the West University Library.  He listened to the stories and sang with us.  Dr. Duck wanted to let the community know about the Urgent Care for Kids facility nearby on Bissonnet just past Kirby Drive.  There are information flyers and magnets upstairs in the Children's Section.

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