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Robots!

Luther's Droids, from Burbank Middle School, will be coming and showing us the robots they have created. Come and see what they can do! Wednesday March 13 at 4 pm in the meeting room. picture of a robot

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All That It's Cracked Up to Be

Visitors to the Aldine Library may have noticed our lovely mural. Upon closer inspection, visitors may have noticed some cracks in the mural. These cracks are due to the building foundation shifting. We have let the appropriate folks about the damage. Our nice mural will be patched up ASAP.

 

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Literacy Training at Aldine Library

Help someone gain a skill that they can use in any aspect of life.  Aldine Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and writing.

A training session will take place at the library on Saturday, Feb. 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Afterwards, tutors will schedule once or twice weekly meetings with an adult student to work on phonics and word patterns using materials provided by the library.  Tutors also help students meet daily life needs such as reading for work, reading to children, or reading for pleasure or inspiration.

The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer, other than an interest in reading and three hours per week to help someone learn to read. To register for this workshop, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the Aldine library for more information at 281-445-5560.


 

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Reservation Station Migration

If you have been in the Aldine Library recently, you may have noticed a rearrangement of sorts. The reservation station has moved to the opposite side of the computers. It now faces the adult fiction section. This was done to so that a new, flat screen monitor could be installed and hooked up to the reservation computer. While not yet fully installed, the flat screen monitor will soon be used to display the reservation system queue. Also, in time, the reservation station will be moved back to its original location facing the circulation desk. When the process is complete, the reservation queue will be visible on both the computer monitor and the flat screen television on the wall. 

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La Quinceañera

church celebration Quinceañera

On Thursday, September 16th, the Aldine library celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by showing the documentary La Quinceañera. Directed by Adam Taub, the documentary follows a family in Tijuana, Mexico, as they prepare for and participate in their youngest daughter's 15th birthday celebration. Folks of all ages stopped in the Meeting Room to watch this moving and engaging film. Refreshments were provided for everyone's enjoyment.

 

 

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We Have a Winner!

Aldine Library's Branch Manager (Clara Maynard) with Marina Miranda, winner of the Adult Summer Reading Program contest

The winner of the Aldine Library's Adult Summer Reading Program contest is Ms. Marina Miranda!

Marina signed up for the Adult Summer Reading program because she likes to read. She says she plans to use her prize- a $50.00 gift certificate to Amazon.com- to buy books in Spanish.

Congratulations, Marina! And enjoy your gift certificate.

 

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The Reading Express

train carAldine library display case train cars books

In honor of the Summer Reading Program, the Aldine Library has put a model train set on display in the lobby of the building. Stop by, take a look, and Catch the Reading Express!

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Ronald McDonald at Aldine!

Ronald McDonald

The Golden Arches were at the Aldine Library yesterday afternoon. Visitors to the library were treated to none other than Ronald McDonald himself! Ronald performed magic tricks, dazzling and entertaining the large crowd of children and adults. After the show, Ronald paused to take pictures with families. Great to see you, Ronald!

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Counting Time

boy counting abicus

Last week was Patron Count Week among the branches of the Harris County Library system. The Aldine Library had volunteers placed at the entrance of the building to count each man, woman, and child who entered. In total, the Aldine Library had 4147 visitors last week!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the week a success.

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