animals

Precinct 1 @ Aldine Library

The Harris County Precinct 1 Traveling Naturalist Program came to the Aldine Library's Bilingual Storytime on Thursday, November 8th, 2013. The children enjoyed getting to meet some furry friends.

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Animals Out of this World

Watch out! Exotic and native animals are coming to Galena Park! Come join us at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Center (1302 Keene St Galena Park, Tx 77547) at 3:00 pm for our Out of this World program. A Traveling Naturalist from Challenger Seven Memorial Park will bring some very interesting species and demonstrate which animals are exotic and which ones are native. See you there!
If you have not had a chance to register for our Summer Reading Program, do not worry, you can register online or visit your local library.

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War Dogs

Military animals have been used in various wars and conquests throughout time. Alexander the Great made use of elephants. War pigeons were popular in WWII to ferry messages across enemy lines. And, of course, horses have been used in both ancient and modern warfare.

Dogs have also seen their share of war combat over time. Ancient Greek writings tell of their presence in various conflicts. Many countries still use canines today in both combat and peacetime missions.

Read about a few modern military dogs and their handlers in these gripping accounts:

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Animal Signs @ Community Building!

Join us at the Alvin D. Baggett Community Building next door to the Galena Park Branch Library Thursday, June 14 th, at 3 pm for the special "Animal Signs" program to be presented by the Challenger 7 Memorial Park's Traveling Naturalist. Our presenter will bring live animals to show you! While the Galena Park Library is still closed due to ongoing remodeling, you may register online for Summer Reading fun on our website at  www.hcpl.net  or each Thursday afternoon at the Community Building before and after our special program presentations. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

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War Animals

Many film studios reserve some of their biggest releases for the last two weeks of the year. One of the movies premiering on Christmas day is called War Horse and is based on a historical fiction book of the same name written by Michael Morpurgo. The film is set during World War I but it is not a war movie, according to director Steven Spielberg....

That's Disgusting!

Why Dogs Eat PoopKids love books about poop, boogers, and slime.  Why shouldn't adults?  Francesca Gould and David Haviland bring this engrossing genre to adults with their latest book Why Dogs Eat Poop & Other Useless or Gross Information about the Animal Kingdom.  Don't think this is relevant for adults today?  Take a look at the section entitled "Are Cows' Farts a Major Cause of Climate Change?".

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The Stork is Coming!

eagle ckickSquee!!!  Adorably cute baby eagles coming soon.  Check out the Nest Cams live feed of soon to be hatched baby eagles.  The eggs were laid on February 23 and are due to hatch on April 1.  Mama eagle, or at least I assume it's mama, is currently catching some shut-eye to prepare for the big day.

What do you get an expectant mama eagle?  Do they make onesies for eaglets?  Is there a worm gift backet?

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Dog Detective Rules!

“Stakeouts: I’ve sat through a million.”    This line is from Dog on It, a mystery I am really enjoying. How can you not like a book narrated by a street smart dog? This is a fast-paced story, told from the dog’s point of view and features the adventures of Chet the dog and his owner Bernie, a private investigator who’s often down on his luck.
The lines are classic canine: “She wore a robe and had curlers in her hair and some green stuff smeared all over her face… Oops. I caught myself growling....

Unforgettable Animals

 Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home.  If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:

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Long Live the Lobsters!

The world is full of many strange and unusual news stories that occur every day. I recently came across a fascinating story of a 70+ year old lobster that is being set free from a New York seafood restaurant.

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