Black History Month

Black History Program Thursday @ 4pm

Black History MonthCelebrate Black History Month with us and stop by for a special program this Thursday, February 26th, at 4:00pm in the Children's Activity Room.  Storyteller Jean Donatto, from Young Audiences of Houston, will perform “Sister Rosa Parks, the Bus Stops Here”. 

Chile Limón Wins!

On Wednesday, February 18th, the Aldine Library celebrated Black History Month and African American potato chip inventor George Crum by sampling different potato chip varieties. Children and adults alike enjoyed eating chips while hearing about the life and work of Mr. Crum. Then, we passed out ballots and patrons voted on their favorite potato chip flavor. The variety with the most votes- the official Aldine Library potato chip- is Chile Limón!

Black History Month Program!

   The Children’s Area will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, February 26th at 4:30 pm by offering a special program based on the life and contributions of George Washington Carver.  Learn about his research and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes and make a yummy peanut snack!  This program is limited to 15 children, ages 7 – 12.  Call the library at 832-559-4235 to register.

Chip Appeal

Come to the Aldine Library to celebrate Black History Month and African American potato chip inventor George Crum! Join us on Wednesday, February 18th at 4 PM as we honor the life of Mr. Crum by sampling different potato chips. Yum! You will be able to vote on your favorite. The variety with the most votes will become the official Aldine Library potato chip. Be a part of potato chip history in the making at Aldine. No crumbs will be left behind. 

The Rythm of the Drum

The Aldine Library is hosting a special Pajama storytime in honor of Black History Month on Monday, February 24th at 7 PM titled "The Rhythm of the Drum." Children will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the drum in the African American culture through stories, songs, activities and crafts. As part of the program, children will make a drum to take home. Come join the fun. We'll see you in the Meeting Room. 

Celebration of African Folklore @ Preschool Pals

We are celebrating Black History Month during Preschool Pals this week! 
When: Wednesday, February 19th @ 1:30
Shadow puppet play based on African Folklore, "How the Sun & the Moon came to live in the Sky".


Other Information:
The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room capacity, as determined by the Fire Marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality program, may necessitate limits.

If you are not able to attend, or would like to extend your child's experience, checkout these great picture books to share at home. 

Celebrate the African American Heritage!

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This year, the Maud Marks Library has decided to go BIG in celebrating the African American Heritage.  How big?  Jazz Education, Inc. will be here on Friday at 1 PM to play some jazz music perfect for dancing.  Afterwards, we'll make some African masks, jazz collages, and even work together to turn one wall in the children's section into a giant Freedom Quilt.  While working on our projects, we'll munch on food important to African American history.  Join us as we celebrate the contributions of the African American culture.

Researching Your African-American Ancestors

Our Family Tree

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To celebrate Black History Month, Gloria Miller is teaching a class on researching African-American ancestry, including the opportunities and obstacles unique to the process.

When: Saturday, February 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Kingwood Branch Library, 2nd floor Computer Lab

Ladies of Inspiration

The Aldine Library is hosting a special event in honor of Black History Month. Join us as Pastor Brenda Stewart and Ms. Sylvia Bolling come read selections from their newly published books. Reverend Stewart's book is titled "FIT FOR THE FIGHT!: The Vigilant Fight of Faith for My Husband, My Family, and Myself.". Ms. Bolling's book is "When God Gives You a Vision: Some Lessons I've Learned." The vision and inspiration of these two African American women have been a force for positive change in the lives of many. They continue to make a real difference in the Greenspoint community. Come meet, greet, and hear from these dynamic authors at the Aldine Library on Saturday, February 15th at 11 AM!

African-American Folklore - Monday @ 4 PM

Black History MonthJoin us this Monday, February 10th, at 4:00 PM in the Children's Area for a special storytelling program!  In honor of Black History Month, Express Children's Theatre will present a storytelling performance of African-American Folklore.

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