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Will the Shadow be Shown?

Groundhog Day was adopted in the U.S. in 1887. Clymer H. Freas was the editor of the Local paper Punxsutawney spirit at the time, and he began promoting the town’s groundhog as the official “Groundhog Day meteorologist”.

Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a traditional holiday celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. To learn more about groundhog day books are available on the subject.   http://hcpl2.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/nw/search/results?qu=groundhog+day&te=&rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle

Time to Christmas Shop!

It's becoming crunch time for Christmas shopping!  Don't worry, the Maud Marks Library has you covered.  Join us for our Christmas book sale this Saturday 10 AM-4 PM.  Along with our usual offerings, we will have a special section of used Christmas books as well as our annual Christmas baskets.  The baskets have been specially chosen by our librarians for any reader in your life.  We have mystery baskets, children baskets, Christmas baskets, student baskets, and more.  Come see our wide selection of books and baskets at rock bottom prices and support the library at the same time!

Waiting

Come look at our bulletin board about Kevin Henkes.  We are all looking forward to his new book, "Waiting".

 


The owl, the pig, the bear, the puppy and the rabbit are all waiting for different things.  

What can it be?  Put this book on hold so you will be one of the first people to read it and find out.  While waiting, come explore our display of other books he has already written.  Kevin Henkes is not only an author but an award winning illustrator.  His book titled, "Kitten's First Full Moon", won the Caldecott award.


Hey Aldine, did you know about Wowbrary?

Here at Aldine we get a lot of questions about what our latest books, or CDs, or movies are. Did you know that there's an awesome service called Wowbrary that will send you weekly emails about what Harris County's latest arrivals are?

Friends Book Sale

boy reading under treeCome and find a new favorite from our terrific selection of used books, just in time for summer reading! Sale hours are Friday, June 5th, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday, June 6th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Teens: Celebrate Teen Literature Day with Bookapalooza

Teens, put down that book and take a break from reading by celebrating Teen Literature Day at the library. Join us on Thursday, April 16th at 4:30pm for an afternoon of book related games, crafts, prizes, and more! No registration required. This program is appropriate for ages 13-18. 

Rodeo Reads for Little Buckaroos

rodeoJoin me for Rodeo Storytime Tuesday, February 3rd at 10:30am in the meeting room.  We will sing cowboy songs, read stories and do a western craft. Come dressed in your western wear and bring and camera.  Come 30 minutes early to get a ticket at the Information Desk because space is limited.   

Turning Things Around


There are some changes going on at Aldine. We are in the process of shifting books. As Bonnie noted in her blog, the Romance section has moved. Soon, we will remove some shelving. All this is being done to maintain the library, streamline the collection, and better serve you. Happy Holidays! 

Book Gift Ideas from our Book Clubs

In case you’re looking for gift ideas, here are the favorite books read by various book clubs this year!
From the Inspirational Book Club:
Favorite inspirational romance: Take a Chance on me by Susan May Warren, from the Christiansen Family series.

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