If You Can Read This . . .

Tutor 3It probably doesn’t surprise that there are adults all over the U.S. either can’t read or can’t read well. It may surprise you that, if you can read this, you can help one of them. How? By being a volunteer (unpaid) literacy tutor. No teaching experience is needed and we will train you and supply you with materials. The Aldine Library will host a free tutor training workshop on Friday, October 5, from 1-5 pm. If you feel that this would be a good way for you to help people in your neighborhood, please register here. If you have questions, please give us a call.

Upcoming Library Events for Adults

Scarecrow boardsKrafty Corner: Fence board scarecrows, Tuesday, October 2, 1:30-2:30 pm. Design and paint a cute scarecrow on a fence board.
Dogs & Cats as Pets, Saturday, October 6, 11:00 am-12:30 pm. Meet some kittens and dogs that are available for adoption and bring your kids to learn about being safe around dogs.
United Against Human Trafficking, Saturday, October 6, 1:30-3:00 pm. Houston is a major human-trafficking site. Learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking and what to do about it.

Upcoming Events for Adults

Shrinks 2Between 9/18-9/25 your library is offering 4 events for adults. All adults are welcome!
Krafty Corner, Tuesday/martes, 9/18, 1:30-2:30 pm: Design and create your own Hispanic Heritage-related earrings. Diseñe y cree sus propios aretes relacionados con el patrimonio hispano. [Registration required.]
Digital Saturday, 9/22, 10:30-11:30 am: Discover an online resource with all kinds of info & instructions for plumbing, electrical, remodeling, decorating & more! [Registration required.]
Medicare Information Session, Saturday, 9/22, 2:00-3:00 pm: Find out about your options and ask questions! [Registration required.]

Hispanic Heritage Month-Part 1

BaleroYour Aldine library is starting Hispanic Heritage Month a little early next week. Here’s what we’re offering you:
Su biblioteca de Aldine iniciará el Mes de la Herencia Hispana un poco temprano, empezando la próxima semana. Esto es lo que les ofrecemos:
Craftastic: Balero Cup & Ball Toy, Monday, 9/10, 4-5 pm, for ages 6-18
Family Movie: Coco, Tuesday, 9/11, 4-6 pm
Art Club: paint in the colorful style of Rufino Tamayo, Thursday, 9/13, 4:30-6:30
Come and join in the fun! ¡Vengan a divertirse!

Children, Teens, and a Love of Reading

Book Buddies AldineDo you have a child in kindergarten-3rd grade? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading?
Do you have a teenager in 7th-12th grades? Does she want to be a mentor? Does he need service hours? Then he or she could volunteer to be a Big Buddy!
Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.