Remembering the Holocaust

HolocaustIn honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, representatives from the Holocaust Museum Houston will come to the Aldine Library on Friday, January 27, at 4:00 pm to present a program about personal narratives from the victims of the Holocaust. In addition, at 1:00 the library will show a movie about a young girl who lives in Germany during World War 2 and steals books to share with the Jewish refugee hiding in her basement.

Stories and Friends

Child craftDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. always said that love was more powerful than hate. In honor of his birthday, which was January 15, the Aldine library’s story times for the month of January are all about friendship. Our English language story times for children 18 months-3 years are every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Our bilingual story times for children 3-6 years old are every Thursday at 10:30 am. Please join us for some family fun with stories, finger plays and songs! [Image ©2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Creative Writing Clubs for Young Adults and Youth

WritingIf you enjoy writing and would like to learn more about it, come and join other writers in your community in one of our Creative Writing Clubs. Leave grammar and writing rules in the classroom. Creative writing is all about expressing yourself through words. It can take many different forms, including short stories, essays, poetry, and scripts for skits, TV shows, movies, plays, YouTube, or video games. A member of our staff will share resources for budding authors and guide club members through activities to improve members’ skills, share ideas and feedback, and just have fun!

Free Computer Classes / Clases Gratuitas de Computación

Computer class 3The Aldine Library offers a variety of free computer classes, in both Spanish and English. Each class is an hour and a half long. Topics include Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email Basics, Beginner and Intermediate Microsoft Word, Beginner and Intermediate Microsoft Excel, Beginner and Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Docs, Coding, Basics of Digital Photography, and more. Click HERE for this month’s class schedule. Come and fill those gaps in your knowledge!

Each One Teach One

ClassHCPL is always looking for smart people who are willing to share their time by helping adults learn to read, learn English or prepare to become naturalized U.S. citizens. We are offering training for volunteer tutors in all three of these areas in January. If you are interested in becoming an HCPL literacy tutor, please go to this link to register. Please contact Marisa Schneider at 713-274-6600 if you would like to sign up for the citizenship tutor training on January 10.

Citizenship Tutors
January 10, 2017     10:00am – 2:00pm 
Aldine Branch Library ,11331 Airline Drive, Houston TX 77037