Come On Get Happy!

Who wants to be happy? If you want to feel good fast you may want come on over to the Aldine Library and check out the book Happiness Now by Dr. Robert Holden.

Here is some wisdom from the author that retailers probably don't want you to hear: "unless you are happy with yourself, you won't be happy with what you have; no amount of purchases, products, or possessions can give you peace of mind." This is very true. Still, as Holden writes, we still keep trying to find a special thing that will make us happy. Instead of a change of wardrobe we need a change of mind. To be happy we must give up self judgment. Check out Dr. Holden's book at Aldine and read more about how to be happy now!

February is Black History Month!

picture of black familyCome and celebrate with us this month! We have a special movie time on Wed. Feb. 20 at 3 pm for all ages. On Monday Feb. 25 at 7 pm, there's a special family time with iPad activities. Finally, on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 pm, we have an Internet scavenger hunt for the teens. There's a lot to enjoy and we look forward to seeing you!

Anti-Valentine's Day Celebration

black rose

There was a Valentine celebration of sorts for teens at the Aldine Library on the afternoon Thursday, February 7th- an anti-Valentine celebration to be exact. Homemade, miniature catapults flung candy hearts. Black roses were crafted.  A piñata was broken and candy enjoyed. Why? To celebrate unrequited love and broken heartedness!

It was a memorable afternoon.
 

iPad Storytime!

app image for princess and the peafox and crow app imageFor the Bring Your Child to the Library Day, Miss Nora used the iPad for some of the stories and activities. She read Three Pigs, Fox and the Crow, and  The Princess and the Frog.  If you liked them you can get them for your device. Or come in and check out an iPad with your library card to use in the library for 2 hours. These apps are all free or free with advertising. 

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

kids and parents doing crafts togetherWe're planning lots of fun for our first Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join us this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 am to 1 pm. We'll have a tour of the library, storytime, and family activities. Come and join the fun!