Legislative Day is Coming!

Legislative Day is just around the corner and Aldine Branch customers have already made their voices heard. We had over one hundred and twenty comment cards returned to us and many more informed us that they completed the on-line survey. The Aldine Branch can't thank its customers enough. Don't forget that we always have a comment box available at the information desk if you ever want to share anything else with us.

A Film About Jimi Hendrix

blue guitar

The year was 1969. Guitarist Jimi Hendrix had disbanded his group the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Looking towards new musical directions, Hendrix recruited some friends to form a band. Bassist Billy Cox, together with drummer friend Buddy Miles, formed a group with Hendrix called the Band of Gypsys. They made their live debut at the Fillmore East in New York City on New Year's Eve, 1969, for a series of four shows spread over two nights. The performances were recorded to fulfill Hendrix's obligation to produce an LP of new material on the Capitol records label.

Art Cart 2011

The Aldine Branch teens have begun work on our 3rd annual art cart. The last two years the Aldine cart, along with carts from other branches, have been present at HCPL's booth at the Houston Art Car Parade. Stay tuned for further details and see what the teens come up with this year. 

Black History Month Starts Tomorrow!

Student At Computer: Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTo kick off Black History Month at the Aldine Branch Library a special program will be geared towards teens. Tomorrow, February 1st, join us in the meeting room at 4:00PM for Exploring the Internet: Celebrating Black History Month. It will be a chance to see some of the countless sites dedicated to celebrating this country.

Literacy Training at Aldine Library

Help someone gain a skill that they can use in any aspect of life.  Aldine Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and writing.

A training session will take place at the library on Saturday, Feb. 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Afterwards, tutors will schedule once or twice weekly meetings with an adult student to work on phonics and word patterns using materials provided by the library.  Tutors also help students meet daily life needs such as reading for work, reading to children, or reading for pleasure or inspiration.

The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer, other than an interest in reading and three hours per week to help someone learn to read. To register for this workshop, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the Aldine library for more information at 281-445-5560.