Extra Programs Come to Aldine this Summer

Great news everybody! The Aldine Branch has added two more events to its Summer Reading Programming! These are some activities that you definitely won't want to miss.

On Tuesday, June 15th at 1pm come and experience The Art of Deep Sea Exploration with us. This is an opportunity to learn about the sub-sea industry through a fascinating presentation celebrating the science and art behind its technology. It should be fun.

Also, a mini magic class is planned for Friday, July 9th at 3pm. The class is meant for ages 10 and up and has an audience limit of 30. Tickets for the event will be distributed on the day of the class starting at 1pm. We'll see you there!

Exciting Writing

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On Saturday, May 29th, 2010, kids and adults enjoyed an introductory lesson on Chinese writing taught by Ms. Huai-jing Mu. The class was held at the Aldine Library in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Ms. Mu gave a brief overview of the history of the Chinese language and demonstrated how to write common words in Chinese. Also, she translated names into Chinese for those in attendance. Each participant was given a small, colorful bag with Chinese coins as a souvenir.

The Thrill of the Grill

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With Memorial Day just around the corner- and with summer on its way- it's time for a cookout! But what if you don't know how to fire up the grill? No worries. Grill It! by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby can help. This helpful book covers grilling inside and out. It includes advice on how to choose your fuel and your tools; building and starting the fire; and deciding when your food is done.

Here's a helpful tip on when to use the lid on a grill found in the book: "you should cover the grill only when you are doing long, indirect cooking, never when you are cooking directly over the coals."

Check out this book to find more helpful information and enjoy grilling this weekend!

Japanese Program Leaves a Strange Taste in Participants’ Mouths

The Aldine Branch would like to thank Carl Rosa from the Japan-America Society of Houston for coming to the branch last Thursday and enlightening customers on the Japanese culture. The highlight was without a doubt the over thirty different flavors of Kit Kat bars Mr. Rosa has collected while traveling to the country. Nothing exemplifies Japanese ingenuity like a potato flavored Kit Kat. I’m more of a buttered corn Kit Kat person myself though. Yum!Man with Kit Kats

 

Assignment Refinement

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If you visited the Aldine Library this week, you may have noticed an increase in the number of students in the building, particularly in the afternoons and evenings. Wait times for computers have increased as well as the level of noise in the building. This is all due to end of school year assignments. Thank you for your patience during this busy time.