The AMNH is Looking for Young Naturalists

Students, are you interested in nature? If so, then the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is holding a competition for students in grades 7-12 that could be for you. Students can now submit scientific inquiries for consideration for the Young Naturalist Awards 2010. Winners receive cash awards, an expense-paid trip to the AMNH in New York City, and publication of essay.

The deadline for research essays is March 1, 2010. Don’t hesitate to ask the Aldine Branch Library if you have any questions. Plus, we can help you look for any other competitions that may fit your interests.

Volunteers Needed!

Help someone gain a skill they can use for almost anything. Aldine Branch
Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and

A training session will take place at the library on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Afterwards, tutors will schedule once or twice weekly meetings
with a student to work on phonics and word patterns using materials provided
by the library, meet daily life needs such as reading for work or to read 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.

Aldine Joins VEAC

The Aldine Branch Library was selected by Aldine Senior High School to serve on the school district’s Vertical Educational Advisory Committee (VEAC). The committee consists of parents, local businesses, and other community representatives. The group will meet monthly to discuss issues and provide feedback to the superintendent. Branch librarian, Clara Maynard, will represent the library. The Aldine Branch is proud to serve on such a committee.

Mariachis at Aldine

Join us Saturday, October 3rd for another Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. There will be a mariachi performance at 3pm in the meeting room. The musicians will share what it is like to perform as well.


Different Voices in Our Choices

The Aldine Library staff have chosen 10 books to put on display in the book display case in the branch lobby. First Things First, by Kurt and Brenda Warner, explores the formula for success for these parents of seven who are going into their 12th year of marriage.