Sumo Wrestlers Come to West U. (Yes, You Read That Right).

 

Photo Credit: Clash by TJ Morales via Flickr Creative Commons

West University Branch Library will have the honor of hosting four professional sumo wrestlers this Friday, March 9 at 3:00 PM in the West University Place Community Building & Senior Center. The rikishi, as they are known in their native Japan, will answer questions about the ancient sport of sumo, it's techniques, history and rituals, and will pose for pictures afterward.

The athletes appearing include Yama who wrestles in the top division in Japan: the Pro Sumo Makuuchi Division, and also happens to hold the distinction of being the heaviest Japanese person on record. At 6 ft. 4 in. tall, he weighs in at 601 lbs. He will be joined by his training partner, Noro (5 ft. 11 in. 300 lbs), eighteen year sumo veteran, Waka (6 ft. 2 in. 360 lbs), and Mongolian wrestler Byama (6 ft. 1 in. 360 lbs).

West University Book Club-Selection for April 4

The HoursTitle to be discussed: The Hours, by Michael Cunningham.  Wednesday April 4, at 11a.m.  Review: [Cunningham] has deftly created something original, a trio of richly interwoven tales that alternate with one another chapter by chapter, each of them entering the thoughts of a character as she moves through the small details of a day....

Computer Classes at WU in March

Sign up for a free computer class in March.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

eMedia Training 3/6, at  2:00 pm - eMedia Training 3/6, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Word 3/13, at 2:00 pm - Intermediate Word 3/13, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Excel 3/20, at 2:00 pm - Intermediate Excel 3/20, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Email pt. 1 3/27, at 2:00 pm - Beginner Email pt. 2  3/27, at 3:30 pm

 

Games in the Library

    Scrabble and Pictureka games are available for playing at the Library.  Upstairs in the Children's section, you will find the two board games on a top shelf above juvenile fiction.  Families may want to settle at one of the tables and spend a Saturday afternoon playing the games.

Doodle 4 Google

 

Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K 12 students of U.S.

 schools to create their own Google doodle. Google hosts this program

 each year to encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people.

 

 This year's theme is "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." Students

 take a blank canvas to harness their curiosity and imagine the past,

 present, and/or future anywhere in the world. Doodles must be postmarked

 by March 20. Click here for a full list of rules and regulations.

 

 National Winner Prizes (one recipient)

    Winning doodle featured on google.com U.S. for the entire day on

 May 18, 2012

    Winning doodle exhibited in the New York Public Library

    A $30,000 college scholarship