West University Library is located at the intersection of Auden and Milton. From Highway 59 take the Weslayan exit. Turn left under the freeway. Go south on Weslayan past the light at Bissonnet and the light at Rice Blvd. One block past Rice Blvd., turn left onto Milton St. The library is two blocks down on the left. (Key Map #532A)
This branch is served by METRO’s 73 Bellfort Crosstown, 2 Bellaire & 65 Bissonnet bus routes. For schedule information, please call 713-635-4000 or visit www.ridemetro.org.
Please join us to discuss The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
“Riveting… [Price] has a knack for using…detective work the way John le Carré has used spy stories and tradecraft, as a framework on which to build complex investigations into the human soul... No one these days writes with more kinetic energy or more hard-boiled verve… A gripping police procedural and an affecting study in character and fate.” ―Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Our adult coloring club members had a great time at their meeting this past Wednesday. Make sure to join them on the third Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. We have coloring pencils, markers, and lots of fun coloring pages. We will meet again on February 17th.
Chess Club moves to Tuesdays, in the Community Building next to the library, from 4:00-5:00 pm.
Due to the overwhelming response from the community at our first Chess Club meeting, we are moving to a bigger space in the Community Building.
Each meeting will start with some instruction from an expert competitive chess player. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring along your own chess board, if you have one at home. For ages 5 and older.
Please join us to discuss All Our Names, by Dinaw Mengestu. This book selection is in observance of African American History Month.
Wednesday, February 3, at 11 a.m.
Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the couple’s bond is inescapably darkened by the secrets of Isaac’s past: the country and the conflict he left behind and the beloved friend who changed the course of his life—and sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, here is a love story for our time.
The library originally opened in a corner of the West University Community Center in 1942. During World War II it was moved to a temporary home in the field office of Reed and Yancey Realtors (northwest corner of Rice and Auden). After the War it moved back into the Community Center. In 1963, the library moved into a new 6,100 square foot facility at its current location at 6108 Auden. [Begemen, June A. Stepping Back in Time: A History of West University Place. Houston: D. Armstrong Co. 1999]
The Friends of the West University Library group sponsors an ongoing used book sale and occasional Saturday book sales. Funds collected from book sales, memberships, matching funds and memorial bequests are used to support the programs and collections of the library.