Aldine

Beating Long-Term Unemployment

Workforce SolutionsOn Tuesday, August 22, from 1:00-2:30 pm, experts from Workforce Solutions will be at the library to help you identify the causes of long-term unemployment and develop strategies to overcome it.

New This Week!

Movie 2Two more of our new programs for kids, tweens, and teens debut this coming week! On Monday, August 21, from 4:00-5:00 pm, we have our first “Coding for Kids” session. Coding is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. In this program, kids will learn what coding is, why it matters, and how to write code. We'll use games, books and more to make coding fun.
One Tuesday, August 22, from 4:30-7:00, we will host our first teen/tween movie night for ages 12-18. We will show a movie about hobbits, dwarves, and a dragon named Smaug, have a snack, and make dragon eggs!
Bring a friend and come have some fun!

Community Health Fair

Dental+vision(En español abajo) The Aldine Library and Harris County Public Health are hosting a Health Fair at the library this Saturday, August 12, from 10 am - 2 pm. Public Health is offering free vision screenings and free dental screenings for children. They will also offer free vaccines **for those who pre-registered.** (Please remember to bring your child's shot records.) Memorial-Hermann Community Outreach will also be here with information about accessing healthcare, and KIG Financial will have information about college savings plans.

Crafts for Teens & Tweens!

Shrinky-dinks 2Next week is our first week to host our two new craft programs for teens and tweens. “Craftastic” for ages 6-12 will meet on Monday, August 14, from 4:00-5:00. For ages 12-18, it will be on Wednesday, August 16, from 4:30-5:30. We will have different kinds of craft projects each month. This time, create your own shrink-dinks for jewelry or decorations. Come and check it out!

New Events and Programs for Kids

New kids programsWe are trying out lots of new programs for kids, tweens, and teens. Check out our calendar of events. We are offering Tweens Read, Kids’ Book Club, Kids’ Movie Night, Rising Readers, Craftastic (for 2 different age groups), Coding for Kids, Tween/Teen Movie Night, Weird Science (in the blog post below), an evening storytime, and a new teen book club, “Books ‘n’ Stuff.”
We also still have Animé Club, Art Club, and Game Night.

Summer Programs Are Ending

School bus + boyThursday, August 3, is the last day of Krafty Korner, the adult craft program,
Friday, August 4, is the last day of Kids Café, the free lunch program for children and
Saturday, August 5, is the last day of the Summer Reading Program. Be sure to log all the books that you read between June 5 and August 5. You will have until at least August 12 to claim your prizes!
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Puppies & Kittens and Dogs & Cats!

Puppy kittenThis Saturday, July 29, at 11 am, the county animal shelter will make a presentation at the library about how to keep your pets healthy, safe, and happy. If you already have a pet, come to make sure you’re doing everything right. If not, come and check out some of the sweet pets in need of a good home!

New for “Tweens!”

Alvin HoStarting Wednesday, August 2, we are introducing a new book club for “tweens” ages 10-14. On the first Wednesday of each month, from 4:30-5:30 pm, we’ll get together to talk about a selected book, learn about new books and authors, play games, have a snack and more! On August 2, we will talk about “Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things.” Don't worry if you haven't read the book; come anyway.

Weird Science

Science_5On July 24, we’re going to start a new program for ages 7-11. It’s called Weird Science and will involve learning about science and nature through fun, weird science experiments. Come and join us on the fourth Monday of each month to see what’s foaming, fizzing, oozing or sliming this month!

What Else Is Going On?

Calendar 2Besides Weird Science . . .
For preschoolers, we have infant/toddler story time on Tuesday, July 25, at 10:30 and bilingual story time on Thursdays at 10:30.
For teens, we have Animé and Manga Club on Tuesdays at 3:30. 
For adults, we have Intro to Cloud Computing en español, lunes, 7/24 a las 5:00, Intro to Cloud Computing in English y español, Tuesday, 7/25, at 5:00, Programación en Bloques en español, miércoles, 7/26, a las 5:00, Krafty Korner on Thursday, 7/27, at 10:30, Digital Photography Basics, in English y español, Thursday, 7/27, at 5:00, Library eMedia & Databases, Friday, at 1:30, and Computación Básica, en español, sábado, 7/29, a las 2:00.

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