Clara Maynard's blog

Teen Creations

As always, our teens here at Aldine are always doing something creative. The other day they were creating zines (small press, do it yourself, alternative magazines.)  Everyone got into it and had a great time. There will be a Houston ZineFest in Oct. and our teens will have the opportunity to swap zines with other zine creators. Thepicture of zines next teen event will be Monday, July 1 at 2 pm when we will celebrate all things Harry Potter!

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The Devotion of Suspect X

 

cover of The Devotion of Suspect X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yasuko is being stalked by her ex-husband, who winds up in her apartment threatening her and her daughter. They wind up killing him in self-defense. Her next door neighbor Ishigami, a genius who teaches math at the local high school, volunteers to dispose of the body for her. She knows he has a crush on her but she doesn’t realize how devoted to her he is. Throughout the book, through all the twists and turns, the suspense lies in seeing if Yasuko and Ishigami will get away with their cover-up. The Devotion...

Ronald is Coming!

We are all very excited because Ronald McDonald is coming to the Aldine Library on Wed, June 26th at 3 pm! Be sure to bring the kids for Ronald's special show. This is traditionally a big program for our children and we always have a great time. So don't miss it. See you then!

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Happenings at the Aldine Library

Summer reading is in full swing here at Aldine. Be sure to come in and sign up for the Summer Reading Programs. We have one for every age! And next week  on Monday, June 24th at 2 pm,  ZineFest Houston will visit our teens and they will help us put together our very own Travel Zine. This will be featured in the ZineFest festival in Oct! For little kids, we have a craft this Wed. at 3 pm.

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Blue Shoes and Happiness

On a long trip recently, I brought a copy of Blue Shoes and Happiness. This is part of the popular Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  The titles offer a view of everyday life in Botswana as the ladies seek to earn an honest living as detectives.  In this title, Mma Ramotswe is married now and Mma Makutsi is engaged. A customer named Poppy comes to them....

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