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Take Your Child to the Library Day!

kids and parents doing crafts togetherWe're planning lots of fun for our first Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join us this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 am to 1 pm. We'll have a tour of the library, storytime, and family activities. Come and join the fun!

White House Chef mysteries

picture of white hosueI went in search of some new mysteries to tell you about. On the shelf I found, Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy. This looks like a fun cozy mystery featuring Ollie Paras, the chef at the White House. In this one, the second in the series, Ollie has to investigate two deaths in the White House, while planning a holiday meal.

We have an App for that!

Ms. Nora is doing something new at Toddler Storytime. Every first Tuesday, in addition to the awesome stories she tells, there will be iPad activities.  Sometimes, these will be activities for the parents and children to do together. Sometimes, the stories will come from the iPad. Either way, it’s a new way to bring stories and reading to our children.  If you enjoy the apps that are used, you can get them for your own iPad.  Or come in and check out an iPad with your library card to use in the library for 2 hours. Toddler time is every Tuesday at 10:30 am in our meeting room. See you there!abc go app picture

Best of 2012

Every year, Library Journal magazine chooses the best genre fiction of the year. Here are their choices for Best Mystery of 2012.
Box, CJ   Force of Nature: A Joe Picket t Novel.  This series has been running for a long time, but LJ ccover of A Fatal Winteralled this a “stunningly fresh entry.”

Magazine Cancellations

picture of magazinesDue to budget cuts, we will be cancelling some of our magazine subscriptions in 2013. . Unfortunately the cost of magazine subscriptions has gone up, while our budget remains the same. Thirty subscriptions all together had to be cancelled. If you don't see your favorite magazine, please check with our staff. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our customers.  

Brand New!

If you’ve used our computers lately, you may have noticed a change. We replaced all of our computers with brand new ones. The new computers use Windows 7 so things look a little different on the desktop. If you need help with the new system, please ask for help and we’ll be glad to assist. picture of a computer

Color Printer Issues

Just a quick note to let you know that our color printer is having issues. Our technicians are working hard to get this resolved. However, the black and white printer works fine. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In the Outback

outbackAustralian Emily Tempest is half white, half aborigine and she has grown up in both worlds. After traveling widely, she returns to her outback home, Moonlight Downs, and tries to fit in with her old friends. Right after she arrives, a dear friend is found strangled. A local eccentric is blamed and Emily tires to find him. This debut novel won the Ned Kelly award for best first Australian mystery.  Besides the mystery, I found this look into Australian culture very interesting.

POSADAS NAVIDENAS

We are having a wonderful event here on Monday, Dec. 17 at 5 pm in the meeting room.  The local community will gather for the annual Christmas bellsPosada.  At this traditional Hispanic Christmas event, the Holy Family’s journey and attempt to find shelter are remembered. This event is being presented in partnership with Bonding Against Adversity.  Come and enjoy refreshments, songs and fellowship!

It's That Time of Year!

Our Christmas Tree

Here at Aldine we are getting ready for the holidays and getting into the holiday spirit. Things are looking very cherry here! You may need some holiday books or information. Maybe you need some books on how to make gifts or you may want to try a new cookie recipe. Come by and see us and we'll be glad to help you make your holiday bright!

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