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Book sale and raffle

The Friends of the West University Library will hold their Fall book sale from 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday November 20.  A nice assortment of books for all ages will be available.

Disney animation art on display

  Disney animation cels are on display in the children's section of the Library.  Get re-aquainted with Tramp, Lucifer, Jaques, Sgt. Tibbs and other characters.  The display will be in the Library until Thanksgiving.

 

Quilting

The Houston International Quilt Show will be at the George R. BrownConvention Center from November 4 -7, 2010.  To get you in the quilting mood before the show, the library offersbooks on the history and art of quilting - All about quilting from A to Z; American quilts and how to make them.

Harvest time

The air is cooler; leaves and acorns are falling.  It's a great time to go on a nature walk and plan simple decorations to celebrate fall. Kids pumpkin projects lets you utilize pumpkins bought at a store or grown yourself.

Fall Gardening

                With a cool front predicted for next week and our weather becoming cooler, a lot of people will feel like heading back outside to their gardens.  There is still time to enjoy colorful plants before they go dormant during the coldest months ahead.  The library has several titles to give you suggestions and inspiration.  Take a look at Continuous bloom by Pam Duthie  and

Lap Sit for Babies

Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM, babies and adults stream upstairs to find a seat on the rug in the picture book area.  They're excited to sing, bounce and clap their way through nursery rhymes, songs and motion chants.  Lap Sit lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, with plenty of time afterwards for babies to explore and play with an assortment of soft toys.  Adults enjoy this time to visit, compare their children's growth and even set up future play times.

Parents, caregivers and babies aged 3 months to 24 months are welcome.

Bluebonnet books in high demand

 

The Bluebonnet Books are read by most elementary school children in Texas.  West University has multiple copies of each nominated title, which are shelved on the small bookcase at the top of the stairs.  Now that school has started, the demand is great and it may seem there are no books available.  When the books are returned  they are placed on a bookcart by the checkin counter.  Check that cart first before heading upstairs.  If no titles are available, they can be requested from other libraries to ensure your student has an opportunity to read the books he/she wants.

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