Maggie B's blog

APE's short films

This winter APE has put our energy into creating two short films for different short film contests.

The first contest was for Texas' Collaborative Summer Reading program. The challenge was to make a movie inspired by this year's theme for Summer Reading "Spark a Reaction" in 1 minute and 30 seconds (which was a BIT of a squeeze). Our artistic volunteers created a short comedic narrative they titled "The Cursed Book."

 

Unfortunately due to some scheduling difficulties APE wasn't quite able to finish this movie in time from the contest's deadline.

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Snap Mobile Clinic

On February 21 the Snap Mobile Clinic rolled into the Aldine Library's parking lot and started taking in animals at 6:30am. The veterinarians preformed surgeries on Aldine's pets all day long until it was pick up time at 5:30pm. Please click on the following links to find out more information about: Houston Snap, the Mobile Clinic, and the Mobile Clinic's schedule.  Check out some photos of the animals Snap was able to care for that day:

 

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The Kitten That Lived!

Or: Maggie visited a cat

The greatest joy of the holidays is getting to visit loved ones. This year, for the first time in over ten years, I did not have to travel to celebrate with my family (we celebrated in Houston!). I did, however, travel to visit some friends before the holidays, one of which I met here at the Aldine Library.

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APE threw a Chirstmas party for kids, and it went great!

The Aldine Project Experience (our artistic teen volunteers) planned out a full children's program for this party. They researched children's crafts online. Then our volunteers tried the crafts out to decide which were the best based on kid's abilities, and how fun they were. They planned out a holiday snack menu (hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, candy canes, and even a healthy option of apple slices with peanut butter), and ordered the activities (crafts, then snacks, then a holiday movie).

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APE volunteers are throwing a Christmas Party for kids!

After a grueling couple of months making Thirst For Hunger APE's teen volunteers could have done any number of things this winter. (I for one suggested quiet writing sessions, unsupervised free arts and crafts blocks of time, or you know long nap times...) But the teens at APE had other ideas, they wanted to throw a Christmas Party for the children of the Aldine Library.

We have put the time in. We tried out a number of holiday crafts and chose the best ones. We have put together a menu of our favorite holiday treats. And even chose a great kid's holiday film!

We are very excited to give the children of Aldine this present for Christmas! Come out and join the fun and celebration, Tuesday the 17th at 4pm in the meeting room.

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