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Book Club Selection for January 6

Title to be discussed:The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Date of meeting: Wednesday January 6, 11:00 am, at 6104 Auden.  Summary: "The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession.

Meet the ballerinas of the Nutcracker

Come listen to the timeless story of the Nutcracker, on December 2 at 3:15pm, read by a ballerina from the Houston Ballet. Meet several other dancers in costume. Refreshments served. For children ages 4 years and up.
 

Thank you to all!

Thank you to all who helped make our fall book sale a success.  Due to the generous donation of books and the outpouring of the West University community this past Saturday, we were able to raise funds that will contribute to the library.  I especially wanted to thank the friends of the library who helped run the sale, Keddy Outlaw, Edna Kelly, Nancy Antle, and Connie Little.  Check out pictures of the sale at instantnewswestu.com

Book Club Selection for December 2

Title to be discussed: The Private Lives of the Impressionists, by Sue Roe.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday, December 2, 11:00 am, at the Beck building of the MFAH. Please call the library at 713-668-8273 for more details and to reserve a spot.  Summary:  "Here, masterfully set against a panoramic rendering of their turbulent times, are Manet, Pissarro, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Sisley, Morisot, and Cassatt, each incisively defined as an individual and in terms of th

Call for Book Donations

This is a last call for book donations before our fall book sale, on Saturday November 14, 10am-2pm.  We accept books in good condition, and would love to have some more children's books for our sale.  We also take DVDs , CDs and books on cd.   Donate items to help make our book sale a success, or just stop by next Saturday and choose some books for youself and your family!

Carved Pumpkin Contest Winner at WU!

Sam & JulieJulie Tyree and Sam Horowitz are the winners of our first carved pumpkin contest at WU!  We had some beautiful entries and gave out 3 ribbons for the top entries, as well as a gift card to a book store for the 1st prize entry.  Sam and Julie carved Max on their pumpkin, from Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.  Happy Halloween to all!

Friends of the West U Library Booksale

Check out the book bargains at the Friends of the West University Library used Book sale on Saturday, November 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The sale will be held on the covered walkway surrounding West University Library at 6108 Auden Street. All proceeds benefit the programs and collections of the library. For further information or to donate books, call 713-668-8273.

 

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Families are invited to enter their carved Halloween pumpkins in a contest at the Library on Monday, October 26.
Drop off your carved pumpkins between 10 and 11 am to be judged by customers during the day. Winners will be announced at 5:30 pm, during a social between 5 and 7 pm. Pumpkin refreshments and ice cream will be served. The first place winner will receive a gift card to a book store.
 

Book Club Selection for November 4

The Liar's ClubTitle to be discussed: The Liar's Club, by Mary Karr.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday, November 4, at Senior Services.  Summary: "Poet Karr's NBCC nominated memoir of her East Texas childhood is a blackly comic tale of a family prone to alcoholism, violence and insanity."  December selection:  The Private Lives of the I

Hispanic Heritage Trivia Contest Ends on October 6th!

The Hispanic Heritage Trivia Contest ends on October 6th!  Don't miss your opportunity to take part in the contest and win a chance at a gift certificate to a local restaurant.  Come to the West University Library today, and fill out your ballot. 

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