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West University Library-Book Club Selection for April 7

Age of InnocenceTitle to be discussed: The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday April 7, 11:am, at 6104 Auden.  Summary:  Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”  May selection:

Ongoing Booksale

We always have a couple of book carts filled with a large variety of books for sale.  These books are generously donated by members of our community, and the proceeds of the sales go towards benefitting our library.  Stop by and check out the selections!  Our next large booksale will be on Saturday, May 1.

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Primary Election - March 2, 2010

The Primary Election will be held on March 2, 2010.  Voters will cast ballots for all 32 U.S. representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner, railroad commissioner, three members of the Supreme Court, three members of the Court of Criminal Appeals, 16 state senators, all 150 state representatives, eight members of the State Board of Education, some Court of Appeals justices, district judges, family district judges, county judges, statutory county court judges and many county-level races.  Check out an article about the election at www.chron.com/news/politics/.  You can also stop by the library and pick up a free League of Women Voters Guide!

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Books for All - Free for All

book wagonWe are very excited to present the early history of the Harris County Public Library 1921-1940.  Check out the photographs of the bookmobiles that delivered books to families all over Harris County, and learn about the librarians whose hard work and passion shaped the first years of HCPL.  Also on display is a scrapbook about West University Library's own history, which began in 1963. 

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West University Library-Book Club Selection for March 3

White TeethTitle to be discussed : White Teeth, by Zadie Smith.  Date of meeting: Wednesday March 3, 11:00 am, at 6104 Auden.  Summary: "Epic in scale and intimate in approach, White Teeth is a formidably ambitious debut. First novelist Zadie Smith takes on race, sex, class, history, and the minefield of gender politics, and such is her wit and inventiveness that these weighty subjects seem effortlessly light....

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