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Alexander in the House

In Honor of Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2nd, Alexander from Main Street Theater was at the Aldine Library to talk about his terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. Thanks for sharing your story, Alex! We hope that today is a better day for you.

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HATCH early learning

Visitors to the Aldine Library may have noticed them. Parents may have considered them to be regular desktop computers for children. However, these are no ordinary machines. These two computers in the children's section of the Aldine Library are Hatch learning centers. These desktops offer educational games that touch upon skill areas of pre-literacy, language, math, social studies, and science. The content of these games is tied into national pre-k standards and the findings of the National Early Literacy Panel and the National Research Council Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics.

Have your child pull up a seat at one of our Hatch computers today. Take advantage of an opportunity for your child to learn and have fun!

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A Film About Jimi Hendrix

blue guitar

The year was 1969. Guitarist Jimi Hendrix had disbanded his group the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Looking towards new musical directions, Hendrix recruited some friends to form a band. Bassist Billy Cox, together with drummer friend Buddy Miles, formed a group with Hendrix called the Band of Gypsys. They made their live debut at the Fillmore East in New York City on New Year's Eve, 1969, for a series of four shows spread over two nights. The performances were recorded to fulfill Hendrix's obligation to produce an LP of new material on the Capitol records label.

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Literacy Training at Aldine Library

Help someone gain a skill that they can use in any aspect of life.  Aldine Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and writing.

A training session will take place at the library on Saturday, Feb. 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Afterwards, tutors will schedule once or twice weekly meetings with an adult student to work on phonics and word patterns using materials provided by the library.  Tutors also help students meet daily life needs such as reading for work, reading to children, or reading for pleasure or inspiration.

The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer, other than an interest in reading and three hours per week to help someone learn to read. To register for this workshop, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the Aldine library for more information at 281-445-5560.


 

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Opera Cat

If you were in the Aldine Library on the morning of January 20th, 2011, you may have heard some opera singing in the building! Ms. Cecilia Duarte of Houston Grand Opera was on hand to read “OPERA CAT" by Tess Weaver at the Aldine Library's Bilingual Storytime. Ms. Duarte presented the book through storytelling and song in English and Spanish. The performance was a real treat for the children and parents in attendance.

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