Mark H.'s blog

Don't Tread on Me

Did you know the image of a rattlesnake, first employed by Benjamin Franklin in a newspaper cartoon, was a popular symbol of protest against British injustice? Aldine library customers can learn more about the First Navy Jack flag- and other historical American flags- by taking a look at our book display case in the lobby. A set of flags will be on display during the month of December.

Stop by today and catch a glimpse of American history.

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More Than Words

"There is more to reading together than just saying the words." This statement graces the activity page of a pamphlet entitled Shining stars: pre-schoolers get ready to read. Copies of the pamphlet are available at the Aldine library on a bookshelf in the children's area across from the circulation desk.

Produced by the National Institute for Literacy, this guide presents ways parents can help their pre-school age children (during the ages of 4 and 5) get ready to read. It suggests talking about the story with your preschooler, asking "Why" and "What" questions when you read. Also, the publication suggests talking about words and their sounds, including new words children are not familiar with.

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Lore Galore, Texas style

What is folklore? According to the Texas folklore society webpage, there are five characteristics which folklorists use to distinguish what is or is not considered folklore. Folklore is: 

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Help Along the Way

 Want to take a GED practice exam? What are your career goals? Feeling overwhelmed by the job search experience? Learning Express Library is here to help!  

 Learning Express Library is a database available through the Harris County Public Library Homepage under the Education & Libraries heading. If you are away from the library, you need to enter your library card number to access the information. Once inside, you can easily create a User Name and Password.

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Enable the Coffee Table

I have always enjoyed coffee table books. There's something special about those heavy, oversize titles that catches the eye and peaks the interest.

The Aldine library has many coffee table books available for checkout....

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