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Consider this! Literacy Tutor Training at ALD

Would you like to make a difference in the life of adult? Consider becoming a literacy tutor! Aldine Branch Library will host a training session on September 14, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read and write. The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer, other than an interest in reading and two or three hours per week to help someone learn this important skill. Tutors help adults gain the basic reading and writing skills necessary every day to meet such goals as advancing at work, reading to their children, and reading for personal interest.  The library provides materials with detailed lessons.Tutoring can take place at any library or another location in the community, such as a church or community center.

For more information, to register for this workshop, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the library at 281-484-2036.

Aldine Has Winners!

We have some Summer Reading Program winners at Aldine! Ms. Stephanie Gallegos won the branch drawing for the Baby Summer Reading Program. She received a beautiful blanket for her baby emblazoned with the 2013 Summer Reading Program slogan. Mr. Daniel Narvaez won the branch drawing for the completion of the Children's Summer Reading Program and received a portable DVD player!

Congratulations Stephanie and Daniel! 

Summer Programs @ ALD

Those of you who didn't attend the Texas Snakes program last month missed out on a slithering good time. Kids, what was your favorite Summer Reading Program event at the Aldine Library?

 

Goodness Gracious Snakes Alive!

Snakes inside the building? Don't worry. They're part of the Texas Snakes program coming to the Aldine Library on Wednesday, July 31st @ 3 PM. Come learn about the different snakes that reside in our state in this fun, informative, and hands-on program. 

Dominos Pizza Party @ ALD Coming Soon!

Hey kids, the Dominos Pizza Party @ the Aldine Library is just one week away! The sign up starts on the MONDAY before the event (22 July). There will be two programs (2pm & 3pm). At the time of sign up, choose which program you would like to attend (we will have two different colored tickets: one color for the 2 pm show and another color for the 3 pm show). Children must be present to pick up tickets. There will be a maximum # of 25 children per program. Children 6 and older may attend. Prepare to have fun! 

Computer Classes @ Aldine Library!

Just starting to use the computer? Are you new to the internet? Do you want to explore Word 2007 and learn how to create and edit documents? Then step right on over to the Aldine Library and sign up for our free computer courses! Classes are held on Wednesday evenings and Thursday / Saturday mornings. A signup sheet for each class is available on a clipboard at the checkout counter. Don't delay! Sign up today and start brushing up on your computer skills!

 

Zumba takes a break

On Thursday June 20th, the Aldine Library had its first Zumba class. Adults enjoyed gathering in the Meeting Room and participating in a fast-paced workout with dance and aerobic elements. This week, the Zumba class will not be meeting. Also, the library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. Zumba at the Aldine Library will resume on Thursday, July 11th at 5 PM.

3 Times the Fun

The Summer Reading Program is on at the Aldine Library. A family of triplets- Shirley, Ricardo, and Sheiley- received a free book and certificate of completion on Thursday, June 20th after having each read 10 books. Have you signed up? Summer reading is for everyone- kids, teens, and adults!

Children's Zumba!

Dancing and working out. What could it be? It's Zumba for little ones you see! Dance and exercise is a great combination. The only requirement is good concentration!

The Aldine Library had a fun and exciting Little Zumba dance workout for children on the afternoon of June 12th. A Zumba instructor was on hand to lead children in this energizing workout.

* * Adults, we will have a Zumba class for GROWN UPS starting Thursday, May 20th at 5 PM in the Meeting Room.* *
 

 

Clowning Around at Aldine

Ber Ber the Clown visited the Aldine Library on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 5th in the first event for Summer Reading Program 2013. Ber Ber read a story to a group of children in attendance while another group of kids acted out the narrative in costumes (complete with a king and queen). Afterwards, Ber Ber sculpted animals from balloons for the children.

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