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The Library is a Magical Place

Our young customers had a wonderful time during a visit from magician, Julian Franklin, last Friday. Not only did Mr. Franklin perform some amazing card tricks he also shared the secrets of pulling some of them off on others. After some practice the students were able to perform some magic of their own. Everyone was so excited that they checked out all of the branch’s magic books immediately after the program. Now that’s a disappearing act we like to see.Kids With Playing Cards

 

Aldine’s Teen SRP Giveaway Books Bulk Up

Teen With BookGood news teens, a recent supply of SRP giveaway books just arrived at the branch. We received some really great titles from some amazing authors. Remember though, giveaways are only available while supplies last, so keep reading!

   

Art Car Parade Footage Is Here!

You’ve seen the Aldine teens build the art cart. Now enjoy our little movie of the parade itself. Again fun was had by all and we hope that you guys will join us for next year’s project. If you are interested then feel free to e-mail Ryan for more details.

Aldine Discovers the Deep Sea

Boy in Deep Sea Diving GearThe Aldine Branch customers had a wonderful time as they visited with experienced diver and author, Jacqui Stanley. Mrs. Stanley covered a number of topics including what is needed to become a marine biologist, the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the equipment needed for deep sea exploration. She even brought her own diving equipment to share. Students also had a chance to experience what they would look like in some of that expensive gear!

 

 

An Exciting Program Coming to Aldine Next Week

Deep Sea DiverThe Aldine Branch Library will have a special program this Tuesday called The Art of Deep Sea Exploration. This is an opportunity to learn about the sub-sea industry through a fascinating presentation celebrating the science and art behind its technology. The show will start at 1 o’clock and is geared for grades 6-12.

 

 

The Art Cart Video Is Here!

We’ve put together a video of the Aldine teens building this year’s art cart creation, Robo Dumpty. Watch as they show off their talents. Everyone did a fantastic job!

Check back for the second part of the video. We’ll show you parade day itself. It was a lot of fun.

Deep Sea Program Cancelled :(

Unfortunately The Art of Deep Sea Exploration program scheduled for Tuesday at 1pm has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience. The good news though is that we have added yet another event to The Summer Reading Program here at the Aldine Branch. Wednesday, July 28th at 1pm teens can come to the meeting room for a pizza making demonstration. Not only will you be able to play with some pizza dough, but pizza snacks will be served. We hope you can join us!

Extra Programs Come to Aldine this Summer

Great news everybody! The Aldine Branch has added two more events to its Summer Reading Programming! These are some activities that you definitely won't want to miss.

On Tuesday, June 15th at 1pm come and experience The Art of Deep Sea Exploration with us. This is an opportunity to learn about the sub-sea industry through a fascinating presentation celebrating the science and art behind its technology. It should be fun.

Also, a mini magic class is planned for Friday, July 9th at 3pm. The class is meant for ages 10 and up and has an audience limit of 30. Tickets for the event will be distributed on the day of the class starting at 1pm. We'll see you there!

Japanese Program Leaves a Strange Taste in Participants’ Mouths

The Aldine Branch would like to thank Carl Rosa from the Japan-America Society of Houston for coming to the branch last Thursday and enlightening customers on the Japanese culture. The highlight was without a doubt the over thirty different flavors of Kit Kat bars Mr. Rosa has collected while traveling to the country. Nothing exemplifies Japanese ingenuity like a potato flavored Kit Kat. I’m more of a buttered corn Kit Kat person myself though. Yum!Man with Kit Kats

 

Kakkoii!

Maneki Neko

Don’t forget that the Japan-American Society of Houston will be visiting the branch Thursday, May 20th at 3:30pm. This is an opportunity to learn a number of fascinating facts and it will be fun as well. Photos, videos and stories will be shared on topics that will vary from technology to living in a highly populated area. If you enjoyed all things Japan, then this is an event not to be missed!
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