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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!

2010 Lit Fest Round-Up

Aldine ISD Teen Literature FestivalThis past Saturday the Aldine Branch of the Harris County Public Library had the opportunity to participate in Aldine ISD’s 2010 Teen Literature Festival. Hundreds of students visited the branch’s booth to get information about library cards, learn about activities held at the branch, and details about this year’s Summer Reading Program.

The Library + Art Cars + Dan Aykroyd = FUN!

Dan Aykroyd and young fanThe Art Car Parade hosted by The Orange Show for Visionary Arts was held this past weekend in downtown Houston. The Harris County Public Library participated in the event for the second year in a row by having a booth in the parade’s Fun Zone. Know this, fun was certainly had. Not only was HCPL able to share information about its services to many parade goers, but it was able to flex its artistic muscles as well. Three art book carts were on display, which were created by teen volunteers from various branches. Plus, kids had the opportunity to create their own art cars with a craft provided by the library.

Houston Art Car Parade This Weekend

Book CartIt’s that time of year again. It’s time for The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art’s annual Art Car Parade. For the second year now the Harris County Public Library will have a tent at the event. So while you are taking in all the art in motion stop by and visit HCPL. We will have information about our services, a craft for children and our own art book carts on display. Aldine’s book cart this year is called, “Robo Dumpty.” The parade starts at 1pm, but come early for the festivities.

Robots at Aldine are an Automatic Success

The Aldine Branch Library must thank Jefferson Davis High School’s robotics club, Robatos Locos, for taking the time to visit with the teens. This is the third year Robatos Locos has been out to visit, and each year the club somehow outdoes the last. A record number were in attendance for exciting demonstrations and a chance to operate robots of all shapes and sizes.

 

Web 2.Yo! Cruising Along

Students at Netbooks

It’s been two weeks since Web 2.Yo! started back, and we’ve had a blast. There are so many cool things on-line to stumble across each class. So far teens have discovered some new sites involving music and art. This week we’ll focus on videos. If you missed the music and art classes don’t worry because we’ll bring them back soon. Stay tuned.

 

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