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Fun Opportunities for Teens This Wednesday

This Wednesday, September 9th, the Aldine Branch Library will bring back two programs for young adults. Teens are welcome to come to an introductory session for a digital storytelling class at 3 PM, as well as a Web 2.0 class at 4 PM. Both will be held in the computer lab. Come and learn some digital storytelling basics or review Web-based tools. Or, you can do both!

 Space is limited. You can contact Ryan Fennell for more details.Teens in a Computer Lab

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Evacuation Route SignOn Tuesday, September 8th at 2 PM the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will present a hurricane preparedness workshop at the Aldine Branch Library. Come and learn responsibilities during a hurricane, get evacuation tips, and find out if your disaster emergency kit is adequate.

 

Are You Smarter Than The YA Librarian?

Teens, the Aldine Branch Library has started Are You Smarter than a Librarian? to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. A brainteaser has been posted in our Young Adult area for those who wish to stretch their thinking skills. The first to submit the correct answer in the proper manner, will receive a prize. See the brainteaser for further details. Good luck! Librarian at desk with a calculus equation in thought bubble 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Children's SRP in Review

Singers, Children, Clown, JugglerSchool is back in session and that means another Summer Reading Program has come and gone. The Aldine Branch Library was just overflowing with children’s activities this summer. We had clowns, crafts, musicians, jugglers, animals, and much more. Let us know which program you enjoyed this year and what you would be excited to see for next year.

The Aldine Branch Library Recycles

As a fund-raiser, the Aldine Branch Library has increased our paper recycling efforts over that last few months. Before we began this campaign, the branch and our customers were averaging just over a half of a ton of paper collection a month. Now we are averaging almost two tons a month! We can’t thank customers enough for stepping up for their community. Our goal is to collect four tons of recyclable paper every month and we know we can do it with your help.

Position Opening at the Aldine Branch Library

The Aldine Branch Library’s Technology Training Assistant position is available and we are currently looking for candidates. Some experience is required as is being bilingual in Spanish. Further details can be seen on the Harris County Public Library Jobs page as well as instructions for applying.

Old School Teen Time: Fun Had by All

We had a blast at Old School Teen Time. We had over thirty-five participants. The parents dominated while the teens couldn't get over the fact that there were no on/off switches. Staff got involved too and by the looks of things took the games seriously. Gamers got a kick out of that as much as they did playing.

 

Where Do You Want Books to Take You?

Books lined on the floorOne of the Aldine Branch Library toddlers got away from her mom long enough to make an excellent point, whether she was aware of it or not. Books can be a pathway to something new—a new culture, new ideas, new people. Come see where books can lead you. We just ask that you don’t walk on them.

 

Aldine Teens Make Movies

Students Taking PicturesBefore the summer break, teens at the Aldine Branch Library had a blast making short films. Once school starts back, we will continue to meet at least once a week to work on some new film projects. Teens, come and join us in creating some movies.

Students between the ages of 12-18 will need to contact Ryan Fennell, the Young Adult Librarian, for details. Space is limited!

Old School Teen Time

playing cards, board game, dominosSince the Aldine Branch has been hosting Web 2.Yo! for the teens the last three weeks, an Old School Teen Time will be held to balance out this technology overload we’ve been having. The event will be like our regular Teen Time this summer, but strictly BVG (Before Video Games). So come Tuesday, July 28th from 3 pm to 5 pm and enjoy card games, board games, and other games that don’t have plugs. All are welcome. Parents, this is the perfect opportunity to “old school” your kids in the games you played back in the day!

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