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Mural Repair

The Aldine Library's beloved mural is in need of repairs once again. Nearly a year ago, the Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston came out to the branch to patch up areas of the mural that needed attention. A few weeks ago, we noticed that pieces of tile had fallen off once more. We are again working with the folks at the Museum of Cultural Arts to fix the mural. We'll have it repaired as soon as we can. We hope that by providing additional caulking and taking other measures we will have a more permanent fix to the problem.

Patched Up

The Aldine Library's nice mural has been repaired! The Musuem of Cultural Arts, Houston, came out to the library and patched up our mosaic. The shifting of the building's foundation may have been a factor in the creation of cracks in the mural.

The repair work was all made possible by the generous funding of the Friends of the Aldine Library. Please consider making a donation to show your support and appreciation for the Aldine Library!

 

All That It's Cracked Up to Be

Visitors to the Aldine Library may have noticed our lovely mural. Upon closer inspection, visitors may have noticed some cracks in the mural. These cracks are due to the building foundation shifting. We have let the appropriate folks about the damage. Our nice mural will be patched up ASAP.

 

Mural in Motion

A life-size, ceramic mosaic on a curved wall greets patrons at the entrance of the Aldine Library. Do you know its history? Under the direction of artist Reginald Adams with the Museum of Fine arts and the guidance of Israel Barbosa, Stovall Middle School students and four Aldine teens helped create the 10 foot high and 80 foot wide mosaic in the summer of 2002. The mural is based on a photo of 12 real people with books, such as Adams with his son on his shoulders, Barbosa on a skateboard, children walking, riding a bicycle, pulling a wagon, and on roller skates. The mural also features a senior adult man pushing a woman in a wheelchair.

Mrs. Barbara Bush Visits the Library

Mrs. Barbara Bush with Children's Services StaffMrs. Barbara Bush made a surprise visit today to the Barbara Bush Branch of Harris County Public Library to view the mural on the wall created by artist Pat Rawlings. The 7 ft. by 31 ft. mural combines the natural beauty of the Cypress Creek area with the local history of Klein, Texas, and with classic characters from children's literature. Mural by artist Pat RawlingsMrs. Bush appears in the mural along with library staff members and many young library customers.

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