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....

Real Characters

Chinese characters

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Aldine library is featuring a program about Chinese characters on Saturday, May 29th at 1 PM. A native of China will be on site to show how to write words and personal names in Chinese. The program is open to all ages. Come join us!

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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.
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snapshot

YMCA teens playing wii

You may not have known it, but you were being counted at the Aldine Library on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, as part of Texas Library Snapshot Day. 

Presented in partnership between the Texas Library Association and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Library Snapshot Day runs April 26th through May 7th, 2010. Its purpose is to provide a way for libraries of all types across Texas to show what happens in a single day in their libraries.

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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.

 

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