Assignment Refinement

man carrying large book stack

If you visited the Aldine Library this week, you may have noticed an increase in the number of students in the building, particularly in the afternoons and evenings. Wait times for computers have increased as well as the level of noise in the building. This is all due to end of school year assignments. Thank you for your patience during this busy time.

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.

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!