The Kitten That Lived!

Or: Maggie visited a cat

The greatest joy of the holidays is getting to visit loved ones. This year, for the first time in over ten years, I did not have to travel to celebrate with my family (we celebrated in Houston!). I did, however, travel to visit some friends before the holidays, one of which I met here at the Aldine Library.

Holiday Hours at Aldine Library

Next week is Christmas! The Aldine Library will be closing early (at 5 PM) on Monday, December 23rd. We will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday (December 24th and 25th). We will open again on Thursday, December 26th at 10 am. Have a safe and happy holiday!

APE threw a Chirstmas party for kids, and it went great!

The Aldine Project Experience (our artistic teen volunteers) planned out a full children's program for this party. They researched children's crafts online. Then our volunteers tried the crafts out to decide which were the best based on kid's abilities, and how fun they were. They planned out a holiday snack menu (hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, candy canes, and even a healthy option of apple slices with peanut butter), and ordered the activities (crafts, then snacks, then a holiday movie).

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas @ Aldine

When you walk into the Aldine Library, a Christmas tree with greets you in the children's section. Poinsettas adorn the checkout counter. We hope these decorations- together with our Christmas-themed books, DVDs, and CDs- brighten your day. Happy Holidays from the Aldine Library.

APE volunteers are throwing a Christmas Party for kids!

After a grueling couple of months making Thirst For Hunger APE's teen volunteers could have done any number of things this winter. (I for one suggested quiet writing sessions, unsupervised free arts and crafts blocks of time, or you know long nap times...) But the teens at APE had other ideas, they wanted to throw a Christmas Party for the children of the Aldine Library.

We have put the time in. We tried out a number of holiday crafts and chose the best ones. We have put together a menu of our favorite holiday treats. And even chose a great kid's holiday film!

We are very excited to give the children of Aldine this present for Christmas! Come out and join the fun and celebration, Tuesday the 17th at 4pm in the meeting room.