Getting Ready for Back to School

Upstairs in the Children's Section, we're getting ready for Back to School.  We have a display of books about going to school; the Bluebonnet books are available and we have sharpened pencils and binder paper ready.  Enjoy the last days of summer vacation.  When you return to school and get your various assignments, come to the Library as soon as possible.  The books or subjects you're looking for may not be in.  Please allow enough time to request items from another library.  We're here to help !

Computer Classes at WU in September

Sign up for a free computer class in September.  Call us at 713-668-8273, if  you would like to register for a class.

Intro to PowerPoint, 9/4, at 2:00 pm - PowerPoint Pt 2, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Excel, 9/11, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Excel, at 3:30 pm

Computer Basics, 9/18, at 2:00 pm-Computer Basics Pt 2, at 3:30 pm

Beginner Word, 9/25, at 2:00 pm-Intermediate Word, at 3:30 pm
 

Sharks and rays end 2012 Summer Reading Program

  Bill Balboa, of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, shows the mouth and teeth of a small shark.  Other sea creatures - such as rays, alligator gar and redfish - were also on display.  Children learned about the different creatures, asked questions and were invited to touch the animals at the end of the program.  This was a great final program for our 2012 summer.  Attendance at programs was high, children read books for prizes and all seemed to have a great time.  Thanks to the Friends of the West U Library for providing funds for many of the programs and library decor.

West University Book Club-Selection for September 5

State of WonderTitle to be discussed: State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett.  Wednesday September 5, at 11 a.m.  Review: "A superbly rendered novel. . . . Patchett’s portrayal is as wonderful as it is frightening and foreign. Patchett exhibits an extraordinary ability to bring the horrors and the wonders of the Amazon jungle to life, and her singular characters are wonderfully drawn. . . .

Creepy finger pen craft for Young Adults

  5 teens created creepy finger pens at a young adult craft program Tuesday afternoon.  The YA program was held at the Senior Center, next door to the West University Library.  Using lightweight modeling clay, a pen, toothpick and press-on fingernail, teens rolled, molded and prodded the clay to form gnarly knuckles on the ghostly make-believe appendage. 

 

The final summer program for children will be Wednesday August 8 at 3 PM.  The Texas Department of Fish and Game will bring a variety of sharks and rays to learn about and view up close.