Dinosaur Fossil Program

Fossils were the focus of this week's children's program.  Dr. Neal Immega shared some of his fossil collection with young readers and talked about going on dinosaur digs.  If you happen to be up near Fort Worth, you can see actual footprints at the Dinosaur Park. The Brazos River also still yields dinosaur fossils even today.  That is where Dr. Neal tripped over the large fossil of a knee bone that the children are examining in the photo.  After the talk, children were able to examine the fossils up close and colored a mini dinosaur flip book created by Mrs. Immega.

 

The 2011 Lariat Reading List

Belfer, Lauren. Fierce Radiance. HarperCollins.

  • On the eve of World War II, when Life photojournalist Claire Shipley files a story about the development of penicillin, she stumbles upon corporate espionage and murder. An enlightening look at life before antibiotics.

Billingsley, ReShonda Tate. Holy Rollers. Gallery/Simon and Schuster.

Reading is Magic

Recently the West UniversityLibrary's summer reading program was featured in an online article of the West University Examiner.  Look at what's been happening at the Library !

 

 

: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/west_university/living/article_765198ba-1772-5c5e-9282-8ad95e338340.html

Animals that dig

       Animals that dig were the featured guests at the Library this week.  The Traveling Naturalist brought reptiles and mammals who like to burrow.  96 children and 50 adults attended the program which featured a snake, turtle, hedgehog, bunny tarantula and toad.  Afterwards, children lined up to pet the turtle and lion-headed rabbit.

Next week we will have crafts on Tuesday at 3 PM and Origami on Wednesday at 3 PM.

Magic at the West U Library

Our summer programs started off with an exciting magic show featuring local magician, Steve Burton.  The audience was amazed by the fabulous "How'd he do that?"  tricks. We were fortunate to have the program at the newly renovated senior center next door to the Library.  Their auditorium accomodates large crowds.

All Library  programs are free and are listed on the West U Library website.  Calendars are also available at the Library.

Visit the Library website at www.hcpl.net to sign up for the summer reading program.  Children who read [or have read to them] 10 picture books - or read on their own for 5 hours or 500 minutes - will receive a free paperback book, a certificate and a food coupon from a local restaurant.