Baseball Fever - Catch It !

Baseball season is here. The Children's Section upstairs has a display of baseball books.  There are biographies of various players, books about the game, as well as picture books, early readers and fiction.  Check them out for a fun-filled April. 

                                                        

New Hours at West University Branch Library

The West University Branch Library will have a reduction in hours starting April 6, 2011.  Renewals, requests and other online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net.  The new West University Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 10-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 1-6, Friday 1-6, and Saturday 10-5.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

Volunteers needed to help shelve children's materials

If you have a couple of hours once a week to spare and like to be in a cheerful, colorful atmosphere, the Library needs help shelving children's materials upstairs. The primary areas of shelving are picture books, juvenile fiction and non fiction.  The librarians will help you start with a complete orientation about the children's collection, where and how to shelve the items.  If you are interested in volunteering, call the Library at 713 668-8273 or stop by and introduce yourself to Libby or Margaret.

West University Book Club-Selection for April 6

Christine FallsTitle to be discussed: Christine Falls, by Benjamin Black.  Wednesday April 6, 11 a.m., at 6104 Auden.  Summary:  In this expertly paced debut thriller from Irish author Black (the pseudonym of Booker Prize–winner John Banville), pathologist Garret Quirke uncovers a web of corruption in 1950s Dublin surrounding the death in childbirth of a young maid, Christine Falls.

Humphrey is settling in

Humphrey the hamster is settling in at the West U Library. He sleeps a lot during the day but wakes up about 5:30 PM to begin his nightly activities.  Humphrey loves to run on his wheel and has discovered the joy of hiding in the plastic strawberry.  Sometimes he mounds a pile of paper fluff to barricade the doorway.  Recently Humphrey took a break in his activities to pose for photos.