Gymboree story time Tuesday April 12

Gymboree will entertain the preschool set at our weekly story time on Tuesday April 12 at 10:30 AM.  Children will be able to sing, move around to music andpossibly experience parachute play.   Our regular themed story time will return April 19 with a theme of baseball.

West University Book Club-Selection for May 4

When the Emperor Was DivineTitle to be discussed: When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka.  Wednesday May 4, at 11 a.m.  Summary: "This heartbreaking, bracingly unsentimental debut describes in poetic detail the travails of a Japanese family living in an internment camp during World War II, raising the specter of wartime injustice in bone-chilling fashion." -From Publishers Weekly

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.