Fall Gardening

                With a cool front predicted for next week and our weather becoming cooler, a lot of people will feel like heading back outside to their gardens.  There is still time to enjoy colorful plants before they go dormant during the coldest months ahead.  The library has several titles to give you suggestions and inspiration.  Take a look at Continuous bloom by Pam Duthie  and

Lap Sit for Babies

Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM, babies and adults stream upstairs to find a seat on the rug in the picture book area.  They're excited to sing, bounce and clap their way through nursery rhymes, songs and motion chants.  Lap Sit lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, with plenty of time afterwards for babies to explore and play with an assortment of soft toys.  Adults enjoy this time to visit, compare their children's growth and even set up future play times.

Parents, caregivers and babies aged 3 months to 24 months are welcome.

West University Library-Book Club Selection for October 6

BlameTitle to be discussed: Blame, by Michelle Huneven.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday October 6, 11:00a.m., at 6104 Auden.  Summary: In this gripping tale, Huneven charts the parameters of guilt and how a young, wisecracking intellectual becomes a shadow of her former self. Patsy MacLemoore, a boozy history professor, is helping her boyfriend, Brice, take care of his niece, Joey, whose mother is undergoing cancer treatment.

Bluebonnet books in high demand

 

The Bluebonnet Books are read by most elementary school children in Texas.  West University has multiple copies of each nominated title, which are shelved on the small bookcase at the top of the stairs.  Now that school has started, the demand is great and it may seem there are no books available.  When the books are returned  they are placed on a bookcart by the checkin counter.  Check that cart first before heading upstairs.  If no titles are available, they can be requested from other libraries to ensure your student has an opportunity to read the books he/she wants.

Summer Reading Program Winner at WU

SRP winner

Yolanda Athaide is the winner of a $50 gift certificate from Amazon.  She succesfully completed ReaderNation, and her name was chosen from all the participants at West University Library.  This is the second year that Yolande has participated in the Adult SRP, along with her two children. She describes herself as a having been a big reader since she was a child, and her parents always said that she could never set a book down. These days she mainly reads children's books, so that she stays one step ahead of her children. Recently she enjoyed reading the young adult novel, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly.
Yolande plans on using her gift card to purchase a world history book for her family.