Quilting

The Houston International Quilt Show will be at the George R. BrownConvention Center from November 4 -7, 2010.  To get you in the quilting mood before the show, the library offersbooks on the history and art of quilting - All about quilting from A to Z; American quilts and how to make them.

Harvest time

The air is cooler; leaves and acorns are falling.  It's a great time to go on a nature walk and plan simple decorations to celebrate fall. Kids pumpkin projects lets you utilize pumpkins bought at a store or grown yourself.

West University Book Club-Book Selection for November 3

By Fire, By WaterTitle to be discussed: By Fire, By Water, by Mitchell James Kaplan.  Date of meeting: Wednesday November 3, 11:00a.m., at 6104 Auden.  Summary: “Debut novelist Kaplan depicts a turbulent period in 15th-century Spain, focusing on the story of Aragon’s royal chancellor… Deftly moves through a complex web of personal relationships, religious zeal and political fervor.”  Kirkus Reviews
 

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.