Lap Sit Starts Again at WU

We're excited to be resuming the Lap Sit story time sessions on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am, starting September 2.

The series-for babies aged 3 months to 24 months-will run from September through the end of May.  We bounce, clap, sing, and chant nursery rhymes.  This is a great step towards instilling a love of language and preparing babies to speak and read.  The sessions last about 20-25 minutes, with play time afterward.  A wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet, visit and possibly set up play dates.

Summer Reading Programs - What Do You Think?

Adult SRP        Children's SRP      Teen SRP

Did you participate in one of this year's Summer Reading Programs?  If you did and you'd like to share your opinions, or if didn't and you'd like to tell us what would make you join next year, please fill out this survey by September 8th.  Help us make next year's program the best one yet!

Update 9/8: The survey has closed. Thank you for your interest.  If you have additional comments, please leave them below.

Summer Reading Program Winner at WU!

SRP Winner at WUPatricia Bemrose is the winner of a $50 gift card from!  She successfully completed ReaderNation, the Adult Summer Reading Program of HCPL, and her name was chosen from all the participants at West University.  Ms. Bemrose describes herself as an avid reader, and enjoys listening to books on CD as well.  This summer she particularly enjoyed the book, "Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World," by Vicki Myron.  Ms. Bemrose plans to spend her gift card on more books, and will most likely participate in the reading program next summer. 

Miller Outdoor Theatre

The new Miller Outdoor Theatre calendars have arrived at the West University Branch.  Please pick up one of the calendars and take advantage of the free performances in Hermann Park.  I attended a performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," on August 6th, and had a wonderful time.  Bring a picnic basket and dine under the stars.  There are also three nights of movie musicals coming up in August, as well as movie nights and a light show.  Hermann Park is located less than 5 miles from West University and is also home to the Houston Zoo, a train ride, a golf course, and the Museum of Natural Science.

Book Club to start again in September

Our monthly book discussion group will resume on September 2nd.  We will be discussing "on Agate Hill," by Lee Smith.  I look forward to meeting returning members of the group, and I welcome new members.  Please contact West University Library if you would like to reserve a copy of the book.