May 8, 2012
Awesome! A reading list in video form! This year’s Texas Lone Star Reading list looks like it has a lot of great summer reading. What is the Texas Lone Star Reading List? It’s a list of books recommended by librarians for kids in grades 6, 7 and 8. The books are meant to be recreational: aka fun to read. If you’d like to recommend a book to be considered for next year’s list, use this form. In the meantime, see how many of these books you’d like to read by watching the video below:
April 25, 2012
This summer, children and teens can come to the library and learn many new skills. Click on the image to find out more!
April 21, 2012
Today at the Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library, there was a lot of language learning happening! French classes and Chinese classes took place. Students learned how to pronounce, read and speak a little of these new languages. All classes are free and all ages.
Next week, learn Dari at 11 am and Chinese at 12 noon.
April 20, 2012
The Summer Reading Club is just around the corner! Starting in June, there are great programs at your library! To get in the mood, check out this great video: Get a Clue at your Library!
February 18, 2012
Caterpillars! What neat little creatures. They start out as cute little worms and then become magnificent butterflies in one of nature’s most dramatic changes. This week, Ready to Read story time at the library focused on these awesome insects. We also made our own caterpillar pictures using cut-out paper. In this way, we mimicked some of the artists who illustrated the stories we read.
Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Of all the stories, Inch by Inch is my favorite. It tells the story of a clever little inchworm caterpillar who is in danger of becoming a robin’s lunch. The inchworm makes himself useful and escapes being eaten by measuring the birds in the forest, but when a nightingale wants the inchworm to measure his song, the inchworm has a clever solution to all of his problems with the birds! Read it yourself to find out what the inchworm does.
Find all of these books at your library and join us for story time, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 am.
February 14, 2012
On Saturday, the library had its first Chinese language class! Sharon, the Chinese teacher, taught 14 adults and children some basic Chinese words and phrases. They also learned about the Chinese New Year celebration. Head librarian, Monica Wong, brought home-made Chinese dumplings. Sharon taught a few students how to use chopsticks to eat them!
Today, Zumba class was held in Conchita’s cafeteria. The library’s multipurpose room isn’t finished yet, so classes are held in the cafeteria until the room is finished. Eight students and a large audience enjoyed a fun, aerobic fitness routine. Julie Song, an excellent and enthusiastic Zumba teacher helped students work out different muscle groups and teach them a little more about fitness.
If you missed these classes this week, don’t miss them next time! Chinese language class is on Saturday, after story time, at noon. The class is held in the library’s room L109. Zumba is at 1:30 in Conchita’s cafeteria. See you there!
February 11, 2012
February 11th is 2-1-1 day. Texas 2-1-1 is a calling center that is dedicated to helping people find services they need, when they need it most. Some of the services that they are able to help people find are:
- affordable child-care
- assistance for family members with disabilities
- information about applying for benefits
- crisis counseling
- free health information
- disaster assistance
- and more!
2-1-1 is free to call and connects you to local help. Wait times are minimum to speak to a real human being and they can connect callers to speakers of many different languages.
Learn a little more about 2-1-1 and remember the number in case you or someone you care about needs help or assistance.
February 3, 2012
Coming up next week!
StoryTime: Preschool and Family Storytimes will start this week. Storytimes are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 am. This program will happen every week except during EPCC holidays.
Flix a la bibliotheque: Watch foreign films, anime and classic films. Become truly film-savvy! Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 pm.
Gaming @ the Library: Play board, video and card games with other gamers. Every Wednesday from 4 to 5 pm.
Zumba Fitness: Get really fit and keep your New Year’s Resolutions! Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30–at Conchitas!
Chinese for the Family: Learn to speak, read and write Chinese! Family class at 12 noon till 1pm. Another class for ages 13 and up takes place at 1:15 to 2:15.
All Programs Free! BYO… snacks and drinks.
January 17, 2012
The new Children’s area at the Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library is starting to look like a place children and their caregivers will delight in visiting! The ceiling has been partly installed, with whimsical light fixtures and a cloud-like paneling. Too cute!