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Basic Life Skills – Buying Presents December 13th @ 5 PM [12+]

 

 

From Secret Santa to gifts on the big day, buying Christmas presents for others can be challenging.

Join Mr. John in the Library Community Room on December 13th at 5 PM to learn some tips and tricks to picking out the perfect gift. 

Holly & Latkes; Christmas and Hanukkah Storytime

Join the Fairbanks Library tomorrow December, 6 at 4:30 pm for the Holly and Latkes, Christmas and Hanukkah Story time. There will be storys, songs, and crafts. All ages are welcome, but space is limited. Pick up your ticket starting at 4:00 pm.

High-5 Club

Sticky, Sticky, Stuck!Saturday, December 9th at 3:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club to learn about sticky stuff. We will be reading the book Sticky, Sticky, Stuck! by Michael Gutch. We will be doing a fun game and everyone will get to take home some treats and Christmas slime! Come to the desk 30 minutes before the program to get a free ticket. Space is limited.  For ages 1st-3rd grade.

Yoga for Adults on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm

Beginner level YOGA class every Wednesday evening at 6:15pm. Yoga is a system of physical exercises, breath control, and meditation aimed at attaining bodily and mental control and well-being. The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to “yoke,” “join,” or “unite.” The word implies joining or integrating all aspects of the body with the mind to achieve a healthy and balanced life. Come and join us, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. 

Adults - The December Adult Crafts-To-Go Kit Has Arrived!

Adults - please stop by the upstairs Reference Desk, to pick up an Adult Crafts-To-Go kit. This month's project is a fun foam snow globe ornament (see picture). This free kit will include all materials necessary as well as instructions. This project will be available to adult patrons while supplies last.

Please contact the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 832.927.5420 for more information. Materials for this Maker program are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Technology Topics for December

All sessions are free and open to the general public. If you have questions, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. The topics for November include:

Teens: Celebrate Winter at Club Anime and K-Pop Club

Teens, celebrate the beginning of the winter season with Club Anime on Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm and K-Pop Club on Thursday, December 7th at 4:30pm. 

For Club Anime, we will be doing a White Elephat Swap. Bring a weird, wacky item and wrap it up. Nothing to swap, not problem because we have extras. After all the packages are open, then the fun begins as we swap and bargain for the best haul. 

At K-Pop Club, learn about winter holidays in Korea along with the latest in new music and dramas. Sample Korean snacks and vie for Kpop prizes. 

December Events for Children

Here are some fun and festive events for children to attend this month:

Monday Maker Programs - These afterschool programs are on Mondays at 4:30 pm for children 5-12 years old.  Here are the themes - 12/4 - Catapults; 12/11 - Magnetic Mosaics; and 12/18 - Lego Free Play.  Free tickets are given out 30 minutes before the program.

Satrurday, December 9 - Make A Lego Bolo Tie at 2 pm.   Children 5-12 years can make a Lego Bolo Tie to show off at the Houston Rodeo in a couple of months  Leslie Eaton of the Houston Rodeo Speakers Committee will talk about western lore and then children will make the tie.  Tickets are required.  They'll be given out at 1:30 pm.

Sunset Storytime Tuesday, December 5th at Maud Marks

No Ghost Under My BedBring the entire family out to our bedtime storytime on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 pm. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas. We will have stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. The Sunset Storytime theme this week is penguins!

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