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Drawing Dough: A Preschool Picassos Hit!

 Drawing Dough TurkeyThe holidays are fast approaching, and soon many homes will be bustling! If you have children that you need to keep occupied with a fun and easy activity, you might want to consider Drawing Dough! Drawing Dough is easy for an adult to make, and the kids love it! This was the latest medium that our talented Preschool Picassos used, and there were many lovely works of art, including the snazzy, seasonal turkey that you see pictured here! If you would like to make your own Drawing Dough, follow this link!

Your Story: The Story of a Lifetime!

Are you a Latino who has an interesting life story to tell? Do you want to do something special, something that will make you a part of history? Then you should take part in StoryCorps Historias. 
 

StoryCorps Historias is part of StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to celebrate one another’s lives through listening. StoryCorps will be coming to Houston’s Discovery Green Park – Maconda’s Cove, on the corner of LaBranch and McKinney St. They will be there from November 19 – December 19, 2009. 
 

You must make a reservation in advance to take part in this opportunity. To make your reservation, or just to find out more about StoryCorps and the MobileBooth in Houston, follow this link.
 

Cooking Up Fun!

Sunyoung and Anna make playclay!Did you know that you could make your very own all-natural Play-doh? Our kids at the Infant Process Craft last Thursday found out all about it and made fun things out of clay made right here with all-natural ingredients. The clay is made from things you can find around your kitchen such as flour and salt—or if you don’t have them, you can just go to your friendly neighborhood grocery store and buy them! And if you’re worried about your child eating the clay, don’t worry too much. Since it’s all-natural, it won’t hurt your child (and all the salt in will probably keep them from trying to taste seconds). If you’re interested in making your own, follow this link!

Slime in the Library

Slimed! Even though Halloween has come and gone, it’s not too late to get slimed! Our No School Today kids made their very own slime last Saturday. It’s the perfect gooey concoction for Halloween, or just for anytime you want to make something fun. You can make your own slime, too! Follow this link to find out how.

Books on the Bayou Movie Event!

 As October nears its end, Books on the Bayou is also winding down. This year’s pick is by Zora Neale Hurston. We will be watching the movie adaption of this book on Saturday, October 31st at 1:30 PM.

Boo-tiful Doorstops

Halloween DoorstopsOur Autumn Doorstop Craft was a big success! We made some fabulous looking doorstops, and one of them will even be up for bids at our Silent Auction for the Friends of the Library! If you are interested in making your own decorative doorstop, they’re very simple and a lot of fun. You can find directions here.

Craft Something Special!

 Is your home in need of a great new decoration for the fall? Join us on Saturday, October 17 for our Adult Program, Needle & Craft Nook, at 1:30 PM. We will be making autumn doorstops. Come make your own fabulous creation and have something spectacular to prop your door open with on Halloween!

Hispanic Heritage Month Book & Movie Club

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this Saturday, October 10th! We will be showing a movie based on a book to commemorate this event. The movie will start promptly at 1:30 PM in our meeting room. If you would like further information on the movie title and rating information, please call our branch.

Take Your Finances into Your Own Hands

Piggy BankAre you confused about money management? Do you need a nudge to help get your finances in the right direction? Come by our Money Management and Personal Finance Seminar and get your dollars and cents in shape! The class will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at 1:30 in the meeting room. It’s free, so come enjoy the best deal in town and learn something you might not have known!

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Works of Heart

 Preschool PicassosOur very first Preschool Picassos Art Camp was a huge hit! The children decorated some lovely piggy banks and made them true works of art. They also painted some beautiful fall leaves, and in some case, themselves! Our next Preschool Picassos will be on Thursday, October 15th at 10:30 AM.

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