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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!

   Children, adults and families are invited to join us this Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on the first floor of the Library to celebrate the holidays library style! Enjoy music, refreshments, crafts, a Friends of the Library book sale (the perfect opportunity to pick up a book for the reader on your list!) and a visit from Santa!  

Being Thankful and December!

  Hard to believe Thanksgiving is a week away and with it comes the start of the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  We hope that while you are busy shopping, planning and enjoying time with  family and friends, that you continue to visit the Library and enjoy all the special events and programs that are planned.  It all starts on Saturday, December 3rd with our annual Holiday open house.  Families are invited to join us from 10am - 2:00pm on the first floor of the llbrary for  holiday activities, crafts, music, snacks, a Friends of the Library book sale and a visit from Santa (bring your camera!). During the month of December In the Children's Area, the following special programs* will be offered:  gingerbread house decorating, ornament making, a special showing of a holiday classic movie about a "grinchy" creature who discovers the true meaning of the holidays and a noon years eve party to ring in 2017!  Starting  in December, all after school programs (with the exception of the R.E.A.D. program) will start at 5:00 pm - this will allow for more children to attend after getting home from school.  And finally, the Children's Department Staff (Kimberly, Genova, Ann, Allison, Paige, Jennifer and Amanda) would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful children and parents for coming to the library, attending our programs and filling our days with so much fun!  For all December events, please access our online calendar or stop by any library service desk for a hard copy.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING! *these programs require pre-registration

LEGO Create for Kids!

Calling all master builders...Do you love LEGO?  Come build with us and complete a creative challenge on Tuesday, November 15th at 4:30 pm, in the children's area of the library!  This program is limited to 25 children (ages 5 - 12). Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!.

Art Explorers and Tlingit Art!

  In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, we will be learning about the Tlingit culture and creating artwork using the paper piecing method at Art Explorers!  This program will meet on Tuesday, November 8th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Area!  Please call to register at 832-559-4235 as this program is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12)   

Creepy Cupcakes in the Children's Area!

      No tricks, just treats this Wednesday, October 26th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Area!  Decorate a spooky, fun or creepy cupcake for Halloween!  This program is limited to 20 children (ages 7 -12).  Call 832-559-4235 to register for this yummy program!

Slumber Stories!

   Put on your pajamas, bring a teddy bear and your favorite blanket and join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm for Slumber Stories!  Children ages 18 months - 5 years* will enjoy bed time stories, quiet play time, singing and a light snack.   This new story time will be held every 3rd   Tuesday of the month! Call the Library at 832-559-4235 for more information! *all ages are welcome, but, the stories will be geared for this age range.
 

Caravaggio and Chiaroscuro

   Come to Art Explorers in the Children's area on Tuesday, October 11th at 4:30 pm!  Learn about the artist Caravaggio and create a simple face sketch using the technique known as Chiaroscuro.  This program is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

STAR WARS READS DAY IS COMING!

 The force will be with you all day on Saturday, October 8th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm as we celebrate Star Wars Reads Day!
Listen to a Star Wars story at 1:30 pm.  Improve your intergalactic fighting skills and learn how to be a jedi warrior with Jedi Master Sifu Whit of Jade Mountain Martial Arts of Katy at 3:00 pm!  If that's not enough, we'll also have crafts, a photo booth, snacks, prizes, trivia and more!  Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!  All ages are welcome to come and join the fun!  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4235.

Children's Area Changes 1.1

Much like Apple does with Iphones and computers, we’ll be sending you updates as we continue to make the upgrades/changes to the Children’s Area.  The most recent and recognizable one is that we have moved all the books previously shelved in the “series” section into Fiction.  The reason: there are so many fabulous books that are part of a “series” that we simply don’t have the room to highlight all of them in that area.  As of today, all series books are now shelved by author. We have pulled a few of the more popular series and they are located on one side of the 2x2 pyramid shelf near the center of the children’s area.  On this shelf, you will find favorites such as Disney, Star Wars and Superheroes. On the shelves at the front of the fiction section (the former series shelves) you will find our Spanish collection, which consists of biographies, fiction, non-fiction and picture books as well as a small selection of Chinese language books. As always, please ask at the reference desk if you need help finding or requesting a book.  More great changes ahead…we’ll keep you posted! 

Children's Area Changes!

   We are in the beginning phases of a complete Children’s Area overhaul.  Similar to Spring cleaning your house - this type of "cleaning" will be done Library style!   What that means is a shift in the collection, new programming being added and current programming being re-vamped!
One of the most obvious changes to the collection is the location of the Graphic Novels.  They have been moved from the far corner of the children’s area to the shelving unit directly to the left of the Children’s Activity Room.  The Juv. Ref, Country and State books have been shifted down one shelving unit and the current Blue Bonnet books can now be found on the top of the magazine section.
So, bear with us as the changes evolve – we’ll keep you posted as they happen!

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