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Origami in the Children's Department!

   Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month at a special Origami Program on Thursday, May 28th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Area!  Have fun learning the ancient art of paper folding and enjoy some Japanese snacks!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 7 -12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Art Explorers Around the World!

 This month, Art Explorers Around the World will learn about America Artists and create Splatter Art!  There are 2 sessions to choose from:  Monday, May 11th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, May 12th at 4:30 pm! Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  Art Explorers does not meet in the Summer months and will resume in September.

Meet Bubbles!

  After a tense week of voting, a decision has been made.  The children have overwhelmingly decided on Bubbles to be the name of our new Beta Fish!  Name or no name, he has been a big hit with the children. Next time you are in the Library, stop  by the Children's Reference desk and visit with him! 

Sensory Sensitive Film Showing

  As we wind down the month of April and Autism Awareness month, we'd like to remind you of a special event the Library will  have this Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 am in room L129.  A Sensory Sensitive Film will be shown ~ the sound is lowered, the lights are left up and you are free to move about.  All are invited to come and enjoy this FREE, fun event with family and friends.  Please call the library for the title of this G-rated Disney movie at 832-559-4200 Don't forget your snacks!

Art Explorers Around the World!

   G'day Mate!  Art Explorers around the World will be "traveling" to Australia this month!  Monday, April 13th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, April 14th at 4:30 pm learn about the "land down under" and create aboriginal dot art Each session is limited to 20 children ages 8 - 12.  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Autism Awareness Month

  The month of April is Autism Awareness month.  This nationwide effort promotes awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all with ASD, and also strives to assure that each person is provided with every opportunity to achieve their highest possible quality of life. The Library joins in this awareness and shows their support by “lighting up blue” the overhead lighting of the first floor reference area of the library.  And, on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 in room L129,  a Sensory Sensitive Film will be shown – the sound will be lowered, the lights left up and all in attendance are invited to bring snacks, move about and enjoy this FREE, fun event with friends and family!  Please call the library for the title of this G-rated Disney movie at 832-559-4200.

Happy Spring!

  Today is the official first day of Spring and the 46th anniversary of the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle!  While you are enjoying what we hope to be some beautiful Texas Spring like weather, please take a moment to share this classic book with your child along with the many fabulous Eric Carle books we have at the Library.  If you can't make it to the Library, access the official Eric Carle website for fun and educational stories, games and activities! Happy Spring!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness initiative held on March 2nd - the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  This year, the featured book is the Seuss classic "Oh, the Places You'll Go".  The Library will celebrate this event on Thursday, March 5th at 1:30 pm with a special Choo Choo Club Early Literacy program featuring Dr. Seuss books and activities!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 3-5) and requires advanced registration.  Call the Library at 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  And, remember, "you're never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!"

Black History Month Program!

   The Children’s Area will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, February 26th at 4:30 pm by offering a special program based on the life and contributions of George Washington Carver.  Learn about his research and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes and make a yummy peanut snack!  This program is limited to 15 children, ages 7 – 12.  Call the library at 832-559-4235 to register.

Art Explorers Around the World!

  The next stop on our artistic trek around the world is Egypt!  Learn about this fascinating country and make and decorate a clay pot!  This program meets on Monday, February 9th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, February 10th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to register! 

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