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COMIC BOOKS HAVE COME A LONG WAY!

...in fact, they aren’t even called “comic books” anymore.  The graphic novel and manga collection in the Children’s Department is more popular than ever! By definition, a graphic novel  is “any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.”  http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/graphicnovelscomics/f/graphic-novel.html  Some of the more popular graphic novels are Spiderman,  Marvel, Garfield, Baby Mouse, Asterix and Star Wars.
Manga is the term used for graphic novels which are created in Japan.  Some of the more popular titles are Pokemon, Hikaru No Go, Akira and Dragon Ball.
While the word “graphic” can be somewhat deceiving, rest assured, it’s still just a good ol' fashioned comic book!
 

EXPLORE CUBISM at the CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT!

 ...learn about the artist Pablo Picasso and create your own “masterpiece” at Art Explorers on Tuesday, February 22nd at 4:30 pm and Monday, February 28th at 1:00 pm.
Registration is required and limited to 20 children (grades 2nd-6th) for each session.  Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235 for more information.

GET "MAGNETIZED" IN THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT!

...and have fun learning all about magnets at Fun with Science on Tuesday, February 8th at 4:30 pm.
Registration is required and limited to 20 children (grades 2nd -6th).  Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235 to register.
 

OPERA AND ORIGAMI, oh my!

     

The Children’s Department and Houston Grand Opera present a special performance of Bantam of the Opera on Monday,                 January 31st at 1:00 pm!
This FREE performance is appropriate for children of all ages, no registration is required and fun is guaranteed!
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And, on Tuesday, February 1st, at 4:30 pm, join us for Craft Time!  Have fun making a Valentine’s Day origami craft and card!  This program is limited to 20 children (1st – 6th grade) and advanced registration is required.
For more information and to register for Craft Time, stop by the Children’s Reference desk or call 832-559-4235.

 

HEY KIDS…A BOOK CLUB JUST FOR YOU!

Register now for the KIDLIT Book Club... enjoy discussion, crafts, puzzles, games and snacks for the book “Dodger and Me” .   The club is limited to 15 children (3rd – 5th grade) and will meet at 1:00 pm on Mondays, February 7th and 21st  in the Children’s Department.  

Stop by the Children’s Reference desk to register or call 832-559-4235.

*book selection is available for checkout when registering

SHADOW PUPPETRY IN THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT!

...learn about the art of Shadow Puppetry and create a bird puppet at Art Explorers on Monday, January 24th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 25th at 4:30 pm.
Registration is required and limited to 20 children per session (grades 2nd - 6th). Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235.
 

CHUGGA, CHUGGA, CHOO CHOO!

Every Thursday (January 13th thru May 12th) children ages 2 - 6 and their parents are invited to register for the Choo Choo Club! Work with your child each week on literacy activities that focus on a specific letter and theme. We guarantee a “train load” of fun as they create, explore and become ready readers!
Required registration begins 1 week in advance.  Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235. This program meets in the Children's Department and is limited to 20 children and their parents.
 

“SOCK IT” TO ME AT CRAFT TIME IN THE CHILDREN’S DEPT!

Make a snowman sock craft on Tuesday, January 4th at 4:30 pm. Registration is required! Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235. Limited to 20 children ages 1st-6th grade.

START THE NEW YEAR OFF ON A HIGH NOTE….

A really high note…
Houston Grand Opera presents a special performance of Westward Ho, Carlotta! on Monday, January 3rd at 2:30 pm!
This FREE performance is appropriate for children of all ages! Meet in the Children’s area. For more information, stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235.
 

GAMES, GAMES AND MORE GAMES!

Make new friends and have fun playing from a variety of board games at Game Day on Tuesday, December 28th at 4:30 pm.
This program meets in the Children’s area and all ages are welcome! For more information, stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call        832-559-4235.
 

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