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Art Explorers Around the World!

  Konnichi Wa!   The first stop of the year on our artistic trek around the world is the country of Japan!  Learn all about this fascinating country and create a beautiful Cherry Blossom painting!  This program meets on Monday, January 12th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 13th at 4:30 pm Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  Sayonara!

Holiday Happenings in Childrens!

   In the Children's Area the following programs will be held over the next 2 weeks:

Tuesday, December 23rd - Little Amigos Story Time (9:30 am), Toddler Time (10:30 am) R.E.A.D. (4:30 pm)

Closed:  Wednesday, December 24th - Sunday, December 28th

Monday, December 29th - Baby Bookworms (9:30 am), Wibbley Wobblers (10:30 am), Bluebonnet Book Club (1:00 pm)

Tuesday, December 30th - Little Amigos (9:30 am), Toddler Time (10:30 am), Manners Matter Program (4:30 pm)

Closed:  Wednesday, December 31st  and Thursday, January 1st

We will be open and following our regular schedule on Friday, January 2nd

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year from your Children's Dept. Staff: Lynn, Christie, Cheryl, Ann, Laura, Paige, Susan and Nemo!

 

Snowman Craft!

 Who says it never snows in Texas?  Next Thursday at 4:30 pm, they'll be just enough "snow" for kids ages 6 - 12 to make a snowman sock craft! This program is limited to 15 children.  Call 832-559-4235 to register! *all supplies are provided!

Art Explorers Around the World!

"Travel" to Norway - the Land of the Midnight Sun and create a traditional woven star!  This program meets on Monday, January 8th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 9th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children, ages 8 - 12.  Call to register at 832-559-4235.

National Picture Book Month!

There’s nothing like turning the page of a beautiful picture book!  November is National Picture Book Month! This international literacy initiative celebrates the [print] picture book during the month of November.  You are invited to share in this wonderful form of literature every day by reading a new post from a picture book author explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. Each author has posted book related activities, themed calendars, curriculum ideas and stories for your child to listen to online.
Read * Share * Celebrate and have fun [every day] all month long!

Art Explorers Around the World!

     The next stop on our artistic trek around the world is the country of Panama!  Children ages 8 – 12 will learn all about this fascinating country and create Molas (reverse appliqued pictures)!  This program meets on Monday, November 10th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, November 11th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children and registration is required.  Call 832-559-4235  to reserve your spot!

Celebrate Day of the Dead!

Day of the Dead - Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world. The holiday is not a sad time, but rather a happy one that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting the graves with these items as gifts. Stop by the 1st floor lobby to see our wonderful display.  Muchas Gracias to our friend and former co-worker Sylvia McMillan for generously loaning us her artifacts for the display.

Little Amigo's Story Time!

  Hola...When children learn a second language at a young age it is as easy as learning a first language and also allows them to optimize their learning potential.  Little Amigos is a story time presented in English with one word each week spoken in Spanish throughout.  For example: the theme is “dog”.  The word "dog" will be replaced with the word “perro” whenever it is in the story, song, finger play and activity. This is a great opportunity each week to expose your young child to a second language which they can continue to build on as they get older.  Little Amigos is for children ages 3 – 5 and meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Children's Area.  Esperamos contar con tu presencia¡  (hope to see you there!)

Art Explorers Around the World!

  Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at Art Explorers Around the World! Learn about Latin America and create Aztec art on Monday, October 13th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, October 14th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children, ages 8 -12.  Call to register at 832-559-4235

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

  Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  We invite you to stop by our 1st floor lobby display and familiarize yourself with some of these influential people and browse through a sampling of children's literature written by Hispanic authors.  

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