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Do You Have a Library Card?

 

September is Library Card Sign up Month.  Library cards are FREE and can be used at any of our 26 friendly Harris County Branches!  Next time you visit  the library, ask for an application at the circulation desk or any reference desk!  

Art Explorers Around the World returns!

Hey, Mon! "Travel" to the Island of Jamaica and paint a Caribbean sunset!  This program meets on Monday, September 8th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, September 9th at 4:30 pmRequired registration begins Tuesday, September 2nd and is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12) for each session. Call 832-559 -4235 to register for the session of your choice!

Teen Volunteer of the Year!

  Congratulations to Allison Chamberlain, this year’s Teen Volunteer of the Year!  Allison, a homeschooled sophomore has volunteered for 2 years in the Children’s Area participating in every aspect of the program. This includes:  story time and program assistant, shelving, displays and craft projects.   Outside of the Library, Allison has been a volunteer at her Church’s Vacation Bible School for over 4 years.  She is an accomplished musician playing the violin and piano as a member of the Houston Youth Symphony, the Philharmonic and Chamber Group.  Thank you to Allison and all the members of our volunteer program for a job well done!

Afterschool Programming Resumes!

  Summer Reading is officially over!  A BIG thank you to all those who participated in this year’s program - Fizz, Boom, Read!  It was a busy, fun filled [and very hot] Summer!  Next week, we'll have information about after school programming in the Children’s Area which will resume the beginning of September.  Have a great first week back to school!

Fizz, Boom, Storytelling!

   Ahoy, Mates! Come to the Children’s Area on Monday, July 21st at 3:00 pm and meet Captain Book (aka Aileen Kirkham) and her first mate, Kitty!  They’ll be here to delight children (and adults) of all ages with their unique story telling, puppetry, songs and humor.  Arrrgh...this program is FREE!  

Fizz, Boom, Ssssnakes!

   Come to the Children’s Area on Monday, July 14th at 3:00 pm and learn all about snakes native to the State of Texas!  Fun is guaranteed  as the experts from Texas Snakes give you facts and information about these fabulous, slithery creatures!  This program is FREE and appropriate for children of all ages!  Ssssee you then!

Fizz, Boom, Oceans Rock!

Come to the Children’s Area of the Library on Monday, June 30th at 3:00 pm for an interactive presentation of Oceans Rock!  Learn about ocean life, coral, sea shells and more!  All in attendance will have a chance to dig and take home fossils, shells, shark teeth and any other treasures they find!  This program is FREE and fun for all ages! Call 832-559-4235 for more information!

Alice in Wonderland!

This Saturday, June 28th at 2:00 pm, the Hampstead Stage Company will present Lewis Carroll's classic story of Alice in Wonderland in the Children’s Area of the Library!  Due to limited seating, this performance is ticketed for 75 peopleFREE  tickets will be available at the Children's reference desk 1 hour prior to show time (1:00 pm) on a first come, first served basis (no phone holds or advanced pick-up).  Enjoy the show!

Clowns and Movie Fun!

  On Monday, June 16th at 3:00 pm, Geebo the Clown will be in the Children's Area to delight children and adults of all ages with magic, animals, balloons and more!  On Thursday, June 19th at 3:00 pm it’s Movie Day!  Enjoy this PG rated animated movie starring little yellow minions!  Bring a drink with a lid, we’ll provide popcorn

Fizz, Boom, Science!


 On Monday, June 9th at 3:00 pm, the wacky scientists from Mad Science will be at the Children’s Department to thrill and delight with their “fire and ice” show!  Learn about the wonders of air pressure, bubbling potions and much more! This program is FREE and fun for children of all ages!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information!
 

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