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Hats Off to the Winner!

Monday, June 5th we celebrated Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher.  Poeple were invited to come wearing their fanciest hat in honor of our Hat Lady Cindy Groover.  We are proud to announce that the winner with the grandest hat is................................

drum roll please................................................

Maurice Kness!  His hat was unique and loved by everyone.  Congratulations Mr. Kness!

Pre-Summer Story Time Break

The spring session of our regular Children’s and YA programing concludes until June to allow staff time to prepare for summer programs.  Our regular story times will resume starting June 6th.  Hope to see you then!

Poetry Quiz Winner

 

In honor of April being poetry month, we had a display and a quiz for patrons to show what they know and maybe learn something in the process.  We are happy to announce that the poetry quiz winner for poetry month is Julie!  She really knows her poetry.  Congratulations, Julie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Patrons

Today, we received a beautiful arrangement and card from a wonderful patron that regularly comes into Baldwin Boettcher Library.  He always has a smile on his face and grateful words to share with the staff.  His sweet spirit is what makes customer service a pleasure and a true blessing.

Thank you Mr. Graves for your generosity and kindness.  You are a blessing to know, and we appreciate you!  We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

It's Tax Time Again!

Yes, it is that time again, TAX TIME, and Baldwin Boettcher is happy to announce that AARP is here once again to provide free tax preparation through April 18th.  Here are the days and hours they will be here:

Mondays 1 pm to 5 pm

Wednesdays 12 noon to 5 pm

Fridays 1 pm to 5 pm

Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm

Records to bring with you:

 

It's a Colorful Year!

We had a big turn out for the Calendar Coloring Craft, and we had a wonderful time!  There was music, food, and most of all we met some awesome people.  Looks like 2017 is going to be a colorful year!

Calendar Coloring Craft

It is a new year and time for a new calendar and Baldwin Boettcher has just the craft activity for you!  Saturday February 4th @ 2 pm we will be having a calendar coloring craft for ages 10 and up.  Get a free 2017 calendar to color. Supplies and refreshments will be provided.  So come join the fun!  Registration is required and you can do that on line at our events calendar or by calling the information desk at 281-821-1320.  There is a limit of 10 so hurry and don't be late for this very crafty and fun date!

 

SUMMER READING KICKS OFF WITH A BANG

Abubakr African Drummming and Story Telling helped to kick-off the 2010 Summer Reading Program here at Octaviia Fields Library.  Abubakr Kouyate is a djembe master performer and teacher.  During the program, Abubakr taught the children authentic West African rhythms.  Then, he asked for volunteers to come try their hand at playing the West African djembe drums.  The children and parents enjoyed  participating and playing their own rhythms on the drums.

For The Children/Para Los Ninos

"Your life + your time = MATH"

Our daily lives are filled with tasks that require math skills.  Our next workshop for parents and children will be called "Math at Home".  It will be held in the meeting room during pre-school story time, on Tuesday May 11th, at 10:30 am.  We will be having fun games with addition, creating patterns, and measuring.  Parents don't forget to fill out your survey for a free ticket to admit 4 guests to the Children's Museum of Houston.  So please come, and join the fun!

Did Somebody Say PIZZA?

Yes, Domino's Pizza will be visiting Octavia Fields on Tuesday, March 16th at 4:30 pm.  Learn about making pizza, and then eat it, too.  Master flattening the dough, and tossing it in the air.  By the way, did we mention it's FREE?  So, don't miss this one.  It's sure to be a treat!

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