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Spring Break @ Octavia Fields

Spring fever is in the air, and Octavia Fields has the cure!  On the week of Humble I.S.D.'s spring break, we will be having fun activities to keep boredom at bay.  On Wednesday, March 17th at 4:30 pm the library will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day craft.  So come join in the blarney, and make a shamrock tree.

"Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck."    ~Author Unknown

For The Children/Para Los Ninos

Our next workshop for parents and children will be held in the meeting room, on February 9th, at 10:30 am.  The subject will be on "Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies".  We will be discussing the ways to build brain power through music, laughter, healthy food choices, and problem solving.  Don't forget, after each session, parents can fill out a survey and they will recieve one free ticket to the Children's Museum.  How awesome, everyone is a winner!  So please join us.

For The Children/Para Los Niños

We will be holding special workshops for parents and children to work together learning how to succeed in different areas of life.  The first one will be held in the meeting room, on the 12th of January at 10:30 am.  The subject will be on "How Your Child Learns".  All classes will be presented in English only.  After each session parents will be asked to fill out a survey and they will receive one free ticket to the Children's Museum.  How cool is that?!  So, please come up to the Octavia Fields Circulation Desk and sign up today.  For those that don't get a chance to sign up, don't worry; "walk-ins" are welcome.


Bells will not be ringing, but music will certainly be in the air at Octavia Fields on Monday, December 14, 2009.  Peggy Carter, a talented composer, and award-winning hammer dulcimer player, will be performing beautiful Holiday songs for everyone's entertainment from 4pm to 6pm.  So, please join us for the musical festivities!



Special Delivery at Octavia Fields

We are proud to announce that on Tuesday, November 2, 2009, Octavia Fields received a special delivery weighing 19 pounds.  The big bundle was hand delivered by our U.S. Congressman, Ted Poe.  It is a 2 volume set and contains a total of 1,990 pages of the latest health care bill filed in the House of Representatives.  The bill is also accessible on line, but if you want to see it and actually hold in your hands, it is available for the public to view at the Octavia Fields reference desk.


Peek-a-“boo” Story Time has temporarily moved.  Starting October 19th, the story times for all ages will be held in the Children’s area due to Early Voting. They will resume in The Meeting Room on November 4th. We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Science Alive project for Tuesday, October 13th, will be “Float Your Boat”. We will be building our own boats and experimenting with what floats, what sinks, and why. So ahoy all you little sailors ages 7 to 12 years; bring ashore all your ideas and questions. We will be setting sail in the activity room at 4:30 P.M. sharp.


The Ssssummer Reading Ssssnake

This is a friendly reminder to all you Ssssummer Readers that participated in making parts to our Ssssummer Reading Ssssnake.  Your pieces of art are now located at the Children's Librarian desk waiting to be claimed by the original artissssst.  They will be available through Ssssaturday, October 24th.  After that, they will sssslither away forever.  Thank you all for doing such a ssssuper job on your ssssnake pieces!

Going Green at Octavia Fields

Octavia Fields has got it all “in the bag”!  The friends of the Library have great book bags for sale. The money raised from the sale of the bags will support children's programing.   They come in a variety of colors: red, green, and royal blue. They can be purchased at the circulation desk for $3.00. What a great way to support your local Library and go green.

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