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Monday at The Little Blue Library

Yesterday was a busy day at the Little Blue Library.  At 10:30 am we had Story Time in the Gardens.  It is for ages 2 to 6 years and takes place under the Tree House.  This week’s theme was Glaciers.  Then at 4 pm we had our Tween Readers Club for ages 9 to 12 years.  Each month we read a book and then meet to talk about it and eat some wonderful treats.  Next month the book will be, “The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl” by Stacy McAnulty.  If you can survive a bolt of lightning, you can survive middle school right?

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

This week at The Little Blue Library we have some programs on Monday.  We had our Story Time in the Gardens at 10:30 am, and we will have ESL with Cindy at 6 pm.  It will take place in the Mercer Botanic Center.  It is located at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  For more information on the directions please call Cindy at 832-927-5480.  We will not have our Spin-a-Yarn meeting, or our Word Crafters on Wednesday.  All other usual programs for the week will not be scheduled.  We will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday and will be closed Thursday through Saturday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will reopen Monday, Nov 26 at 10 am for our usual hours.   Baldwin Boettcher Library Staff would like to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday at the Little Blue Llibrary

Today is Wed, Nov 14, and we have two adult programs for you today.   We had Spin-a-Yarn at 11 am in the Mercer Botanic Center.  It is located at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  For more information on the location, please call Carrie at 832-927-5480.  If you like to crochet, knit, create, and chat then this is the group for you!  Then at 5 pm we will have Word Crafter.  It will take place at the Starbucks at 1960 and Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to write or would like to start, come join us!  Next Wednesday, Nov 21 we will not have Spin-a-Yarn or Word Crafters meet.  We will resume back on schedule on the following week, Wed Nov 28.  To see what programs we have coming up, please check out our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us.  We would love to see you at the Little Bl

Monday at The Little Blue Library

Today is Monday, Nov 12, and we will have another busy day at Baldwin Boettcher’s Little Blue Library.  At 10:30 am we have Story Time in the Gardens.  It is for ages 2 to 6 years old and will take place under the Tree House.  This week’s theme is “Leaves”.  Then at 4 pm we will have “DIY Wizard Hats” for children and tweens ages 6 to 11 years.

The Little Blue Library is Open Saturdays

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is now open on Saturday’s from 10 am to 5 pm, and today, Saturday, Nov 10 at 1 pm our staff would like to welcome all customers for a Colonial food tasting program. Our library customers will have the opportunity to sample traditional Colonial dishes of the United States of America. Join us for this early Thanksgiving celebration hosted by our beloved Cindy Groover.   We will serve the food under the Mercer Office Building on the East side of the Mercer Park. Call the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library at 832-927-5480 for more information about the program.  We hope to see you here!

Teen Thursday at The Little Blue Library

Today is Thursday, Nov 8, and we will be having Month of Magic part 2 The Wand Shop.  We are celebrating Harry Potter all month, and this week we will be making wands.  We may not actually have a wand shop, but we do have wood, paint, and other decorations to make a wand of our own.  Cheesy? Yes.  Fun? Yes.  This magical activity will be for ages 11 to 18 and take place under the Tree House of Mercer Botanic Gardens at 4 pm.  Come join us!

Wednesday at The Little Blue Library

Today is Wednesday, Nov 7, and we have a lot in store for you today.  At 11 am we will have our Spin-a-Yarn meeting in the Mercer Botanic Center.  It will take place at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  For more information on the location, please call Carrie at 832-927-5480.  If you like to knit, crochet, create, and chat, then this is the group for you.  Then we have an extra treat for you today.  At 4 pm we will have our Paint by Numbers program.  It will take place under the Tree House at Mercer Botanic Gardens.  It is for ages 6 and up.  Come join us to practice the relaxing and fun craft of paint by numbers.  In the evening at 5 pm our Word Crafters will meet in the Starbucks at 1960 and Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to write or want to start, come join

Thursday at The Little Blue Library


Today is Thursday, Nov 1, and we will have our teen program.  This month we will celebrate Harry Potter, and today we will have our Month of Magic part 1: “Marauder’s Map Scavenger Hunt”.  Using GPS coordinates we will uncover what the Marauder’s Map tries to hide.  It will begin at the Tree House at Mercer Botanic Gardens and will venture out to explore the gardens as part of the program.  This activity is for ages 11 to 18 and will begin at 4 pm.  Come join us for a fun and magical time!

Wednesday at The Little Blue Library


Today Wed, Oct 31 “Halloween” we had our Spin-a-Yarn group meet at 11 am in the Mercer Botanic Center.  It is located at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to knit, crochet, create, and chat then this is the group for you.   For more information on the location, please call Carrie at 832-927-5480.
There will be no Word Crafters tonight.  We will meet again next week on Wed Nov 7 at 5 pm.
Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday at the Little Blue Library

We will have Gulf Coast Reads today, Tuesday, Oct 30  at 1 pm under the tree house.  Adults are invited to join in a book discussion of the Gulf Coast Reads book, Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke.   It will be followed by a modge podge craft.  Participants will have the chance to transfer an image to a block of wood.  Come join us!  Then at 5 pm we will have our beginning guitar class.  It will also take place under the tree house. It is taught by local guitarist Kevin Groover.  Participants will learn the basic guitar chords and play simple songs.  This is the last class for the four week session, and it is full. To see what programs we have coming up, check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us.  We would love to see you here!

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