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It's Time To Turn In Your Summer Reading Logs

The Texas Summer Reading Program will end Saturday, August 11th.  Don't forget to stop by your library to turn in your reading logs. 

Harris County Branch Library Locations

More Fun Than You Ever Though Possible @ the Library!

Monday, August 6th @ 3:30 pm, Puppet Pizzazz Extravaganza Come to see giant puppets, marionettes, entertaining stories, and so much more. Expert puppeteer, Greg Ruhe, will entertain us with his extravaganza of puppets. Tickets are not required.
Tuesday, August 7th @ 3:30 pm,  Jungle Jim's Extraordinary Bugs  If you love creepy crawly creatures, you don't want to miss this opportunity! The famous entomologist Jim Klinger, aka Jungle Jim, will be here to answer everyone's questions. The exhibit consists of live and preserved arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians. Tickets are not required.

You Can Now Request J.K. Rowling's First Book For Adults

Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling [On Order]

The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.

 

Pizza @ the Library! Yippee.

* Ticket information below

The Domino’s Pizza program is so popular that we have two back to back programs planned on Tuesday, July 31st.
We will begin our first program at 2:30 pm and the second program will follow at 3:30 pm. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to each of these options.  Each program lasts approximately 40 to 45 minutes.
             • Tickets will be handed out at 2 pm for the 2:30 pm program.
             • Tickets will be handed out at 3 pm for the 3:30 pm program.

Pokémon Club This Thursday On July 26th

Do you know that Pokémon Club meets every last Thursday of the month?  

Our next meeting will be held on  Thursday, July 26th @ 4pm.

2012 Summer Olympics

If you are like me,  you might find yourself staying up late to watch your favorite Summer Olympic events on TV. They have been so exciting to watch! Here are a few book so you can learn more about the Olympics and/or a specific event.  Let me know if I missed a sport that you enjoy. I would be happy to make additional suggestions.

Ribbit, Ribbit! Things Will Be Hoppin' in Storytime This Week.

 

 

 

Jump on over to the library this week for storytime.  Ms Susan will be reading books about frogs and there will also be an opportunity for children to make a really cute craft. Please be aware that space is limited.

Toddler Storytime is on Wednesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm.

Pre-School Storytime is on Thursdays at 10 am.

 

Below are a few picture books that you can checkout to expand your child's experience.

More Marvelous Middle Readers

I had a great response from my last blog Mixed Matched Middle Readers for mature readers.  So, I wanted to share a few more titles on this level that I think you will also enjoy.  Please make a comment below if you are interested in a  specific genre and would like additional suggestions.   

Mixed Matched Middle Readers.

You have been to the pool, you did the family vacation thing and summer is slowing down. Many of you might not know what to do with all of that free time. So, here is a smorgasbord of book suggestions for mature readers.  This booklist includes a little bit of everything in hopes that you find that "perfect" book.  Happy reading.   

Racing to the Moon by Alan Armstrong

The Summer is Groovy for Tween and School Aged Children

* Ticket information below

We will be making Tie-Dye T-Shirts on Tuesday, July 24th @ 3:30 pm.

This will be a super cool program for tweens and school aged children.

  • * Bring in your own t-shirt and join us for Sharpie tie-dying. 
  • * The t-shirts should be pre-washed and dried.
  • * If you do not wish to bring in a t-shirt, the library will provide you with a bandana.

Please be aware that during this program we will be using permanent markers and rubbing alcohol. We recommend that you dress appropriately.  

Tickets 

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