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Pizza @ the Library! Yippee.

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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

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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.  


All Aboard the Library Express. Chuga, Chuga, Choo, Choo.

In story time, I introduced one of the transportation songs with my train whistle, and the children in our program loved it! Below are a few songs and fingerplays that you can enjoy at home. 

Animals @ the Library on July 16th and 17th

Houston Audubon Society presents Birds of the Bayou City - tickets required

Monday, July 16th @ 3:30 pm

Soaring over our city parks and nesting in our backyards are an amazing array of birds. Discover why birds love Houston. Learn all about what makes a bird a bird. There is an opportunity to see live birds!

Houston Zoomobile - tickets required

Tuesday, July 17th @ 3:30 pm

Animals live in lots of different homes; some live underground, others in trees or even underwater. Join us as we soar through some of the world's most incredible landscapes. From sand ridden deserts to the tops of the rainforest, we will discover the unique places that animals call home.


Creative Programs for Children's on July 9th and 10th

Please see ticketing information below.

Marshmallow Science with the Crazy Scientist, Mark Shepherd

Monday, July 9th at 3:30 pm. Come join us for some fun, zany science and stories about the beloved 'Marshmallow'!!!

Artists Studio for Children

Tuesday, July 10th at 3:30 pm. Come and be creative! We will supply all sorts of different materials and supplies. You bring your imagination. This will be an opportunity to explore different arts and crafts.

Other Information:The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room capacity, as determined by the fire Marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality program, does necessitate limits. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to start. All children admitted must be able to sit through the program without an adult.

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