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Harlem Renaissance Storytime

JJoin us for our Harlem Renaissance Preschool Storytime next Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30 am in celebration of Black History Month. All kids 3-5 are welcome, but you do need a free ticket to enter. The tickets will be in the children's area when the library opens at 10 am.

Grade School Valentine's Party

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A Proclamation from the Children's Librarian to remind you of the Royal Reception for grades K-5 this Friday at 4:30 pm. There will be fractured fairy tales, dancing, food, and crafts. Call the library at 713-466-4438 to reserve your spot.

Royal Reception

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  All Kings, Queens, Princes and Princess are formally invited to a Valentine Celebration filled with fractured fairy-tales, crafts, dancing and refreshments.  This celebration is for grade school aged kids and space is limited.  Call 713-466-4438 to reserve your space on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 pm.

Preschool and Toddler Storytimes

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with friends and family while some of enjoy watching the Super Bowl.  This is just a reminder starting next week all kids will have to have a ticket before attending Preschool Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30 am or Toddler Storytime on Wednesday at 10:30 am.  The tickets will be on a table in the Children's Area starting when we open to pick up.  This is a measure put in place to insure everyone's safety in case of an emergency.  

Rhythmic Books Your Toddler Will Love

Finding a book that a two year old will sit through is hard enough.  Finding one they will actually enjoy?  Yikes!  Some things to look for are books with rhythm and rhyming.  There's a reason Dr. Seuss and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom are so popular!  The rhythm in these books allows for easier storytelling and helps your toddler develop their language skills.  It allows them to differentiate sounds and recognize words.  Plus, they're just fun! 

Here's some more examples of great Toddler books with rhythm:


 Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Computer Class: E-Books and More!

Last year Harris County Public Library checked out over 1 Million E-Media titles.  Want to enjoy the freedom of checking out books and movies from home?  Join us this Saturday at 3:30 pm to learn about all the E-Media Harris County has to offer.

Eats & Treats Cooking Club!

  Do you want to learn the life skill of cooking before moving out of your parent's house?  Or do you like making yummy treats for you and your friends?   Come out to learn how to make Any-Fruit-Will-Do Muffins on Monday, October 17 at 4 pm as part of the Eats & Treats Cooking Club.  All teens 12-18 are welcome!

Who Am I? Teen Contest Winner!

 

Congratulations to the winner of our teen Who Am I? Contest: Kaylie Reynolds!  Kaylie was one of five teens who correctly identified 15 scientists from biographic clues.  After a random drawing she won the $50 gift card to Fandango.com, a movie ticket website.  Congratulations to everyone who entered!

The Wonderful World of Fan Fiction

     Are you going through withdrawals from your favorite book or T.V. series now that they are complete? Why not try fan fiction?  What is fan fiction? Well, the answer is in the name.  Fan fiction is stories written by fans set in the worlds, or using the characters of their favorite T.V. shows, books, movies, video games, or comics.  These stories can be anywhere from under 100 words long (drabbles) to over 800,000 words long (a Hey Arnold! story by Azure129 called Learning to Be Helga).  Some of these stories are famously horrible while others are so popular they turn into best-selling novels (i.e.

IT HAS BEGUN!!!

Come and check out our Friends of the Library Silent Auction and Booksale.  Lot's of things to make bids on, such as gift cards and some brand new musical equipment from Line 6 as well as some very beautiful art. The Auction ends tomorrow at 3pm.

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