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Exploring Egypt

EgyptEgyptA trained museum docent will take us on an Egyptian exploration trip with real Museum artifacts and specimen!  Presented by the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  Date: Tuesday, Aug 6, 3:00pm and repeated 4:00pm.  Ages 5 and up.  40 tickets will be given out 30 minutes before each show.

 

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Imagination Station Shows the World

Imagination StationThe world came alive with lots of fun with Imagination Station!

New Creation

Teens enjoyed creating tie dying t-shirtstie dye t-shirts with many colors and shapes.

Preschool Storytime is Going on a Picnic

PicnicBring your blanket, stuffed animal and a snack and enjoy a morning picnic.  Activities include stories and games.  Date: Thursday Aug. 1, 11:00am in the Reading Garden.  Ages 3-5.

 

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Life in a Pond

pond lifeWhat good is a mosquito?  Come and find out when you meet pond creature puppets and live, native animals!  Presented by Houston Audubon E.L. Moore  Nature Sanctuary .  When: Tuesday, July 30, 3:00pm and repeated at 4:00pm.  Ages 4 and up.  30 free tickets will be given out 30 minutes before each show.

Teen Art Contest Coming Soon!

Art Contest, TeensAre you a teen who loves to draw?  Unleash your creativity and wow us with your art work!  All supplies provided.  A prize will be awarded for first place.  Snacks will be served.  Date:  Monday, August 5, 3:00pm, Ages: 12 and up.  Invite your friends who like to draw!

 

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The Greyhounds were Awesome!

GreyhoundsGreyhoundsGreyhound Pets of America informed us about these racing dogs and gave everyone a chance to pet them!

Imagination Station: Expressway to the World

Imagination StationImagination StationEnjoy an exciting show about travel, maps, countries, transportation and lots more.  All-around performer Mick Corley is sure to make you laugh and keep you entertained!  Date: Tuesday, July 23, 3:00pm and repeated at 4:00pm.  Ages 5 and up.

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Teens Tie Dye T-Shirts!

tie dye t-shirtsTeens dye your own t-shirt or we will provide you with one!  Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of creativity.  Date: Monday, July 22, 3:00pm.  Snacks will be served.  Ages: 12-18 years old.  Wear your own creation this fall!

 

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

LongitudeTitle to be discussed: Longitude, by Dava Sobel.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30pm.  Summary: "Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day -- and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution. The quest for a solution had occupied scientists for the better part of two centuries when, in 1714, England's parliament upped the ante by offering a king's ransom (£20,000, or approximately $12 million in today's currency) to anyone whose method or device proved successful and reproducible. The scientific establishment throughout Europe -- from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton -- had mapped the heavens in it pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution -- a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land" --Cover, p. 2.

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