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No Pop Up Libraries November 20-24 But Returning November 28 and 30th

TurkeyThe Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library will not be popping up during the week of Thanksgiving at either of our locations, but we will be back to our regular pop up schedule starting Tuesday, November 28th at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church from 11 am to 3 pm and at Clay's Restaurant on Thursday, November 30th, from 11 am to 3 pm.

When we return we will have a special Keepsake MakerSpace starting the week of November 28th to add to or replace any lost holiday ornaments.

We wish everyone a very happy holiday and can't wait to see you all November 28th and 30th.

If you have any questions please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.


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Pop In at the Katherine Tyra Pop Up Library Tomorrow, November 16 at Clay’s Restaurant from 11 to 3 pm

birds*Storytime at 11:15 AM Theme: Birds Craft: Bird Feeder
*Library Material Check Out and Returns
*New Card Services and Replacement Card Services
*Internet Cafe
*Savvy Stitchers at 1:00 PM
*Pokémon Club at 4:00 PM *The first three school-age children who arrive will get to take home one of our fabulous giveaways! giveaways

Pokémon Club will be held at Clay's Restaurant at 4pm every Thursday. All school age children are invited to come and bring their Pokémon Cards or Nintendo DS for this event. We ask that parents remain at Clay's for the duration of the program. Contact Shandy Pittman at (713) 466-4438 with questions.

ClaysWe love seeing our patrons. Pop in and say hello then enjoy all that's going on at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Libraries.

If you have any questions please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

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Infant Time is Back at the Katherine Tyra Pop Up Library @ Bear Creek United Methodist Church

If you haven't dropped by our pop up library at the United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water, on Tuesdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, we hope that you will.


InfantThis week we are adding an Infant Time to our weekly programming at this location.
You can find us in the tan buildings on the backside of the parking lot in room Hope 1 and Hope 2.


Join Us Tuesday, November 14 at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church for:
*Storytime at 11:15 AM -Theme: Trucks (Storytime is an early literacy program for children of all age where we share stories, sing songs and enjoy a craft.)
*Infant Time at 2:00 PM -Theme: Our Senses (Infant Time is an early literacy program for children birth to 18 months of age. In Infant Time we learn finger plays, share stories, sing songs and socialize during playtime with developmental toys)
* Library Material Check Out and Returns
*New Card Services and Replacement Card Services
*Internet Cafe

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We love seeing our patrons. Pop in and say hello then enjoy all that's going on at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Libraries. We continue to be so grateful to the Bear Creek United Methodist Church for providing a space for us to continue to serve the community while our buiding is being repaired. 


If you have any questions please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

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Free Giveaway Books While Supplies Last Today at the Katherine Tyra Pop Up Library at Bear Creek United Methodist Church

Hope 1We had a wonderful Pop Up Library last week at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water. We are located in the tan buildings, on the backside of the parking lot, in room Hope 1 and Hope 2.

Join Us Tuesday, November 7 at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church from 11 AM to 3 PM:

*Storytime at 11:15 AM
*Barnes and Noble Free Books to Build Back Your Library, while supplies last
*Makerspace: Paper Chain Challenge
*Library Material Check Out and Returns
*New Card Services and Replacement Card ServicesBCUMC Logo
*Internet Cafe

We love seeing our patrons. Pop in and say hello then enjoy all that's going on at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Libraries.

If you have any questions please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

Join Us for a Pop Up Library at Clay's Restaurant Thursday, November 2, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join Us this Thursday at Clay's Restaurant, 17717 Clay Road, to enjoy these library services:

Barnes & Noble Books Giveaways*Barnes & Noble Free Book Giveaways
* Storytime at 11:15 AM Theme: Counting and Craft
* Makerspace – Paper Chains
* Internet Cafe
* Library Material Returns
* Library Material Check Out
* New and Replacement Card Services
* Savvy Stitchers Group will be meeting at 1:00 PM

We love seeing our patrons. Pop in and say hello then enjoy all that's going on at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Library at Clay's Restaurant this Thursday.

If you have any questions please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

Tuesday October 31st There Is a Second Pop Up Library Location for the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch

Thanks to the generosity of the Bear Creek United Methodist Church the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek branch library will be popping up in the Community on an additional day and location.

Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library Weekly Pop Up Schedule:

  • Tuesdays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ the Bear Creek United Methodist Church Village: Room Hope 1, 16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston, TX 77084
  • Thursdays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Clay’s Restaurant, 17717 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084

Join Us Tuesday, October 31 at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church for: 
* Storytime at 11:15 AM - Theme: Pumpkins  Halloween Costumes are encouraged, but not required!
* Makerspace Project: Monster BookmarksMonster Bookmark
* Internet Cafe
* Library Material Returns
* Library Material Check Out
* New and Replacement Card Services

We love seeing our patrons. Pop in and say hello then enjoy all that's going on at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Pop Up Libraries.

If you have any questions please contact Melinda or Shandy at 713-466-4438.

Pop Into our Pop Up Library, Thursday October 12 at 11:00 AM at Clay's Restaurant

Library ImageHave you had a chance to pop into our pop up library? We will be at Clay’s Restaurant, 17717 Clay Road, providing library services in the “Lodge” this Thursday October 12, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

At 11:15 AM we will have a children’s storytime complete with a craft.
Other services that will be available from 11:00 to 3:00:
Library Item Returns
Library Item Check-outs
Laptops with internet access
New or Replacement Library Card Services
In our All Ages Makerspace: Come Make A Monster Corner Bookmark

We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melinda or Shandy at the Fairbanks Library Branch, 713-466-4438. Thank you.

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The Katherine Tyra Library Popping Up at Clay's Restaurant, Thursday, October 5th


HCPL Katherine TyraWe are so excited about our new pop-up library opportunity. Thanks to the generosity of Clay’s Restaurant, 17717 Clay Road, we will be providing library services in their “Lodge” room this Thursday, October 5, from 11:15 AM to 3:00 PM.

At 11:15 AM we will start with a children’s storytime. We will also have laptops available for public use, library card creation services, crafts and coloring sheets. We will have a limited number of books available for check out and will be able to accept book returns.

If your books were damaged during the flood, please do not return them to us at Clay's.  You can pop by and let us know or call one of the other Harris County Public Library branches for assistance. 

Fall Storytime Schedule for Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

Our fall storytime schedule will kick off starting, Tuesday, August 29. schedule

Preschool Storytime will be returning to Tuesday mornings at 10:15 AM.  Preschool storytime is a fun, early literacy storytime for children ages 3 to 6 years of age.

Starting this fall, Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.  Tuesday, August 29 at 2:00 PM marks the beginning of our Tuesday afternoon Toddler Times.  The second session of Toddler Time will be held on Wednesday, August 30, at 11:00 AM.  The content of the weekly programs will be identical.  Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 to 35 months.

Infant Storytime will remain on Thursdays at 10:15 AM.  Join us for our first fall session, Thursday, August 31 at 10:15 AM.  This is an early literacy development program for children from birth to 17 months.

On Saturdays at 2:00 PM join us for Lily’s Library Tales.   Lily’s Library Tales is a fun, family storytime experience where listeners share time with Lily, a certified therapy dog, while Betsy, her person, reads.  Betsy is a certified, professional librarian with years of experience sharing wonderful books with children. Lily’s Library Tales can be found in our children’s area and is not a ticketed program.

All of our weekday storytime programs are ticketed.  Free tickets are available for morning storytimes in our children’s area at 10:00 AM when the library opens.  Free tickets for our Tuesday afternoon Toddler Time will be available in our children’s area at 1:00 PM the day of the program.

We hope to see you at storytime. Come for the fun and stay for the friends you make at the library. 

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