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Aloha...The Children's Department Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month on Thursday, May 21 @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department at Freeman will celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month on Thursday, May 21 @ 4:30 pm.  We will be making tissue paper flowers and leis.  We also will have other activities and refreshments.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4:00 pm

Teens: Open House for Summer Volunteering on Friday, May 22 @ 4:30 pm

Teens:  If you're looking for summer volunteer opportunities, the Children's Department at Freeman Library will be having an Open House on Friday, May 22 from 4:30-5:30 pm.  We'll have summer volunteer opportunities laid out so that you can sign up for them.   The Open House will be in the Children's Activity Space.

May Events in the Children's Department

Join us in May for some fun programs in the Children's Department.   We will finish up the last three Monday Maker programs (Mondays May 4, 11 & 18)  at 4:30 pm.  This afterschool program is for children 5-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  This program will be on hiatus during our summer schedule starting in June.

Preschool Book Party: How Do Dinosaurs....

Preschoolers (3-5 years old) are invited to a Preschool Book Party this Friday morning April 24 at 10:15 am.  Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out at 10:00 am when the library opens.  The brief storytime will feature books about dinosaurs -  especially the How Do Dinosaurs...series by Jane Yolen.  There also will be other fun activities to celebrate our love of dinosaurs!

Firetruck coming to Freeman Library on Friday, April 10 at 10:00 am

 The Houston Fire Department will be visiting Freeman Library on Friday morning at 10:00 am.  Firefighters with the Houston Fire Department's Station No. 72 will bring their firetruck to the Diana Lane side of the library.  Children will have an opportunity to meet the firefighters and hop on a firetruck for some fun.   Grownups are encouraged to bring a camera to take pictures of the visit.

Books Alive! Week programs in the Children's Department

Looking for something to do with your children during Spring Break?  At Freeman Library, this week is called Books Alive! Week.  In addition to our regular morning and afternoon storytimes, we'll have special afternoon programs.  These programs are funded with the always generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

   Freeman children can join children across America in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss this coming Tuesday, March 3 at 4:30 pm.   We'll have lots of great Dr.

Celebrate Chinese Year this Friday, February 20 @ 4:30 pm

  The Children's Department at Freeman Library celebrates Chinese New Year this Friday, February 20 at 4:30 pm.   There will be crafts, music, and a fun video of a traditional lion dance performance.    Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out at 4:00 pm    Space is limited, so children and their adult may want to arrive about 15 minutes before the tickets are to be distributed.

February Events in the Children's Department

February is the shortest month, but it's packed with fun celebrations!  Here's some programs for children to attend:

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