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STEAM Tween Wednesday: Graphic Novel Egg Painting at 4:30 pm on 2/20

  Tweens 8-12 years old will have a great time on Wednesday, February 20 @ 4:30 pm when they paint eggs to look like their favorite graphic novel characters.  We'll provide the eggs (they're wooden) and the paints.   The tweens just need to provide the creativity.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program by funding the art supplies.

Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm

  Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us on Thursday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm.  We will have a craft, a special music performance, and an amazing calligraphy demonstration.   This program is recommended for children of all ages.   As a treat, we will serve a taste of Chinese cooking to the children.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at 4:30 pm in the Children's Department.  This program always is populare, so we suggest children and their grown up arrive about 15-20 minutes before the tickets will be given out.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Da Camera presents "The History of Jazz" on Monday, February 11 at 6:00 pm

  Celebrate African American History Month by joining us on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm for "The History of Jazz" presented by Da Camera.  This lively and informative program demonstrates how African-American work songs, hymns, and soirituals evolved into ragtime, Dixieland Jazz and other music forms.   All ages are welcome to this music celebration!
 

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, February 7 @ 6:00 pm

Looking for a fun outing for the family on Thursday night?  Join us this Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 pm for Pajama Storytime.  This evening storytime features books, songs, and a fun craft at the end.   Children are welcome to wear pajamas, slippers and bring a blanket or cuddly stuffed animal to snuggle with in the storytime.  Tickets are given out at 5:30 pm.

Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, February 7 @ 4:30 pm

  We'll be honoring African American History Month during Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, February 7 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be talking about the books Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut and Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams.  These two tooks are on the list of 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Book Award nomieesWe'll be viewing a reading from one of the books and we'll be using paper scraps to make a collage based on the other book.  This program is recommended for children 8-12 years old.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Lion Dance on Saturday, February 2 @ 3:00 pm

  Start the Chinese New Year by experiencing a colorful Lion Dance presented by the Houston Lion Kings on Saturday, February 2 @ 3 pm.  This amazing program combines traditional drumming with beautiful costumes.  The dance lasts about 15-20 minutes followed by a chance to get an upclose view of the performers.   No tickets are needed for this presentation which will be on Diana Lane side of the parking lot.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding this program.

Family Storytime on Saturday, February 2 @ 11:00 am

Looking for a fun outing for the family on Saturday morning?  Join us at 11:00 am this Saturday, February 2 for Family Storytime.  This storytime features books, songs, and fingerplays.   We meet in the Children's Activity Space.   No tickets are needed for this program, so you can drop in after a late breakfast or right before an early lunch!

Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, January 31 @ 4:30 pm

  We're on our last installment of the Bluebonnet Booktalk featuring the 2018-19 Texas BLuebonnet Award nominees.  This Thursday, January 31 at 4:30 pm, we'll talk about these nominees: Spirit Hunters; Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics; The Harlem Charade; Slider; and Refugee.  We'll have some fun activities such as short video clips on how to do graffiti art and short reading from a scary story.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.

Homeschoolers: Vote for your favorite 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Book on Thursday, January 31

Homeschooled children who would be in 3rd-6th grade are welcome to drop by the Kids Information Desk on Thursday, January 31 anytime between 1-9 pm to cast a ballot for their favorite 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee.   We'll have a ballot box where children can fill out a paper ballot to vote for their favorite book.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library supporting Freeman by funding additional Texas Bluebonnet books each year.

 

STEAM Tween Wednesday: Make Magnetic Slime on Wednesday, January 30 @ 4:30 pm

Tweens 8-12 years old will have great fun making magnetic slime and then testing the slime with a variety of magnets.  This afterschool program will be on Wednesday, January 30 at 4:30 pm.   Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

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