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American Art Program returns in July for children 10 years and older

Children 10 years and older have an opportunity to register for a drawing for spots in the American Art Program on Fridays July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:15-11:15 am.  The materials used in this free program are funded by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.    Children need to attend all 4 sessions and bring a smock to protect their clothing.  They will learn about several American Art movements and create artwork based on what they've learned. 

Magician Mick Corley visits Freeman Library on Thursday, June18 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

   Get your funnybones ready...Magician Mick Corley visits Freeman Library on Thursday, June 18 for two shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  Mick combines magic, humor, puppets and mime for a laugh-out-loud funny show.  But, he also always includes lots of references to he importance of reading and participating the Summer Reading Program.

S-s-s....Snakes coming to Freeman on Thursday, June 11 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Our first performer of the summer is Thomas Davis "The Snakeman" on Thursday, June 11 for shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  The Snakeman will be talking about snakes and he'll bring several for the children to see and touch.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older. 

Kids: Come decorate a tote bag to carry all your great summer reading!

It's that time of year again....Time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!  Children from infants through 12 years old can sign up for the 2015 Summer Reading Program (actually there's a summer reading program for the whole family - teens and adults, too).  This year's theme is "Every Hero has a Story".  For children from 18 months old, they can read 10 books (or have them read to them) to get a certificate, a free paperback book, and a star with their name on it.  For babies up to 18 months old, they can sign up to do 10 activities with their

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.

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