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Books Alive! Week - Day 4

 Join us Thursday, March 13 from 2:30-4 pm for face painting and balloon animals on Day 4 of Books Alive! Week at Freeman Library.  Our friends from Party Animals will be here to do face painting and balloon animals.  No tickets are needed for these events - just a little patience as you wait in line for a bit to get your turn.

Also, we'll have a Para Los Ninos/Raise a Reader storytime at 2:30 pm.  This program is a storytime for preschool age children and their families.  There will be a story and activities to encourage a love of reading.  This program requires tickets.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.  Just a reminder - the library is open 1-9 pm on Thursdays.

 

Books Alive! Week - Touch a Truck

     Join us today for Day 2 of Books Alive! Week at Freeman Library.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of Freeman Library.  Today we have Rush Truck Center bringing in a truck at 2:30 pm.  The truck will be in the parking lot on the Diana Lane side of the library.  Ms. Jeanie Achtermann of Rush Truck Center will talk about trucking and then children will have a chance to see the truck up close and take pictures with it.

February Programs for Children @ Freeman Library

February is the shortest month, but we won't be short of events to celebrate this month in the Children's Department.   Here are our special programs this month:

Thursday, February 13 @ 4:30 pm - Black History Month  - celebrate Black History Month with a fun weaving craft inspired by the colorful Kente cloth of Africa, music, a short movie, and a treat.  This program requires tickets.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Chinese New Year Celebration at Freeman on Friday, January 31 @ 4:30 pm

The whole family is invited to celebrate Chinese New Year at Freeman Library this Friday, January 31 at 4:30 pm.  We will start with a lion dance on the Diana Lane side of the library.  Students from Clear Lake High School's Chinese National Honor Society will perform the lion dance promptly at 4:30 pm.  Festivities then will move into the Community Room where we will have crafts, music, and food.  Please join us for this fun program as we celebrate 2014 - The Year of the Horse.

Afterschool Program Today: LEGO Free Play @ 4:30 PM

If your school aged children can't get enough fun with LEGOs, join us this afternoon for LEGO Free Play.   This afterschool program begins at 4:30 pm.  It is designed for children 5-12 years old.  The children will get to work with a LEGO kit to create a project.  Parents are encouraged to bring a camera or other device to take a picture of your child's creation.

Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Homeschoolers: Cast a vote for your favorite Texas Bluebonnet Award book on Monday, January 27

Homeschooled children who would be in grades 3-6 are invited to come to Freeman Library on Monday, January 27 to cast a vote for their favorite book nominated for Texas Bluebonnet Award.  We'll have a ballot box at the Kids Information Desk all day on Monday.   The winning book will be announced by the Texas Library Association in April.  We will keep you posted on the winner.

Calling all babies for Baby Playtime on Friday, January 17@10:00 am

 Join us this Friday morning 1/17 for Baby Playtime in the Children's Activity Space from 10:00-11:00 am.   This program is designed for children from infants through 18 months old along with a parent or other caregiver.

We will have board books, toys, music, and bubbles!  This  program does not require tickets, so just drop in with your baby.  You'll get to meet other parents and their babies.

Be a Healthy Reader: Meet members of the Clear Lake High School Cross Country Team on Monday 1/13 @ 4:30 pm

   Members of the Clear Lake High School Cross Country Team and their coach will visit 
Freeman Library on Monday 1/13 at 4:30 pm.  They will talk about cross country running and show some of the exercises they use to prepare for this type of running.  This program is designed for children ages 5-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Open House for Teen Volunteers on Monday, January 6 @ 2 pm

      Did you or your teen make a New Year's resolution for the teen to volunteer more in the community?  If so, we have a great chance for teens to get started.  On Monday, January 6 from 2-3 pm, teens and parents are invited to an Open House for teen volunteers.  The Open House is for teens who are interested in volunteering in the Children's Department over the next few months. 

USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns in February

   The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns this February for four Saturdays (February 1, 8, 15 and 22).  This free camp is for children 7-11 years old.  The children work together in pairs or small groups to use a program on a laptop to put together fun LEGO projects.  There's a different LEGO project each week.  The camp is coordinated by a middle school teacher who talks to the children about the science and engineering concepts they'll be using in the projects.

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