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Magician Julian Franklin visits Freeman Library on Wednesday, June 27

 Looking for some fun and magic?  Join us Wednesday, June 27 for magician Julian Franklin's "Top Secret" show.  He'll be entertaining audiences at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before each program.

The Houston Audubon Society presents "Birds, Books, and Beyond" on Tuesday, June 26

  Join us as the Houston Audubon Society presents "Birds, Books, and Beyond" on Tuesday, June 26 at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  You'll soar to new heights as you learn fun facts about birds and get to see some of them up close.  To learn more about the Houston Audubon Society, check out their website  http://www.houstonaudubon.org.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Children's Department starting thirty minutes before each program.   This program is sponsored by the Friends of Freeman Library.  For more information, please call us at 281-488-1906.

Texas Snakes and More will visit Freeman Library on Tuesday, June 19

 Join us Tuesday afternoon for a visit from Texas Snakes and More at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  Mr. Clint will tell us some fun and fascinating facts about snakes and then he'll let us see and touch them up close.  This program always attracts lots of snake fans.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before each program.  To learn more about snakes, check out Mr. Clint's website http://www.texassnakes.net.

Marsha's Petting Zoo and Cool Treats coming to Freeman on Tuesday, June 5

  Join us this Tuesday, June 5 from 2:30-4:30 pm for the return of Marsha's Petting Zoo.  It has become a tradition at Freeman Library to have Marsha's Petting Zoo at the kick-off of our afternoon SRP events in the Children's Department.  We'll have llamas, goats, chicks, deer, piglets  and other fun animals to pet.  No tickets are required for this program.  Just line up along the front  porch and we'll take you through in groups of about 15-20.  

Tween Beginning Knitting Class coming to the Children's Department this Summer

     Children ages 9-12 years can learn the basics about knitting in a free class on Fridays June 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 10-11::00 am.  The class will be held in the Children's Activity Space.  

Storytimes for the last week of May

    There will be a change in the storytime schedule for the last week of May.  The library will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.  Tuesday, May 29 will be the only day of the week that we will have Book Babies and Toddler Time.  We will have  Preschool Storytime at its regularly scheduled time of Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm.   We also will have Twilight Tales on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 pm.

Registration for a drawing for spots in the USA LEGO Robotics Camp starts this Saturday morning!

   Just a reminder:  Registration for a drawing for spots in the LEGO Robotics Camp sponsored by United Space Alliance (USA) and the Friends of Freeman Library begins this Saturday, May 19 and runs through next Saturday, May 26. 

 This FREE camp is designed for children 7-11 years old.  They use a computer program on a laptop to build LEGO projects.  The camp will be held on Saturdays June 9, 16, 23, and 30.  There are two sessions each week - 1-2:30 pm and 3-4:30 pm.  

Baby Playtime on Friday, May 18

              If you're looking for something to do this Friday, May 18 with your baby, join us for Baby Playtime in the Children's Activity Space at 10:00 am.    This program is designed for children ages 0-18 months along with a parent  or caregiver.  We'll have educational toys, bubbles, board books and lots of fun!  Come hang out with your child while you mingle with other adults.   No tickets are required for this program.  

USA LEGO Robotics Camp Coming Back in June

 The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library this June on Saturdays (9, 16, 23 & 30).   There will be two sessions of the camp each week: 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.  This free camp is designed for children 7-11  years old.  It is sponsored by the United Space Alliance (USA) and the Friends of Freeman Library.   The children learn math, science, and robotics concepts as they work in pairs to put together a LEGO project each week.  The camp is led by a teacher who will be assisted by teen and adult volunteers.

 

Check out our early literacy tables!

 Want to know about the new hang-out spot in the Children's Department?  We now have three tables dedicated to early literacy skills.  Children's librarian Elizabeth Hunt created these tables after attending the Public Library Association's convention recently.  She developed these tables to help parents encourage early literacy skills.  It looks like she succeeded. These tables have become very popular with families.

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