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April Programs in the Children's Department

Now that springtime is in full bloom, get out in the fresh air and join us for some fun children's programs this month.   Toddler Time is held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:15 am.   It is for children 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver.   Preschool Storytime is held on Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  It is for children 3-5 years old along with a parent or caregiver.  Twilight Tales is held every Thursday night at 6:30 pm.  It is a storytime that follows the themes of the toddler and preschool storytimes.  It is designed for preschool age on up.   All storytimes require tickets.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.   Here are the themes f

Books Alive! Week - Baby Playtime on Friday, March 16 at 10:00 am

   Looking for something to do with your child under 18 months of age?  Join us on Friday morning from 10:00-11:00 am  for Baby Playtime.  We'll have fun books, toys, and bubbles.   No tickets are required for this program.  Just come to the Children's Activity Space to mingle with other parents of babies and have some fun...

Books Alive! Week - Tuesday - Spring Crafts in Children's Department

Looking for something crafty for the children to do on Tuesday afternoon?  Join us as we celebrate Spring Break with some fun crafts.  We'll be making a cute inchworm and a colorful butterfly from clothespins at 2:30 pm.  The butterfly will be doubly fun because it will have snack items inside (cereal and dried fruit) that can be eaten later!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.

Books Alive! Week - Learn about Wiggly, Wonderful WORMS! on Monday, March 12 at 2:30 pm

 Before you start your Spring garden with the children, join us Monday afternoon at 2:30 pm for "Wiggly, Wonderful WORMS!".  Nature educator Ellen Hutto of Saltgrass Science will be here to talk about the importance of worms to the garden and composting,  We'll have lots of great books on worms and gardening to check out.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Books Alive! Week coming soon

    The signs of spring are popping up everywhere: flowers are blooming, humidity is rising, and children are eagerly anticipating CCISD's Spring Break!   If you're looking for some fun for the family, join us for Books Alive! Week.  Sponsored by the Friends of Freeman Library, this annual event features special programs each day of the week.   The programs will run March 12-16 this year.  

Monday, March 12 - 2:30 pm - Wiggly, Wonderful WORMS! - educator Ellen Hutto of Saltgrass Science talks about why worms are important for the garden.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a special Twilight Tales on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 PM.  We'll be saying "Happy Birthday to You" as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with fun stories and activities.  This program is designed for preschool age children and their families or caregivers.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  

Afterschool Craft: Get Ready for the Rodeo on Wednesday, February 29 at 4:30 pm

    

We're calling all young cowgirls and cowboys to a craft roundup on Wednesday, February 29 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a scratch-off sheriff's badge and a fun cactus kitchen magnet.  To join this wagon train, tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting thirty minutes before the program.

                                  

 

Join us for Toddler Playtime on Friday, February 24 from 10-11:00 am

Looking for a chance to mingle with other parents and toddlers?  Join us on Friday morning, February 24 for Toddler Playtime from 10-11:00 am in the Children's Activity Space.  This program is designed for children 18 months old through 3 years old along with their parent or caregiver.  We'll have books, toys, bubbles and a fun tunnel!  No tickets are required for this program.

Valentine's Day Fun!

 Join us for some Valentine's Day Fun!  The Children's Department will have crafts and tasty treats on Tuesday, February 14 at 4:30 pm.  We will be decorating sugar cookies and putting together a couple of fun holiday crafts - a picture frame and a scratch-off heart ornament.  This program is designed for children 3-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Young Audiences of Houston Presents "Congo Square"

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a music program for the whole family on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm.  Young Audiences of Houston musicians, Joseph Dixon and JAWAD, talk about the music contributions of several African American musicians: jazz players Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, ragtime composer Scott Joplin, and blues player W.C.

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