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United Space Alliance LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman in January

  The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library on Saturdays January 28, February 4, 11 and 18.  The camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old.  There are two sessions of the camp each week: 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.  It is sponsored by United Space Alliance (USA) and Friends of Freeman Library.  The children work in pairs to build a variety of LEGO projects using a program on a laptop computer.  They learn science, math, and robotic principles as well as patience and cooperation.  

Make a Party Hat and Noisemaker to ring in 2012!

Children can get ready to ring in New Year 2012 with their own party hat and noisemaker!  Join us in making a hat and noisemaker on Wednesday, December 28 at 2:30 pm.  This program will be in the Children's Activity Space.

 Children and parents are invited to pose for a group Happy New Year! picture afterwards.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Festive Fun: Gingerbread House Decorating is back...

   Are you looking for something creative and "sweet" to do with the children this Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon?  Join us for Freeman's Annual Gingerbread House Decorating program on Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21 at 2:30 pm or 4 :00 pm each day.

Children's Program changes for the holiday season

There will be a few changes to the storytime and children's program schedules for the next two weeks for the holiday season.  We will have our regular Book Babies, Toddler Time, and Preschool Storytime programming on the Tuesday of each week (December 20 and 27).  We also will have Preschool Storytime at the regular 1:30 pm time on the two Wednesdays (December 21 and 28).   However, the Monday and Wednesday Toddler Time programs and the Wednesday Book Babies will not be held for the two weeks.  They will resume their normal schedule on Tuesday, January 3.

Santa Claus is coming to Freeman Library on Thursday, December 15 at 5:30 pm

    It's not too late to get a picture of your child talking to Santa Claus.  He has scheduled his annual stop at Freeman Library for Thursday, December 15 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Parents or caregivers are encouraged to bring a camera to capture a picture of their child's visit with Santa in the Rotunda Area on the first floor.  After visiting Santa, children can pick a candy cane donated by Walgreens.

 

To festively frame the picture, there also will be a picture frame decorating program in the Children's Activity Space starting at 5:30 pm.  Children can decorate a foam picture frame to remember their visit with Santa.

Join us for Thanksgiving storytimes the week of November 14

   We'll be celebrating Thanksgiving a little early when we feast on Thanksgiving stories during the storytimes for the week of November 14.  Join us for stories about Thanksgiving and sharing time with family. 

Costume Parade coming to Freeman Library October 24-27

                              

Are you ready to try out your child's Halloween costume?  Join us October 24-27 for Toddler Time, Preschool Storytime, or Twilight Tales to show off your costume.  Children are invited to put on a costume and participate in a costume parade at the end of each storytime.  We'll provide treat bags and visit several treat stations around the Children's Department.                        

Not-So-Spooky Bat Craft on Monday, October 17 at 2:30 pm

 Are you looking for something fun to do this Monday afternoon with the children?  If so, join us for a festive bat craft program at 2:30 pm.  We'll be making not-so-spooky bats from toilet paper rolls.  We'll also have a tasty snack and fun coloring sheets .  This program is recommended for children preschool age through grade school.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting thirty minutes before the program.  For questions, call us at Freeman Library at 281-488-1906.

Fire Truck comes to Freeman Library on Friday, September 30

 October is Fire Prevention Month.  To educate children on fire prevention, firefighters from the Houston Fire Department will visit Freeman on Friday, September 30 for a storytime and fire truck visit.  Captain Faulkner of Houston Fire Department Station No. 72 will read a story to toddlers and preschool age children at 10:15 am.  Then the children and adults will go outside to meet the firefighters and see the fire truck up close.  Tickets are required for the storytime.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when the library opens at 10:00 am on Friday. 

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