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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. 

USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns in October

The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library in October.  This free camp is designed for children 7-11 years old.  It is sponsored by United Space Alliance (USA) and the Friends of Freeman Library.  The camp will be held Saturdays October 1, 8, 15, and 22.   There are two sessions of the camp each week: 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.    

The children work in pairs or small groups to put together LEGO projects using a program on a laptop.  They learn robotics, mathematics, and engineering concepts as well as values such as sharing and cooperation.

Why was this book banned?

What do authors J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter series), Anne Frank (Diary of a Young Girl), Marc Brown (Arthur and Buster characters), and Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) have in common?  All these authors wrote books that have been challenged or banned from a library at some time.

The American Library Association observes Banned Books Week during the last week in September .  The observance calls attention to attempts to ban materials from libraries.  It also promotes the freedom to access ideas and information, even if the ideas and information might be unorthodox or unpopular. 

The Longhorns are Coming

Did you know that the Texas Longhorn is the official "Large Mammal" for the state of Texas? Did you know that theTexas Longhorn almost became extinct ? Join us Tuesday, August 9 from 2:30-4:30 pm (in the Diana Lane side of the parking lot)  for a round-up of fun facts and lore about Texas Longhorn Cattle.  Cindy and Robert Schnuriger will bring animals such as Texas Longhorn cattle, a horse, and donkey to show the importance of these animals to Texas history. 

Longhorn Cattle Program is postponed

The Longhorn Cattle visit scheduled for Wednesday, July 20 has been postponed.  We hope to reschedule it after the Summer Reading Program ends but before school starts up again.  

We will have a craft program at 2:30 pm on Wednesday.  We will be making beach-scene paper collages.  Tickets are needed.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

Fossils and Dinosaurs at Freeman Library

 

 

 

 

Join us Tuesday, July 19 at 2:30 pm for a visit from Houston Gem and Mineral Society members, Professor Sharon Choens and Mr. George Wolf.  They will talk about fossils and dinosaurs and how they got interested in studying about them.  They will have lots of interesting items to display.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

"Wanda and the Oblahlahs" visits Freeman Library

Local children's book author, Joe Sutton, will be at Freeman on Monday, July 18 at 2:30 pm.  He will be reading his book "Wanda and the Oblahlahs."  It is the story of what happens to Wanda, a little girl who loves to chew gum.  Her parents always tell her to take the gum out of her mouth before she goes to bed.  One night she leaves the gum in her mouth.  She has some very interesting things happen to her...

Pictures and Planets

Children -  have you been to the beach this summer or do you plan to go soon?  If so, we may have just the craft for you on Tuesday, July 12 at 2:30 pm.  We'll be decorating a foam picture frame shaped like a sand castle.  It will be perfect for framing a picture of you and your family at the beach...or the pool...or the sprinkler...or the bathtub!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting thirty minutes before the program.

Storybook Opera and Ferrets are coming to Freeman

After a long weekend of Fourth of July celebrations, join us at Freeman for fairytales and ferrets!  On Tuesday July 5, we will have a visit from Storybook Opera at 2:30 pm.    Chelsea Hardy, a soprano with Houston Opera to Go, will sing portions of Hans Christian Anderson's "Snow White."

On Wednesday July 6, Gail and Jimi Hummel and members of the Houston Area Ferret Association will bring some ferret friends at 2:30 pm.  We will learn about ferrets and how to care for them.   Come see the funny antics of the ferrets.

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