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Preschool Book Party on Friday, September 25 @ 10:15 am

   Preschoolers are invited to a preschool book party this Friday, September 25 at 10:15 am.  This program will feature "Pete the Cat" books.  The children also will enjoy crafts and activities during the program.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  This program is recommended for children 3-5 years old.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration this Thursday, September 24 @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this Thursday, September 24 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a Guatemalan bird and decorating a Mexican paper bag serape.   We''ll also have books and decorations from many other Latin American countries.

To top off the fun, we'll have refreshments and a piñata!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  This program is recommended for children of all ages.

LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library in October

The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library for four Saturdays in October (10/10,10/17,10/24 & 10/31).  The camp is for children 7-11 years old.  It began at Freeman Library in 2009 with donations from United Space Alliance  and the Friends of Freeman Library.  Each of the four Saturdays, children build LEGO projects using a programmed laptop and a LEGO kit.   Teen and adult volunteers assist the children with the projects if needed.  A middle school teacher oversees the camp each week to introduce the children to some of the science and math concepts they'll observe.

Due to the popularity of the camp, we will have a drawing for spots in this free camp.  The registration for the drawing runs from Saturday, September 19 through September 26.  We will have a registration form and registration box at the Kids Information Desk.  Drawing registration slips are limited to 1 per child.

Baby Playtime returns this Friday, September 18 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their grown-up are invited to hang out in the Children's Activity Space this Friday, September 18 from 10:00-11:00 am.  We'll have cute board books, cool toys, and amazing bubbles!  To top off the fun, babies can show off their budding artistic talents by creating "mess-free" art!  No tickets are needed for this program.  It is recommended for babies from infancy through 18 months old.

Some of the fun toys and books have been purchased through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.  They have a great bookstore to the right as you enter the library. 

Also, September is Library Card Sign-up Month.  Babies are welcome to get a library card.

Maker Monday returns for the school year!

School-age children will have a chance to do some fun activities and make crafts when the afterschool program, Maker Monday, returns this Monday, September 14 at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for children 5-12 years old.  Each week, we'll do an activity or make a craft.    This Monday, we'll use colorful magnetic tiles to create fun designs from a kit.  On Monday, September 21, we'll use a Lego kit to build some neat projects.  To  the end the month, we'll celebrate the beginning of autumn by making apples out of colorful yarn.

These programs required tickets.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

September is Libary Card Sign-Up Month

  September brings a new school year and lots of fun programs for children from infants through 12 years old.  First, this month is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  Children attending our regular storytimes can show us their library card and then put their name on a bee to place on the "beehive" on the Children's Activity Space bulletin board.

Our weekly Maker Monday programs return on Monday, September 14.  These afterschool programs are for children 5-12 years old.   They feature an activity or craft each week.  Ticket are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

Celebrate the end of summer vacation with a funny children's movie!

Looking for a free way for your family to enjoy the last few days of summer vacation? Join us this Thursday, August 20 at 2:30 pm for a superhero movie!  This movie is about a dog with superpowers.   Tickets are required.  They are free and given out starting 30 minutes before the program.   Just a reminder--Freeman is open 1-9 pm on Thursdays. 

End of Summer Reading Program Celebration on Thursday, August 6 from 2:30-4:00 pm

The 2015 Summer Reading Program officially ends this Saturday, August 8.  Freeman Library has over 1,000 children signed up and hundreds have finished reading at least 10 books.  To end a summer of great reading, we are having a celebration on Thursday, August 6 from 2:30-4 pm.  We will have face painting and balloon animals by Party Animals of Texas.   We also will have tables for young artists to make a superhero mask and a superhero button!

To top off all the excitement -- Orbit, the mascot for the Houston Astros Baseball Club, will be in the Children's Department to greet our many great readers.  Orbit is busy this summer visiting libraries to congratulate the children on reading, so he will be here for a limited time :2:45-3:30 pm.  

Crocodile Encounters brings amazing reptiles to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 30 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Crocodile Encounters of Angleton brings some amazing reptiles to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 30 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  Children will see a snake, turtle, crocodile or alligator and more... Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each show.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.

Freeman opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.  We recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before tickets are to be given out. 

This program is supported by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.  They have a fun bookstore in the room to the right as you enter the library!

See bugs in the Library!

The Houston Museum of Natural Science brings the program Bugs on Wheels to Freeman on Thursday, July 23 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   Children will learn about a variety of bugs and get a chance to see them up close!  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session. 

This program is supported through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

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