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2017 Project Pumpkin Begins!

   Looking for some ideas on how to decorate your pumpkin this year?  Then check out this year's 2017 Project Pumpkin entrants at Freeman Library.  We will have 8 pumpkins decorated as children's book characters or a popular culture characters  (we have 6 out right now with 2 on the way).   The pumpkins have been decorated by staff using paint or other materials but no carving.   Children and adults are welcome to vote for as many pumpkins as they like through October 31st.   The 3 pumpkins with the most votes will be revealed on November 1st.   We will feature a different pumpkin each day in this blog.  One of our first entrants is Fluffy Unicorn.  It is inspired by a character in the movie "Despicable Me'.

Family Storytime on Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am

Families looking for something fun to do before lunchtime can join us for Family Storytime this Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 am.  This relaxed storytime features books, fingerplays, and songs.  We meet in the Children's Department, so no tickets are needed.   Family Storytime lasts about 30 mintues and it is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.  

Toddlers in Motion this Friday, October 20 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers and their caregivers will be dancing around on Friday morning October 20 at 10:15 am during Toddlers in Motion.  This program is recommended tor children 18 months to 3 years old.  There will be lots of movement and dance, so children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  The children also will get to play with fun toys such as toddler-size grocery carts and vacuum cleaners.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding many of the toys.

Moody Gardens presents "Rainforest Roadshow" on Wednesday, October 11 @ 4:30 pm

    Looking for a fun Wednesday afternoon program for your preschool and elementary age children?   Join us this Wednesday, October 11 at 4:30 pm for a special visit from Moody Gardens' Rainforest Roadshow.   We'll have lots of interesting artifacts and neat facts about the rainforest and what it means to us.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4 pm.   We'll have the program in the Children's Activity Space.   There will be books to check out and activity pages at the program.

Family Storytime on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 am

   Looking for something for the family to do after a tasty Saturday morning breakfast?  Join us on this Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 am for Family Storytime.  This storytime features books, f ingerplays and songs.  Best of all - no tickets are needed.  Just join us in the Children's Department at 11:00 am.

October Events in the Children's Department

Here's some October events in the Children's Department:

Monday, October 2 at 6:00 pm - Children of all ages are invited to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival by attending a bilingual Chinese/English storytime with a taste of moon cake at the end.   Tickets given out at 5:30 pm.

Family Storytimes - Saturdays, October 7 & 21 at 11:00 am.  No tickets are needed for this storytime.

Pajama Storytime - Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 pm -  a fun evening storytime for the preschool age and younger children who are welcome to wear pajamas, bring a stuffed animal and/or blanket.  Tickets given out at 5:30 pm.

Change in Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, September 28

   Unfortunately, the 7 pm performance by Nueva Luna Ballet Folkorico has been cancelled.  However, we will have crafts, activity sheets, books, and music at 6:30 pm.   Tickets will be distributed at 6:00 pm

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of library programs..         

Banned Books Week Display

  Celebratre your freedom to read by finding out about some of the children's books that have been challenged or banned at libraries around the United States and other countries..  Banned Books Week began in the 1980's as an annual celebration of the freedom to read..  To find out why a book was challenged or banned,  just lift the little red flap.  If you would like to read the book, we can locate a copy to check out or place a request for you for that book.

LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration is extended to Tuesday, September 19

We've extended the deadline for registering for the drawing for spots in the fall 2017 LEGO Robotics Camp to this Tuesday, September 19.   This free camp is for children 7-11 years old.  It runs on the four Saturdays in Ocotber (10/7,10/14,10/21 and 10/28).  We have a registration box at the Kids Information Desk.   Freeman is open until 9 pm tonight and 10-6pm on Tuesday.

Monthly Children's Book Club starts this Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 pm

   The Children's Department starts a monthly book club program this Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 pm.   This program features a brief discussion about a book followed by a movie presentaion of the book or some other activity.  The book club is recommended for children 8-12 years old.   We will have copies of the book available for checkout in the weeks prior to the book club.  Children who have not read the book yet are welcome to attend.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  

We begin the book club with Roald Dahl's Matilda..  We will have a brief discussion of the book followed by a morive presentation of the book.

 

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