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Turkey Craft Program for Children

  Looking for some craft fun for the children during the Thanksgiving holiday break?  Join us on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:30 pm as we put together a paper turkey that you can use for a table decoration or hang up on a wall.  This program is recommended for children 4-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program. 

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Changes for storytimes for Thanksgiving Break

  The Toddler Time and Book Babies storytimes will meet only one time next week during Thanksgiving Break.  Toddler Time will be held on Monday, November 19 at 11:15 am.  Toddler Time is for children 18 months to 3 years old.  Book Babies will be held on Wednesday, November 21 at 11:15 am.  Book Babies is for children newborn to 18 months old.  However, Preschool Storytime will be held at its regular time of 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21.  Preschool Storytime is for children 3-5 years old.  Tickets are required for each storytime.  They are free and given out from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before each program. 

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Diwali Storytimes

     Join us for Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime on November 12-14 as we feature books, songs, and an activity about Diwali.  We'll learn about some of the ways that children in India and other countries celebrate this holiday. 

The Toddler Time program is for children 18 months through 3 years old.  It is held on Mondays at 11:15 am and Tuesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 am.  The Preschool Storytime program is for children 3-5 years old.  It is held on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm.  Tickets are required for each of these programs.  They are free and available from the Kids Information starting 30 minutes before each program.  Tickets for 10:15 am programs are given out as soon as the library opens.

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Dinos in the Library

          We're now in the month of November.  If you're looking for a way for your toddler or preschool age child to burn off some of the sweets they may have gotten, join us November 5-7  for a roaring good time at Toddler Time or Preschool Storytime.  We'll have stories, songs, and other activities about DINOSAURS! 

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Last chance for costume parade

   Has your preschooler had enough chances to wear their costume this year?  If not, you can show off your costume tomorrow (Wednesday, October 31) at Preschool Storytime at 1:30 pm.  This program is designed for children 3-5 years along with an adult.  We'll have festive stories and songs as well as a costume parade.  We encourage children to wear a costume, but it is not necessary for this program.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting at 1:00 pm.

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Join us for a library baby shower!

    Is your family expecting a baby?  The whole family - expectant mom, dad, or older brother or sister - is invited to join us in the Children's Activity Space this Saturday, October 27 from 2-4 pm for a baby shower.  We'll have librarians there to tell you about our many books, programs, and other resources for newborns and the whole family.  No tickets are required for this program.   For more information, call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.

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Get your costumes ready...

        Are you looking for another chance to take a picture of your toddler or preschooler looking cute in a costume?  Join us next week (October 29-31) for Toddler and Preschool storytimes with a costume parade at the end of the storytime.  We'll have several stations in the Children's Department where children can pick out a "treat".  Costumes are encouraged, but not required for these storytimes.

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Save the Date: We're having a Baby Shower on Saturday, October 27 from 2-4 pm

        Are you expecting a baby?  Freeman Library's Children's Department will be holding a baby shower for parents who are expecting.   The baby shower will be Saturday, October 27 from 2-4 pm.   Expecting moms, dads, and siblings are welcome to attend this shower. 

  Two of our librarians, Chris Shulik and Theresa Rodriguez, will introduce families to the books, DVD's and programs available at our library for babies as well as other family members.    Come learn about the variety of resources we have in Clear Lake.

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Toddler Playtime on Friday, October 19

     Are you looking for something fun to do with your toddler?  Join us this Friday, October 19 for Toddler Playtime from 10:00-11:00 am.  This program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver.  We will have educational toys, books and bubbles.  No tickets are needed for this program.  Just stop by with your toddler to hang out in the Children's Activity Space for awhile.

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Why have these books have been banned or challenged by a school or public library?

This past week (September 29 - October 6) was Banned Books Week.  This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association and other organizations concerned with protecting the freedom to read.  This observation began 30 years ago to call attention to the books that have been banned or challenged from school or public libraries around the United States. 

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