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Afterschool Ancient Art Program coming for children 10 years and older in February

   For four Mondays in February (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th), children ages 10 and above will explore and create artwork in the style of several ancient cultures.  This afterschool program will start at 4:30 pm and last for an hour.  Children should be able to attend each of the four weeks.   They will need a smock or old shirt to protect their clothing while doing the art projects.

USA LEGO Robotics Camp starts up on Saturday, February 9

      The USA LEGO Robotics Camp will be returning to Freeman Library for four Saturdays from February 9 through March 2.  This free camp is for children 7-11 years.  The children use the LEGO WeDo program on laptops and LEGO kits to create fun projects together.  The children learn mechanical and science concepts while they work in pairs or a small group to build the projects.  They are assisted by a middle school teacher and teen as well as adult volunteers.

Homeschoolers: Cast your Texas Bluebonnet Award vote this Friday 1/18

        Homeschooled children who would be in grades 3-6 and who have read or listened to at least 5 of the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee books are invited to cast a vote for their favorite nominee book on Friday, January 18 at the Kids Information Desk.  We will have a ballot box at the desk all day for homeschool children to vote.  Children enrolled at schools cast their vote at school.  

We have a year-round display of Texas Bluebonnet Award books in the Children's Department.  There now are books for the 2012-2013 session and books for the 2013-2014 session available for checkout.  

Kids can build a replica of the White House

Are you looking for something for your school-age child to do on the last day of the winter break?  Bricks4Kidz will be at Freeman Library this afternoon, January 7,  at 4:30 pm for a LEGO  program.  Children 5-11 years old will have an opportunity to learn about the White House and build a replica of it using LEGO bricks.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

January Programs for Children

    Looking for something for the children to do in January?  Freeman will have several programs to keep children occupied this month.  We will resume our normal storytime schedule starting Monday, January 7, 2013.   Here is our storytime schedule:

Block out some time in the Children's Department in December!

       If you're looking to get away from crowded malls this holiday season, join us in the Children's Department where your young ones can enjoy some good old-fashioned fun playing with blocks.  If blocks don't appeal to your child, we have other activity tables that children will find fun and challenging.  Librarian, Elizabeth Hunt, works hard each month to find or create a variety of activities that will interest children as well as their adults.   For December, we have a blocks table, a spelling table, and a puzzle table.  Additionally, we have an ever-popular puppet stage with a collection of hand puppets that budding puppeteers will enjoy.

 

Join us for some sweet fun @ Freeman Library!

     Looking for something sweet and tasty to do for the holidays?  Join us for Freeman's Annual Gingerbread House decorating program.   This is a free program.  All ingredients will be provided  - milk cartons, graham crackers, icing, and lots of goodies to put on the houses!  It is recommended for children 3 to 12 years old.

There will be three sessions of this festive fun: Thursday, December 20 at 4:30 pm & 6:30 pm and Friday, December 21 at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are required.   They will be given out from Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

For questions about this program, please call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.

Santa Claus is coming to Freeman Library tonight at 5:30 pm

         Santa Claus will be making his annual visit to Freeman Library tonight from 5:30-7 pm.  He will be greeting good little girls and boys and listening to their wish lists.  Parents are welcome to bring a camera to take a picture of their child visiting with Santa Claus.

Santa Claus Visits Freeman Library on Thursday, December 13 @ 5:30 pm

      Santa Claus will be making his annual stop at Freeman Library this Thursday, December 13 from 5:30-7:00 pm.   Santa Claus will greet children and listen to their holiday wishes.  Parents are encouraged to bring a camera if they wish to take a picture of their child with Santa Claus.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting thirty minutes before the program.  The tickets will be numbered and the children will be called up in numeric order to meet Santa Claus.

December Programs for Children

    Join us for festive storytimes and events in December.   Santa Claus will make his annual stop at Freeman Library on Thursday, December 13 from  5:30-7:00 pm.  Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take a picture of their child with Santa.  This program is recommended for children from infants to 12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  The tickets will be numbered and the children will be called up to meet Santa Claus in numeric order.

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