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Get Fit with Toro

ToroGet Fit with Toro Saturday, July 30, at 2:00 pm. The program includes Toro shares the value of good fitness and nutrition habits, as well as medical issues related to these values. Kids will meet Toro, get an autograph, and other goodies.

Be sure to bring your camera. This program requires a ticket which are free and available at the desk 30 minutes before the program. Space is limited to 80 people and suitable for ages 6-12.

Senior Social This Saturday

Board GamesThe Northwest Branch Library is declaring this Saturday as Senior Saturday! To celebrate we are inviting all seniors to come and socialize around a number of games. Join us as we break out games like Monopoly, Sudoku, Scrabble and table tennis.

The festivities begin at 12:30 PM, Saturday, July 23.

From Magic to Mad

MAD Science Logo Courtesy of MAD ScienceFor those of you who where looking to our visit from The Magic School Bus this coming Saturday, we regret to share that Ms. Frizzle had to cancel. She is feeling a little under the weather. Get better, Ms. Frizzle. We'll miss you!

Fortunately, the people over at MAD Science Show have agreed to fill in for the day. The show will be highly interactive with fascinating science demonstrations such as chemical reactions and bubbling potions. Young scientists will be inspired and entertained. The program will be Saturday, July 16, at 2:00 PM and is for ages 5-11. Space is limited, so come thirty minutes early to get your free ticket.

When I Grow Up I Want to Be The Doctor

Doctor Who Comics Day LogoSince tomorrow is Doctor Who Comic Day, here at the Northwest Branch Library we thought we should hold a bit of a celebration for the longest running Science Fiction show on TV. Teens and families, come join us as we make sonic screwdrivers and learn to write our names in Gallifreyan.

We'll start at 1:00 PM tomorrow, July 9. Whether you think bow ties are cool or if you're more of a long scarf person, join us!

Also checkout the free Doctor Who comics through Hoopla. You just need your library card.

Yoga Has No Age

Kids doing yogaHere at the Northwest Branch Library it is never too early to stay fit. That's why we have Yoga Kids!

Presented by Pure Balance Yoga kids will learn to stretch, breath and move to promote health. This is a great way for your kids to learn something new, gain confidence doing it, and have too.  

The next session will be Monday, July 11, at 2:00 PM. Space is limited, and a ticket is required. Tickets are issued at our service desk 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Kids aged 6-11 years old can participate and yoga mats are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own mat. 

LEGO Robotics!

Lego PileTeens, there's no better way to come off the 4th of July weekend than to join us for some LEGO building. But wait, there is. Join us for some LEGO ROBOT building! That's right with LEGO's WeDo kits you not build things, but you tell them what to do too!

So join us Tuesday, July 5, at 4:00 PM for our free LEGO WeDo robotics workshop. It's a great opportunity to learn some engineering, creativity, and teamwork.

The library would like to thank the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for donating the WeDo kits. For years they have been a generous supporter of the library.

Saturday Magic Show!

Bunny in HatKids, join us this Saturday, June 18, for Professor Hughdini, Houston's best kept secret! Enjoy a high energy magic show filled with lots of comedy, music, audience participation and live animals.

The show is for ages 5-11 and will start at 2:00 PM in our meeting room. Space is limited, and a ticket is required. Tickets are issued at our service desk 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Don't forget about our Summer Reading Program either. You can register here.

Create Your Own Patch

PatchesTeens, complete that DIY wardrobe by creating you own patches to go onto your clothes. Patches are essential for expressing one's self and there's no better patch for that than one you create from scratch. They're your very own mini blank canvases!

As always this is a free program. Join us in the meeting room Wednesday, June 15, at 4:00 PM.

Chill Skills for the Summer

Teens in the LibraryTeens, join us for Chill Skills. Cy-Fair Community Youth Services Specialist, Theresa Williams, will be on hand to discuss anger management, social skills, and dealing with bullies and self-esteem. We'll meet at 4:00 PM every other Thursday, starting June 9. A parent/guardian signature is required to attend Chill Skills, and the permission slip is available day of at each program.

Thinking About Buying a House?

Row of homesAre you interested in buying a house, but have no idea what is needed or where to begin? Join us Saturday, June 11, at 2:00 PM for an introduction into home buying. Real estate professional, Karen Lamber, will be on hand to speak about home buying and taking the sting out of the process.

If you are thinking about starting the home buying process, then come and get some tips.

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