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Spring Break Fun for Kids

Oasis for ChildrenThere will be some special performers at the library this Spring Break for kids of all ages.  On Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30 am for preschool storytime we will have Oasis for Children perform Wigles Twiggles and Giggles. The program will include songs such as Twiggle, Movin and Groovin which all have the children up and moving. Characters to be included in the show include the Bird in the Hat (Not the Cat in the Hat! Now fancy that!), chef Boyardee (who cooks green eggs and ham!), and a smart alecky, Spanish-speaking rabbit named Taco who helps to retell the story of the "Tortoise and the Hare".

Children's Rodeo Reads

Rodeo Reads DisplayHowdy, y'all! It is time for the Houston Livestock and Rodeo and we are ready at the library with a Children's Rodeo Reads Display. Learn more about farm animals, cowboys, cowgirls, the wild west, bullriding and more.  Kick back and read a tall tale about Pecos Bill or a biography about  Annie Oakley.  Rodeo Reads has a book for all cowpokes, if you like picture books, early readers or something more advanced.  Giddy-up or mossey on down to the library and check out a rodeo read today.

Create a Constellation

Zoo in the SkySaturday, March 4th at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by theSpots of Light University of Houston Be a Teacher Club and learn about the constellations. You may have seen animals at the zoo, but have you ever seen them in the sky?! Come learn about the most popular constellations and even create your own constellation projector! First, listen to the books The Zoo in the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton and Spots of Light by Dana Meachen Rau. Next, children will use toothpicks to poke holes in paper in the shapes of constellations.

High-5 Club presents Milk and Popcorn

What is Density?Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club and experiment with density. First, listen to the book What is Density? by Joanne Barkan. Next, the children will take turns putting stones in a glass of water and seeing the water displaced because of the dense stones. Next, the children will take turns putting a glass of popcorn in a glass of milk with little noticeable displacement because of the very airy popcorn. Predictions will be made beforehand and discussions will be made after the activities about why this happened. Get a free ticket 30 minutes early at the desk. Limit 10, For kids 1st-3rd grade.


 

African American Heritage Month Book Display

Black History Month BiographiesTwo new displays in the children's area to celebrate African Coretta Scott King Award BooksAmerican Heritage Month, one is biographies from the lives of those past and present and the other is the Coretta Scott King award books.  There are so many lives to learn about and be inspired by to give us hope and a better understanding of the world we live in. Discover someone new to learn about.

National Geographic for Kids Book Display

book displayExplore your world without leaving home. Learn about different people, exciting places, awesome animals and other cool and weird stuff.  These books are great for all ages and reading levels.  Join the National Geographic Kids Super Readers Club at kids.nationalgeographic.com/superreaders and earn awesome prizes, play brain-busting games, take crazy quizzes and have totally outrageous fun! Check out one of these books today!

New Education and Games at the Library

iPad KrayonNorthwest Branch Library would like to give a big thank you to IHS Markit.  The new red Krayon and chairs were donated by IHS Markit. IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.  IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth. With their help we were able to give the children's area of the library a place for 3 new iPads filled with educational and fun apps for children ages 3-9. Come and enjoy!

Festive Fizzy Shapes

Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club and make Festive Fizzy Shapes. First, listen to the book Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle. Next, the kids will be putting baking soda, glitter, etc. along with colored vinegar in Christmas cookie cutters and the fizziness will make the shape of the cookie cutter.  Get a free ticket 30 minutes early at the desk. Limit 10, For kids 1st-3rd grade.

Books Alive! from the page to the stage

Join us Tuesday, December 6th at 10:30 AM for a professionally staged, original 45 minute musical adapted from the beloved book Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester. It will be performed by the group Books Alive! from the page to the stage. Discover how Tacky teaches the other Penguins about acceptance by saving them from the Hunter!  What a wonderful way to introduce your child to the theater. This is a show for children 3-6 years. Please come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket, it will be limited to 70 people.

Panamanian Children's Celebration

PanamaThis Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 pm come celebrate Panama with us.  See a collection of art from the children of Panama, which will be on display all month. Hear stories about Panama.  See and touch cultural objects and learn more about the people and history of Panama presented by Nidya Pitti Granadino.  Stay for games, refreshments and crafts.  This event is for all ages.

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