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Join Book Buddies

Book BuddiesDo you have a child in K - 3rd grades or ages 5-9? Do you want to help your child Book Buddiesdevelop a love for reading? Pick up an application for Harris County Public Libraries Book Buddies at Northwest Branch.  What is it all about? Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and teens together to share the joy of reading.  It pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in K-3rd grades (Little Buddies).

3-D Printer Rainbow Loom Club

daydream braceletFriday, January 5th at 2:00 pm come and loom with us.  Learn to make new creations, share ideas, 3d printermeet new friends and have fun.  We will have 3-D printed looms to make a bracelet.  The looms will be the monster tail size and the bracelet is called the daydream bracelet.  We will watch the 3-D printer make a loom as we work on the project. You will get to keep both the loom and the bracelet you make.  Hooks, bands, clips and instruction are provided.  There will be a random drawing for a 3-D printed bauble to keep treasures.

Family Movie Fun

Lego Ninjago MovieThursday, January 4th at 1:00 join us for a fmaily movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie rated PG. "The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu" After the movie take home a how to fold origami ninja star kit. There will be a random drawing for a lego ninjago set, must be present to win.

Gingerbread House Craft

Gingerbread HouseNight Before ChristmasFriday, December 22nd at 2:00 pm come to the library to hear a story and make a gingerbread house. Listen to the story The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo, then make your own Gingerbread house for the holidays. We will have graham crackers, frosting and lots of candy to help you build a masterpiece.  There is extra to snack on while you build. Space is limited, so come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk. This program is for children 6-11 years old.

High-5 Club

Sticky, Sticky, Stuck!Saturday, December 9th at 3:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club to learn about sticky stuff. We will be reading the book Sticky, Sticky, Stuck! by Michael Gutch. We will be doing a fun game and everyone will get to take home some treats and Christmas slime! Come to the desk 30 minutes before the program to get a free ticket. Space is limited.  For ages 1st-3rd grade.

Houston Museum of Natural Science Native Americans Docent Presentation

Come and celebrate National Native American Heritage Month with Northwest Branch Library and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Saturday, November 11th at 3:00 PM join a docent from the museum and discover the inventive and resourceful lifestyles of North America's earilest human residents.  Come to see real museum artifacts and specimens!  The 45-minute session is a hands-on interactive experience.  This program is for children 7-12 years old.  Space is limited, so get a free ticket at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

Halloween Hoopla

halloweenThis Saturday, October 28th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm join us for some spooky fun and halloweengames at Halloween Hoopla!  Come in costume and play Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin, Swamp Fishing, Graveyard Golf, Spider Ring Toss, Monster Photo Area, Treat or Treat Toss, Dem Bones, Bats and Ghosty Crafts. Go Trick or Treat around the library at the bookdrop and front desk for some goodies.  This party is for all ages. We are accepting treat donations. Please bring them to the desk before this Saturday.  pumpkin

Summer Is Not Over Yet

Sand CraftJoin the fun this week as we wrap up another great children's summer reading storytellerprogram.  Remember to come and pick up your prizes for reading and join us for some of these wonderful programs. Thursday, August 3rd at 4:00 pm is the last Indian dance class.  Come and learn about Indian dances, stories, culture and activities.  Friday, August 4th at 2:00 pm first make a sand bottle with eye catching layers of multi-colored sand then at 4:00 pm watch Disney's Moana. Saturday, August 5th at 2:00 pm come listen to storyteller Leona Hoegsberg tell exciting stories from near and far.

Work Smarter Not Harder Show

Julian FranklinSaturday, July 22nd at 2:00 pm join us for the Work Smarter not Harder Show presented by Julian Franklin. This hands-on workshop allows learners to handle wheels, pulleys, levers, wedges, incline planes and screws in a way that makes abstract concepts "concrete" (yes, the pun was intended!).

Julian comes in dressed as a construction worker, but the children from the audience are the ones who do the work.

Tactile learners will come to life as they help figure out how to lift a 50 pound bucket of rocks with a 5 pound weight, and why a wedge is such a handy tool. Using levers your youngest students will be able to easily accomplish feats that NO human being can accomplish bare handed. This is a presentation that will be remembered and talked about for a VERY long time.

Princess Belle Visted the Library

Princess BelleToday we had a special vistor, Princess Belle came and read her story the Beauty and the Beast, sang songs and danced with the children.  Everyone had an enchanted time.  Belle took a tour of the library and reminded everyone how important it is to read, invent and have adventures. Be sure to check the calendar for more fun at the library.   

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