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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.

Children's Diwali Festival

DiwaliSaturday, October 29th at 1:00 pm children will learn about Diwali the festival of lights Diwali Lamppresented by Vinanti Mistry. She will tell stories, everyone will make a craft and she will bring items to show and tell. Everyone will get to decorate a clay Diwali lamp and take home a rangoli sand art kit. Come and get a free ticket 30 minutes before the program. For ages 5-10 years old. Limit 30 children.

Children's Halloween Hoopla

Halloween MinionsSaturday, October 22nd from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Northwest Branch Library is having a Halloween GamesHalloween Gameschildren's Halloween Hoopla. Come in costume and join the fun with Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin, Swamp Fishing, Graveyard Golf, Spider Ring Toss, Monster Photo Area, Treat or Treat Toss, Crafts and Go Trick or Treat around the Library for goodies.

Play, Learn and Grow Together at your new Family Place Library

Explore the Early Childhood Area: A safe and fun environment where you and your young child can read, play, and learnFamily Place Library Kitchen. This space features toys for infants, toddlers , and preschoolers to explore. By playing with your child, you are helping their intellectual, physical, social, creative, Family Place Library Carsand emotional development.  Browse our Parenting Collection: It covers every aspect of child rearing and parenting. Find books on nutrition, literacy, child development, and more. Resources include books, DVDs, magazines, and pamphlets. Our staff is here to support you and your little one. We hope you enjoy our new services.

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