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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.

Black History Month Display and Programs

DisplayAll month in the Children's Library will be a display of Black picture book authors or illustrators and biographies of extraordinary Black Americans. Join us February 23rd at 10:30 am for a preschool jazz storytime. Listen to stories about jazz legends, make your own instrument while you listen to jazz records play.  Ages 3-5.  Join us February 27th at 2:00 pm for a quilt storytime. Come and listen to Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Do you want to build a gingerbread house?  It's that time of year again.  We will be building the houses Monday, December 21st at  2:00 pm.  The workshop lasts 45 minutes and has room for 36 builders between the ages of 5-11 with the help of their  caregivers.  All you need to do is get a free ticket at the desk available 30 minutes before the workshop begins. In the meeting room all the supplies will be ready, the graham crackers, frosting, candy and tools for building all we need is your imagination. It happens one day only, so don't miss out!

Star Wars Day

Star Wars started a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and it captured the imaginations of everyone who saw it.  Now another generation of Stars Wars is here and Northwest Branch Library wants to celebrate. Come dressed as your favorite character and join us Saturday, December 19th from 10 am to 4 pm.  In our meeting room will be Space City Sabers, a group that will teach kids 5+ light saber skills.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before each session at the top of the hour 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.  Space is limited to 10 kids per session.

Butterflies at the Library

butterfly wallbutterflyCelebrate citizenship month and create your own origami butterfly and leave the library a special message.  At the table near the children's area is a basket of paper and instructions, if you get stuck come and ask for help at the desk.  Once you are finished add it to our growing collection of butterflies.  We come from all over the world.  We embrace transformation, we make our way in faith, and we emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the butterfly.  We also have caterpillars ready to emerge as painted lady butterflies. Come soon, we will be letting them go next week.  

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