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Art Adventures for Hispanic Heritage Month

Come explore Mexico! First listen to the book Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales and then make a craft, we are making pinatas with plastic cups and filling them with candy and decorating them with colorful tissue.  We are also decorating ourselves with colorful tissue flowers. Play a new game that will help teach you the language.  Learn about the culture, language and people of Mexico. Pick up a ticket at the desk. Tickets are issued beginning 30 minutes in advanced. For ages 5-10.

Bird Heroes

Houston Audubon SocietyJoin us for two fun and feathered events at the library this week.  First on Friday, July 31st at 4:00 come and watch Disney's animated movie Valiant, rated G. We will have popcorn and refreshments. Next, on Saturday, August 1st at 2:00 soar into the world of birds with the Houston Audubon Society and discover how amazing our feathered friends truly are. This program features live birds, bird songs and dance, fun books to look for at the library, and much more. Tickets are issued beginning 30 minutes in advanced. For ages 5-11. See you there.

Join the Fun

Mounted PoliceThe summer reading program is in full swing and we are Puppet Commotionhaving a blast.  Community Heroes, Magic, Puppets, LEGO Kyle KazooCamp, Movies, Crafts and more.

Faithful Paws

We are pleased to announce a new program with Faithful Paws designed to help reluctant readers gain confidence in their abilities. When it comes to unconditional acceptance and sincere enthusiasm, dogs are a breed apart, so what better listener for a child who may be struggling with reading. Registered therapy dog, Nooska, and her human, Shawn Stibbard, will visit Northwest Branch Library.

Kaminari Taiko Japanese Drumming

Taiko MasterCome and listen this Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00 pm to Kaminari Taiko Japanese Drumming Demo and learn more about the musical instruments, techniques and culture for Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  This program is for all ages.  Weather permitting it will be held outdoors, but will be in the meeting room if there is inclement weather.

Lean Fit for Kids

Lean Fit Kids ClassCome and have some fitness fun every Tuesday at 4:30 in April and May. Lean FitLean Fit for Kids Kids is a parent & child nutrition class that focuses on the 4 principles of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition.

Children's Egg Hunt

We had wonderful spring weather for an egg hunt in our pocket park after storytime earlier this week.  The children made bunny baskets and the staff hid over 200 eggs in the grass, up in trees, under bridges and behind bushes.

Hop in to Egg Hunt Storytime

Peter RabbitJoin me for a Rabbit storytime Tuesday, March 31st  at 10:30am in the meeting room.  Come 30 minutes early to get a ticket at the Information Desk because space is limited.  We can allow for 50 children aged 3-5 years old. I will tell stories, sing songs, do fingerplays, and then we will make an egg basket and go on an egg hunt in our pocet park outside.

Geocache Challenge

GeocacheLet's Go GeocachingI like to Geocache when I have some down time and a new challenge, the 2015 Precinct 4 Geocache Challenge was just what I needed for fun with my family.

March Children's Museum Storytime

Children's MuseumWould you like to get your 3-7 year old child off to a good start with learning?  Try our  Children's Museum Storytime designed by the Children's Museum of Houston. Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 am in the Northwest Branch Library meeting room we will present the theme called How Your Child Learns. We will read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry and Monarch Butterfly.

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