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Asian Pacific Heritage Month Children's Events

Visit us Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 pm to make a Chinese Dragon Puppet then stay to watch the Disney movie Mulan.  This Fish Printsevent is for children ages 5-11 and is limited to 30 kids.  Visit us Friday, May 26th at 3:30 pm to learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku, otherwise known as fish prints.  You can be serious and paint the fish realistic or fun creative colors.  When you leave take your fish painting with you as evidence of the cool fish you "caught" while at the library.  This event is presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife and is for children 6-11.  Limited to 20 kids. Get a free ticket for these programs 30 minutes before the program starts at the desk.

High-5 Club presents Boating

This BoatSaturday, May 6th at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club to learn about boats. They want to know will your boat float?! First, listen to the book This Boat by Paul Collicutt. Next, build a boat using tape, straws, foil, paper, and other materials and see if you can make it float! Get a free ticket 30 minutes early at the desk. Limit 15, For kids 1st-3rd grade.

Together with Dia

Book FiestaJoin us April 29th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm to celebrate Dia de los Ninos Dia de los Dia CraftsLibros, Children's Day/ Book Day at the library. Lots of activities will be packed into the morning, so join us for one or all of them. We will have two crafts, a night light at 11:00 am and small pinata at 12:00 pm. Suplies are limited. Stories will be read by the children's librarin before each craft.  To get the celebration started Book Fiesta by Pat Mora will be read first. Other stories will include Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner and Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.

High-5 Club presents Building

Iggy Peck ArchitectSaturday, April 22nd at 1:00 PM join the High Five Science Club presented by the University of Houston Be a Teacher Club to become an architect. They want to know how high can you go?! First, listen to the book Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty. Next, be like Iggy the architect and see how high you can build with spaghetti and marshmallows! Get a free ticket 30 minutes early at the desk. Limit 15, For kids 1st-3rd grade.


 

Eggciting Hunt

Egg HuntApril showers did not stop the egg hunt fun from happening at the Northwest Egg HuntBranch Library today.  We learned from our book character friend Hoppy how to find eggs using our five senses and the kids heard a springtime favorite the Tale of Peter Rabbit.  They all made bunny baskets out of paper sacks, filled them from the pool of grass and searched for eggs up and down the book stacks.  Thanks everyone who helped out by donating supplies.

Hop in to Egg Hunt Storytime

Peter RabbitJoin me for a Rabbit storytime Tuesday, April 11th  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 Peter Rabbit stories and sing songs,  then we will make a bunny basket and go on an egg hunt in our pocket park outside. 

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.

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.

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