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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.  

Diwali Children's Festival

Last Saturday at the library we learned about Diwali, the festival of lights. Vinanti Mistry presented giving a brief introduction of India, showed cultural objects, read stories and showed the children how to decorate a lamp called a diya and make rangoli chalk drawing.

Panamanian Children's Celebration

PanamaThis Saturday, November 7th at 11:00 am come celebrate the Panama Canal's 101st Panama Canalanniversary 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.

Babytime was Spooktacular

Both the Baby Giggles and Baby Wiggles lap-sit times had a treat on Wednesday when they came dressed up for a Halloween party just for them.  Join us year round every Wednesday at 1:00 for infants birth to 12 months non-walking or 2:00 for ages 12-18 months walking.

Halloween Hoopla

Trick or Treat CountdownCome in costume this Saturday, October 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and join the fun with Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin, Swamp Fishing, Eyeball Toss, Spider Ring Toss, Monster Photo Area, Treat or Treat Toss, Crafts, and Go Trick or Treat around the Library for goodies.  We will have a Blacklight puppet show "Ghoulie Goblin" at 2:30 pm and again at 3:30 pm. For all ages.

Pumpkins & Candy Corn

Come this Thursday, October 15th at 4:30 after school and learn how to make a Rainbow Loom pumpkin bracelet or candy corn charm.  You can bring your own loom or we have some available to loan.  We also have some books to check out with more craft ideas.  All the bands will be provided. Ages 8+ Limit 16.

Look Whoooo's Having Fun

Here are a few pictures of the fun we had learning about Owls in Preschool Story Time, join us every Tuesday at 10:30. Last weekend learning about Hispanic Heritage during our Art Adventure program.

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.

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