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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.

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.

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.

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