Hispanic Folk Art

Looking for an after school activity for your kids? The Barbara Bush Library will be hosting a special craft to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us on September 25th at 4:45pm as we create decorative Nichos and paper Alebrije animals.

 A free ticket is required. Please pick up the ticket at the children's information desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Children must be present to receive the ticket. Ages 5-12. If you have any questions please call us at 832-927-7800.

STEAM Camp: Kaleidoscopes

Create your own kaleidoscope from recyclable materials Monday, September 24 from 6-7pm! STEAM Camp features Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math themed programs for ages 6-12 years. All materials are provided and we'll meet in the Public Meeting Room.

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Children's Weekly Run Down!

Steam Train

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Our school year programming continues at Full Steam Ahead! Our weekly STEAM activity is this Thursday @ 4 PM. 

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time* on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime* @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime* on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

*Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event. 

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Meet the Go Tejano Committee [All Ages] - Saturday, September 29th at 10:30 AM


Do you love going to the rodeo?

Have you seen all those people walking around in a committee vest?

Have you ever wondered who they are, what they do, and how it all got started?

Join us on Saturday, September 29th at 10:30 AM at the Parker Williams Branch Library to find out more about the Go Tejano Committee.

Learn more about Houston’s Tejano culture as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month together.  



Pokemon Club

Meet and battle other Pokemon gamers & trainers here at North Channel Library on Saturday, September 22 from 3-4pm.  Bring your cards and/or Nintendo DS games for fun and enjoy themed crafts, activities and refreshments too! Pokemon Club meets monthly and is recommended for children ages 6-12 years. No registration is required. We'll be meeting in the Public Meeting Room.

Pokemon is licensed by Pokemon and Nintendo.

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Special Story Time presented by The Little Gym

Join us for a special Pre-school Story Time this coming Wednesday Sept. 26th @ 11am, presented by The Little Gym.

Activities will include parachute play, books, and songs!

Find books about gymnastics and tumbling here!

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Ballet Folklorico Las Americas on Saturday, September 22 @ 2 pm

   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a colorful dance performance by Ballet Folklorico Las Americas at 2:00 pm.  They will perform traditional dances and music from Mexico, Central and South America and Spain.   This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old along with their caregiver.   Tickets will be given out in the Children's Department at 1:30 pm.

Due to space limitations, no strollers will be admitted to the room.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

STEM Time – Marshmallow Molecules [8+] - Wednesday, September 26th at 5 PM



Join us in the Library Community Room on Wednesday, September 26th at 5 PM for our STEM Time project Marshmallow Molecules.


We are going to be learning about what makes up different molecules and how the periodic table of elements was created.   

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Thursday, September 20 at 5:00 pm

  The Freeman Children's Department celebrates the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival this Thursday, September 20 at 5:00 pm.  We will have a bi-lingual English/Chinese story, a craft, a special Chinese instrument performance at 5:30 pm and a tasty moon cake treat.  This program is recommended for the whole family.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Children's Department starting at 5:00 pm.

Hispanic Heritage Month Craft: Mini Piñata

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the South Houston Branch Library invites you to join us for several fun programs. This Thursday, September 20, kids ages 8 to 13 will have the opportunity to create their own “Mini Piñata” and fill it with candy. Join us for this fun activity at 4:30 pm. All materials will be provided by the Friends of the Library. 

For more information, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.


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