Children's

Kingwood Pop-Up Continues in April!

The Kingwood Pop-up will be continuing through April! In addidtion to our regular storytimes we will also have Adult Crafternoons this month (Online registration required as space is limited)! Join us for Adult Crafternoons, Lapsit Storytime, Toddler Storytime and Family Storytime on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 3: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 4: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Tuesday, April 17: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 18: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Tuesday, April 24: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 25: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Board Game Nation

Join us the fun with a new game featured each week! Bring your own or play one of ours! We have classics like chess and Go, and new games like Munchkin, Fire & Ice and Ticket to Ride!

Bring a friend!

 

Date: Every Friday

Time: 4 PM – 5:30 PM

Ages: Grades 3+

No registration required.
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Storytimes are starting back up on June 4th!

The children's department has been busy getting ready for a super fun Summer Reading Program! We've had a few questions about storytime starting back up now that the branch is open. We will start storytimes again on Monday, June 4th which is also the first day you can sign up for summer reading! The schedule is posted below, but in the meantime drop in to say "hello" and see our awesome new children's area.

*Please note that free tickets are required and will be available 15 minutes prior to the storytime at the reference desk. 

Mondays at 2pm- Lapsit (ages 0-15 months)

Tuesdays at 10:15am- Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)

Tuesdays at 2pm- Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)

Free Taiko Performance May 19 @ 3:00 PM

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, South Houston Public Library invite you to join us for "Kaminari Taiko Thunderstudies" - an amazing @kaminariTaiko #kaminariTaiko performance that will take place on Saturday, May 19 @ 3:00 PM at the Pavilion located in the park next to the South Houston Branch Library located at 607 Avenue A, South Houston, TX, 77587.

Touch A Truck [All Ages] - Saturday, June 2nd at 10 AM

The Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting its first Touch A Truck event on Saturday June 2nd from 10 Am to 1 PM in the east parking lot.

The Harris County Public Library Curiosity Cruiser will be on site. We will have the our local Precinct 2 Constables and Southeast Volunteer Fire Fighters vehicles and personnel to visit with.

We will also have our local Civil Air Patrol squadron from Ellington Field with their emergency services equipment.

Last but not least, Texas Pride Disposal will have a garbage truck here.

Please join us for a good time looking at all the different vehicles that help us live and learn everyday. 

Country Club: Japan

Join our library “Country Club” and we will “visit” a different country each month to sample food, language, culture, games and more!
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this month we will stamp our passports in Japan.

Get extra stamps in your passport for attending our bonus Country Club programs on May 19 and May 23.

Date: May 16

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

This program is for grades 1-5 and Kindergartners with an adult.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.
Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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Busy week of programs in the Children's Department May 14-19

   The Children's Department has a busy week of programs coming up on May 14-19.   On Monday, May 14  -  children 5-12 years old can make a magnetic mosaic during Maker Monday at 4:30 pm.;  On Wednesday, May 16 - children 8-12 years old will enjoy learning about the book The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler during the May Book Club program at 4:30 pm.  We'll have a brief discusstion and then see a film adaptation of the book.   On Thursday, May 17 - we'll celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with crafts and a treat at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for all ages.  On Friday, May 18 - babies from infants through 18 months old have a playdate at 10 am.

Art Camp at Katy Library

This summer, the Katy Library is thrilled to present Art Camp in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston this summer!

Art Camp is a partnership between the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Harris County Public Library.   Art Camp is for children ages 6 to 12 and will be held at the Katy Branch Library June 11-15, 2018 from 10:00 am to noon. This is a free program that is open to 25 applicants. Participants must be able to attend all five days of the camp. A waiting list will be kept for those who still wish to sign up after the intial 25.

Community Craft – Star Wars Origami [All Ages] - Thursday, May 17th at 4 PM

 

Combining our love of the Star Wars Universe and celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, our children’s Community Craft will be Star Wars Oragami!

Learn to make different characters and creatures from the Star Wars Universe while using Japanese paper folding techniques.

The fun begins at 4 PM on Thursday, May 17th in the Library Community Room.

Science Explorers – The Water Cycle [5+] - Wednesday, May 16th from 5 PM

 

 

April showers bring May flowers, but where did all that water come from?

Join us on Wednesday, May 16th as we will be exploring the water cycle.

We will be learning about the three forms of water, liquid, solid, and gas, in fun and interactive activities.

We will begin at 5 PM in the Library Community Room. 

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