Children's

Citizenship Month Family Program With “Faithful Paws”

Dogs, cats, and rabbits are beautiful and incredible animals, but did you know that they can work as therapy pets? Have you ever wondered what therapy pets do, or how a dog, cat, or rabbit can become a therapy pet? Faithful Paws Pet Therapy is an amazing organization specialized in training animals specifically designed to administer unconditional love and therapy to adults and children in nursing homes or hospitals. We invite families and people of all ages to visit us on Tuesday, November 21 @ 2:00pm to learn more about pet therapy from Faithful Paws. 

Make Your Own Super Hero Costume

All School Age Children are invited to make their own Super Hero Costume at the Fairbanks Library on Monday, November 13 at 5 pm. Space is limited. Call 713-466-4438 to register.

Community Craft – Thanksgiving and Fall November 16th@ 4 PM [7+]

Getting into the Thanksgiving turkey mood, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting a Fall-Thanksgiving Community Craft on November 16th from 4PM to 5 PM in the Library Community Room.

The children will be making a stained glass turkey to show off to the relatives.

Adults will be making a festive, fall leaf bowl that could be your new centerpiece.   

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, November 9 @ 6 pm

 Looking for a fun evening outing for the young ones?  Join us this Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 pm for Pajama Storytime.   This storytime program features stories, songs, and a craft.  Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and slippers and bring a cuddly toy or blanket.   Tickets are needed for this program.  The tickets are free and available 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program over the years.

Houston Museum of Natural Science Native Americans Docent Presentation

Come and celebrate National Native American Heritage Month with Northwest Branch Library and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Saturday, November 11th at 3:00 PM join a docent from the museum and discover the inventive and resourceful lifestyles of North America's earilest human residents.  Come to see real museum artifacts and specimens!  The 45-minute session is a hands-on interactive experience.  This program is for children 7-12 years old.  Space is limited, so get a free ticket at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

Cooks and Books--NEW!

Join the fun with our new book group for grades 3-5. For this meeting we are reading a Science Fiction/Fantasy book (your choice) and making an out-of-this-world snack!

This program is for grades 3-5.

 

Date: Wednesday, November 8

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

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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Calling All Teens, Tweens, and Kids!

ZootopiaRising Readers, Monday, Nov. 13, 1:30 pm. Get ready for preschool by learning letters, colors and more!
Craftastic for ages 6-12: Paperweights & Fimo Clay, Monday, Nov. 13, 4:00 pm. What will you create?
Kids’ Movie Night: Zootopia, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 pm. A movie, a snack and a craft!
Craftastic for ages 12-18: Paperweights & Fimo Clay, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4:30 pm. Freestyle creativity!
NaNoWriMo: How to Write a Book in 30 Days, Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:15 pm. Free writing day.

Jacinto City Branch Library explains S.T.E.M.

Scientific elementsS.T.E.M. is a way of promoting the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts to children.

Jacinto City Branch Library wants to know if you're interested in promoting these ideas to the children in your life!  Not sure what we mean?  Let's take science for instance.  Here are some videos that can help you explain science to elementary age children using books from our existing catalog.

The History of the Bolo Tie November 11th @ 10:30 AM [6+]

What is a Bolo Tie? Who wears them?

Leslie Eaton from the Houston Rodeo Speaker’s Committee will be coming to the Parker Williams Branch to talk about the history of the Bolo Tie with a variety of different examples for kids to pursue.

Kids will be able to make their own FREE Lego Bolo Tie.

Join us in ESL Room 1 on November 11th at 10:30 to learn the History of the Bolo Tie. Registration is required. 

The Thankful Tree

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Tis the season to give thanks! This month in the Children's Area we have our very own Thankful Tree. This beautiful bouquet of branches stands on top of the first set of picture book shelves and is waiting to be filled with colorful paper leaves. All you have to do is ask for a paper leaf at the Children's Desk, write (or draw) what you are thankful for, and give it back to a librarian to hang on the tree. 

Today, we are thankful for many things, but at the top of the list are our wonderful library customers, good books, and the Houston Astros winning the World Series!

We'll be adding leaves to the Thankful Tree all month in preparation for Thanksgiving. Don't miss it! 

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