Children's

LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration starts Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16

 Looking for something for your 7-11 year old to do on Saturdays this October?  The LEGO Robotics Camp returns on the four Saturdays in October:10/7,10/14,10/21 and 10/28.  This free camp meets weekly in the Children's Activity Space for 90 minutes.  The children use their listening and cooperation skills as they work in pairs to create fun LEGO projects.  A teacher explains the science and engineering concepts in the projects and teen volunteers assist the children when needed.

Due to space limits, we hold a drawing for spots in the camp.  Children can register for the drawing at the Kids Information Desk starting this Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, September 16.  Children whose names are drawn will be notified by Friday, September 22.

Pajama Storytime

New stories and bedtime classics along with songs and fun for the whole family!

Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome!

Stories and craft are targeted to ages 3-7; all families are welcome!

 

 

Date: Monday, May 14

Time: 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Space is limited for story time and after school programs. Please arrive early to ensure your participation; free tickets or sign-in sheet will be available 30 minutes prior to programs or 15 minutes prior to 10 a.m. programs. 

Baby Bookworms: an infant story time

Join us at the Fairbanks Branch Library on Tuesdays at 11:15 am for Baby Bookworms! All babies ages 0-18 months are welcome to come for songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes.  Pick up your ticket at 10:45 to come to the program.

September Events in the Children's Department

    As we try to return to some form of routine after the storm, here's some new and some established programs for children and families to attend.  First, our regular morning storytimes have changed a bit - Mondays at 11:15 am we'll have Baby Butterflies for children walking to 2 years old; Tuesdays we'll still have Toddler Time for 18 monhs-3 year olds at 10:15 and 11:15 am; and Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 we'll have Baby Caterpillars for infants to assisted walking babies.   The preschool storytimes remain the same on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm for 3-5 year olds.  These storytimes require tickets.  They are free and given out at 10:00 am for 10:15 am programs, 10:45 am for 11:15 am programs and 1:00 pm for 1:30 pm programs.

Adult Programs-September

The word 'September' Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required. (Note: The Fiesta on September 16 is for all ages.)

Computer Class: Internet-Google Search, Maps, etc.: Thursday, September 7, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults: Saturday, September 9, 10:30 am. Fishy Soap. Make scented clear soap with a colorful fish inside. Registration Required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, September 12, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month). Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework. No registration required.

Computer & Craft Class Combined: Design & Make Your Own Coasters: Thursday, September 14, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Improve your computer skills as you make a unique and personalized coaster! (Please bring your USB cord for your smart phone if you would like to use one of your own photos.) Registration Required.

Fiesta!: Saturday, September 16, noon-1:15 pm. Join us for a light lunch of rice, beans, meat, corn tortillas, and Mexican sweet breads to celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month! Music and a craft! For all ages! No registration required. We will start serving food at noon.

Book Discussion- ‘The Invention of Wings: A Novel’ by Sue Monk Kidd. Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. The Invention of Wings follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined. Ages 18+. No registration required. Call 281-471-4022 to reserve a copy.

Computer Class: One-on-One Computer Help: Thursday, September 21, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30-minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, September 26, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month). Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class: Word-Pictures, WordArt & Text: Thursday, September 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

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LEGO Robotics Camp returns on Saturdays October 7, 14, 21 & 28

  Freeman will be having a LEGO Robotics Camp again this fall on Saturdays October 7, 14, 21, and 28.  This free camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old.  It utilizes the LEGO WeDo program for children to use in putting together some fun LEGO projects each week.   The children work in pairs or a small group to learn engineering, math, and science concepts as well as use their listening and cooperation skills.   Due to the popularity of this program, we have a drawing for spots in the camp.   The registration for the drawing takes place at the Kids Information Desk.  It starts Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16.   The children whose names are drawn will be notified by Friday, September 22.

Toddlers-in-Motion

Toddlers 18 months-3 years old can burn off some energy on Friday morning, August 25 at 10:15 am during Toddlers-in-Motion.  This fun program combines movement, music,  and lots of playtime.   Children are encouraged to wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes because they'll be doing some dancing and sitting down activities.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when the library opens at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this program.

For Kids of All Ages

Child + babyFor preschoolers: Every week we have a Budding Readers story time for children 1-3 years old on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and bilingual story time for children 3-6 years old on Thursdays at 10:30 am. Both story times include books, finger plays, songs and movement.
For ages 7-11, we will have our next Weird Science program on Monday, August 28, at 4:00 pm. This time we will be doing weird science things with food!

Fall Storytime Schedule for Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

Our fall storytime schedule will kick off starting, Tuesday, August 29. schedule

Preschool Storytime will be returning to Tuesday mornings at 10:15 AM.  Preschool storytime is a fun, early literacy storytime for children ages 3 to 6 years of age.

Starting this fall, Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.  Tuesday, August 29 at 2:00 PM marks the beginning of our Tuesday afternoon Toddler Times.  The second session of Toddler Time will be held on Wednesday, August 30, at 11:00 AM.  The content of the weekly programs will be identical.  Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 to 35 months.

Infant Storytime will remain on Thursdays at 10:15 AM.  Join us for our first fall session, Thursday, August 31 at 10:15 AM.  This is an early literacy development program for children from birth to 17 months.

On Saturdays at 2:00 PM join us for Lily’s Library Tales.   Lily’s Library Tales is a fun, family storytime experience where listeners share time with Lily, a certified therapy dog, while Betsy, her person, reads.  Betsy is a certified, professional librarian with years of experience sharing wonderful books with children. Lily’s Library Tales can be found in our children’s area and is not a ticketed program.

All of our weekday storytime programs are ticketed.  Free tickets are available for morning storytimes in our children’s area at 10:00 AM when the library opens.  Free tickets for our Tuesday afternoon Toddler Time will be available in our children’s area at 1:00 PM the day of the program.

We hope to see you at storytime. Come for the fun and stay for the friends you make at the library. 

Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! We will be taking a break for the rest of this month from special programming.

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 KINDERMUSIK, a music and movement program for all ages, Aug. 26th @ 10:30 AM in place of family storytime! Come join us for all the fun!

**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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