Children's

Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm

  Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us on Thursday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm.  We will have a craft, a special music performance, and an amazing calligraphy demonstration.   This program is recommended for children of all ages.   As a treat, we will serve a taste of Chinese cooking to the children.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at 4:30 pm in the Children's Department.  This program always is populare, so we suggest children and their grown up arrive about 15-20 minutes before the tickets will be given out.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

"Speak of Me as I Am" A celebration of African American contributions

Join us for a special presentation by Main Street Theater at Barbara Bush Branch Library on Feb 21, 2019 at 7pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. 

Wednesday, February 20th at 5 PM – STEM Time – Beloved Ballistics [8+]

 

Cupid is well known for shooting arrows to connect wanton lovers.

But how does he hit the target?

Learn a little about the fascinating world of ballistics with this Valentine themed STEM Time.

Join us for some parabolic fun at the Parker Williams Branch Library in the Library Community Room on Wednesday, February 20th at 5 PM.

Royal Reception

Hear ye! Hear Ye! All Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses are invited to the Royal Reception on Friday, February 15 at 4: 30 pm. There will be stories, songs, dancing, and merry making. Royalty of all ages are invited. Call 832-927-7890 to reserve your place.

Fiction for African American History Month

February is African American History Month, a time dedicated to “paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society” (africanamericanhistorymonth.gov). For the next two weeks I’m going to offer up recommendations on both the fiction and non-fiction side of things.  These recommendations are separated by age range, and are a mix of historical and modern settings. Today, we're talking fiction.

 

 

 

 

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 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 for Infant Lapsit, Toddler Time, and Preschool Storytime. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets are limited and will be available the day of the scheduled event.

(Image courtesy of www.Pixabay.com)

Da Camera presents "The History of Jazz" on Monday, February 11 at 6:00 pm

  Celebrate African American History Month by joining us on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm for "The History of Jazz" presented by Da Camera.  This lively and informative program demonstrates how African-American work songs, hymns, and soirituals evolved into ragtime, Dixieland Jazz and other music forms.   All ages are welcome to this music celebration!
 

Library Beautification Day!

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd at Evelyn Meador Library for our 4th Annual Beautification Project. We will meet at the library at 10 am and work until around 1 pm. Everyone is invited to participate – Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, your organization -- or yourself! All are welcome. We’ll serve light refreshments and coffee too. You can help your community, maybe see your neighbors and share a cup of java. To register, click here.
Last year’s event was a great turnout. Students needing service hours are welcome. Please join us!

Click here to find out more and see a recap of last year's event! 

Valentine’s Day Party

High Meadows Branch Library is having a Valentine's Day party on February 14th, from 5 P.M.-7:00 P.M. We will have crafts, cupcakes, and more. Make sure to get here early before supplies run out. This event is open to elementary and middle school students.

Contact Kimberley at (832) 927-5538 for more information. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 14th at 5 PM – Music and Rhythm with Mr. John [3+]

 

 

 

For African American History Month, learn about the history of jazz and the blues as we break down a basic 4 bar blues. 

Join us in the Library Community room on February 14th at 5 PM at the Parker Williams Branch Library. 

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