Children's

Country Club: Ireland

Join our Country Club and each month we will “visit” a different country to taste the food, play the games, explore the language and culture. In March we will stamp our passports in Ireland.

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
 
For ages 5-11
 
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.
 
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Houston Firefighters visit Freeman Library on Friday, March 24 @ 10:00 am

  Firefighters from the Houston Fire Department will visit Freeman Library with their amazing trucks on this Friday, March 24 at 10:00 am.  This fun program allows children to see the trucks up close and even play with the fire hoses.  No tickets are needed for this program that will be on the Diana Lane side of the library.   Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Freeman Library, we will have free firefighter hats for the children. 

STEM Time – Biology March 29th @ 5 PM [6+]

Spring is the perfect time to start learning about biology. As the world around us awakens, we will be learning about trees and plants.

Learn the difference between a plant and animal cell. Find out how plants are like mini-solar energy plants. We are going to finish by creating our own seed starters. Join us in the Library community room on March 29th at 5 PM for a biologically botanical time. 

 

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Test stress?

TestDo you have to take a standardized test sometime soon?  Are you having trouble getting your hands on a study guide for the test?  Never fear; Learning Express Library is here.  Learning Express Library is a database available through the Harris County Public Library web site.  It has practice tests for the GED, STAAR, SAT, ASVAB, real estate license, and many, many other exams.  Simply go to www.hcpl.net, click “Databases,” click the “Education & Libraries” cat

Our Eggs Have Hatched!

Guess who was waiting for us when we got here this morning!

Click the link to watch a live video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvXlMr8uV4

Come visit soon!

We are Going to the Garden in Toddler Time at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

flowersSpring has arrived and to celebrate we will be exploring the garden in Toddler Time, this Wednesday, March 22 at 10:15 AM and 11:00 AM at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library.  Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs and learn some finger plays to celebrate Spring.  

Toddler Time is an early literacy development program for children ages 18 months to 3 years.  This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets and a craft are available in the children's area of the library at 10:00 AM on the morning of the program.  

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STAAR Wars Training Camp April 3rd-7th @ 4:30-5:30 PM [Grades 3-5]

In the not too distant future in a galaxy right here, children all over Houston will be taking the STAAR test. In conjunction with the Dobie High School National Honors Society, we will be offering STAAR Test preparation starting on Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th for grades 3, 4, and 5.
STAAR Wars Training Camp will be in the Parker Williams Branch Library Community Room from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Preregistration is required.

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Once Upon a Time...

Fly on in to Preschool Storytime this Wednesday, March 22 at 1:30pm when we'll share fairy tale themed books featuring dragons, princesses, castles and more! Create your own individual crown for a keepsake too...Preschool Storytime is a weekly program offered all year long which features books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, songs and activities including occasional crafts to encourage pre-literacy in children ages 3- 6 years.  ©2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

 

Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Spring officially starts this week! Join us this week on Thursday the 23rd of March @ 4 PM for our World Tour Book Club to explore different countries and their traditions and stories.

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Preschool Storytime on Tuesday @ 2 PM, and Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 with the Kingwood Neighbors Emergency Clinic!

**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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