Celebrate Chinese New Year on Thursday, February 8 @ 4:30 pm

  Freeman Library's Children's Department will celebrate Chinese New Year with crafts, music, and a tasty treat on Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for the whole family.  Tickets are required.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.  This program always is popular, so we recommend that children and their grownup arrive about 20 minutes before the tickets are distributed.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this type of program.

Royal Heart Valentine Storytime

Here Ye! Here Ye! All Lords and Ladies between the ages of 5-10 are invited to our Royal Hearts Storytime celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday, February 9 at 4:30 pm. The bard will be sharing stories of royalty and will be followed by dancing and crafting. Snacks will also be provided. If you are attending the reception, please contact the royal librarians at 713-466-4438 to make your reservation

Chinese New Year Storytime

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 and the "Year of the Dog" with a special Preschool Storytime Tuesday, February 6 at 1:30pm when Ms. Jen will be our guest Storyteller! Hear themed stories and create your own colorful paper lantern keepsake. This program will be presented in the Public Meeting Room and is recommended for ages 3-6 years old and their parents or caregivers. Preschool Storytime is a weekly event. See a full list of our monthly programs here at North Channel on our Events Calendar:

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Museum Family Day

3d valentineThis spring, we are delighted to offer some programs in collaboration with the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Join us on Saturday, February 10th for the first of these events: Museum Family Day!

At this month's Museum Family Day, participants will briefly learn about the history of Valentine's Day cards and make their own 3D valentine to take home. All ages are welcome and all supplies are provided, so bring the whole family!

Museum Family Day will be held this coming Saturday, February 10th from 11:00am - 3:00pm. This is a drop-in program, so come at any time.

Mark your calendars, because Museum Family Day will return to the library again on March 10th and April 7th.

Thanks to the staff of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts for their enthusiasm and willingness to host this exciting family program at our library!

For more information, contact the library at 832-559-4235.

Make A Valentine's Day Card [All Ages] - Monday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 14


Make your own Valentine's Day card for your sweetheart in the Library.

Just behind the Reference Desk will be supplies to make your V-Day cards. 

Supplies will be available during our open hours from February 12th through February 14th. 

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Saturday, February 10 from 2-4 PM


Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on February 10th on the Library Floor for game play from 2-4 PM. For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Lunar New Year Celebration [All Ages] - Saturday, February 10 from 11:30 AM - 1 PM

The Parker Williams Branch Library in partnership with the Parker Williams Friends of the Library and our Vietnamese Language Learning Community is proud to host our annual Lunar New Year Celebration.

On February 10th from 11:30 to 1 PM, we will be having a variety of activities including folklore of how the Lunar New Year came about, games, a craft, and a variety of food.

Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog!

Royal Reception

Here ye, Here ye!  All royal lords and ladies between the ages of 5 and 10 are invited to the Royal Reception at the Fairbanks Library on February 9 at 4:30 pm in celebration of Valentine's Day. There will be songs, stories, and merry making!  To make your reservation for the event, please call 713-466-4438.

Mardi Gras at the Library

Join us next Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 PM at the South Houston Branch Library for a fun Mardi Gras Carnival celebration! All ages are invited to come and enjoy wonderful masks, necklaces and more, so make sure to bring the whole family!

If you would like to learn more about Mardi Gras and perhaps make your own crafts, check out some of the great nonfiction books available at the library.  We even have Mardi Gras music CDs

Community Craft – Mardi Gras Masks [All Ages] - Thursday, February 8 at 4 PM



To get you ready for Mardi Gras on February 13, we are throwing our own Fat Thursday celebration.

Join us on February 8th at 4 PM in the library community room to make your own Mardi Gras mask to be ready for the big day.

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