Children's

Wednesday, October 17th at 5 PM – STEM Time – Microscope Exploration [6+]

Join us in the Library Community Room on Wednesday, October 17th at 5 PM for an exploration of all things big and small.

Using some child friendly magnification, you will be able to explore all sorts of different specimens from plants to insects to sea life. 

Written in the Stars: READ!

Welcome to the beginning of our National Teen Reads Week! This is an annual celebration of our teen literature, and a time where we encourage our teens to read more (as opposed to our normal agenda, which is to discourage reading and hide books. We are a library after all.). However, if you aren’t a teen, don’t let that discourage you from celebrating this week. Everyone can come to the library and do something to participate in this amazing event. Here are some of our suggestions on how to reach for the stars at the library this week:

Monday, October 15th from 6-7:30 PM – Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+]

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 the first and third Mondays from 6PM -7:30PM on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play.

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.

Children's Weekly Run Down!

Pumpkins

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Our Fall programming continues at Full Steam Ahead! Our weekly STEAM activity is this Thursday @ 4 PM. This week we also have a special guest visit from the Kingwood Garden Club on Wednesday the 10th @ 3:30 PM. Join us for some “Pumpkin Fun!”

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 our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

Monday Movie Madness

See Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Monday, October 8 at 5 pm at North Channel Branch on our big screen!  Will this beloved monster family enjoy their dream cruise or will it turn into a nightmare when Drac falls in love?This feature is Rated PG and is 1 hour and 37 min. in length.  Don't forget pillows, blankets, and refreshments...For more information please call the library at 832-927-5550.

Special Children's Program on Monday, October 8 at 10:30 am

  Young children will be in for a treat this Monday, October 8 at 10:30 am when we welcome international perfromer Sagit Zilberman.   A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Ms. Zilberman will use a variety of instruments to perform "Songs of Peace."  This program is recommended for children 5 years and younger.

  Due to this special opportunity, we will not have the regularly scheduled Preschool Storytime at 10:15 am and the Baby Butterflies at 11:15 am.  Instead, we encourage families to attend this special program.   Tickets will be given out when we open at 10:00 am.  The program will be at 10:30 am.

Family Storytime on Saturday,Octboer 6 @ 11:00 am

Looking for a fun outing on Saturday morning?  Join us for Family Storytime this Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 am.   This storytime is recommended for children 5 years and younger along with their family members.  We'll have stories, songs, and fingerplays.   No tickets are needed for this program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this  program with supplies for the program.

Pumpkin Coloring Contest!

All kids are invited to decorate and color a pumpkin in October! Coloring pages are available at the first floor customer service desk. 

We will choose a winner for the following categories:

-Most Creative
-Most Original
-Silliest Face
-Scariest Face
-Staff Pick

Winners will receive a TRICK OR TREAT prize pack.

Contest ends on Monday, October 22nd. Please returned colored pumpkins at the Customer Service Desk on the first floor. 

Kids’ & Teens' Events on Monday

SlaughterhouseThis Monday, October 8, we have 2 very special events. For teens, we have “Read In” from 3:30-5:00 pm. Hang out with friends, get a FREE copy of “Slaughterhouse-five,” and have a chill place to read. We will have pizza for participating readers! (Ages 13-18)
For kids, this week’s Computer Explorers will play “Plants vs. Zombies” from 4-6 pm. Armed with dozens of zombie-zapping plants, from the classic peashooter to the devious cherry bomb, you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to stop all types of zombies dead in their tracks. Learn about the game and play with us! (Ages 7-15)

October Programs in the Children's Department

Join us for some of these fun events in October:.

Family Storytime on Saturdays October 6 and 20 at 11:00 am. Recommended for young children and their families.  We'll have stories, songs and fingerplays.  No tickets are needed.

Monday, October 8 -  Intenational performer, Sagit Zilberman, will play music and sing in "Songs of Peace" at 10:30 am.  Tickets will be given out at 10:00 am.  Recommended for children 5 years and younger..

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