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Holiday Hours for Baldwin Boettcher July 4th

The Baldwin Boettcher Library will be closed at both of its locations on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  The Little Blue Library at Mercer Botanic Gardens will resume normal hours on Thursday, July 5th at 10 am.  The Baldwin Boettcher Lone Star North Harris location will be closed an additional day on Thursday, July 5th due to the campus closure for students.  That location will be available again on Friday, July 6th at 9 am.  We hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July with your family and friends. 

Books Alive @ NC

3 nasty gnarliesJune 27, 2018 at 3 PM, the Books Alive theater group will be putting on a live presentation of the book, Three Nasty Gnarlies by Keith Graves. Kids can take photos with the performers after the show!
Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program with HCPL. 10 points for every book you read, and prizes at 100 pts, 200 pts, and 300 pts for Babies, Kids, Teens, and Adults. Help us meet our library goal of signing up and completing 1000 customers for the program. 

Gamers Unite!

Gamers unite! Join us for some fun tomorrow, June 26, 2018 at The Barbara Bush Branch Library. We will be having tabletop and electronic games in our Robin Bush Room from 3:30pm to 5pm. Snacks will be provided by the Barbara bush library friends.  

BIG Things Going On at the Little Blue Library

It is going to be another BIG week for Baldwin Boettcher @ Mercer Botanic Gardens.  Monday is Story Time in the Gardens @ 10:30 am.  The subject this week is Ocean Animals.  Kids Café will continue Mon – Fri from noon to 1 pm. All children and their accompanying guardians are welcome to partake in this lunch program. Kids Cafe require that customers eat the lunch under the Tree House on the East side. Wednesday our kid’s program is Fire Safety. The teacher will be Mr. Tom and his wonder dog, Cinder!  Thursday is another great teen program for 7 Continents 7 instruments.  This week will be Europe. They will be making a Pan Flute.  Friday is Family Day from 9 am to 3 pm.

Passport Services Returning!

The staff from the Harris County District Clerk's office will be returning to process U.S. Passports next week. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can call 832-927-5690 to make an appointment. NOTE: the last walk-in customer will be received 30 minutes before listed closing time. This applies to all locations.

Passport Services will be held during the following days and times in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room:

Tuesday, June 26th from 1pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, June 27th from 1pm-4:30pm
Thursday, June 28th from 1pm-6:30pm

For more information regarding Passport Service, please visit the Harris County District Clerk's website.

A Big Week at The Little Blue Library

Another busy week is underway at The Little Blue Library.  This Monday was the start for Kids Café!  We are now serving lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm Monday through Friday to all children and their accompanying guardians.

This Week was Great at The Little Blue Library

This week was an exciting week for both staff, and wonderful patrons of The Little Blue Library.  Monday we had Story Time in the Gardens.  On Kids Wednesday, we had Story Time Opera @ 10:30 am.  The talented Sandra Campbell performed Muncha Muncha Muncha and it was a big hit with the kids!  For Teen Thursday @ 1:30 pm, we made an instrument from North America called the “Ugly Stick”, and they turned out so cool!  Friday is our Family Day and from 9 am to 3 pm, the whole family can come for Pokemon Go and Geocaching.  If you do not know what Geocaching is, you are not alone.  Come by the Little Blue Library and find out.  You will learn something new, and have a whole lot of fun in the process! 

Citizenship Classes Happening Now!

Citizenship Classes are back! They are every Monday at 7pm in our Computer Lab.

Prepare for the United States Citizenship exam with this course. Classes are in English and study materials are provided by HCPL. Please note that this course does not grant citizenship and does not cover the cost of the exam. 

If you'd like more information about our Citizenship Class, please give us a call at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Adults, Monday, 7/2 @ 6:30 PM - Summer Reading Program - Rockin' Food Demo!

Adults, please join us on Monday, July 2 at 6:30 PM as Freeman Staff host our "Rockin' Food Demo." Staff will make nachos with all of your favorite ingredients (chips, cheese sauce, taco meat, green onions, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapeños, etc). After the demo, attendees will be able to enjoy the nachos.

Summer Meals @ Barbara Bush Library

This summer, the Barbara Bush Library and The Houston Food Bank are partnering up to provide healthy lunches for kids. 

Lunches will be served on Mondays to Fridays  from 11:30am-12:30pm. On Mondays, lunches will be available in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room, and on Tuesdays-Fridays lunches will be available in our Robin Bush Activity Room. 

If you'd like more information on our Summer Kids Cafe, please give us a call at 832-927-7800. 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

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