Teens

Calling All Teens, Tweens, and Kids!

ZootopiaRising Readers, Monday, Nov. 13, 1:30 pm. Get ready for preschool by learning letters, colors and more!
Craftastic for ages 6-12: Paperweights & Fimo Clay, Monday, Nov. 13, 4:00 pm. What will you create?
Kids’ Movie Night: Zootopia, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 pm. A movie, a snack and a craft!
Craftastic for ages 12-18: Paperweights & Fimo Clay, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4:30 pm. Freestyle creativity!
NaNoWriMo: How to Write a Book in 30 Days, Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:15 pm. Free writing day.

Jacinto City Branch Library explains S.T.E.M.

Scientific elementsS.T.E.M. is a way of promoting the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts to children.

Jacinto City Branch Library wants to know if you're interested in promoting these ideas to the children in your life!  Not sure what we mean?  Let's take science for instance.  Here are some videos that can help you explain science to elementary age children using books from our existing catalog.

Fun Upcoming Events!

Nov 2017Remember to check our events calendar frequently. You never know when we might have something you’d love to participate in. Some of the special events we have coming up are:
The first meeting of the new Doctor Who Club! Saturday, Nov. 4, 1:00 pm.
Kids’ Book Club (ages 7-11), Monday, Nov. 6, 4:00 pm. This month’s book is “One Trick Pony” by Nathan Hale. You can come and hang out, even if you haven’t read the book.
Krafty Korner, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1:00 pm. Adult crafts are back! This week we’re making coasters from wine corks.
Animé Club, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3:30 pm. Movies, tv, books, games and more!

Everyone - Thursday, 11/2 @ 6 PM - NaNoWriMo Write-In!


November is National Novel Writing Month! In support of NaNoWriMo, the library will host write-ins for aspiring authors. Bring your laptop, journal, or any other writing tools you need to work on your novel!

Sign Up Today for the Free ACT Practice Test!

Are you ready for the ACT? Get a jump start on the ACT with a free ACT Practice Test from Princeton Review. Register today at www.hcpl.net under the Events tab or call the library at 281-812-2162. Registration is suggested since space is limited. 

Introduction to Magic: The Gathering November 10th @ 4-6 PM and November 21st @ 2-4 PM [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 November 10th in the Library Community Room for an introduction to Magic. Learn how to play starting at 4 PM.

Join us on November 21st in the Library Community Room for an introduction to Magic. Learn how to play starting at 2 PM.

For those who know how to play Magic, general gameplay is allowed at any time. A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

International Games Day @ 2-4 PM [All Ages]

In cooperation with International Games Day, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting a variety of board, card, and tablet video games on Saturday, November 4th from 2-4 PM on the main floor of the library.

Staff will be available for an Introduction to Magic: The Gathering to anyone who is interested in learning.

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

Program: Terra Nova Children's Home

Cover of Brochure for Terra Nova Children's Home-ZambiaJoin us to hear the fascinating story of Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia founded by La Portians Tom and Amy Morrow! Monday, November 6, at 7pm. Free. For all ages!

Fifteen years ago Tom and Amy Morrow traveled from La Porte, Texas to Zambia with their six children who were between the ages of 4 and 11 years old. There, while working in impoverished areas, they discovered that there are over 1 million orphans in a country of only 13 million people. They also found a big gap in support for orphaned children who were below school age. By the time they reached school age, they already had years of malnutrition. Tom and Amy had a desire to step in and fill the gap.

In 2006, after substantial research and work with a local transit home for orphaned babies, the Morrows located and purchased an abandoned building in Kazembe—a large village in northern Zambia—and began construction. Electricity had to be installed, a borehole drilled, and pipes laid. After one year of hard work, the doors to Terra Nova Children’s Home finally opened.

Terra Nova is now a happy home to over 30 children who have found a new family and are now growing up healthy, secure, and safe—receiving a quality education so that they will grow up to not just be an orphan statistic, but a contributing member of society. Come hear their story!

International Observe the Moon Night

Join us on Thursday, November 2nd from 6-7:30pm at the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center for International Observe the Moon Night. 

We will have a guest speaker, and you'll get to learn about the moon. We've also got some hands on activities for you and you'll get a chance to catch up with fellow library patrons and staff! 

For more information regarding this program, or other programs happening in the community, please contact us via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/barbarabushlibrary. 

See you on November 2nd! 

 

 

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