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Summer Reading Program Software Presentation

Are you excited for Harris County Public Library's Summer Reading Program? This summer's theme is Libraries Rock! and the program will begin on June 4th. Throughout the summer we will be having many activities for all ages, as well as fun prizes participants can receive for reading. We will be having two presentations that will show you how to log your books and minutes read using our Summer Reading Program software in order to help you become familiar with the program. We invite all ages to attend our Summer Reading Program Software Presentation next Thursday May 31 at 5:00 PM, or in Spanish on Wednesday May 30 at 5:00 PM. We will provide information on how to create your account and record your reading and activities to get points for your prizes. 

The Big Picture

When we think of picture books a lot of the time we think of the story they tell: the words, the characters, the lessons they impart and how they make us feel when we close the cover. Maybe we remember certain phrases that we read, or had read to us. I certainly remember "I'll eat you up I love you so" from Where the Wild Things Are, or "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can" from The Little Engine that Could. But past that, I also remember the giant tree in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and the amazing purple drawings in Harold and the Purple Crayon. That's right-we're putting the picture in picture books today with ten of the most beautifully illustrated books to hit our shelves in the past handful or so years.

May Activities

May activities are up on the library's event calendar. Check out the many programs and services that are available to you here. Proudly serving the community of Cypress since 1984, Northwest Branch Library strives to provide innovative services, programs, and activities for customers of all ages. If you would like to ask a question about a particular service or program, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. 

5 Mayo Cactus Balloon Craft

 spacer 5 Mayo Cactus Balloon Craft

El Cinco de Mayo, ​ fecha de la conmemoración de la Batalla de Puebla, marca la primera vez que el ejército mexicano pudo derrotar a una potencia extranjera mejor preparada, en este caso los franceses. El 3 de mayo de 2018 a las 4:30 PM los invitamos a participar en  esta divertida manualidad en la que  niños de 6 a 13 años podrán crear su propia maceta de cactus utilizando globos. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados por el grupo de amigos de la biblioteca.

Children's Day / Book Day "DIY Hardcover Book"

Children's Day/Book Day (El día de los niños/El día de los libros) takes place on April 30th and celebrates children, families, reading, and the importance of literacy. School-age children are invited to join us to celebrate this important day by personalizing their own hardcover book with a variety of craft and decoration materials. Our DIY Hardcover Book program will take place next Wednesday April 25 at 4:30 PM and all materials will be provided. 

To learn more about Día please visit the official website at dia.ala.org. For more information about this program please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Financial Literacy

piggy bankI know, I know...financial literacy. Not the most exciting of topics I agree, but it is a worthwhile one. It's also Houston Money Week, an initiative designed to provide individuals and familes with financial knowledge.

Kingwood Pop-Up Continues in April!

The Kingwood Pop-up will be continuing through April! In addidtion to our regular storytimes we will also have Adult Crafternoons this month (Online registration required as space is limited)! Join us for Adult Crafternoons, Lapsit Storytime, Toddler Storytime and Family Storytime on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 3: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 4: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Tuesday, April 17: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 18: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Tuesday, April 24: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, April 25: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Rhythm and Rhyme-Poetry to Make You Move

It's April once again which means baseball, rain showers, left-over Easter candy and yes, poetry. That's right it's National Poetry Month and while, sure, you could read some Keats or Frost or maybe even some Shakespeare, but I’m thinking a little younger-and a lot more active.

Graphic Novel Book Club

If you like comics and graphic novels then you won't want to miss out on the book club starting at South Houston Branch Library in April. Tweens ages 8 to 13 are invited to join our Tween Graphic Novel Club, where we will discuss and take part in fun activities related to different Graphic Novel titles. This is a three session program that starts on Thursday, April 5 at 5:00 PM. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 832-927-5530 to sign up.

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