Northwest

African American History Month Storybook Quilt

The Patchwork PathCome this Saturday, February 28th at 11:00 am and listen to The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud, her patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama, it's a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada.  After we will look at and discuss the quilt in the book and work on a quilt inspired craft.

Catch the Reading Bug Game

Kids, can you catch the reading bug?  Grab a game sheet and pencil in the children's area and circle each bug you spy on the bulletin boards, write down the title of your favorite buggy book and color the bug on the back. When you are finished bring your game sheet to the desk for a buggy prize.

Teen Art

 

Turn your favorite fandom into an 8 bit piece of art! Join us for a perler bead craft Thursday, February 26th at 4:30pm. This program is for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12. 

Valentine's Day Story Time and Craft

Families CraftingThis past Saturday the Northwest Branch Library hosted a story time and craft for families celebrating Valentine’s Day. Parents and children got crafty and made Valentine’s mobiles. A good time was had by all.

Visit our Flickr page to see pictures of the event as well as other Harris County Public Library activities.

Gifted Hands

He overcame adversity and changed the world of medicine. Who is this man Dr. Ben Carson?  Growing up in a broken home amongst poverty and prejudice, his grades suffered and his temper flared, and yet his mother never lost her faith in him. We will be showing this movie on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Come and enjoy this movie with us.

Adult Computer Class

KeyboardDoes learning how to use a computer sound overwhelming? Then join us for our stress-free computer classes on Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. It is the perfect situation for those who need that gentle start into something completely new. Wednesday, February 18, will cover PowerPoint.

Classic of All Times

In honor of the late and great Maya Angelou the History Mystery book club will be discussing the book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” This popular classic has been read by many. This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts and lives of all black men and women. Come and enjoy the discussion of this well-known classic. When, February 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

 

Shrinky Dink Art

   Teens, come test your skills at shrinky dinks as we create unique masterpieces! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine Stories, Crafts and Clubs

The Day it Rained HeartsLove, Hugs and Kisses are here this week at the Northwest Branch Library.  Starting with preschool storytime Tuesday, February 10th at 10:30 come and hear stories about the heart and friendship, then make a valentine tree for Mom, Dad or someone special and do a candy hearts activity. This program is for children ages 3+.

African American Youth

In honor of our African American Heritage Month, we are excited about having Ms. Kimberly Gay from Prairie View A& M University. She is coming to give a presentation on “The Academic Achievement and Life Success of African American Youth Today”. The event will be held at the Northwest Branch Library on Saturday, February 7th at 3:00 PM. Come and be a part in this celebration.

 

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