Afterschool Program

Harvest of Crafts!

Please join us for our fall celebration, "Harvest of Crafts"!

Date: Tuesday, November 25

Time:  4:00 pm

Ages: 5 and up

Bring a friend and enjoy!

Thank you!

Great turnout! Thank you all!

Princess Elsa! Superman! And more!

Afterschool Modern Art Program comes to Freeman Library in October

The Children's Department is holding a drawing for spots in the upcoming Afterschool Modern Art program.  This hour-long program for children 10 years and older begins on Thursday, October 2 at 4:30 pm and continues on Thursdays through October 23.  Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.  The children will learn about a variety of styles in modern art and then they will&

SwimJim Water Safety Program on Monday, April 21 at 4:30 pm

  Get your school age children ready to enjoy summer near the water.  This Monday, April 21 at 4:30 pm, we will have an instructor from SwimJim at Freeman Library to talk to children about water safety.  This program is recommended for children 5-12 years old.  The SwimJim instructor will give tips to children about how to enjoy water activities, while staying safe.

Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Afterschool Program: Make a colorful paper garland for Thanksgiving!

   Thinking of decorating your table or hearth for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities?  If you have children 5-12 years old, we have a fun and colorful decoration they can make for your holiday celebration.   We'll be making a paper garland featuring pictures of gourds and corn that the children will color.   This program will be on Monday, November 18 at 4:30 pm.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

 

Afterschool Program: Learn about Pet Care for Dogs

Are you thinking about getting a puppy for your school aged child?  This Monday, November 4 at 4:30 pm, we will have a staff member from The Pet Palace to talk about the basics of caring for a dog or other small pet.   Children will learn about handling a dog and how to approach a dog.  They'll also get to meet some dogs, too!

Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.   This program is recommended for children 5-12 years old.

Afterschool Program on Monday 10/21 - Lego Free Play

  Looking for a Monday afternoon activity for your school-age children to do?  Join us this Monday, October 21 at 4:30 pm for Lego Free Play.  This program is for children 5-12 years to have fun creating with Legos.  

We'll have an assortment of fun and colorful Lego pieces to get the creative juices flowing.  Parents are welcome to bring a camera to take a picture of the creation. 

 Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Ancient Art Afterschool Program returns in September

   Are you looking for a creative activity for your upper elementary age child to kick off the new school year?  If so, you may be interested in the Ancient Art Afterschool Program on Mondays September 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 4:30-5:30 pm.  This program was offered in the spring and is returning with the same educational and fun art projects.

This program is for children 10 years and up.  The children will learn about the art of several ancient cultures and they will make art projects such as cave paintings, clay pots, dot painting, and mosaics.   This is a "hands-on" program, so children will need to have a smock or old shirt to protect their clothing. 

Celebrate Mardi Gras - Make a shoebox float on Monday, January 28

      Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is February 12.  In the next couple of weeks there will be parades in places such as Kemah, Galveston, Lake Charles, New Orleans, and Mobile.  To get in the Mardi Gras spirit, children ages 4-12 can make a Mardi Gras shoebox float on Monday, January 28 at 4:30 pm.  We will have shoeboxes and lots of beads, stickers, colorful streamers and other items to decorate a float. 

Afterschool Ancient Art Program coming for children 10 years and older in February

   For four Mondays in February (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th), children ages 10 and above will explore and create artwork in the style of several ancient cultures.  This afterschool program will start at 4:30 pm and last for an hour.  Children should be able to attend each of the four weeks.   They will need a smock or old shirt to protect their clothing while doing the art projects.

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