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Teens: Spring Break @ the Library

Teens, what you doing for Spring Break? Join us for three awesome programs this week.

Monday, March 11th, 6pm, Board Game Bash. Join BOLT (Board of Library Teens) in the Teen Zone for classic board games like Jenga, Monopoly, and more.

Wednesday, March 13th, 3pm, It's Wednesday, My Dudes!: Recreating Epic Vines and Tik Toks.

Thursday, March 14th, Pi Day Contest, All day. Drop in and recite Pi for a chance to win a Pi Day Prize pack.

Thursday, March 14th, 4:30pm Teen Book Club. This is not your mother's book club. Join us for snacks, books, and a craft. The theme for March is Science Fiction or technology.

 

Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, February 7 @ 4:30 pm

  We'll be honoring African American History Month during Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, February 7 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be talking about the books Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut and Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams.  These two tooks are on the list of 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Book Award nomieesWe'll be viewing a reading from one of the books and we'll be using paper scraps to make a collage based on the other book.  This program is recommended for children 8-12 years old.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, January 31 @ 4:30 pm

  We're on our last installment of the Bluebonnet Booktalk featuring the 2018-19 Texas BLuebonnet Award nominees.  This Thursday, January 31 at 4:30 pm, we'll talk about these nominees: Spirit Hunters; Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics; The Harlem Charade; Slider; and Refugee.  We'll have some fun activities such as short video clips on how to do graffiti art and short reading from a scary story.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.

Bluebonnet Booktalk this Thursday, January 24 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will enjoy learning how to decode a secret message this Thursday, January 24 at 4:30 pm during Bluebonnet Booktalk.  This program features a brief talk about 5 of the 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Book Award nominees.  This Thursday's books will be Garvey's Choice; The Bicycle Spy; Hello, Universe; Me and Marvin Gardens, and Amina's Voice.  Tweens will see videos and do activities based on the books.  Tickets for this program will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman LIbrary for supporting this program.

 

Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm

   Tweens 8-12 years old are voting on their favorite 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Book nominee this month.  We'll be doing a booktalk on five of the nominess this Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be talking about these books: How to Avoid Extinction, Stef Soto: Taco Queen, Steip Right Up: How Doc And Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness,The Unlucky Lotter Winners of Classroom 13, and Wedgie and Gizmo.  In addition to a brief talk about each book, we'll have a few activities inspired by the books.  Tickets for this program will be given out at 4:00 pm.  

Bluebonnet Booktalk Begins this Thursday, January 10 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will enjoy learning about the 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees in Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, January 10 @ 4:30 pm.  This weekly book club will feature a brief talk about 5 of the books on the Texas Bluebonnet List for 2018-19.   There will be several activities insnpired by the award nominees presented.  This four week session will end on January 31, when Freeman will be a voting location for children of 3rd-6th grade age who have not voted in a  school.   This program will continue from February-May.  We will feature one to two books each week on the 2019-20 list.  We hope to encourage children to read at least 5 books from each list.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Monday at Baldwin Boettcher's Little Blue Library

Today is Monday and we have a several programs in store for you.  First at 10:30 am we have Story Time in the Gardens.  The theme this week is “winter”.  It will be followed by a craft.  It takes place under the Tree House, and is for ages 2 to 6 years.  Then at 4 pm we will have our Tween Readers Club for ages 9 to 12 years.  It also takes place under the Tree House.  Each month we read a book and then meet to discuss it and eat a delicious treat.  The book this time is “The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl”.  Then at 6 pm we will have our ESL class taught by our beloved Cindy Groover.  It takes place in the Mercer Botanic Center.

December Book Club features an icy tale on Wednesday, December 12 @ 4:30 pm

   Want to find out about a festive book for the family to read this holiday break?  Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 4:30 pm to hear about Ellen Bryan Obed's "Twelve Kinds of Ice".  This program is recommended for children who have started reading or families who would like to read this together.  We have copies of the book at the Kids Information Desk.   We'll have a fun craft after talking about the book.   Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out starting 30 minutes before the program.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with craft supplies.

Pages by the Pint December Book Club

 Pages by the Pint Book Club will take place at No Label Brewery on Tuesday, December 18th at 8:00pm as we discuss "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson. Join us for beer, books, and bonding.  Outside food and           non-alcoholic drinks are welcome. See you then!

No Book & Bite Club Meeting in December

The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadOur monthly Book & Bite Club is going to take off for December, so you have two whole months to read our next selection: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Pick up your copy of the book at the front desk, and we'll see you at the next meeting on Thursday, January 31 at 1:30pm.

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