book club

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm

Children can wear their comfy slippers and pajamas at Pajama Storytime on Thursday, May 10 at 6 pm.   We'll have stories, songs, and fingerplays as well as a fun craft.  Tickets for this program are given out at 5:30 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, May 9 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will have a great time making a cardboard castle during this week's Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, May 9 @ 4:30 pm.  We'll learn about Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee The Cardboard Kingdom. We'll also look at a few videos related to this amazing graphic noviel featuring a group of children in a neighborhood who create a kingdom out of cardboard.  We'll usie cardboard and other items to create our own castles.  Tickets given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Tween Reader's Book Club Today @4pm

Today is Monday, April 29 and the Baldwin Boettcher Library will be having a tween program at 4 pm.  It is the Tween Reader’s Club.  Each month we will read a book and then meet to talk about it and eat some delicious treats.  Future books for the club will be available following our meeting.  This month’s book is the Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough. It will take place under the Tree House and is for ages 9 to 12 years of age.    To see what programs we have coming up, check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us at the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens.  We would love to see you there!

Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, April 25 @ 4:30 pm

Tweens 8-12 years old will have a magical time at the Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk this Thursday, April 25 @ 4:30 pm.  We'll have a brief booktalk about two 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees:  The Magic Misfits and Mr. Gedrick and Me.  Both of these books use magic and fantasy in their stories.  We'll see some neat magic trick videos and make our own magic wand. to take home.  Tickets given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and others.

Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk this Thursday, April 11 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will have a great time creating a superhero mask during the Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 pm.   We'll have a brief booktalk about 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees Captain Superlative and Saving Winslow.  After the booktalk, we'll see a couple of short videos related to these realistic fiction books and then we'll decorate a superhero mask using gliiter glue, stickers, and ribbons.  Tickets for this program will be available at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of our programs.

Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk this Thursday, March 28 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will have fun learning about adventure biking on Thursday, March 28 at 4:30 pm during Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk.  This booktalk features The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle.  This debut novel by Christina Uss combines a roadtrip across the United States with a dash of magic.   We'll have a brief talk about some of the adventures in the book.  Then we'll see some great videos about adventure bicycling and we'll draw our own adventure bicycle.  Tickets for this program are given out at 4:00 pm.   

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.

 

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