book club

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.

November Book Club this Wednesday, November 14 @4:30 pm

   Is your tween looking for a good book to read over the upcoming holiday break?  They can join us on Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30 pm for the November Book Club.  This fun monthly program features a book discussion and activity.  This month we will be featuring Beverly Cleary's classic Ribsy.  We will talk about the book and then do a fun craft.   Children are not required to have read the bnok before the program.   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.

Tuesday at the Little Blue Library

We will have Gulf Coast Reads today, Tuesday, Oct 30  at 1 pm under the tree house.  Adults are invited to join in a book discussion of the Gulf Coast Reads book, Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke.   It will be followed by a modge podge craft.  Participants will have the chance to transfer an image to a block of wood.  Come join us!  Then at 5 pm we will have our beginning guitar class.  It will also take place under the tree house. It is taught by local guitarist Kevin Groover.  Participants will learn the basic guitar chords and play simple songs.  This is the last class for the four week session, and it is full. To see what programs we have coming up, check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us.  We would love to see you here!

Tween Program: October Book Club this Friday, October 19 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old willl have a great time on Friday afternoon at the October Book Club at 4:30 pm.  We'll be discussing J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."  Then the children will make a fun bookmark and do a few other activities.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman LIbrary for supporting this program.

 

Join us for the Children's Book Club on Wednesday, September 19 @ 4:30 pm

   The Children's Book Club returns this Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30 pm.   This afterschool program is held monthly during the school year.   It is recommended for children 8-12 years old.  We'll be discussing C.S. Lewis' classic book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."  We'll make a couple of fun crafts inspired by the book and enjoy a tasty treat based on the book.

Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available starting at 4:00 pm.  Children are welcome to bring a copy of the book to the program, but they do not need to have read the book before attending the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

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