Children's Department

Being Thankful and December!

  Hard to believe Thanksgiving is a week away and with it comes the start of the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  We hope that while you are busy shopping, planning and enjoying time with  family and friends, that you continue to visit the Library and enjoy all the special events and programs that are planned.  It all starts on Saturday, December 3rd with our annual Holiday open house.  Families are invited to join us from 10am - 2:00pm on the first floor of the llbrary for  holiday activities, crafts, music, snacks, a Friends of the Library book sale and a visit from Santa (bring your camera!). During the month of December In the Children's Area, the following special programs* will be offered:  gingerbread house decorating, ornament making, a special showing of a holiday classic movie about a "grinchy" creature who discovers the true meaning of the holidays and a noon years eve party to ring in 2017!  Starting  in December, all after school programs (with the exception of the R.E.A.D. program) will start at 5:00 pm - this will allow for more children to attend after getting home from school.  And finally, the Children's Department Staff (Kimberly, Genova, Ann, Allison, Paige, Jennifer and Amanda) would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful children and parents for coming to the library, attending our programs and filling our days with so much fun!  For all December events, please access our online calendar or stop by any library service desk for a hard copy.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING! *these programs require pre-registration

LEGO Create for Kids!

Calling all master builders...Do you love LEGO?  Come build with us and complete a creative challenge on Tuesday, November 15th at 4:30 pm, in the children's area of the library!  This program is limited to 25 children (ages 5 - 12). Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!.

Slumber Stories!

   Put on your pajamas, bring a teddy bear and your favorite blanket and join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm for Slumber Stories!  Children ages 18 months - 5 years* will enjoy bed time stories, quiet play time, singing and a light snack.   This new story time will be held every 3rd   Tuesday of the month! Call the Library at 832-559-4235 for more information! *all ages are welcome, but, the stories will be geared for this age range.
 

Caravaggio and Chiaroscuro

   Come to Art Explorers in the Children's area on Tuesday, October 11th at 4:30 pm!  Learn about the artist Caravaggio and create a simple face sketch using the technique known as Chiaroscuro.  This program is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Children’s Fall Programming to Resume!

   Starting in September, the Children’s Department will offer After School Programming on Mondays and Tuesdays at 4:30 pm. Here is our current line-up with more to be added in the coming months!
Mondays at 4:30 pm:
  Chapter Chats  Bring a book to life! Read and explore the best of children’s literature with crafts, food and drama. This program meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month and is limited to 15 children (3rd - 5th grade).  Required registration starts on September 6th and is for September – December.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm:
  Art Explorers
 Learn about artists and create an art project on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  This program is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Required registration begins 1 week in advance.
 Lego Create   Use your imagination to build theme based creations using LEGO on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  This program is limited to 25 children (ages 5 - 12).   Required registration begins 1 week in advance.
 R.E.A.D Reading Education Assistance Dogs.  Choose a book and share it one-on-one with a furry friend! This program meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month (ages 4 - 12).    
*For a complete listing of our weekly story times, please refer to our online calendar of events!  See you at the Library!         

Carranza Puppets!

  Hey kids!  Come to the Children's Area on  Monday, July 18th at 3:00 pm, and enjoy the amazing marionette puppetry of Carranza Puppets as they present the classic Brothers Grimm story of Hansel and Gretel!  This program is FREE and fun for children and adults of all ages.  Sign up here for Summer Reading (if you haven't already) and do 10, read 10 and log it for a pin, certificate and FREE* book!  *FREE book while supplies last

Mad Science - Mission Nutrition!

   Come to the Children's area on Monday, June 20th at 3:00 pm for Mad Science!  Learn the basics of nutrition from some of the wackiest scientists you'll ever meet!  If you come a bit early, you'll have a chance to meet the Chick-fil-A cow.  He'll be here at 2:00 pm  to meet, take pictures and have fun!  And, don't forget to register for the Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read" and receive a pin, certificate, medal and *FREE book by reading and completing activities!  *FREE book while supplies last!

READING IS FOR WINNERS!

  On Your Mark, Get Set...it's time for more fun in the Children's Area!  On Monday, June 13th  at 2:00 pm, Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse will be wandering around to meet, greet and take pictures.  At 3:00 pm Mick Corley will entertain children and adults (of all ages) with his Reading is for Winners Show!  Enjoy magic, puppetry, mime, juggling and more!  This program is FREE and guaranteed fun!  See you then!

Houston Astros Mascot Orbit Visit!

 Hey Kids...The Houston Astros Mascot Orbit is coming to the Children's library on Thursday, June 9th at 3:00pm!  Enjoy a reading rally, be entertained, take pictures and have lots of fun!  This program is FREE and for children (and adults) of all ages.  And, while your here, don't forget to join this year's Summer Reading Program "on your mark, get set...read!"  Call 832-559-4235 for more information! ps: Astros attire optional!  

April Art Explorers!

  Learn about English book author and illustrator Arthur Rackham and sketch and paint a simple drawing at Art Explorers.  This program meets Monday, April 11th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, April 12th at 4:30 pm in the Children’s Activity Room.   Registration is required and begins on Monday, April 4th by calling the children’s reference desk at 832-559-4235.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).

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