Children's Program

Living History - Ancient Egypt in the Children's Area!

  Did you know that in ancient Egypt, servants smeared honey on their bodies to attract flies away from the Pharaoh?  Did we get your attention?  If so, join us to learn more interesting facts as you journey back in time to ancient Egypt at Living History - Ancient Egypt on Thursday, March 15th at 5pm in the Children's area!  Learn about culture, art and history with hands on activities and crafts.  This program is FREE and for children ages 8 - 12 (and an accompanying adult).  Please call 832-559-4235 to register for this program.

Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson visits Freeman Library on Thursday, February 1 @ 6pm

  The Children's Department of Freeman Library celebrates African American Heritage Month with a visit by Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson on Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 pm.  Ms. Wilson will talk about her journey to becoming an astronaut.  She has an inspiring story - she has been on 3 space missions that have put her in space for 42 days.  After Ms. Wilson's talk, we'll have a rocket craft and a matching game as well as a book display and activity sheets.  This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old along with their caregiver.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting at 5:30 pm. 

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

STEM based learning at Choo Choo Club!

  No doubt you’ve heard about the importance of STEM based learning for children.  STEM focuses on 4 disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These are all areas of learning that kids need to be comfortable with to excel in the future.  Exposing children at a young age to simple STEM concepts and activities sets the foundation for later higher learning.  At Choo Choo Club, the Library’s early literacy program for 3 - 5 year olds, children will participate in STEM based learning each week in addition to the weekly focus on 1 letter of the alphabet and literacy activities related to that letter.  Using specially designed kits children (with help from their parents) will complete scaled down, age appropriate lessons to introduce them to each of the 4 disciplines.  This past Thursday, the children completed activities using the balance scale.  They predicted which of 2 items would weigh the most and then placed them on the scale to see if they were correct.  They also used weights to balance objects and filled in a graph based on the color of the weight and amount they used.  Each activity concluded with answering some basic questions, such as:  which object was the heaviest?  or, which object did you have to use the most weights for? Choo Choo Club meets every Thursday at 1:30 pm.  Required registration begins 1 week in advance of each session by calling 832-559-4235. 

Ornament Making Program for Kids!

  Hey Kids!  Come to the Children's Area on Monday, December 11th at 5 pm and make ornaments for your tree or to give as gifts!  All supplies will be provided for each participant to make 4 ornaments!  This program is for children ages 7 - 12Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot for this fun, holiday activity!

Fall Crafts Fun on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 pm

   Looking for some fun holiday decorating ideas for the children this Thanksgiving?  Join us on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 pm for crafts for the 3-12 year old decorators in your home.  We'll be decorating a picture frame with glittery leaves, creating a colorful corn decoration, and crafting festive napkin rings that can be used at the table.   We'll also have some fun coloring sheets and activity sheets to take home.     Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk at 4:00 pm.

Celebrate Local Artists With Family Art

During the month of April, the Maud Marks Library is celebrating local artists!  Throughout the month, some of those artists will be stopping by to do art talks and workshops.  First up, this Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM, Meghna Patil will be here to show elementary school aged children the fine art of painting.  Children and their parents are invited to come and create their own masterpieces as we learn more about Ms. Patil's art and her painting process.  This is a ticketed event.  Please show up at 2:30 for tickets.  Afterwards, be sure to check out the many paintings and sculptures throughout the library.  The Maud Marks Library would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library for sponsoring this month long event as we Celebrate Local Artists!

Valentine's Crafts for Children

  Children 3-12 years old are invited to make Valentine's Day crafts on Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a "heart man" and decorating Valentine's Day cards.  We'll also be decorating some tasty cookies for the occasion.

Tickets are required.  They'll be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

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