Children's Program

Books Alive performs "Tacky the Penguin"

 On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:30am, we are very excited to present the Books Alive performance of the beloved children's book, "Tacky the Penguin."  This performance will take the place of our Toddler Story Time for the week.  Try to get to the library a little early, as early voting will be taking place and finding parking may be difficult.  The performance will be in the children's area, right when you walk in the door.

This is sure to be a fun event!  Don't miss out.  There may be opportunity to take pictures at the end, so don't forget your cameras!


Strike, Scrape and Shake Show!

Come and hear the musical stylings of Mark Shelton Wednesday, June 21 at 2:30pm in the Children's Area. Don't miss this magical drumming show that will transport you to a percussion wonderland! All ages are welcome-no tickets are needed.

Firetruck Visit on Friday, April 22 @ 10:00 am

  Houston Firefighters from Station No. 72 will make their annual visit to Freeman Library this Friday, April 22 at 10:00 am.   The firefighters will talk a bit about how the firetruck works and then let the children and adults explore inside the firetruck.  This fun program does not require tickets.  It will be held on the Diana Lane side of the parking lot.   

Thank you Houston firefighters for all that you do!

Children's Department celebrates African American History Month on Thursday, February 25

The Children's Department celebrates African American History Month this Thursday, February 25 at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old.  We'll have crafts, music, activities, and tasty treats inspired by inventions of African Americans.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and they will be distributed at 4:00 pm.  We recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are to be distributed.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support with this program.

Barbie Fashion Show


Barbie Fashion Show for Children Ages 3 - 12 Years Old.

Date: Tuesday, January 19th
Start Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30
Registration is required.


Ring in the New Year with colorful crafts!

Children 3-12 years old are invited to make some crafts on Thursday, December 31 at 2:30 pm.  We'll be making some colorful crafts to ring in 2016: jingly noisemakers, a New Year's crown, and a fun collage to practice writing out the new numbers 2-0-1-6!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  The crafting supplies are provided by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.   The library will be open 1-5 pm on Thursday.

Sea Shells Craft at North Channel Library

Sea ShellsCome join us at North Channel Library this Wednesday, October 14, at 4:30 pm for a Gulf Coast Reads Children's Craft. We will be using a variety of different sea shells to make your own mermaid crown or frame.

Monday Movie Madness

Monday MovieNorth Channel has so many fun activities in the midst for October, and we're starting off with an all new Monday Movie Madness.
Come join us this Monday, October 5, 2015 as we watch Cinderella (2015) on our big screen projector. It is the latest live action film, rated PG, and has a run time of 105 minutes. As always, don't forget to bring your pillows, blankets, and snacks (light colored drinks) for a relaxing fun time.

Opera in the Children's Area

   Houston Grand Opera will be in the Children's Area on Monday, July 13th at 3:00 pm, to sing [in fabulous opera voice] the books "Bear Snores On" and "No Sleep for the Sheep".  If you've never experienced an Opera To Go production, you are certainly in for a very special treat!  This program is FREE and wonderful for children [and adults] of all ages! 

"Lyle Lyle Crocodile"

Hey, kids!  Make sure to come to Maud Marks Library this Monday June 15th because  Crocodile Encounters will be here!  There will be two shows, one at 1:30 pm and one at 3:00 pm.  Be sure to come early and get your hand stamped because space is limited.  There will be crocodiles here and you will learn all about them.  See you here.

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