Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library

Books Alive! Week Events at Freeman on March 11-15, 2019

  Looking for some free and fun events for the children during spring break?  Join us for special afternoon programs during the week of March 11-15.  These programs have been sponsored through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.  No tickets are needed for these programs.

Monday, March 11 - Marsha's Petting Zoo - 2:30-4:00 pm on the Diana Lane side of the library.  See goats, ducks, rabbits, donkeys, llamas, and more cute animals.  We'll line up on the front porch and go through in groups.

STEAM Tween Wednesday: Snap Circuits Fun on Wednesday, March 6 @ 4:30 pm

   Tweens 8-12 years old will have great fun designing electrcal circuits on Wednesday, March 6 at 4:30 pm when they attend STEAM Tween Wednesday.   The tweens will use a kit to build projects such as doorbells and alarms!  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for providing funds to purchase these educational kits.

March Events in the Children's Department

Looking for family fun this month?  Check out some of these children's programs we have during Spring Break and beyond.

For Spring Break (also known as Books Alive! Week) we'll have the regular baby, toddler, and preschool storytimes. Marsha's Petting Zoo on Monday 3/11 at 2:30 pm; Crafta-palooza on Tuesday 3/12 at 2:00 pm; Face Painting,Balloons, and a Dino-mite costumed visitor on Wednesday 3/13 at 2:30 pm; a Block Party on Thursday, 3/14 at 2:00 pm where we'll have lots of items to build with; and Sidewalk Chalk on Friday, 3/15 at 10:30 am.  No tickets will be needed for any of these events.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman LIbrary for supporting these programs.

STEAM Tween Wednesday: Perler Bead Creations at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 27

  Tweens 8-12 years old can create their own designs for Perler beads during the STEAM Tween Wednesday program this Wednesday, February 27 @ 4:30 pm.   Tweens will pick from an assortment of beads and make a design using the beads.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting at 4:00 pm from the Kids Information Desk.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding the purchase of these fun beads.

STEAM Tween Wednesday: Graphic Novel Egg Painting at 4:30 pm on 2/20

  Tweens 8-12 years old will have a great time on Wednesday, February 20 @ 4:30 pm when they paint eggs to look like their favorite graphic novel characters.  We'll provide the eggs (they're wooden) and the paints.   The tweens just need to provide the creativity.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program by funding the art supplies.

Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm

  Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us on Thursday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm.  We will have a craft, a special music performance, and an amazing calligraphy demonstration.   This program is recommended for children of all ages.   As a treat, we will serve a taste of Chinese cooking to the children.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at 4:30 pm in the Children's Department.  This program always is populare, so we suggest children and their grown up arrive about 15-20 minutes before the tickets will be given out.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Da Camera presents "The History of Jazz" on Monday, February 11 at 6:00 pm

  Celebrate African American History Month by joining us on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm for "The History of Jazz" presented by Da Camera.  This lively and informative program demonstrates how African-American work songs, hymns, and soirituals evolved into ragtime, Dixieland Jazz and other music forms.   All ages are welcome to this music celebration!
 

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, February 7 @ 6:00 pm

Looking for a fun outing for the family on Thursday night?  Join us this Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 pm for Pajama Storytime.  This evening storytime features books, songs, and a fun craft at the end.   Children are welcome to wear pajamas, slippers and bring a blanket or cuddly stuffed animal to snuggle with in the storytime.  Tickets are given out at 5:30 pm.

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.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Lion Dance on Saturday, February 2 @ 3:00 pm

  Start the Chinese New Year by experiencing a colorful Lion Dance presented by the Houston Lion Kings on Saturday, February 2 @ 3 pm.  This amazing program combines traditional drumming with beautiful costumes.  The dance lasts about 15-20 minutes followed by a chance to get an upclose view of the performers.   No tickets are needed for this presentation which will be on Diana Lane side of the parking lot.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding this program.

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