Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library

Project Pumpkin - Day 2

  This is Day 2 of Freeman Library's 2017 Project Pumpkin program.   This Freeman tradition features several pumpkins decorated by library staff using paint and other materials but no carving is done to the pumpkins.   The pumpkins were generously donated by HEB and many of the art supplies used on the pumpkins have been purchased through the Friends of Freeman Library.   This year there are 8 pumpkins decorated as classic children's book characters or other popular culture figures.   Today's pumpkin is Poppy  - inspired by the troll in the movie Trolls.  Children and adults can vote for their favorite pumpkins through October 31.  The pumpkins with the top 3 votes will be revealed on November 1.

Trek the Galaxy Program kicks off at Freeman Library on Thursday, October 26 at 6 pm

  Children and families can learn about space exploration in a hands-on experience at Freeman Library this Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 pm.  This hour-long program features several activity stations where children can do fun things like visit the moon, map the stars, and cook like an astronaut!.  This program is brought to Freeman Library through NASA @ My Library.  No tickets will be needed for this event that will be held througout the Children's Department.  

2017 Project Pumpkin Begins!

   Looking for some ideas on how to decorate your pumpkin this year?  Then check out this year's 2017 Project Pumpkin entrants at Freeman Library.  We will have 8 pumpkins decorated as children's book characters or a popular culture characters  (we have 6 out right now with 2 on the way).   The pumpkins have been decorated by staff using paint or other materials but no carving.   Children and adults are welcome to vote for as many pumpkins as they like through October 31st.   The 3 pumpkins with the most votes will be revealed on November 1st.   We will feature a different pumpkin each day in this blog.  One of our first entrants is Fluffy Unicorn.  It is inspired by a character in the movie "Despicable Me'.

Toddlers in Motion this Friday, October 20 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers and their caregivers will be dancing around on Friday morning October 20 at 10:15 am during Toddlers in Motion.  This program is recommended tor children 18 months to 3 years old.  There will be lots of movement and dance, so children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  The children also will get to play with fun toys such as toddler-size grocery carts and vacuum cleaners.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding many of the toys.

Moody Gardens presents "Rainforest Roadshow" on Wednesday, October 11 @ 4:30 pm

    Looking for a fun Wednesday afternoon program for your preschool and elementary age children?   Join us this Wednesday, October 11 at 4:30 pm for a special visit from Moody Gardens' Rainforest Roadshow.   We'll have lots of interesting artifacts and neat facts about the rainforest and what it means to us.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4 pm.   We'll have the program in the Children's Activity Space.   There will be books to check out and activity pages at the program.

Change in Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, September 28

   Unfortunately, the 7 pm performance by Nueva Luna Ballet Folkorico has been cancelled.  However, we will have crafts, activity sheets, books, and music at 6:30 pm.   Tickets will be distributed at 6:00 pm

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of library programs..         

Banned Books Week Display

  Celebratre your freedom to read by finding out about some of the children's books that have been challenged or banned at libraries around the United States and other countries..  Banned Books Week began in the 1980's as an annual celebration of the freedom to read..  To find out why a book was challenged or banned,  just lift the little red flap.  If you would like to read the book, we can locate a copy to check out or place a request for you for that book.

LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration is extended to Tuesday, September 19

We've extended the deadline for registering for the drawing for spots in the fall 2017 LEGO Robotics Camp to this Tuesday, September 19.   This free camp is for children 7-11 years old.  It runs on the four Saturdays in Ocotber (10/7,10/14,10/21 and 10/28).  We have a registration box at the Kids Information Desk.   Freeman is open until 9 pm tonight and 10-6pm on Tuesday.

Monthly Children's Book Club starts this Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 pm

   The Children's Department starts a monthly book club program this Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 pm.   This program features a brief discussion about a book followed by a movie presentaion of the book or some other activity.  The book club is recommended for children 8-12 years old.   We will have copies of the book available for checkout in the weeks prior to the book club.  Children who have not read the book yet are welcome to attend.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  

We begin the book club with Roald Dahl's Matilda..  We will have a brief discussion of the book followed by a morive presentation of the book.

 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Freeman Library is observing Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.  Children coming to our storytimes can flash their library card to get a cute Dr. Seuss fish to put their name on for our bulletin board.   If your child does not have a library card yet; you can easily fill out a form and get a library card for your child to show off.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supplies for this fun program.

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