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Make a Fairy Garden House

Fairy GardenJoin us for an art adventure; discover an artist or new art style and the materials used to create it. Friday, June 9th at 2:00 pm we will make fairy garden homes. First, listen to the story Thumbelina then, make your own fairy garden house.  Bring bits of nature like twigs, pinecones, acorn tops and leaves to add.  We will have buttons, foam and fabric flowers, gems and paint to help make your fairies house special. Tickets are issued beginning 30 minutes in advanced.  This program is for kids ages 5-11 and is limited to the first 30.  After the program at 4:00pm we will be showing Strange Magic from the mind of George Lucus.  It is rated PG.

Free Community Swap Shop Event April 22 2017, 1:30-3:30pm

Personal Accessories and Craft Supplies! Spring Swap to refresh and reset yourself. Bring usable accessories such as scarves, belts, bangles, shoes, jewelry, wallets, bags and purses to rotate your own style. Also stretch your creative side with supplies for arts and crafts which could include sewing notions, fabrics, knit/crochet supplies, beads, buttons, clay, craft sticks, paper, stamps, pencils, pens, markers, and more.

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Hop in to Egg Hunt Storytime

Peter RabbitJoin me for a Rabbit storytime Tuesday, April 11th  at 10:30am in the meeting room.  Come 30 minutes early to get a ticket at the Information Desk because space is limited.  We can allow for 50 children aged 3-5 years old. I will tell Peter Rabbit stories and sing songs,  then we will make a bunny basket and go on an egg hunt in our pocket park outside. 

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Join us on Friday, April 7 at 4:30 to build a simple kite and (weather permitting) go into the park to fly it!  All kids 5-10 are welcome to join us for the fun.  Call 713-466-4438 to reserve your spot today!  

HOBBIES AND CRAFTS

                                                

Do you enjoy collecting, knitting, model building, or are you looking for a new idea to do crafts with your child?  Harris County Public Library has a Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center database that you can access anytime.  Just go to www.hcpl.net, click on Databases, and Crafts and Home to find the Hobby and Craft Reference Center to see the wonderful resources and ideas available.

Royal Reception

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  All Kings, Queens, Princes and Princess are formally invited to a Valentine Celebration filled with fractured fairy-tales, crafts, dancing and refreshments.  This celebration is for grade school aged kids and space is limited.  Call 713-466-4438 to reserve your space on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 pm.

Country Club: Guyana

Explore with our library “Country Club” and we will “visit” a different country each month to sample food, culture, language, games and more! This month we will stamp our passports in Guyana.

Date: Wednesday, January 25

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

For ages 5-11

Space is limited.

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A Heap o' Holiday Cheer: Programs for All Ages @ Your Library

Original illustrations from Dicken's A Christmas CarolChances are good that at some point between now and the ceremonial breaking of the first New Year's resolution, each and every one of us will temporarily give in to the bah-humbuggery that is as much a part of the season as the mistletoe, the eggnog and the annual Black Friday Feast of Immaculate Consumption. It’s natural and nothing to be ashamed of. A Christmas Carol remains so popular not because we are a nation of Tiny Tims, but because we all have at least a little Scrooge in us and we want to be reminded of the fact before the ghosts start waking us up at all hours to go flitting around the space-time continuum.

Luckily for all of us, Harris County Public Library offers a little oasis—actually twenty-seven little oases—from the hurly-burly that is the holidays, a place where you can find a nice quiet corner and comfortable chair in which to unwind and let some of the frenetic festivities go on without you, a place where you can browse the aisles and not hear the exOriginal illustration from Dickens' A Christmas Carolhausted whimpering of your credits cards in your wallet, a place to reconnect with the handmade spirit of the holidays, a place to join with others in song, and a place to sit with your child or grandchild in your lap and be dazzled again by a tale of the season.

Remember, all branches will be closed Saturday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the holidays, so don’t forget to stock up on books, DVDs and music for those cozy evenings.

Below are some of the holiday programs still in store at HCPL.

Summer Reading is Crafty Fun

cy clipboard craftkw figurineSummer Reading fun brings all sorts of creative craft opportunities to your local branch.  As you see here, Crosby teens are creating custom clipboards with help from Harris County Precinct 2, young Freeman customers are creating art from cardboard boxes, Kingwood teens are learning to paint figurines with help from Texas Battle Bunker, and Katy teens made self portraits in cupcake form.  Check out the events calendar to see what crafty fun is happening at your branch!

Creative DIY Bookshelves

ladder bookshelvesTake a look at 25 creative and fun bookshelves you can make at home.  I love #3 (pictured right) and #4, the ladder bookcases. I'm thinking you could probably spray paint the ladders to have them blend in with the color scheme of your home or you could try to find ladders that would coordinate with a specific design theme. Maybe old wooden ladders for a western/country feel or shiny, silver aluminum ladders for a more industrial design. I also love #24, the stacked benches. Genius! And don't even get me started on #23, spice racks attached to the side of a dresser. Love it!

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