crafts

They're BACK!

The Middle School Spot and Tuesday Crafts are back!

Join us at the following programs!

 

Tuesday, August 9 @ 4:30 pm

We're making these adorable little companions called Buggles!  All kids and tweens  ages 8-12 are welcome to make the pocket sized pals.

 

 

Wednesday, August 10 @ 5pm

All tweens 10-13 are welcome to join us for some Wii-U gaming!  Race around the track with Mario and his friends!

It's Almost Here!

It's almost time... The Summer Reading Program starts next week! We have fabulous programs planned for all ages. The Snake Man, Queen Elsa, and the Texans Toro will be visiting the kids on Tuesdays. The teens will be having our annual fandom fest, ice cream float party, fanfiction writing workshop and much more. For the adults we'll be having Genealogy Classes, Computer Classes, and Financial workshops.

Lucky Charms

Come and join us at Teen Time at 4:00 pm on Monday to make your own bit of green for St. Patrick's Day. We'll also be watching Finian's Rainbow (Warner Bros., Rated G). All teens are welcome and there will be snacks.

 

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Benefits of Crafts in Story Times

 


Developmental Benefits of Art

In our Story Times, we often incorporate creative activities.  We practice this approach in order to provide building blocks of child development.  The arts promote skills that are important in academic, career and life success.  Arts and crafts also open a child’s eyes to a new world of possibilities and independent thinking.
Here are just a few reasons why we use crafts and arts as part of our regular programming


Motor Skills: Scribbling with a crayon, learning to hold scissors, manipulating paintbrushes are all helpful dexterity skills that later translate into learning to write.

Sock Snowmen

Yay! It's finally cold! Come and make Sock Snowmen(or Snowwomen) at theTuesday Craft (pretty much the only type of snowman you can make in Houston) at 4:30 pm. All kids 6-12 are welcome!

 

 

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Santa Puppet Show & Craft

Santa Hat courtesy of Clker.comPuppets, crafts, books - what a great way to get ready for Christmas week!  We'll start you off right this Saturday, 12/19 at 1:00pm with the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" puppet show.  Stay after the show to make your own puppet.  Then, you can present a puppet show to your family next week!  

Star Wars Day

Star Wars started a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and it captured the imaginations of everyone who saw it.  Now another generation of Stars Wars is here and Northwest Branch Library wants to celebrate. Come dressed as your favorite character and join us Saturday, December 19th from 10 am to 4 pm.  In our meeting room will be Space City Sabers, a group that will teach kids 5+ light saber skills.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before each session at the top of the hour 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.  Space is limited to 10 kids per session.

Holiday Help 24/7

During the holiday season, the library may be closed, but you can still access seasonal recipes, crafts, and decorating ideas, online, with your library card.  Now is the perfect time to try an eBook, digital magazine, or our Hobbies & Crafts database. Start browsing our eBook collection, and just add your subject to the search, or use the available search limiters.  Read new issues of Food Network Magazine, Southern Living, Good Housekeeping, and more, right now, with Flipster.

Panamanian Children's Celebration

PanamaThis Saturday, November 7th at 11:00 am come celebrate the Panama Canal's 101st Panama Canalanniversary with us.  See a collection of art from the children of Panama, which will be on display all month. Hear stories about Panama.  See and touch cultural objects and learn more about the people and history of Panama presented by Nidya Pitti Granadino.  Stay for games, refreshments and crafts.  This event is for all ages.

Halloween Fun!

                                                 HALLOWEEN FUN!

                                       SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

                                                 

Halloween Crafts & Games: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Family Story Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Costume Parade & Treats: 12:40 - 1:00 p.m

                    

Join the fun....all are welcome!                           

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