crafts

Fiesta Flowers for Hispanic Heritage Month!

Barbara Bush Teens!

 

Fiesta Flowers

 Come get creative and socialize while celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. We will be making large tissue paper flowers.

Thursday September 30th

5:00-6:00 pm

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Avast ye, Mateys!
Board the good ship Spring Branch-Memorial for some fun on the high seas!

There will be stories, songs, games and crafts!
If you miss it, you’ll say “AAAARRRRGGHH”

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages: 4-8 years

Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to program.

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Be the Peace, Be the Hope


Barbara Bush Teens! Make a difference and support teens in refugee camps around the world by creating art for the Be the Peace, Be the Hope project. www.bepeacebehope.org

Thursday September 15th

4:30 pm- 5:30 pm

Images courtesy of www.bepeacebehope.org

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl!

Come celebrate the 100th birthday of the man who gave us Willie Wonka, a Big Friendly Giant, a girl with extraordinary powers, and many more unforgettable characters on Tuesday, September 13 at 4:30 pm.  We'll have several crafts inspired by Roald Dahl's extraordinary tales.  All kids 8-12 are welcome.

 

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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!  

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