Friends of Freeman Library

September is Libary Card Sign-Up Month

  September brings a new school year and lots of fun programs for children from infants through 12 years old.  First, this month is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  Children attending our regular storytimes can show us their library card and then put their name on a bee to place on the "beehive" on the Children's Activity Space bulletin board.

Our weekly Maker Monday programs return on Monday, September 14.  These afterschool programs are for children 5-12 years old.   They feature an activity or craft each week.  Ticket are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

End of Summer Reading Program Celebration on Thursday, August 6 from 2:30-4:00 pm

The 2015 Summer Reading Program officially ends this Saturday, August 8.  Freeman Library has over 1,000 children signed up and hundreds have finished reading at least 10 books.  To end a summer of great reading, we are having a celebration on Thursday, August 6 from 2:30-4 pm.  We will have face painting and balloon animals by Party Animals of Texas.   We also will have tables for young artists to make a superhero mask and a superhero button!

To top off all the excitement -- Orbit, the mascot for the Houston Astros Baseball Club, will be in the Children's Department to greet our many great readers.  Orbit is busy this summer visiting libraries to congratulate the children on reading, so he will be here for a limited time :2:45-3:30 pm.  

Crocodile Encounters brings amazing reptiles to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 30 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Crocodile Encounters of Angleton brings some amazing reptiles to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 30 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  Children will see a snake, turtle, crocodile or alligator and more... Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each show.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.

Freeman opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.  We recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before tickets are to be given out. 

This program is supported by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.  They have a fun bookstore in the room to the right as you enter the library!

See bugs in the Library!

The Houston Museum of Natural Science brings the program Bugs on Wheels to Freeman on Thursday, July 23 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   Children will learn about a variety of bugs and get a chance to see them up close!  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session. 

This program is supported through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

Magician Julian Franklin performs his magic at Freeman on Thursday, July 16 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

 Magician Julian Franklin combines magic, humor and a love of reading to show children that not all heroes wear capes!  This program will be performed on Thursday, July 16 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   It is recommended for children 5 years and older.  

Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  The library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.   This program always is popular, so we recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are due to be given out.

The Friends of Freeman Library generously have donated funds to support this program and many others throughout the year.    The Friends of Freeman Library Bookstore is located to the right as you enter the library.

Hercules and Greek Heroes visit Freeman Library on Wednesday, July 15 for one show only at 2:30 pm

The Greek hero Hercules stops at Freeman Library on Wednesday, July 15 for one show at 2:30 pm.  The Hampstead Stage Company, based out of New Hampshire, will be performing a play about Hercules and the other heroes of Greek mythology.  This program includes great scenery and costumes.   The program is recommended for children 5 years and older.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting at 2:00 pm.  Due to the popularity of this topic, we recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are to be given out.  This program and many other programs this summer is supported by the generous donations oft the Friends of Freeman Library.

Captain America visits Freeman Library on Thursday, July 9 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Captain America brings his super powers to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 9 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   Captain America will show children how reading is a super power that children also can use.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  The library opens at 1 pm.  We recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before the program.  This program is sponsored by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman

Get your super hero gear ready!

   No super hero is complete without a face mask, cuffs, and a super power button!  We'll be making a super hero mask, cuffs and a fun button on Thursday, July 2 at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  This craft program is recommended for children 3 years and older.

The Puppet Lady returns to Freeman Library on Thursday, June 25 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

The Puppet Lady - Nitsana Lazerus - returns to Freeman Library on Thursday, June 25 for two funny puppet shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.   This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 thirty minutes before the program.   The library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays, so we suggest children and their grown-up arrive 15-20 before the tickets are to be distributed.   This program is funded by the generous support of the Friends of Freeman Library.

American Art Program returns in July for children 10 years and older

Children 10 years and older have an opportunity to register for a drawing for spots in the American Art Program on Fridays July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:15-11:15 am.  The materials used in this free program are funded by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.    Children need to attend all 4 sessions and bring a smock to protect their clothing.  They will learn about several American Art movements and create artwork based on what they've learned. 

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