Harris County Public Library

Baby Playtime Fun at Freeman on Friday, December 15 @ 10:00 am

Babies infants through 18 months old and their grown ups will enjoy a festive playdate this Friday, December 15 at 10:00 am.   In addition to playing with toys and catching bubbles, babies will make a fun art project.   No tickets are needed for this event.  It is held in the Children's Activity Space right when we open at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with new books, toys, and art supplies throughout the year.

Santa Claus visits Freeman on Thursday, December 14 @5:30-7:00 pm

Santa Claus will visit Freeman Library this Thursday, December 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm.   Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and given out starting at 5:00 pm.  The tickets will be numbered and Santa will see the children in number order.   Parents are encouraged to bring a camera or phone to snap a picture.  Special thanks to the Friends of Freeman Library and HEB for providing treats for this program.

Make a Lego Bolo Tie on Saturday, December 9 @ 2:00 pm

  Here's a fun craft program for children 5-12 years old to do this Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 pm.  Leslie Eaton from the Houston Rodeo Speakers Committee will visit to talk about the history of the bolo tie and then children will get to make a lego bolo tie to show off around town or at the rodeo in a few months.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and given out from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

December Events for Children

Here are some fun and festive events for children to attend this month:

Monday Maker Programs - These afterschool programs are on Mondays at 4:30 pm for children 5-12 years old.  Here are the themes - 12/4 - Catapults; 12/11 - Magnetic Mosaics; and 12/18 - Lego Free Play.  Free tickets are given out 30 minutes before the program.

Satrurday, December 9 - Make A Lego Bolo Tie at 2 pm.   Children 5-12 years can make a Lego Bolo Tie to show off at the Houston Rodeo in a couple of months  Leslie Eaton of the Houston Rodeo Speakers Committee will talk about western lore and then children will make the tie.  Tickets are required.  They'll be given out at 1:30 pm.

Family Storytime on Saturday, December 2 @ 11:00 am

Families looking for something exciting to do on a Saturday morning are invited to join us for Family Storytime on this Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 am.  We'll have fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.   We meet for about 30 miintues in the Children's Department.  No tickets are needed for this family outing.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for this program throughout the year.

November Book Club: Charlotte's Web on Thursday, November 30 @ 4:30 pm

  Join us Thursday, November 30 @ 4:30 pm for a brief book club discussion of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"  followed by a snack and a viewing of a film adaptation of the book.   This program is recommended for children of all ages.  The film adaptation is rated G and it runs 96 minutes.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman for supporting this program.

Fall Crafts Fun on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 pm

   Looking for some fun holiday decorating ideas for the children this Thanksgiving?  Join us on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 pm for crafts for the 3-12 year old decorators in your home.  We'll be decorating a picture frame with glittery leaves, creating a colorful corn decoration, and crafting festive napkin rings that can be used at the table.   We'll also have some fun coloring sheets and activity sheets to take home.     Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk at 4:00 pm.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, November 9 @ 6 pm

 Looking for a fun evening outing for the young ones?  Join us this Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 pm for Pajama Storytime.   This storytime program features stories, songs, and a craft.  Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and slippers and bring a cuddly toy or blanket.   Tickets are needed for this program.  The tickets are free and available 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program over the years.

Vietnam War Programming Continues

We would like to say a big thank you to Albert Nahas (pictured right), author of Warriors Remembered, for speaking at Octavia Fields Branch Library in support of our Vietnam War programming. We would also like to say a big  thank you to the teens at Jacinto City for their youth-led discussion on the war. Next week, the programming will make its way to the Fairbanks Branch Library where Samuel Axelrad will talk about his book Peaceful Bones. This is his story of an encounter with a seriously wounded North Vietnamese army squadron leader and the actions he took to save his life. The program will take place on Tues, Nov 7th from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. There will be copies available to purchase and have signed by Dr. Axelrad. To register, please call 713-466-4438.

This programming is in support of the PBS airing of The Vietnam War. This is a ten-part,18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

The 2017 Project Pumpkin Vote is In...

  The vote is in for the 2017 Project Pumpkin. The top 3 winners: 1) Fluffy Unicorn; 2) Poppy, and 3) Rockiin' Pete the Cat.  There were 286 votes cast in this year's contest.  Thank you to HEB for the generous donation of pumpkins and to the Friends of Freeman Library for the art supplies.

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