Harris County Public Library

Mardi Gras fun at Freeman Library on Thursday, February 23 @ 4:30 pm

     The Children's Department will be having a crafts program on Thursday, February 23 @ 4:30 pm to make Mardi Gras masks and a festive Mardi Gras wreath to get ready for the Mardi Gras parades this weekend.  In addition to the crafts, children will get a treat of chocolate doubloons and a pair of beads and there will be some fun activity sheets.   This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

Children: Join us in celebrating African American Heritage Month today at 4:30 pm

 The Children's Department will be observing African American History Month today at 4:30 pm with a crafts program for children ages 3-12 years old.   We will be making a colorful wreath in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and a paper weaving craft.  We'll have a tasty snack of potato chips and a graham cracker "traffic signal" inspired by African American inventors.  Additionally, we'll have activity sheets and a variety of books available for checkout.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

 

 

Valentine's Crafts for Children

  Children 3-12 years old are invited to make Valentine's Day crafts on Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a "heart man" and decorating Valentine's Day cards.  We'll also be decorating some tasty cookies for the occasion.

Tickets are required.  They'll be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

February Events in the Children's Department

    February has no shortage of holidays and the Children's Department has no shortage of  programs to celebrate some of those holidays.   Here's some upcoming storytimes and other programs to celebrate the shortest month of the year:

  Pajama Storytime - Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm.  This storytime for the whole family requires tickets.  They're given out at 5:30 pm.

Friday, February 3 at 4 pm - Tween craft for children 8-12 years old.a  Tickets given out at 3:30 pm.   Children will make a decoupage tile coaster.

Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 am - Family Storytime - another fun storytime for the whole family.  No tickets are needed for this storytime.

Family Storytime on Saturday, January 21 @ 11:00 am

Our next Family Storytime will be held this Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 am.  Children and their families are invited to hear funny stories and songs in the Children's Department.  No tickets are needed for this family outing that lasts about 30 minutes.  This program is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

LEGO Robotics Camp returns in February

The LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman for four Saturdays starting February 11.  This free camp is held in the Children's Activity Space.  It is recommended for children 7-11 years old.  The children learn engineering and robotics concepts as well as cooperation and teamwork.   .

Homeschoolers: Texas Bluebonnet Voting on Thursday, January 19 at Freeman

Homeschoolers who are 3rd-6th grade age can vote for their favorite 2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet book this Thursday, January 19 at Freeman Library.   We'll have a ballot and ballot box so that children can vote for their favorite Bluebonnet nominee just like other children will be doing in Texas schools.   The balloting will be available from 1 pm when we open through 9 pm on Thursday.

Winter Crafts Fun on Thursday, January 19 @ 4:30 pm

Children 3-12 years old can celebrate winter with several fun crafts on this Thursday, January 19 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a paper snow globe, a cute penguin, and a colorful picture frame to display a favorite photo.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting at 4 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

Baby Playtime on Friday, January 13 at 10:00 AM

Babies and their grownups are invited to hang out on this Friday morning, January 13 at 10:00 am, for another fun Baby Playtime program!  This monthly program is recommended for babies from infants through 18 months old.   There are board books, manipulative toys, music, and bubbles!  To kick off a new year, we will have an art project where the children can put their handprint on a calendar page that will have the upcoming Baby Playtime dates already marked.  This program is free and no tickets are needed.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for contributing funds to buy many of the fun and colorful books and toys as well as an ample supply of bubbles for each session.

January Events in the Children's Department

Looking for something fun for your children to do in January?  We kick off the New Year with lots of returning programs and some new ones.   We start off this Thursday, January 5 with Pajama Storytime at 6:00 pm.  We give out tickets at 5:30 pm and children are welcome to wear pajamas or bring a cozy blanket.  On Saturday, January 7, we have Family Storytime at 11:00 am.  No tickets are needed for this program.  We'll have this program again on Saturday, January 21.   On Monday, January 9, we have the bilingual Chinese/English storytime at 10:15 am.  We'll give out tickets when we open at 10:00 am.  This fun storytime features books and activities in English and Chinese.  It is recommended for children 3-5 years old.

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