Harris County Public Library

Fall Crafts are Fun!

Looking for some festive crafts for the children to do in October?  Join us this Thursday, October 8 at 4:30 for some fun fall crafts.  We'll be making a 3-D pumpkin, a clothespin bat, and a cute owl mask.  This program is recommended for children ages 3-12. years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.   The Friends of Freeman Library generously donated the funds to purchase the supplies for the crafts.

Teens Bake!

We had a great time baking and chowing down on strawberry shortcakes last Saturday! Teens learned how to make these delicious desserts from scratch. Did you miss it? Here's the easy to follow recipe, complete with tips and baking techniques so that making this dessert is a piece of CAKE:

Monday Maker: Celebrate Autumn by making yarn apples!

On Monday September 28 at 4:30 pm, school-age children are invited to our weekly afterschool program -  Monday Maker.  The children will be making colorful yarn apples to celebrate the change in seasons!  This program is recommended for children 5-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Help From a Scout

Eagle Scout Erik Scott is coordinating a book and art supplies drive and a special Saturday book sale to help raise money for the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Friends of the Library. For this drive they are looking for new and gently used books, construction paper, colored pens and pencils, acrylic paint, canvas pads, googly eyes, glue sticks, glitter, kinetic sand, stickers, pom poms, brushes, and basic art supplies such as crayons, paper, and pencils.

You can donate art supplies directly to the library in the drop box in the lobby until Sat, Sept 27th. The library takes book donations year-round.

You can donate books and art supplies at the following locations:

St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church
26001 Aldine Westfield Rd.
Humble, TX 77338

Preschool Book Party on Friday, September 25 @ 10:15 am

   Preschoolers are invited to a preschool book party this Friday, September 25 at 10:15 am.  This program will feature "Pete the Cat" books.  The children also will enjoy crafts and activities during the program.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  This program is recommended for children 3-5 years old.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration this Thursday, September 24 @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this Thursday, September 24 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a Guatemalan bird and decorating a Mexican paper bag serape.   We''ll also have books and decorations from many other Latin American countries.

To top off the fun, we'll have refreshments and a piñata!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  This program is recommended for children of all ages.

LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library in October

The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library for four Saturdays in October (10/10,10/17,10/24 & 10/31).  The camp is for children 7-11 years old.  It began at Freeman Library in 2009 with donations from United Space Alliance  and the Friends of Freeman Library.  Each of the four Saturdays, children build LEGO projects using a programmed laptop and a LEGO kit.   Teen and adult volunteers assist the children with the projects if needed.  A middle school teacher oversees the camp each week to introduce the children to some of the science and math concepts they'll observe.

Due to the popularity of the camp, we will have a drawing for spots in this free camp.  The registration for the drawing runs from Saturday, September 19 through September 26.  We will have a registration form and registration box at the Kids Information Desk.  Drawing registration slips are limited to 1 per child.

Are You Interested in Self Publishing?

Have a manuscript you don't know what to do with? Have you thought about self publishing but don't know where to start? Come to our Self Publishing Information Session on Monday, September 21 at 6 pm. This program will introduce you to the world of self publishing, both ebooks and print books. This hour and a half introduction to self publishing will have a strong focus on Amazon's publishing platform. All methods covered in this session are free; we will only explore the no-cost options to publish your work. This session is for informational purposes only, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library and  the Harris County Public Library system do not publish. To register, click here or call us at 281-821-1320.

Baby Playtime returns this Friday, September 18 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their grown-up are invited to hang out in the Children's Activity Space this Friday, September 18 from 10:00-11:00 am.  We'll have cute board books, cool toys, and amazing bubbles!  To top off the fun, babies can show off their budding artistic talents by creating "mess-free" art!  No tickets are needed for this program.  It is recommended for babies from infancy through 18 months old.

Some of the fun toys and books have been purchased through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.  They have a great bookstore to the right as you enter the library. 

Also, September is Library Card Sign-up Month.  Babies are welcome to get a library card.

Maker Monday returns for the school year!

School-age children will have a chance to do some fun activities and make crafts when the afterschool program, Maker Monday, returns this Monday, September 14 at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for children 5-12 years old.  Each week, we'll do an activity or make a craft.    This Monday, we'll use colorful magnetic tiles to create fun designs from a kit.  On Monday, September 21, we'll use a Lego kit to build some neat projects.  To  the end the month, we'll celebrate the beginning of autumn by making apples out of colorful yarn.

These programs required tickets.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

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