Harris County Public Library

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, May 18 @ 4:30 pm

  Children from babies through 12 years old will enjoy celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Freeman Library this Thursday, May 18 @ 4:30 pm.   We'll have  crafts, music, activities and foods from a variety of nations in Asia.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Dept. at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and others throughout the year.

Maker Monday features Lego Free Play at 4:30 pm on Monday, May 15

Children 5-12 years old will enjoy attending Maker Monday this Monday, May 15 at 4:30 pm.  This weekly afterschool program for 5-12 years old is starting to wind down for the school year.  We'll have one more after this one before the summer program schedule starts in June.   This week, the children can play with Lego kits to make fun structures.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4:00 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this program.

Next Baby Playtime is on Friday, May 19 at 10:00 am

  Join us Friday, May 19 at 10:00 am for Baby Playtime.  This program for babies from infants through 18 months features board books, toys, and bubbles.  We also include a creative project for baby and caregiver.  This month, we'll be making a cute giraffe with fingerprints.  No tickets are needed for this fun outing.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous financial support of this program throughout the years.

 

Teens: Join us for an open house for summer volunteers on Saturdays May 6 @ 10:30 am or May 20 @ 2:00 pm

Teens:  Can you believe summer is just around the corner?  Are you looking for volunteer time this summer?  Join us this Saturday, May 6 @ 10:30 am or Saturday, May 20 @ 2 pm to find out about summer volunteer opportunities in the Children's Department at Freeman.  We'll have a brief talk about volunteer guidelines and then volunteers can sign up for volunteer shifts for the summer reading program.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Family Storytime on Saturday, May 6 @ 11:00 am

Looking for something fun and free to do on Saturday morning before you have lunch?  Join us for Family Storytime on the first and third Satrudays of the month (May 6 and May 20) at 11:00 am.  This 30 minute storytime features books, songs, and fingerplays.   No tickets are needed for this program.  We meet in the Children's Department in the area where the puppet stage/blocks are housed.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting the purchase of supplies for this program throughout the year.

Tween Improv Program on Friday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm

Tweens 8-12 years old who like acting or comedy, will enjoy attending the Tween Improv program on Friday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm.  Tweens will get tips on how to perform and they can practice acting out scripted scenarios.  This will be a low-key opportunity for tweens to work together and gain confidence speaking out in a group.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk at 3:30 pm. 

Pajama Storytime on Thursday,May 4 @ 6 pm.

Want to get out of the house in the evening before it's time to put the children to bed?  Let them wear their cute pajamas or slippers to Pajama Storytime this Thursday, May 4 @ 6 pm.  We'll have stories, songs, and a fun craft to get them ready for bedtime.  This program requires tickets.  They are free and available starting at 5:30 pm.  Children are welcome to birng a stuffed animal friend or blanket to the program, too.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support in purchasing materials for this program.

Maker Monday on Monday, May 1 @ 4:30 pm features Straws & Connectors

Children 5-12 years old can get creative this Monday May 1 at 4:30 pm during Maker Monday.  We'll be using straws and connectors to make structures!   Children can use the written directions on how to make some structiures or use their imagination and come up with  amazing new creations!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk at 4:00 pm.

May Programs in the Children's Department

Please join us for some of these upcoming programs in the Children's Department.  The programs normally require tickets.  They're free and available 30 minutes before the program except for 10:15 am programs - tickets are given out when we open at 10:00 am.

Regular storytimes: Book Babies for infants-18 months old  (Wednesdays at 10:15 & 11:15 am); Toddler Time for 18 months-3yrs (Monday at 11:15 and Tuesday at 10:15 & 11:15 am) and Preschool Storytime for 3-5 yrs (Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm).

Maker Mondays - This afterschool program is for 5-12 year olds on Mondays at 4:30 pm;  We'll have Straws & Connectors on 5/1; Create with Foam on 5/8; Lego Free Play on 5/15; and a Marble Run on 5/22.

Bi-Lingual Chinese English Storytime on Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm for all ages.

Join us for Dia de los Ninos - Dia de los Libros (Children's Book Day) on Thursday, April 27 @ 4:30 pm

Children and families can celebrate the love of books and reading this Thursday, April 27 @ 4:30 pm.  We'll have a brief bi-lingual storytime with a book read in Spanish and English.  Then we'll use colorful tissue paper to make a flower and design a banner.  We'll also have refreshments.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others through the year.

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