Harris County Public Library

Lego Robotics Camp Drawing Registration begins Friday, January 12 and runs through Saturday, January 20

The LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library on four Saturdays in February (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, and 2/24).  This fun and free camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old who like to play with Legos.   The children will learn math, science, and robotics concepts as well as cooperation as they work in pairs or small groups to put together LEGO projects each week. 

Spaces are limited for this camp, so we hava a drawing for spaces.   Registration for the drawing begins this Friday, January 12 through Saturday, January 20.  The registration forms will be at the Kids Information Desk.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program through the years.

Maker Monday features Straws & Connectors on Monday, January 8 at 4:30 pm

  Children 5-12 years old will enjoy Straws & Connectors on this Monday, January 8 at 4:30 pm.  This weekly afterschool program features an activity or craft each week.    Straws & Connectors allows children to work together to build amazing creations from a diagram or with their own imagination.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting at 4:00 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

 

Start the New Year with Family Storytime on Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 am

You can kick off the new year with a tradition of attending Family Storytime starting this Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 am.   This fun storytime is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  It is recommended for children from infants through preschool as well as the whole family.   It features stories, songs, and fingerplays and lasts about 30 minutes.  No tickets are needed for this program.  It is held in the Children's Department near the magazine area.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support for this program.

January Programs in the Children's Department

  Looking for some fun and free programs to kick off your 2018 library visits?  Join us in the Children's Department for these programs:

Ring in the New Year with fun crafts!

Children 3-12 years old can make some fun crafts on Thursday, December 28 at 2:30 pm.   We'll be maiking a noisemaker bell, a crown, and a wishing star.   We'll also have a prop table with fun New Year's 2018 glasses and hats to pose in style for a picture.   Tickets are required for this event.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 2:00 pm.  

 

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.

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