Harris County Public Library

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.

2017 Project Pumpkin Voting ends Tuesday, October 31

  The 2017 Project Pumpkin vote is nearing an end.  We had 8 entrants tihis year.  The pumpkins were decorated by library staff.   They were based on book characters such as Rockin' Pete the Cat or popular culture characters such as Mr. Pumpkin Head.  The vote is being held at the Kids Information Desk.  The wote ends on Tuesday, October 31.  The top 3 pumpkins will be revealed on Wednesay, November 1 and the pumpkins will be on display through Thursday, November 2. Thank you to tHEB for the generous donation of pumpkins and the Friends of Freeman Library for the art supplies.

Maker Monday features Puzzles and Games on Monday, October 30 @ 4:30 pm

Today's Monday Maker features games and puzzles at 4:30 pm.   Children 5-12 years can have fun with word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Soduku, Scrabble and Mancala.  This afterschool program is held weekly throughout the school year.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4:00 pm.  Special thanks to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support in purchasing games over the years.

Project Pumpkin - Day 2

  This is Day 2 of Freeman Library's 2017 Project Pumpkin program.   This Freeman tradition features several pumpkins decorated by library staff using paint and other materials but no carving is done to the pumpkins.   The pumpkins were generously donated by HEB and many of the art supplies used on the pumpkins have been purchased through the Friends of Freeman Library.   This year there are 8 pumpkins decorated as classic children's book characters or other popular culture figures.   Today's pumpkin is Poppy  - inspired by the troll in the movie Trolls.  Children and adults can vote for their favorite pumpkins through October 31.  The pumpkins with the top 3 votes will be revealed on November 1.

Trek the Galaxy Program kicks off at Freeman Library on Thursday, October 26 at 6 pm

  Children and families can learn about space exploration in a hands-on experience at Freeman Library this Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 pm.  This hour-long program features several activity stations where children can do fun things like visit the moon, map the stars, and cook like an astronaut!.  This program is brought to Freeman Library through NASA @ My Library.  No tickets will be needed for this event that will be held througout the Children's Department.  

2017 Project Pumpkin Begins!

   Looking for some ideas on how to decorate your pumpkin this year?  Then check out this year's 2017 Project Pumpkin entrants at Freeman Library.  We will have 8 pumpkins decorated as children's book characters or a popular culture characters  (we have 6 out right now with 2 on the way).   The pumpkins have been decorated by staff using paint or other materials but no carving.   Children and adults are welcome to vote for as many pumpkins as they like through October 31st.   The 3 pumpkins with the most votes will be revealed on November 1st.   We will feature a different pumpkin each day in this blog.  One of our first entrants is Fluffy Unicorn.  It is inspired by a character in the movie "Despicable Me'.

Toddlers in Motion this Friday, October 20 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers and their caregivers will be dancing around on Friday morning October 20 at 10:15 am during Toddlers in Motion.  This program is recommended tor children 18 months to 3 years old.  There will be lots of movement and dance, so children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  The children also will get to play with fun toys such as toddler-size grocery carts and vacuum cleaners.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding many of the toys.

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