Harris County Public Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Ballet Folklorico Las Americas on Saturday, September 22 @ 2 pm

   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a colorful dance performance by Ballet Folklorico Las Americas at 2:00 pm.  They will perform traditional dances and music from Mexico, Central and South America and Spain.   This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old along with their caregiver.   Tickets will be given out in the Children's Department at 1:30 pm.

Due to space limitations, no strollers will be admitted to the room.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Thursday, September 20 at 5:00 pm

  The Freeman Children's Department celebrates the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival this Thursday, September 20 at 5:00 pm.  We will have a bi-lingual English/Chinese story, a craft, a special Chinese instrument performance at 5:30 pm and a tasty moon cake treat.  This program is recommended for the whole family.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Children's Department starting at 5:00 pm.

Join us for the Children's Book Club on Wednesday, September 19 @ 4:30 pm

   The Children's Book Club returns this Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30 pm.   This afterschool program is held monthly during the school year.   It is recommended for children 8-12 years old.  We'll be discussing C.S. Lewis' classic book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."  We'll make a couple of fun crafts inspired by the book and enjoy a tasty treat based on the book.

Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available starting at 4:00 pm.  Children are welcome to bring a copy of the book to the program, but they do not need to have read the book before attending the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration starts this Saturday, September 15

  The LEGO Robotics Camp returns for four Saturdays in October -  10/6,10/13, 10/20, and 10/27.   This free camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old.  Children learn engineering and robotics principles as well as cooperation and patience.  The children work in pairs or small groups to build LEGO projects using a computer program to go through the steps in putting together the projects.

Due to the popularity of this camp, we will have a drawing for spaces.  We will have a registration for the drawing.   Drawing registration slips will be available at the Kids Information Desk starting this Saturday, September 15 through Saturday, September 22.  The children whose names are drawn will be notified by Friday, September 28. 

Family Storytime on Saturday,September 15 @ 11:00 am

Looking for a fun outing to start off your Saturday morning?  Bring the family over to the Children's Department for stories, songs, and fingerplays this Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am.  No tickets are needed for this outing.   It lasts about 30 minutes.    

Baby Playtime on Friday, September 14 @ 10:00 am

Looking for a fun outing for you and baby?  Join us this Friday, September 14 for Baby Playtime at 10:00 am.  This program is recommended for babies from infants through 18 months old and their caregiver.   It features educational toys, books, and bubbles.   We also will be doing a creative activity for grown up and baby.  No tickets are needed for this play-date in the Children's Activity Space.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for generously supporting this program through the years with new materials.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, September 13th @ 6:00 pm

Looking for a fun outing for the family this Thursday evening?  Join us for Pajama Storytime at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 13.   This storytime features stories, songs, and a neat craft.  Children are welcome to wear pajamas, slippers, and bring a stuffed animal or blanket to cuddle while listening to stories.   This storytime is designed for children 5 years and under, but the whole family is welcome to attend.  Tickets are given out at 5;30 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman LIbrary for supporting this program with craft supplies.

September Programs in the Children's Department

It's a new school year...We have many returning programs and a few new programs for the month of September.  We kick off the month on Saturday, 9/1 with Family Storytime at 11:00 am.  No tickets are required for this program.  We will have another Family Storytime on 9/15.

Maker Monday returns on Monday, 9/10 at 4:30 pm.  This afterschool program is for children 5-12 years old.  It features an activity kit or craft each week.  We'll have pinball on 9/10, Lego Free Play on 9/17, and Magnetic Mosaics on 9/24.

Baby Playtime for infants up to 18 months old will be on Friday, 9/14 at 10:00 am.  No tickets are needed for this program.  Toddlers will enjoy their playdate on Friday, 9/28 at 10:15 am.  Tickets given out at 10:00 am.

Toddlers in Motion on Friday, August 24 @ 10:15 am

  Looking for a chance for your toddler to burn off some energy on a Friday morning?  Join us this Friday, August 24 at 10:15 am for Toddlers in Motion.   This program features songs, movement, and a fun playtime.   Chilrden are encouraged to dress in comfortable shoes and clothes because they'll be dancing around as they learn new concepts.   Tickets are free,  They are available when we open at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with toys and supplies.

Fun Children's Programs start back on Monday, August 20 at 10:15 am

The Children's Department returns to regular programs starting on Monday, August 20.  We'll have Preschool Storytime for children 3-5 years old at 10:15 am.  The Preschool Storytime also will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  For younger children who are walking independently and up to 2 years old, we have Baby Butterlies on Mondays at 11:15 am.   On Wednesday mornings, we have Baby Caterpillars at 10:15  & 11:15 am for newborns and babies walking with assistance.   All these programs require tickets.  They are free and available when we open for the 10:15 programs and 30 minutes before the program for the 11:15 and 1:30 pm programs.

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