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Fire Safety on Wednesday

This week on Wednesday, July 24th at 10:30 am we will have Fire Safety with Tom Petty and his trick performing wonder dog, Cinder.  This event will take place under the Tree House of Mercer Botanic Gardens and is for all ages.  We hope you all will join us for the wonderful and educational program.  To see what programs we have coming up, please check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us at the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens.  We would love to see you there!

Thomas the Snakeman is Coming!

Thomas the Snakeman will be visiting the Baldwin Boettcher Library on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 am.  Come join us under the Tree House inside Mercer Botanic Gardens to learn about snakes and get the opportunity to see and touch them.  This children’s program is for ages 5 to 12 years, and no registration is necessary.  We hope to sssssssssee you tomorrow!

Tween Readers' Book Club Today @4pm

Today is Monday, June 24 and the Baldwin Boettcher Library’s Tween Readers’ Club will be meeting at 4 pm to discuss the book “The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden” by Karina Yan Glaser.  It will take place under the Tree House.  This program is for ages 9 to 12 years and will also have a delicious snack, so come join us!  To see what programs, we have coming up please check our events calendar at hcpl.net or just come by and see us at the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens.  We would love to see you there!

Fun Summer Programs at the Little Blue Library

The Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens has lots of programs going on right now for the whole family.  Today we had Space Seeds, for kids ages 9 to 11 years.  We learned about seeds and plants grown in space, and the importance of being able to grow vegetation even in outer space.  Tomorrow, Thursday June 20th we will have a program for teens, called Element Jar Necklace for ages 11 to 18 years.  With a little science and fun, we will take a tiny bottle and fill it with an element of our own making and wear it or share it.  This program will take place under the Tree House at 1:30 pm.  For more information on these programs, please call Victoria at 832-927-5480.  To see what other programs we have coming up, please check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and

Geocaching on Friday

Come to Mercer Botanic Gardens where the Little Blue Library is having Geocaching every Friday from 9 am to noon.  No registration is necessary. Information and coordinates will be available under the Tree House each Friday. To find out more about this activity, please call Victoria at 832-927-5480.  This program is for all ages, so we hope you will come join the fun!

Monday at the Little Blue Library

Today is Monday, June 10th and the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens has several programs for the whole family.  First at 10:30 am we have Story Time in the Gardens.  It is for ages 2 to 6 years old and takes place under the Tree House.  After the story a craft will follow.  Then at noon we have Kid’s Café.  Enjoy a delicious and nutritious free lunch provided by the Houston Food Bank.  It takes place under the Tree House and is for kids and their accompanying adult.  Later this evening at 6 pm we will have ESL class taught by our beloved Cindy Groover.  It is a free class that is for all community members that desire to learn to speak the English language or improve their English-speaking skills.  Cindy uses exercises that give the participants a chan

Thursday Tween Program Mandala Rocks is Canceled

The Tween program for Thursday, May 9, “Mandala Rocks” is canceled due to projected heavy rains for the next few days.  We apologize for the inconvenience.   Stay safe everyone, and we look forward to seeing you sometime soon.

Monday Kid's Program: Garden Seed Bombs

Today, Monday April 15 the Little Blue Library has a great children’s program in store for you!  We will be making plant garden seed bombs. It is a great way to establish plants in difficult to grow areas and learn a bit about what grows in our area. It will take place under the Tree House at 4 pm for ages 6 to 11 years.  To see what other programs we have coming up, please check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or come by and see us at the Little Blue Library inside Mercer Botanic Gardens. We would love to see you there!

Monday at the Little Blue Library

Today is Monday, April 1st and Baldwin Boettcher Library has several programs in store for you.  First at 10:30 am we have our Story Time in the Gardens.  It is for ages 2 to 6 years, and will be followed by a craft.  Then at 4 pm we have a children’s program for ages 6 to 11 years, Slime Time.  Let’s make ooey gooey slime!  It will take place under the Tree House.  Later in the early evening we will have our ESL class at 6 pm.  It takes place in the Mercer Botanic Center.  The address there is 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.   It is a free service to assist members of the community who desire to learn to speak the English language or improve their English speaking skills.  Cindy uses exercises that give the participants a chance to practice speaking the English.

Tuesday at the Little Blue Library

Today is Tuesday, Feb 12 and Baldwin Boettcher Library will be having a Valentine’s craft for all ages.  It will take place under the Tree House at Mercer Botanic Gardens at 4 pm.  There will be adult coloring sheets for the adults as well, so the whole family can join in.  We hope you come and participate.  We would love to see you here!

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