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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

Teen Summer Volunteer Open House on Friday, May 17 @ 4:30 pm

Teens: Are you looking for volunteer time this summer?  The Children's Department is hosting a teen volunteer Open House this Friday, May 17 at 4:30 pm.  We'll have a brief talk about the volunteer opportunities and then we'll have them listed on a table so that you can sign up for volunteer time this summer..  Parents are welcome to attend.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting summer programs and our volunteers.

Winners of the Blackout Poetry Contest

We are proud to announce the first and second place winner of our Blackout Poetry Contest for April.  Drum roll please……………..The winner of the second-place prize, a cool journal book, goes to Makeda Memitee.  The winner of the first-place prize, the book “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur goes to Krista Wilson.  Congratulations ladies, and thank you to the poets that participated in the program!  Also thank you to all the wonderful folks that voted.  We had a great time celebrating poetry month in April with you all!

Blackout Poetry Contest for Poetry Month

Today is Tuesday, April 9, and Baldwin Boettcher Library will be having a program for teens and adults at 4 pm in celebration of National Poetry Month.   We will be making black out poems with pages provided  that will be set on display at the Little Blue Library in Mercer Botanic Gardens to be in judged by patrons in a contest .  At the end of the month, we will see who has the most votes and they will be the winner of the wonderful poetry book, “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur.  This will take place under the Tree House.  No registration is necessary.  Those that are unable to make it to the program on April 9, can bring in their black out poem to the library before, or for several days after the 9th.   They have until April 18 to bring in their contribution for the competition.  We will an

Tuesday at the Little Blue Library

Today is Thursday, March 21, and we will have an awesome teen program for you today at 3:30 pm.  Today we warn you something strange is happening in the gardens.  We need your help to get to the bottom of it.  You have just one hour to solve the mystery and save humanity. Participants can join no later than 3:45 pm in order to have enough time to complete this important task.  This program is for ages 11 to 18 years and will begin under the Tree House and take us to various places around the East Gardens.  To see what other programs we have at Baldwin Boettcher’s Little Blue Library, check our events calendar at hcpl.net, or just come by and see us.  We always love seeing you here!

Thursday and Friday at The Little Blue Library

Thursday we had our teen/tweens program at 3:30 pm under the Tree House.  We have been celebrating Harry Potter all month, and this Thursday was part 4 with “Stop Motion Animation”- Magic.  We tested our creativity and mad picture taking skills and had a great time.  Friday we had our ESL class with Teresa Allen in the Mercer Botanic Center at 1 pm.  It is located at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  For more information on the location, please call Cindy at 832-927-5480.   Then at 3:30 we had our Citizenship Class.

Teen Thursday at The Little Blue Library

Today is Thursday, Nov 8, and we will be having Month of Magic part 2 The Wand Shop.  We are celebrating Harry Potter all month, and this week we will be making wands.  We may not actually have a wand shop, but we do have wood, paint, and other decorations to make a wand of our own.  Cheesy? Yes.  Fun? Yes.  This magical activity will be for ages 11 to 18 and take place under the Tree House of Mercer Botanic Gardens at 4 pm.  Come join us!

Wednesday at The Little Blue Library

Today is Wednesday, Nov 7, and we have a lot in store for you today.  At 11 am we will have our Spin-a-Yarn meeting in the Mercer Botanic Center.  It will take place at 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd.  For more information on the location, please call Carrie at 832-927-5480.  If you like to knit, crochet, create, and chat, then this is the group for you.  Then we have an extra treat for you today.  At 4 pm we will have our Paint by Numbers program.  It will take place under the Tree House at Mercer Botanic Gardens.  It is for ages 6 and up.  Come join us to practice the relaxing and fun craft of paint by numbers.  In the evening at 5 pm our Word Crafters will meet in the Starbucks at 1960 and Aldine Westfield Rd.  If you like to write or want to start, come join

Thursday at The Little Blue Library


Today is Thursday, Nov 1, and we will have our teen program.  This month we will celebrate Harry Potter, and today we will have our Month of Magic part 1: “Marauder’s Map Scavenger Hunt”.  Using GPS coordinates we will uncover what the Marauder’s Map tries to hide.  It will begin at the Tree House at Mercer Botanic Gardens and will venture out to explore the gardens as part of the program.  This activity is for ages 11 to 18 and will begin at 4 pm.  Come join us for a fun and magical time!

Stained Art for Teens on Thursday

Today is the teen craft at Baldwin Boettcher’s Little Blue Library.  Teens will be creating stained art, and “paint with all the colors of the wind” and make simple but awesome stained art to decorate their space.  This program is for ages 11 to 18 years and will take place under the tree house from 3:45 to 4:45 pm.  No registration is necessary and as always, it is a free program.  So come join us.  We would love to have you participate in the fun!

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