Valentine's Day

teenMAKER - Feb. 13 @ 4:30 PM

Come by the Teen Area on Monday, February 13, from 4:30-6:00 PM, to make your own light-up Operation Game to grab Candy Hearts. All supplies generously supplied by the Friends of the Library-Kingwood (FOLK).

For teens and tweens grades 6-12. For more info, call the library at 281-360-6804.Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Valentine's Crafts for Children

  Children 3-12 years old are invited to make Valentine's Day crafts on Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a "heart man" and decorating Valentine's Day cards.  We'll also be decorating some tasty cookies for the occasion.

Tickets are required.  They'll be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

Grade School Valentine's Party

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A Proclamation from the Children's Librarian to remind you of the Royal Reception for grades K-5 this Friday at 4:30 pm. There will be fractured fairy tales, dancing, food, and crafts. Call the library at 713-466-4438 to reserve your spot.

Love and Poetry

                                                 Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm

 Start off February right by getting into the spirit of Valentine's Day. Enjoy love poems throughout the ages, read by Dr. R.S. Krishnan, We'll have nonalcoholic bubbly and chocolate, as supplies last. Bring your sweetie or come stag, and enjoy beautiful poetry. 

books in heart shape

 

Royal Reception

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  All Kings, Queens, Princes and Princess are formally invited to a Valentine Celebration filled with fractured fairy-tales, crafts, dancing and refreshments.  This celebration is for grade school aged kids and space is limited.  Call 713-466-4438 to reserve your space on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 pm.

Book Hunters in Brief #112: Starcrossed Lovers

Not only is there something in a story of starcrossed love that sparks a special wire in the circuitry of most human brains, there is something in that kind of love itself that makes it a little more passionate, a little more urgent, a little more...um...more.

In the Mood for Love (or Not): Valentine's Day @ HCPL

Valentine's Day is coming, and for all of you born-romantics who have been planning the perfect Valentine's Day for months, Harris County Public Library salutes you. You give us all hope. But the fact is that the one day a year that is set aside to celebrate love in all its heart-shaped, chocolate-covered splendor inspires mixed emotions (if not outright disgust) in many of us. It's not just folks who are between relationships and those who have heard the "it's not you; it's me" spiel too many times who mark the February 14 with a big black X.

Tragic Love Stories

broken heart

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I decided to take a break from Oscar blogging and focus on a more holiday appropriate theme. A couple of February’s ago, I blogged about the twitterpated, lighthearted side of love. Unfortunately, most of us have come to the sad realization that not all love stories end with happily ever after. Some stories are tragic and heart wrenching, while others end with quiet sadness. Yet despite their unhappy end, these movies are, at their core, stories of love found and love lost. And even though we know the relationship playing out on screen will end poorly, we continue watching, a box of tissues by our side and a pint of ice cream at the ready.

If you’re in the mood for a tragic love story this February, browse the HCPL catalog and request a DVD today! Or if you want a lighter love story, browse these posts on classic love stories and romantic comedies!

Kimberly’s Tragic Love Story Picks:

Love Comes In All Sizes

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it is a holiday that is celebrated by people of all ages. So, I wanted to share a few items that you might enjoy reading together as a family.

I would also like to recommend, checking with your local HCPL Branch Library,  to see what activities or holiday storytime programs they may have to offer. 




 

Love Poems for Valentine's Day: Guaranteed To Throw Sparks Or Your Money Back.

Photo Credit: aliança by Rodrigo GianesiFor some people Valentine's Day is easy. They sow Necco Sweethearts like grass seed, believing each little saying imprinted on each little pastel-tinted heart to be meaningful if not oracular. Then there are the conspiracy theorists who claim to have documented proof that the Truffle Makers' Guild and the equally nefarious Greeting Card Poets' Bund are behind the whole charade.

And then there are the rest of us, swinging between hope and despair.

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