Spring Break @ HCPL

Spring Break @ HCPL graphicSpring Break is coming up soon and if you're looking for fun, free ways to keep your kids and teens engaged and entertained, Harris County Public Library is just the ticket. In addition to their regular slate of programs, many HCPL branches will host special events the week of March 11 - 16. There will be music, puppet shows, giant bubbles, everyone's favorite big red dog, and much more. Below are just some of the highlights. For a full schedule of programs, visit our Events Calendar.

Marsha’s Petting Zoo
Marsha Smiley will bring a llama, goat, bunnies, piglets, ducks, chicks, deer, and a mini-donkey for you to see and pet.
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 11
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Children’s program

Spring Break Spectacular
Camel rides, bounce house obstacle course and make-your-own ice cream.
Northwest Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 11
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Children’s program

Classical guitarist, Peter Fletcher
Peter Fletcher will stop by on his way to Carnegie Hall for a performance. No matter what style of music you like, you’ll be blown away.
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 11
7:00 – 8:15 PM
Evelyn Meador Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar 12
7:00 – 8:15 PM. Tickets are free. Call 281-474-9142 for more information]

Carranza Puppets
A marionette variety show featuring dancing mice, space aliens and more!
Kingwood Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 12
10:00 – 10:30 AM
All ages program

Johnette Downing
New Orleans musician, songwriter, children’s book author will get you up on your feet and dancing.
Evelyn Meador Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 12
10:30 – 11:15 AM
All ages program
Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 12
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Teen Fruit Ninja Tournament
Hone your skills and join us for some friendly competition.
South Houston Branch Library
Tuesday, Mar. 12
3:00 – 3:40 PM
Teen program

Teen Game Day
Celebrate Teen Tech Week and Spring Break with Wii classics: Mario, racing, tennis, dancing and more!
LSC - Tomball Community Library
Tuesday, Mar. 12
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Teens and tweens program

Bubble Blast!
Take a break and make some giant bubbles in the library’s backyard! All materials provided.
North Channel Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13
2:30 PM
Children’s program

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Face-painting, balloon animals and Clifford wandering around the library.
Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13
2:30 – 4:30 PM

Just Dance 4
Come show us your moves on Wii Just Dance 4
South Houston Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar 13
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Children and tween program

Game Day Frenzy
Join us for some iPad and Playstation 2 gaming
Northwest Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Teen and tween program

Teen Tech Week
Join us as the Robotics team Luther's Droids presents their fantastic robots!
Aldine Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Teen program

Technology Petting Zoo
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with our Technology Petting Zoo! Here’s your chance to play with the newest gadgets (holographic keyboard for your Ipad for example) and apps.
Atascocita Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13
4:30 – 5:45 PM
Teen / tween program

Teen Wii Game Day
Hang out with your friends and play Wii games.
North Channel Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13
4:30 - 5:45 PM
Teen program

Para los niños
Free, Fun-Filled, Family-Friendly, Parent Workshop. Actividades en Español y Inglés.
Aldine Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 14
10:30 AM - !2 Noon
Children’s program

Second Chance Pets
The good folks at Second Hand Pets will talk about pet adoption and bring some furry friends along too.
Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library
Thursday,  Mar. 14
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Children’s program

Game Night
It's game on with the PS3
Jacinto City Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 14
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Teen, tween and children's program

St. Patrick’s Day Party
Eat green snacks, drink green punch and make a green craft.
Spring Branch Memorial Library
Thursday, Mar. 14
3:30 – 4:30 PM
School age children’s program

Pi Day Celebration
Enjoy Pi cake, cookies, and Pizza Pi. There will be a prize for the person who can recite the most digits in Pi.
Atascocita Branch Library
Thursday, Mar. 14
4:30 – 5:45 PM
Teen / tween program

Prom Dress Giveaway
For teens who are unable to afford to buy a dress or for those on a tight budget. The dress is free & yours to keep.
LSC - Cy-Fair College Branch Library
Friday, Mar. 15 – 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, Mar. 16 – 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Sunday, Mar. 17 – 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Teen program

Sidewalk Chalk Fun
Come rain or shine, you’ll have some colorful, chalky fun.
Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library
Friday, Mar. 15
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Children’s program

Mario Kart Tournament
Show off your mad gaming skills at our Mario Kart Tournament! Sign up starts at 1pm. Tournament begins at 2pm. Be sure to register early, there are limited spaces! First 5 to register get free t-shirts. Prizes for the top 4 winners! Ages 12-18, grades 6-12. For more information call Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804.
Kingwood Branch Library
Saturday, Mar 16
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Teen program