Preschool Storytime: Cityscapes

Join us for Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, February 28th at 10:15 AM. We will be reading and learning about influential African American artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, and Faith Ringgold, and then creating our own cityscapes with paint and construction paper shapes. Painting can get a little messy, so come prepared! You need a free ticket to attend Preschool Storytime, so make sure you get one from the children’s area before the program starts. This storytime is geared towards children ages 3+.

Image Copyright © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd

We Are Making Tornados at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

tornado in a jarThis week come visit our STEAM station, located in the children’s area, to make a tornado in a jar. In a jar? Yes, in a jar.    Funnel all your energy into being a weather detective as you shake your twister into existence. 

Once you finish having fun creating funnels, pick up an “I Made a Tornado” sticker and share your observations with others.  We have instruction sheets to take home, so that you can shake things up there as well.

Come for the funnels and stay for the fun at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library branch. 

Passport Service

Once a month, the District Clerk’s Office comes to our library for Passport Services.  Their next dates are:

Tuesday, February 28th 12:00-4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 1st 1:00-6:30 PM
Thursday, March 2nd 1:00-4:30 PM

Walk-ins are welcome!  However, if you want to make an appointment or have questions, please call 713-755-1674. 

For more information about this service or to view Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the District Clerk’s Office Passport page:

Preschool Storytime: Spring 2017 Evening Sessions

Starting today, Monday, February 20th, we will be adding a monthly evening Preschool Storytime on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. You will need a free ticket to attend this storytime, which is intended for children ages 3-5 years old. Tickets will be available in the children’s area before the programs start.

The dates for the spring 2017 sessions are: Monday, February 20th; Monday, March 20th; Monday April 17th; and Monday, May 15th. Hope to see you there!

Image Copyright © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd

Harlem Renaissance Party

Join us on Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 PM as we celebrate African American History Month.  We’ll be having a very special Harlem Renaissance Party.  Hear music from Roaring 20’s and enjoy snacks.  Enjoy hearing poetry from iconic African American poets.  Families can create art inspired by the artists and musicians of the period.  All are welcome to attend.

Louis Armstrong photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons