3 Little Pigs Puppet Show @ North Channel!

Carranza PuppetsOur Summer Reading Club has officially begun and we welcome it with our first big program of the summer, "The Three Little Pigs" by Carranza Puppets!  From Carranza Puppets website:

"This whimsical version of an old favorite is brought together by the charming Three Little Pigs and Gullible Wolf. Children of all ages will be delighted by the collapsing houses and the original music! This is a 30 minute hand puppet show with an additional marionette variety act."

We hope you will be able to join us this Wednesday, June 6th at 2:30pm for this delightful marionette show!


Spread the Word: Help Someone Learn to Read

Summer is a great time to relax and do more reading -- or to consider helping someone else gain basic reading skills. An opportunity to begin volunteering as a literacy tutor is right around the corner at High Meadows Branch Library, which hosts an orientation on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Book Sale This Weekend!

Boy readingJust in time to stock up for our Summer Reading Program, the Friends of the North Channel Library will be holding their monthly Book Sale this Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd during the library's open hours.  The Friends of the library has all types of books and movies for sale.  All proceeds from the sale go directly to the North Channel Library to fund various library needs, such as summer performers, books and other items.  Don't miss our book sale this weekend!

Travel Texas This Summer

Texas travelAre you planning a Texas road trip this summer?  It's a big state: where do you start?  The North Channel Library has some fabulous travel brochures courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Heritage Trails Program.  These brochures are full of facts and ideas about where to hit the trail in Texas.  Want to check out the Chisholm Trail?  Interested in the Texas Forts Trail?  Curious about learning more about the Texas Brazos Trail?  Come check out our travel display in the library featuring these brochures and Texas travel books to help you get started on your journey though our great state!

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Craft

Chinese Opera Masks

One of the oldest forms of drama, Chinese Opera has evolved as time has passed. One integral part of Chinese Opera is the mask worn by the performers.  More than just a prop, the colorful mask represents the character's personality, demeanor and even rank in society.  Often times an actual mask, the Chinese Opera mask can also be painted directly onto the actor's face.

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with North Channel Branch Library on May 16.  Meet in the children's area of the library at 4:30 pm to design and color your own Chinese Opera mask.