What Color is Your Coloring Book?

Adults ColoringOur coloring for adults program has become extremely popular. Apparently not only is it meditative and relaxing, but it is quite the social event. Every other Friday customers have been filling up our teen area, but there's always more room! If you have been missing out, then you are more than welcome to join in. The next coloring session will take place on March 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you wish, but we'll have plenty for you to use as well. 

ESL Tutors

Northwest Branch Library is looking for tutors. If you are interested in teaching we are having a Ready Literacy Overview Training session on February 23, 2016 from 10:00-12:30 PM in the meeting room. Come and learn how to help others.
For Contact information call us at 281-890-2665 and ask for Kimberly here at the library.


Library Partners with the Children's Museum of Houston

Children Doing a Science ActivityThe Northwest Branch Library has partnered with the Children's Museum of Houston to present the program For the Children. Designed for children ages 3-7, the program is a fun-filled, family-friendly parent workshop. The workshop encourages families to use library resources and teaches simple inexpensive activities that parents and children can do together to help children learn. Receive a free pass to the Children's Museum per family when you attend. 

The next workshop is Monday, February 15, at 4:30 PM. Space is limited and a ticket is required. Tickets are issued at our information desk 30 minutes before the start of the workshop.

Black History Month Display and Programs

DisplayAll month in the Children's Library will be a display of Black picture book authors or illustrators and biographies of extraordinary Black Americans. Join us February 23rd at 10:30 am for a preschool jazz storytime. Listen to stories about jazz legends, make your own instrument while you listen to jazz records play.  Ages 3-5.  Join us February 27th at 2:00 pm for a quilt storytime. Come and listen to Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson.

Teen Upcycling Programs in February

Starting today, the Northwest Branch will host an upcycling craft series for teens and tweens in the month of February. Upcycling is a fancy way to say "recycle materials into something cool." They will get the chance to take old materials, such as shirts, magazines, books, or other things they'd have lying around, and they'll make something more out of it. There will be four different things they can make:

Feb 4
T-Shirt Tote Bag: Make a fashionable bag out of old t-shirts.

Feb 11
Matchbox Valentines: Take mini matchboxes or tins to decorate and give away as valentines.

Feb 18
Magazine Cut Up: Take apart magazines and learn to make jewelry and things out of magazines.

Feb 25
​Book Bag: See how to take apart covers of old books and make purses and bags out of them.

All crafts will be taking place in the Teen Area from 4pm - 5pm. It's recommended people bring materials to use, but materials will also be available at the time of craft.