Community Swap Shop July 13th, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Kids Clothes, Toys, and Games

KIDS CLOTHES, TOYS AND GAMES!
Mid-summer swap out - supplies for babies and kids of all ages. Refresh the kids’ toys, games and puzzles.
Reset the wardrobe for growing bodies. Bring your outgrown but still usable items and go home with something
different.

Put out your items where others can shop. Selection will be based on what others bring; first-come, first-serve and condition is as-is. Item donations are encouraged, but not required for participation. Please collect only for personal use. Items remaining at the end of the swap will be given free to those in need, donated to community non-profits, or recycled, is deemed appropriate. 

THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY SHARING EVENT!

 

Discover and Build Bots with Meccano

RobotsMondays, June 26th, July 10th and July 24th from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm come and build a robotrobot at the library.  Build one of three different robots by Meccano using tools, then learn how to program and play with them.  Must have the assistance of one adult. This is a great summer family project to do with your child. We are limited to 15 at each 2 hour session.  Please come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk. This program for for ages 8-11. If you are older ages 12 and up, we have a program called Bot Build on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm.  You will group build the large 4 foot robot pictured.

Last week to enter the Tournament of Books 4th-6th graders

BooksHarris County Public Library Tournament of Books includes 4 library branches, 7 books your team reads over 6 weeks and will have 1 winning team.  It is for kids going into 4th-6th grade this fall.  Register at the library as a team or as an individual no later than June 27th.  Northwest Branch will have up to 5 teams and 4-5 kids make up a team.  We will meet Tuesdays at 2:00 pm starting June 20th to read, play book games and make book ralated crafts to prepare for the semi-finals Tuesday, August 1st at 2:00pm. The winning team of the semi-finals will go on to the finals at our Administrative Offices downtown on Saturday, August 5th at 10:30 am. The Grand prize winners will receive a $25 gift card and some fun swag and books. Call or come in if you have questions.

Saturday Bugs on Wheels

Houston Museum of Natural ScienceSaturday, June 24th at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm come and meet amazing arthropods presented by Houston Museum of Natural Science and Cockrell Butterfly Center Bugs on Wheels.  See live giant millipedes, docile hissing cockroaches, stunning walking sticks and much more will amaze children in this hands-on, interactive presentation.

For children ages 5-11, this presentation gives the audience a chance to meet some of the most unusual members of the insect world, while learning about their native habitats and unique adaptations for survival.

Giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, amazingly camouflaged walking sticks, furry tarantulas and more will fascinate children as they learn all about the incredible world of arthropods.

Airplane Adventure

Paper AirplanesFriday, June 23rd at 2:00pm join us for an airplane adventure.  Come and learn how to make two different paper airplanes, decorate and improve the design then take them through different challenges for prizes. This adventure will start in the meeting room where we will learn to fold the airplanes and make modifications. Then we will head outside to the front of the library to see how they do with a distance challenge and accuracy challenges.  This program is for children ages 5-11 and limited to 40.  Come 30 minutes before the program to get a free ticket at the desk.