Be the Peace Be the Hope

If you are between the ages of 10 and 18 you are invited to be part of an art program that connects Houston teens with displaced children residing in refugee camps around the world.
On Monday, November 7th, at 1:00 p.m., come decorate a canvas square with a hopeful message. Your canvas art will be sewn into a tent, and with other tents, will be sent to a children’s refugee camp in an effort to spread hope and encouragement.
Call 832-559-4200 or visit the first floor Reference desk to register for this event. 

Image, via the Creative Commons, from Compika.deviantart.com peace.

Creepy Cupcakes in the Children's Area!

      No tricks, just treats this Wednesday, October 26th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Area!  Decorate a spooky, fun or creepy cupcake for Halloween!  This program is limited to 20 children (ages 7 -12).  Call 832-559-4235 to register for this yummy program!

SCORE Workshop: Best Practices for Interviewing & Onboarding Employees

A successful business is run by good employees. On the other hand, poor hires cost businesses thousands of dollars. SCORE’s LaShan Ellison helps small and mid-sized businesses tweak their hiring processes to attract, onboard, and retain quality employees. Increase the odds of hiring the right person for the right job by participating in this free workshop this Saturday morning, October 22nd. Registration is at 10:00 a.m. and the program runs from 10:30 to 12:30. Room E-100 just off the Commons area.

Slumber Stories!

   Put on your pajamas, bring a teddy bear and your favorite blanket and join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm for Slumber Stories!  Children ages 18 months - 5 years* will enjoy bed time stories, quiet play time, singing and a light snack.   This new story time will be held every 3rd   Tuesday of the month! Call the Library at 832-559-4235 for more information! *all ages are welcome, but, the stories will be geared for this age range.
 

Day of the Dead Altar-Making Class

day of the dead altarEach year on November 1 and 2, many people, particularly those in south and central Mexico, as well as those of Mexican heritage living elsewhere, celebrate Day of the Dead or, Día de los Muertos. On this occasion, families and friends come together to create elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died.

This year at the library, guest artist Lizbeth Ortiz will present an interactive program for families on Day of the Dead altars. At this program, each family will create a mini altar to honor one of their loved ones. Families are encouraged to bring small mementos to add to the altar, as well as photocopies of pictures.

This altar-making class will be held in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Saturday, October 22, from 1:30-4:30pm. Registration is required for this event, and is limited to ten families of four. Each family group must include at least one adult.

While you’re in the library, make sure you stop by the altar in the Children’s Department honoring beloved author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak!

For more information or to register, call the library at 832-559-4200.